Sing Your Way to Positive Energy

We are all like sponges silently absorbing the energy around us. The human body soaks up vitamin D from the sun and other nutrients from the food we eat. So, why is it any less plausible that humans, plants, and other animals soak up energy from each other as well? Even animals pick up vibes from their human companions. Have you ever seen a depressed dog? He wasn’t born that way.

Quantum physics has already proven we are made up of waves and particles. Shielding ourselves from everyone else’s energy is clearly impossible. We can, however, try to block some of the more negative ones.

Eliminate the negative
First, identify the situation. When you feel bombarded by someone’s negative emotional energy, step away if possible. Take a walk, get off the phone, create some distance. If you simply cannot separate from the source of your anxiety, focus inward. Breathe deeply and, if possible, find a space to close your eyes for a few moments to meditate. Visualize yourself in a protective bubble as you fill yourself with positive thoughts. Bathe in a shower of white light. You can even physically take a bath or shower to wash the stress away.

Accentuate the positive
When faced with a difficult person, don’t feed into their energy. Change the subject and spread good cheer. Shifting the focus will allow you to remain in control of the situation.

Another great way to energize body and soul is to take a walk in nature. Sound therapy also works wonders, and singing aloud actually releases endorphins, a feel-good hormone. Listen to ocean waves, gentle rain, or soothing music to heal your spirit. Or the next time you’re stressed, sing or let a favorite tune play sweetly in your mind.

Feed the soul
The healing vibrations of plants and the natural world are crucial to your health. Certain herbs are believed to deflect negativity. Native Americans and others have long thought that smudging with sage cleanses the soul. Other purifying herbs include eucalyptus, oregano, and sandalwood. Aromatherapy helps, as well. It’s hard to feel bad as the smell of oranges, cinnamon, or apple pie wafts through the air.

by Lori Berezin