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Attracting negative energy and don’t know why

Attracting negative energy and don’t know why? Find out here!

“If you walked away from a toxic, negative, abusive, one-sided, dead-end low vibrational relationship or friendship — you won.”

― Lalah Delia

Everyone knows that things don’t always go well in life. There will always be ups and downs. Things tend to go full circle and what goes around comes around. Like the French say “C’est la vie!” or, this is life! But does that mean we don’t recognize things and patterns that are harming us and let things go the way they’re going? Not at all!

In today’s world where the odds are almost always against us – physically, mentally, emotionally, self-care is an obligation, not just a choice. You owe it to yourself to do the best you can, be the best you can and live the most fulfilling life you can.

However, one thing we often forget to take into account is the negative energy that surrounds us, and more importantly, that which we attract. We wish to focus on the good and turn over a new leaf, but we do not always weed out the negativity. In fact, sometimes we even attract it, without realizing so. It’s like taking a shower in a coal mine. It seems like an absurd metaphor, but it is extremely apt! If you are surrounded by negative energy, no matter how much you work on yourself, you will not be able to make or notice a change because you will always end up right back where you started. It is thus important to cut out the negativity – but if you’re attracting it subconsciously, how do you identify it?

How do I know I’m surrounded by or attracting negative energy?

Look for the following signs:

Constant feeling of Anxiety/Nervousness / Helplessness

1.Constant a feeling of anxiety,nervousness,helplessness

In most cases, your body can sense negative energies before your mind can and respond in a way to let you know that you need to be alert and aware! That’s where anxiety and nervousness can stem from. This isn’t to negate people experiences with serious medical issues, but even those people notice how symptoms can become mild or severe based on their social situations. Not recognizing this can be harmful and lead you into more situations where you end up being surrounded by negative energies.

A need to come out on top

2.A need to come out on top

Birds of a feather flock together. Some people have a chronic need to be right all the time. In that pursuit, they may often end up sacrificing the good things and good people around them. Eventually, such people then end up in the company of similar people or even worse, end up alone. Recognizing this need to be right as more important than maintaining healthy relationships is essential to notice how you could be drowning yourself in negative energy!

You cannot control your feelings

3. You cannot control your feelings

Do you find yourself snapping at those who are just trying to help you? Do you tend to then blame it on others instead of accepting your fair share of responsibility? If yes, then it is possible that you are attracting negative energy from a toxic environment or people around us. Very often we are not in a position to honestly express ourselves to the people who are hurting us and hence tend to project it on our loved ones. This, unfortunately, also perpetuates the negative energy!

The people you surround yourself with

4. The people you surround yourself with

When you’re surrounded by and absorbing negative energy, you tend to avoid people and conversations because they can be emotionally and physically exhausting. When this happens, it’s time to take a step back and look at the patterns you might be stuck in. Think about the people you interact with most on a regular basis. What do they talk about most? You might find that a lot of people constantly put other people down, and/or gossip about other people’s lives. They speak ill of one another or pass snide comments about other people. When you are surrounded by people, who have a tendency to behave like this, your perception of the world is tainted. You end up becoming cynical and subconsciously viewing everything as bad or wrong or irritating or ‘unfair’.

Constantly monitoring the news

5. Constantly monitoring the news

It is important to stay in touch with what is happening in society – locally, nationally and internationally. While news channels can give you fair insights into current affairs, they also paint an extremely negative worldview. Monitoring the news usually starts off as a habit to stay in touch with what’s happening around the world, but the more time you spend following it up, the more you end up feeling like everything is doomed! It is human nature to fixate on the negatives; so, while the news may also highlight positive events, they follow up negative events in far more detail – leading to us doing the same. This makes us constantly fearful, to a point that may sometimes even be paranoia. Not drawing a line when it comes to following the news makes you subconsciously attract negativity.

You doubt your own worth

6. You doubt your own worth

Sometimes life can get you down in the dirt and you might genuinely wonder about how you can get out of an unfavorable solution. This is something all people experience. But constantly second-guessing yourself and doubting your worth is a part of a bigger problem that needs to be addressed. Incidentally, social media plays a huge part in establishing self-doubt or fuelling it. When we spend a lot of time, aimlessly scrolling through social media homepages, we end up comparing our lives with those of our friends/acquaintances. In no time, we feel like our lives are just not as exciting or thrilling as everyone else’s. This negative pattern of thinking becomes visible in our daily lives, the way we behave and the ways in which we react and respond to people and situations. Gradually, this self-doubt makes us display our discontentment and ungratefulness towards our self-image, relationships and career.

How does the negative energy we attract manifest itself?

7.How does the negative energy we attract manifest itself

The impact of negative energy in our lives is visible in many ways. The following are a few of them:

1. We hurt ourselves by accident, and fall sick often
2. We tend to complain more than we focus on finding a solution to our problems
3. We attract a lot of unnecessary drama and can’t seem to understand why
4. Our sleeping patterns get affected, leading to excess or inadequate sleep
5. We get nightmares often
6. Our eating habits are disrupted, with fluctuations in appetite on the basis of mood swings (which occur frequently!)

All of the above warning signs can have many reasons and causes. But we do not need to know the exact cause to act on the situation, change it and break the cycle of negative energy attraction! There are several ways and techniques to be able to do that. A few are mentioned below:

1. Sage and energy clearing
2. Meditation and intention setting to protect yourself
3. Carrying selenite crystals
4. Using salt lamps or taking hot salt water baths before bedtime

You could also try out energy healing sessions. To know more about how to remove negative energies


Illuminations holistic healing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi offer many services by trained professionals in the field of mental health and well-being. Our focus is on practicing holistic methods of healing, recovery, and growth. We realize that taking this journey can be daunting and we would love to be a part of it!

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