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How to Get Rid of Negative Energy: The Complete Guide (Updated 2024)

How to Get Rid of Negative Energy: The Complete Guide (Updated 2024)

Have you ever wondered how to get rid of negative energy from your home? In this post, we explain the signs of negative energy in the home and explain how to get rid of it using a singing bowl and other methods. Let's get started!


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The home is a fundamental human need. It welcomes you after a tiring day and protects you from the elements. It is where you and your family thrive, and where relationships are built and strengthened. Whether you live in an apartment, bungalow, mansion or flat, it is essential that your home allows you to recuperate and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Because human beings absorb and exhibit a particular kind of energy, your home may, at certain times or during specific occasions, make you feel energized, relaxed, or even stressed. Particular areas or rooms of your house can evoke feelings of joy, or maybe feelings of gloom.

These energies are namely positive and negative. Perhaps the principles of feng shui have best tried to grasp and explain this phenomenon. The negative energy is identified as sha chi (translated as killing or attacking energy) and si chi (lifeless and dying energy). On the other hand, positive energy is referred to sheng chi and is the bright, uplifting energy that refreshes and invigorates.

Signs of Bad Energy in the Home

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There are various factors at work which create the energetic atmosphere of your home. It can be caused by the design, the cleanliness and orderliness of the objects, or the emotions and conditions that were manifested by the people living within it.

In general, the existence of excessive arguments, criticisms or complaints among family members can be a sign of bad energy in the home. This is not to say that arguments and criticisms cannot be productive; it is only to say that such things should not happen excessively or without good reason. In addition, excessive clutter or disorganization can be a sign of bad energy and also an energetic drain on the householder. Moreover, a home may have bad energy when it has been the scene of negative emotional events.

There are easy and practical ways you can try to cleanse your home of negative energy, simply by opening the windows, repairing broken objects, or clearing a cluttered space.

Clearing Negative Energy with Singing Bowls

One way of clearing unwanted energy in your home is with sound. An empty and quiet house can easily absorb negative and stagnant vibes, and bells have often been used to drive these energies away from a particular space.

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A special kind of bell known as the singing bowl produces a pure, resonating tone and is an effective instrument in clearing negative energy. These bowls are also valued for their capacity to bring the body’s energy levels into balance. In fact, they are used in meditation sessions and Ayurvedic sound therapy treatment.  

Tibetan singing bowls are frequently used in cleansing the home and ridding it of low and confined energy. In feng shui, singing bowls are often utilized to create positive sounds which causes negative energy to disperse. When negative energy is cleared, fresh new chi can flow through the house. Singing bowls also help improve the effectiveness of feng shui.

There are specific steps to follow when using a singing bowl for space-clearing sessions. Firstly, position the bowl on the palm of your hand, taking your time to feel and appreciate the bowl’s weight. Then, when you are ready, start to play the bowl by striking its rim gently. Hit the bowl a few more times and get familiar with the sound that is produced. This is a good time to immerse yourself in the bowl’s sound and let its purifying effects flow through your body. Another way of playing the bowl is by circling the rim clockwise with the mallet.  

Move through your home one room at a time. In each place, produce a sound from your singing bowl by striking it three times. Pay attention to the tone that the bowl produces. You may be able to notice that in some sections of your home you will hear a dull sound being emitted, while in other areas the sound may be bright and sharp. These differing tones represent the “dead” and “alive” energy of your house. Playing the singing bowl can help bring these energies into positive balance.

To release negative energy from within the walls of each room, stay near them as you play the singing bowl. You may also focus on the doors and windows as these are considered portals from which energy outside flows inward. You can do this by playing the bowl and moving it clockwise around the door and window frames several times.

For spaces within the home that you feel especially troubled and anxious, you may place the bowl on a table in the center of the room and play it for a longer duration.

Other Ways to Clear Negative Energy

Prior to playing the singing bowl during cleansing sessions, you may wish to burn some incense in each room. Good choices include sandalwood, sage, and lavender. When used for this purpose, it is believed that the aroma summons spiritual forces that facilitate the creation of positive energy.

Salt is also known to have cleansing properties, and you can pour it into each corner of the room and allow it to absorb the negative energy for 48 hours. After this time, ensure you dispose of it and not allow it to remain in your house. Crystals are also believed to possess the same capability. One of the most recommended crystals is the black tourmaline, which is used as protection from bad energy. Place black tourmalines in a jar with water and position them in the corners and entryways of your home.

With this understanding of how energies can affect your house and living space, you may wish to purchase a singing bowl of your own. If you are shopping online, make certain that the weight of the bowl is listed in the description. This way you can ensure that it will be comfortable for you to hold while you move around your home using it.

Although these practices are not easily defined in a physical manner, they do influence your well-being. If you are feeling heavy, negative vibes in your home, consider trying these easy tips to help usher in fresh and positive energy. You can also get your very own Tibetan singing bowl to use in ridding your home of negative energies.

We invite you to get your own Tibetan singing bowl or crystal singing bowl today!

Did You Enjoy This Article?

Thank you for reading! If you enjoyed this article, you might also like the following articles: Singing Bowl Tones and Frequencies: Complete Guide and How Singing Bowls Work: The Science of Singing Bowls

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Oct 18, 2023 • Posted by ramswamypsychics

Your article about eliminating negative energy with singing bowls is very good and enlightening. The explanations of the techniques and benefits are concise and accessible, making it easy for readers to apply these methods to their families. The soothing tone of the article matches the calming effect of the singing bowls.

Mar 21, 2023 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Tulsi, thanks for your question! In general singing bowls are self-cleansing, so you need not worry about them accumulating negative energy. Just play your bowl with a positive intention and it will cleanse itself and your surroundings. If you are still concerned, you can try using one singing bowl to cleanse another. We hope that helps!

Mar 21, 2023 • Posted by Tulsi Jones

How do I cleanse my well used singing bowl of negative energy?
Thank you

Feb 20, 2023 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Marg, thanks for your question! Yes, the purpose you have in mind would be excellent and is a great thought! Wishing you the best of luck with it.

Feb 20, 2023 • Posted by Marg

I use my singing bowl regularly in the home for either cleansing or meditation but would like your opinion on a future pathway.
Shortly I will be using a room for varied spiritual meetings, this room is not quite finished but will also be used for educational sessions with special needs children. Am I correct in presuming the use of the bowl will also help with the energies after such sessions.

Dec 27, 2022 • Posted by Albion

Thank you for sharing this information as it was just what I needed. Bless you 🙏 ♥

Aug 24, 2022 • Posted by Shanti Bowl

Hi Connie, thanks for your question! Yes, it may have have been the result of a change in the energy in the room, or a change in the way you played the bowl at that moment given your intentions and energy at that time. I hope that helps!

Aug 24, 2022 • Posted by Connie

Years ago, my cousin and I did a house clearing – we used the singing bowl from room to room – circling the rim. The tone remained the same until we were at one particular spot and then the Tone was completely different for awhile. It then went back to the normal tone. Can you tell me if this was negativity leaving ? or a benevolent spirit entering? or something else?
Thank you

Jan 19, 2022 • Posted by Esmeralda

This is very interesting

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