Your aura and the psychic space around you need cleaning too. Just like anything else, it can get ‘dirty’, only it gets dirty from the energies of negative people. Usually we ignore this personal space. But it needs the occasional cleaning. If you deal with negative people frequently, you might want to purify your space of negative energies more often.
Here’s how to cleanse your space of negative people energy.
- Burn incense. Sandalwood and Frankincense are aromatics and have been used for centuries to relieve stress and despair. That’s useful when you have to deal with negative people. There are perfumes that have Sandalwood and Frankincense gently mixed in, so if your boss or co-worker is a negative person you can easily keep your psychic space clean without using incense sticks.
- Open all windows. Let the sunshine and fresh air in. You might be surprised at how stuffy and hot the air will become around negative people. Anger and heated conversations make body temperature rise which in turn warms the air. Not to mention odours lingering from alcohol or cigarettes or even bad B.O.
- Spray the area with salt water from a sprayer. Salt purifies the air. All you need is a tablespoon or so of salt mixed with a cup of water. Basically you’re making holy water like the Catholic Church so add in a powerful prayer like the Our Father and it becomes the same thing.
- Essential oils. The aromatic scents lighten your mood and refresh your home or workplace naturally. Essential oils are antibacterial and antiviral so they make your home or workplace healthier. Ones to try are lemon, sweet orange, lavender, sage, peppermint, and rose. Mix a few drops of any of these oils with water and use as a spray.
- Loud clapping. I’m not too sure about this idea but Pranic healing recommends the use of loud, purposeful noise to cleanse an are of negative people’s energy. The idea is rooted in the movement of air particles. Clapping makes negative particles move away from positive particles so you are restoring balance to the ions in the air.
Even though Christmas is a time of joy and happiness for many people, tons of souls in our world experience a difficult time during this month. For some people the Holiday season is a time when depression hits hard. Anxiety, stress, increased responsibility, and loneliness can make us dwell on our past.
Here are 6 Christmas self care tips.
1. Connect. Call over friends. One will do fine. The goal is for you to have supportive, non-judgemental support. Talk to your neighbour. You’ll be surprised that a neighbour can become a close friend. Even pets stave off loneliness. If depression starts feeling severe, seek professional support.
2. No Shame. We’re scared of what people will think about us. Stigma keeps us from talking with others about what hurts. Don’t be embarrassed. Depression is about dealing with a life experience that overwhelms you. Depression affects 1 in 4 people, so chances are someone you know also suffers with depression.
3. Expect the Bad, Accept the Good. Expect bad emotional days. Accept any day or moment that’s good. If you usually cry every morning or don’t feel like getting up, accept that’s how you’ll be during the holidays. But don’t expect that’s how the rest of the day will go. Life can feel good so enjoy those moments and let yourself feel happy.
4. Avoid Family Drama. People don’t change who they are overnight. Nor will they suddenly love you or want to be your friend. Family drama only diminishes your self-esteem, isolates you, and leaves you feeling more alone than before. Be realistic and know that others are bringing personal baggage to the party.
5. You First. Need alone time? Take it! Be gentle with yourself. Treat yourself first. Give yourself permission to feel miserable or to cry. Accept practical help when offered. You don’t have to do everything yourself. Let others lift some of the load off your shoulders.
6. Grieve. Grief shouldn’t be hidden. Discuss with others the triggers that upset you or conversations that offend you. Let them know its okay to say the name of the deceased. Honour your loved one by doing things you did together or set an extra seat at the table.
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Sometimes the struggle with depression can seem like a battle for your soul. Here are five useful ideas to heal your soul when depressed.
- Depression can be an experience your soul chose to undergo in this lifetime. It’s an idea you probably didn’t think about. In this sense, your soul knew before it became manifest in your human body the life experiences it wanted on earth. You choose to experience the good and the bad of human life. You might not want to be depressed now, but your soul choose the experience. Realize there is a reason for your suffering that you now have simply muted.
- Your soul may want to or need to experience depression in order to attain a higher spiritual level. Your soul is always seeking the next higher level, the next higher level of godliness. Be aware that while depression is painful and destructive, it can hold some lesson that your soul needs in order to ascend to the next level of being. Perhaps you needed to spiritually let go of a pain from some past lifetime. Maybe you were stuck at a spiritual level because your beliefs about depression prevented you from being forgiving and more loving towards someone depressed.
- Talk to God openly and honestly. Admit to God or the Supreme Being of your belief that you need help going forward. Your angels, spirit guides, ancestors, and soul family are forever at your side, waiting for you to ask for their help. They never abandoned you but are by your side, helping you with gentle words of encouragement. All you need to do is ask.
- Ask your local church or faith community for help. Many churches have groups that specialize in ministering to ailing members. Some don’t even require you to be a member in order for you to get help. Don’t worry if you question your faith or get into debates. Challenging your faith doesn’t make you evil. It’s flexing the boundaries of your belief and then finding some middle ground that’s comfortable for you.
- Don’t be hard on yourself if you are loosing faith. Loosing faith doesn’t mean you’re evil or that depression or the Devil won. God expects humans to loose faith now and then. That’s why grace exists. It’s the connection, the bridge, that lets you go back to God when you’re ready. Like the prodigal son. When you start getting out of depression, you’ll see the world in a more profound and true way than others. While people might see you as having lost your faith, you’ve actually become a more spiritual person. What you are now will be more loving, honest and true reflection of your soul.
Talking about depression is important for dealing with depression. But some people question the benefits of talking about depression. How can talking about depression help you when you don’t want to talk about how you’re feeling? Is it more about making others feel good that they’re helping you? Does depression talk only give advice and nothing more than that?
Talking about depression helps everyone.
The plain simple reason for depression talk is it lets you give voice to your pain. Maybe up to now you haven’t told anyone you’re depressed. Maybe you won’t admit it to yourself. It might even be that you don’t know you’re depressed. No one can help you if you won’t give voice to your pain. It’s like having a tumour but not telling anyone, not even a doctor. Bad idea, right? If no one knows what your problem is, no one will know you need help.
The first time you say to someone “I feel depressed” or “I think I might be depressed”, you might feel awkward. You’re unsure, scared, suspicious. That’s why it’s important that the person you reach out to is someone you trust, and whose motives you won’t start questioning. There are also really great supports like Active Minds, the Trevor Project, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Take the leap of faith. Trust that someone out there cares for you. Someone loves you. Someone wants to help you.
Talking about depression breaks the stigma that leads to social isolation. People may call you crazy, mental or lazy because they don’t get it, they don’t understand or know depression like you. You might even be blamed for catching depression, like it was some flu or cold you could have avoided. And depression is NOT a punishment from God.
Talking about depression creates change. It’s a societal movement towards something more positive. Talk creates a better mental and emotional space, where there’s understanding and support. It also creates a positive energy and a more supportive space for anyone in the future who suffers with depression.
Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.