Negative energy is part of the world around us, much of it that we come into contact with being created by Mankind’s fear and often projected onto others in turn. Becoming aware of what the energy is in our auras and where it’s come from i.e. if it’s being projected onto us from elsewhere or if it’s self-generated, is necessary in order to understand what work it is we need to do to relieve ourselves of this burden. Often the negative energy in our auras is both a ‘sending’ from without that we’ve reacted to negatively within, as fear can be the unconscious response to negative energy around us. So it’s our own fear plus the negative energy around us that we often need to learn to transmute.
Experience has taught me that we are all energy processors, transmuters and relay stations and I believe we are here to be this ultimately to ‘learn’ about and experience Creation. If we process what comes to us and our reactions to it and learn to transmute the negative to positive, that positive energy is then what we’ll relay to others, so we do not only serve ourselves, but other lifeforms as well.
Fear’s Energetic Effect A fear reaction within us to negativity we’ve come into contact with, draws it around us like a shroud and holds it there until we are poisoned by it. As our thought is energy also, if we react this way, our fear-riddled thought adds to the miasma around us until it becomes a two-way street we become stuck in travelling. We hold the negativity there if we focus on it and accept it as true for us, if we don’t balance it with positive energy or, even better, transmute it. But if we accept it, the ‘Like attracts like’ law comes into effect. Our negative thoughts attract more to us and we become like a vacuum to it. In the end we can become so enshrouded in this energy that it becomes a heavy burden, pulling us down ever deeper into its darkness. Accessing the higher, lighter energies of love and light becomes more and more difficult as we sink into this mire. We increasingly lose hope, trust and faith in life as we interpret all through our now heavily clouded senses conditioned to see, hear and feel negatively…..to look for the ‘danger’. Some even end up relating to this shroud as a protective shield.
The Solution There are two elements to resolving and transmuting negative energy. You need to become aware if it’s merely in your aura from an outside source or if you’ve reacted to it with fear and held it to you, the latter meaning you have inside work to do as well to figure out why you reacted. However once you’ve identified its source, the solution is essentially the same for both…..replacing the negative vacuum energy with positive energy that emanates outwardly and thus transmutes that energy in your aura. Loving energy from the heart works best as it flows so strongly.
Negative energy that comes to us from elsewhere can be a non-issue as, if we don’t respond to it, it eventually changes or dissipates. But we do get trapped and have a lot of work to do if we respond to it with fear. When that happens we really feel it so ultimately ALL the work we really end up needing to do comes about as a result of our own fear reaction to negative energy as if we are busy and focused we often don’t even know it’s there. In fact keeping our mind focused on something else that makes us happy is a great way of preventing it from affecting us at all. It’s only when we become receptive that most of us notice anything directly, although if it’s very pervasive, particularly if it’s directed right at us, we need to be aware so we can knowingly do something positive about it mentally and emotionally.
Many of the energies that we can react to negatively, in that they provoke a sense of unease in us, are environmental ones that are not specifically directed towards us. But many are unconscious of these flows around us and react to them anyway. They can be flows of planetary energies, for instance, that are in conflict with each other or our planet due to its alignment with them. Generally speaking if you become aware of these through the study of Astrology, you can ignore them until they change and buffer them with positive energy that you engender in yourself to keep balance or, better still, utilize them to see if these energies can teach you anything about yourself.
You can also become affected by energies within your group awareness. If there is a group of people you are connected to in which some negative energy builds, you can feel the effects of that in your aura as well, at a small group level right up to the planetary one dependent on how broad your own scope of awareness has become. Again you can ignore them if you choose, taking care of your own aura by focusing on positive things to buffer the energy, or you can choose to participate by directly feeding some positive energy into the group to help lift the energy.
Then there are the most difficult ones to deal with which are those that are directed towards us specifically from others projected to us by their thoughts. The strength of the emotional energy behind it will give the energy its power. As is known, some of these are anger, hatred, disapproval, rejection, etc come out of their own fear of something we may have said or done. The only way that energy can truly affect us is if we react with fear to it ourselves. We can ‘keep it’ to ourselves and dwell on it, growing our shroud, or we can respond to them negatively ourselves to form a negative pathway between us as well. The longer we do this the stronger those negative links, or pathways, become pulling both down. Alternatively, if we can figure out who the source of the energy is and understand why the person sent it, we can respond in various positive ways to balance or negate the energy.
Or, as said earlier, we can ignore it until it dissipates, refusing to take it on. But if, after examining the situation and figuring out that we may have actually been at fault, we can send the energies of gratitude to that person for making us aware of our mistake, thus transmuting the negativity.
If we don’t feel we are at fault and don’t deserve the ‘negative energy treatment’ we can either let it go or work to transmute it for the other person’s sake by having compassion for the pain they must have been feeling to send it our way and working to resolve the issue they have with us.
Dealing with our own Fear Responses “Know Thyself”. If we can figure out what it is in us that triggers a fear reaction to the negative energy that comes to us from the world around us we can help ourselves and be one less adding to the negativity in the world to increase it even moreso.
Most know that a lot of the fear we carry in our cells comes to us through conditioning we underwent in the past that caused us pain, particularly as children. In my view, a major part of the pathway is in identifying what our fear triggers are so that we recognize them when they occur so we know why the negative energy around us caused us to respond to it. The pain we fear can be physical, emotional, mental or spiritual. Recognizing which one it is goes a long way to figuring out why what’s come to our attention has caused a reaction. Re-educating ourselves as to why those fears are unnecessary is the inner path which we each need to work through on our own as only we know our history.
It has to be said that most of the triggers in us are caused by the negative energies in the judgemental behaviours of anger, greed, arrogance, laziness and envy in others leading to fears of rejection, pain and even death for ourselves if we believe we are in the firing line. Overcoming the former to avoid the latter is the key to freeing ourselves of our negative fear issues.
There is another common fear. The fear of the unknown. If we can feel negative energy around us and don't know who it might have come from, this ignorance can elevate the fear. If we learn to become aware of the energy flows within our body we can figure out who is the cause of our fear. If you open your heart and go through the names of those you think may be sending the energy your way, there is a reaction to that name on an energy level within. When we figure out what their problem is with us, peace often returns to us through that alone as we have a fair idea what needs to be done to resolve the issue.
We also know the virtues we need to develop that are the key to transmuting the negative energies to positive ones, like patience, compassion, humility, temperance, generosity, etc. It’s not just talk. These are actual energies that flow out from us to transmute the negative energies by countering their flow and so serve not only ourselves but all.