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How to Clear Old Energy

How to Clear Old Energy
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What actually is “energy clearing?” To put it in simple terms, we're all a part of an intricate web of energy. It's all around us, and it ties all living beings together. This is a beautiful thing, but it's also a challenging thing: We're constantly absorbing energy from outside ourselves — from people, animals, our environment, technology, music, nature...

Pretty much everything we come in contact with has the potential to affect our energy. And if you're one of my fellow empaths or highly sensitive folks out there, you know how easy it can be to get overwhelmed by absorbing other people's energy!

Without doing an energy cleanse, you end up with feelings like fatigue, irritability, heaviness, fogginess, lack of motivation, and general negativity. It can even make you feel sick. Energy clearing is getting rid of all the muddy energy that builds up in your energy field so you can feel lighter and happier inside.

Even though you can’t avoid the energy around you every day, you can take back your power by knowing how to keep your own energy clear. In this article, you’ll learn exactly how.

What You Must Know In Order to Clear Old Energy

Before we dive into the steps for clearing your energy, there’s an important principle you need to know: “Where your mind goes, your energy follows”. This means that when your attention is focused on many different things outside of you, your energy will also go in many different directions outside of you.

Most people, most of the time, are focused on all kinds of things outside of themselves. Whether it’s what other people are doing, the news, social media, our cell phone, someone else’s opinions, gossip or world events… in modern life, most of us are constantly leaking our energy by focusing outside. In order to clear your energy, you first have to withdraw your attention from all of these things and bring your mind inside.

With that in mind, here’s an energy-clearing meditation from Korea called Jigam. Jigam means to stop thought and emotion. In this practice, you’ll feel your energy with your hands, and clear it by bringing in fresh energy from a pure source.

10 Steps to Clearing Your Energy

  1. Before you begin, set an intention to clear your energy. Don’t underestimate the importance of this step! Energy itself is neutral; it’s your intention that will direct it what to do. It can be specific, like intending to clear the energy you picked up from an interaction with someone. Or it can be as simple as “I intend to clear and expand my energy.”

  2. Sit comfortably upright with your eyes closed. Bring your attention into your body by imagining that every single one of your cells is its own brain with its own intelligence. Focus on your trillions of cells, and imagine that you can feel each one.

  3. Now imagine a source of pure energy — it could be the sun, LifeParticles, or Universal Source energy — coming directly into each and every one of your cells. Keep focusing on bringing the pure energy into every part of your body. Feel any sensations that arise, like tingling or heat.

  4. Lift your palms a few inches above your knees and keep them there for a couple minutes, just continuing to feel and absorb the energy.

  5. Now face your palms towards each other. Focusing on the feeling in the center of your palms, bring them slowly towards each other until they are close but not touching. Focus on any tingling, electric sensation, warmth, or anything else you feel in your hands.

  6. Slowly bring your palms apart again, and then slowly back together without touching. Continue for a few moments, focusing on the sensations between your palms, as well as in and around your entire body.

  7. When you can feel that your awareness is present and focused on the energy sensations, begin to move your hands out wider. Make the movements of your hands bigger, following the natural sensation of the energy, almost like an energy dance. Your energy is expanding.

  8. Staying connected to your sensations, keep expanding your energy bigger and bigger. Imagine it expanding so big that it fills the room. Keep feeling the energy in your hands, your cells, and even in the space around your body. If your mind ever wanders, just keep bringing it back to the energy sensations.

  9. Now you’re ready to clear your energy. Raise your hands above your head, and slowly “sweep” down the front center line of your body with palms facing down. Do this without touching your body or touching your hands together. Repeat several times. You’re gathering fresh energy as you bring your hands up, and using it to “wash” your energy body as you move your hands down.

  10. When you feel complete, rest your hands back down on your knees. Sit with your eyes closed for a few moments as you continue to feel and notice how your energy has changed.


You can use this technique whenever you need to clear your energy… Or think of it as required hygiene, just like brushing your teeth, and add this energy clearing ritual to your daily routine! If you do this energy cleanse regularly, you’ll feel much better and be more able to handle what life throws at you.

For a more in-depth guided experience of energy clearing, check out our premium course, How to Clear Your Energy.
Written by Kris Washington-Carroll
Kris is a loving, creative soul with a deep personal healing story. Mindbody practices, energy work and meditation changed her life back in 2006, and today, she’s inspired to share these tools with as many people as possible to help them live happier, healthier lives. In addition to writing, teaching, and coaching, Kris is also a visual artist with a passion for using art to uplift, inspire, heal and transform.
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