How Do You Clear Negative Energy from Your Space?

Last week I went on holiday to Kerikeri, which is in the far north of New Zealand. I stayed at an eco-resort where I unwound by enjoying the sights and sounds of nature for 5 days.

While staying there, I was really struck by how clear, high-vibrational and gorgeous the energy was – and how much clearer it felt than back home.

This surprised me because hotels are usually full of energies from many different people, but this was the first hotel I have stayed at which had better energy than my own home.

My hosts explained that the resort was built next to a nature reserve and sacred Maori land, used Feng Shui principles and had a Paramagnetic tower in the gardens.

(Apparently, Paramagnetic towers collect and distribute positive energies to help crops to grow. The one at this resort was filled with Paramagnetic rock dust and a 60-degree crystal tip to transmit the energies)

Next to the resort was a trail through the native bush, which led to a waterfall.

It felt like a very magical and spiritual place. One rainy and grey afternoon, I hiked along the trail up to the waterfall (here are some pictures to set the scene):

I set off late afternoon but miscalculated the amount of time I would need to get home before sunset, and so I ended up walking through the bush in the dark for around 45 minutes.

It became harder and harder to see the path in front of me, and I began to feel scared, but it was impossible to stay frightened as the forest was even more magical in the dark, plus I could feel a multitude of devas and nature spirits around me which was comforting.

Staying at this beautiful, high energy place got me thinking about how we can clear negative energies from spaces and invite the positive energies in.

What Kinds of Energies Can Pollute Our Spaces?

First I want to talk about the kinds of energies we might want to clear from spaces in the first place:

Old Negative Thought Forms and Emotional Residues

These are the biggest polluters of our spaces.

Have you ever walked into a building or home and immediately felt affected negatively by the energy? (This happens a lot to clairsentients and place empaths.) This is because buildings and objects absorb thought forms and emotional energies from their previous owners.

A person might live in a home for years, habitually feeling angry, for example, and these emotional residues will become part of the fabric of the building.

Similarly, negative thought forms (NTFs) can affect spaces. NTFs are our psychological patterns which over time contribute their underlying energy to buildings and places, too.

Earthbound Spirits

Earthbound Spirits also contribute their less than positive energies to spaces.

Earthbound spirits are the mental and emotional bodies of the deceased.

They exist in the astrals, but have not fully crossed over to the astral realm and so a part of them is still on Earth. They are often found in hospitals, police stations, funeral parlors, cemeteries, bars, clubs, and hotels.

Ghosts can stay behind on the earth plane for a variety of reasons. For example, if a recently deceased soul believes they have done something wrong that they will be judged for, they may refuse to cross over. Or if a soul had an addiction when they were incarnated that they are not ready to release, they may also be reluctant to cross over. And when someone dies suddenly and unexpectedly and the person is too shocked and distressed to cross over and leave their life behind, they may choose to stay on the earth plane. Unfinished business can also cause a soul to keep a part of themselves on the earth plane, long after their life has ended.

Earthbound spirits also contribute their energies to places, and are usually drawn to such places for specific reasons.

How to Clear These Energies

1. Crystals

A very simple way to affect the energy of a place is to keep crystals such as Amethyst, Black Tourmaline, and Smokey Quartz in your space. These will help to dispel negative energies.

It is interesting that the Paramagnetic tower mentioned above also uses a crystal to distribute positive energies.

2. Use Sound to Clear out Old Energies

I attended a meditation several years ago and noticed that the sound vibration created by the singing bowl used was a very cleansing energy. One of my friends who is a massage therapist also uses a singing bowl to clear her massage room.

Personally, I use Tibetan bells to clear my home periodically. They sound horrible but do the trick!


3. Smudging with sage

This is a popular and effective way of clearing out earthbound spirits from places. It makes earthbound spirits flee spaces but does not help them to cross over.

4. Get a property clearing with an energy practitioner

Make sure you work with a practitioner who clears out more than one type of energy that can come into our spaces, such as negative thought forms, emotional residues or earthbound spirits.

My Intuitive Awakening Course & Akashic Record Reading Program also teach you how to clear out earthbound spirits from spaces, helping them to cross over in the process.

There are many other methods out there for clearing spaces. How do you keep your space clear of negative energies? Please share in the comments.


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    I have several orgone pyramids in my home that work wonders for space clearing, you can find some of them at the link, or do a search on orgone pyramids and you’ll find many websites that sell them:

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    Thank you Anna for the article. This was a wake up call for me and perfect timing because I should do space clearing, especially of my bedroom more frequently. I like to come into my room and feel uplifted, but I have let a lot of papers collect and things not get placed where they should be these past several weeks. I was wondering why I’ve had this weight of depression, lethargy, and mental sluggishness recently. It’s been hard to shake off, no matter how much energy clearing or meditation I did to my own body. I’m sure that energy needs to be cleared in my room. And I also wonder if it’s a vicious circle. When the energy is low, you don’t have the energy to clear it out. Then the negative thoughts start collecting. I will definitely clean, clear my crystals, open windows, and play high vibration music for clearing.

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    I have used smudging, chrystals and I play a lot of binaural beats and Schumann resonance music (great stuff avaliable on Spotify!) to clear my home.

    I also have a few spray bottles with filtered water and a few drops of lemongrass etheric oil from Young Living, who make organic, high frequency oils for healing and clearing, and I spray some whenever and wherever I feel I need it. I spray to clear my home, if stuff and energies start clogging up, and to prevent that (I’m not fully there yet), I spray my aura and I keep a spray bottle in my car to clear that aswell. I also have a mini spray bottle in my purse for clearing places away from home, like the treatment room I rent for my coaching sessions with my clients.


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    Weekly i boil a cup of water & add dried sage herb spice (available in the spices section of the food market). I walk around every room & say “Bless this space, Cleanse this space”. I make sure i do the closets & behind doors, & especially the shower area. Afterwards, also i add clove spice to another (separate) cup of boiled water, & walk around every room. I say “peace love & protection”. This adds a loving energy to the home.
    (The water has to have steam rising)
    I find this clears the negative energy & clears spirits out of my home. Have to do this weekly though.

  5. anna

    Some great suggestions here, thank you all for commenting!

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