I often open up the counseling office in the morning, before anyone else arrives. Many times I find myself singing as I unlock the suite. Why am I singing? There have been times that the peacefulness or good vibes of our suite, just make me feel good. Is it happiness? Eh…ish. More specifically, it’s energy; high frequency, good feeling energy. Like the energy you feel hiking in the mountains or paddling on a lake. Like the energy you feel at a wedding or delivery room after a new little one is born.
Residual Energy can Sometimes Feel VERY Uncomfortable
Energetic residue from intense anger and bitter psychosis can leave a buzzing kind of feeling. To me, this feeling is a kin to anxiety, yet is drastically different. One day I had a few intense sequential sessions. Anger, hostility, verbal lashing out and threats of harm were released into my space. Half way through the day, I felt the energy building. By the end of the night, I knew I needed to clear the space before I left for home. The next morning, it was still there. The moment I opened my office door, I felt buzzing in my chest. A colleague borrowed my space, commented on this feeling too. Lingering mojo. Not cool.
Sometimes I do not know what the energy is, but I can tell it is not beneficial and needs to be cleared. I pick up on these vibrations when I sage the office after hours. Residual energy that needs to be cleared feels like agitation. No emotion, just yuck.
Could Your Mental Health Symptoms Be Residual Energy?
I knew to be aware the morning after my clients’ tough night. I attempted to break up and release the energies, but they were stubborn! What if I didn’t think about his ahead of time? I would have assumed that the buzzing in my chest was anxiety and I would NOT have thought to open up a window or spray essential oils. What if I didn’t reach out to the other clinicians to find out what happened in the back rooms? I would not have discovered the heaviness that lingered and could have assumed I was tired, burned out or maybe even depressed!
What Does Residual Energy Feel Like in Your Body?
If Left Alone, Residual Energy Can Build on Itself
If you have a room in your house that attracts chaos, or maybe you feel like you can not focus when once you could, you may need to break up residual energy. Any rooms that have experienced significant pain or illness could use a good clearing. Sounds like I need to write a post about this too…how to sage (or smudge) a room house.
Tips on Clearing Negative Feeling Energy
Clearing energy could be a blog article all of its own. However, below are some great tips.
- Open a window to allow fresh energy to penetrate the space
- Open up the blinds. Sunlight brings in a beautiful energy
- Many essential oils and flower essences can break up energy and introduce a higher frequency energy that feels better
- Intentional music can increase the frequency, which could make a room feel lighter
- Buy live plants. Plants add life. As they absorb from us, they also give to us
- Routinely sage your home or office to keep energies from building
- Various gemstones can alter the energy of a space as well as absorb negativity
Determining the difference between energy and emotions has the ability to empower you to take care of your health with more confidence.
Who is the Author?
Gabrielle Anderson, lmft is the owner of the Family Therapy Center in Ashburn as well as a Marriage and Family therapist. She is a married mother of 2 and lives in Loudoun county. Contact Gabrielle here if you would like to schedule an appointment for couples counseling or individual therapy.