I recently wrote about my own move to a new home that had a lot of stressed energy left over from the previous occupants. This post generated some great questions about what types of negative energy might be affecting people in their homes, and what to do about it.

So I wanted to write a bit more in-depth and walk you through what goes on in a space when things are out of balance energetically. Join me on an imaginary walk through your new home:

You just finished unpacking the last box in your new home. You’re getting into the routine and flow of your new space. The silverware is in the left-hand drawer next to the sink. You’ve arranged the furniture with Feng Shui favorability. Your favorite Billie Holliday print hangs at eye level above the sofa. You’ve figured out the high-tech thermostat. Ahh.

You take a satisfied look around, rub your aching back, and entertain a passing curiosity about the previous occupants. Who were they? Was their bed in the same location as yours? What were their lives like? Did they fight? Why did they move?

You wonder about the history of the space. When was it built? What was here on this land before this building? Who else lived in this home? Are the neighbors nice?

You want to make this home yours. You know that it always takes a while to feel at home in a new place. But something feels “off.”

Your dog seems to be adjusting well but is avoiding the dining room. Why is that?

These are some of the things that you may be speculating about as you settle into your new home.

Dealing With Bad Energy in the House

After settling into your new home, it’s time to consider if there might be stressed energy in your space that’s affecting you (and your dog). When describing this experience, I prefer using the term ‘stressed energy’ instead of ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ energy.

The energy around us is not out to get us – it simply exists on a continuum of ‘balanced’ and ‘not balanced.’ However, most people still refer to imbalanced energy as ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ energy.

Invisible stressed energy contributes to how you feel mentally, emotionally, or even physically.

Consider these four surprising stressed energies that may be lurking in your new home.

Common ‘Bad’ Energy Sources

1. Lingering Emotions and Worries from the Previous Occupants

The chi (energy flow) of your home could become stagnant if people had stressful or strong emotions in that space. Strong feelings can leave imprints. It’s like invisible house dust that hangs in the area and weighs the energy down.

Harmful energetic vibrations include:
• Grief
• Fear
• Rage
• Paranoia
• Jealousy
• Abuse
• Violence, or, more commonly
• Repetitive worry and stress that build up over time

You wouldn’t want to move in without first making sure the house has been physically cleaned and dusted, right? You also wouldn’t want to have the former occupants’ broken-down, musty couch left behind in your home.

The same goes for the invisible clutter left behind.

Clearing the ‘bad’ energy from your home dissolves lingering stressed emotions. A clear home opens the way for vibrant, flowing chi throughout your space. When the energy flows, you feel better, more inspired, supported, and happy. It feels like home.

What is Negative Energy in the House? 4 Sources of Bad Energy - Manda Stack

2. Human energy affected by electronics

Where would you be without your devices? They are at your fingertips and in your space, making life easy and gratifying. Google, Siri, and Alexa are your instant gateway to the universe of information.

Most people don’t want to give up these conveniences, but they do worry about the impact of electromagnetic fields on their well-being. Though these items are not inherently bad, they can interfere with our energetic fields.

In this ultra-connected high-tech world, you’re surrounded by equipment and the invisible power that makes them run. People have different levels of sensitivity to this constant background stress of technology.

Here’s a checklist of items that may be causing adverse effects on you and other occupants of your home:

Smart meter
External hard drive
Water heater
Circuit breaker/control panel/fuse box
Wireless system
Overhead lighting
Clock radio
Microwave oven
Oven and range
Vacuum cleaner
Hair dryer
Flat iron or curling iron
Garage door opener

While studies and research are being done, you wait for definitive answers on how or if the technology of these items affects your health. But you may want to take precautions now.

One woman’s headaches resolved after the adverse effects of technology were cleared from the hair salon where she worked. She had not realized the hair dryers and curling irons were causing her discomfort.

3. Stressed earth energy under your home (also known as geopathic stress)

A lot is going on in the earth under your home. Below your feet, under the basement or ground floor, there are rocks, water veins, minerals, faults, and more.

So, What is Geopathic Stress?

The earth is a living organism.

Just like a human body, the earth has lines of energy running through it, like meridians in a human body. Sometimes these earth lines carry stressed energy. The land has natural release points for its stress, and if your home was built on top of such an area, it might be affecting you.

Geopathic stress is a new word to describe this experience. The definition of ‘geopathic stress’ has these linguistic roots: geo = land, earth; and pathic = (from Greek) suffering, disease.

Sometimes the stress and suffering of the earth is caused by the people living on it: construction, violence, extreme stresses.

Significant events can alter the earth’s energy or ley lines below, such as construction that digs into the ground. Is there a development project nearby or new sewer lines being installed? The geopathic stress zones around you might be affecting your space.

During one client’s house clearing and blessing, I found that the primary stress was not inside their home, but came from the railroad tracks across the street. When I asked if he knew of anything that might explain this, he said that two teenagers had been hit by a train in that location. The earth picks up on and remembers such tragedies.

Also, if there’s a nearby earth meridian line that runs under a hospital, prison, or other building where there is significant human stress, this can carry that distress to other areas – including your home.

Stress from the earth under you can affect how well you sleep or your ability to relax when you come home. It can make you feel jittery or uneasy, especially in the area of the home most affected. One woman’s physical pain was significantly reduced after clearing the geopathic stress below her home.

Animals can sense stressed earth energy. Dogs naturally avoid it. Cats like it. Rodents, bees and other insects are attracted to it. So if you have an infestation, or if your pet is acting strange or shows an unusual location preference, it may be a sign that the energy of the earth below is out of balance and could benefit from a space clearing.

What is Negative Energy in the House? 4 Sources of Bad Energy - Manda Stack

4. Difficult neighbors

Everyone has neighbors – whether in the apartment above yours, behind the fence in the house next door or down the country road. They’re not family, but by proximity, they are part of your world whether you like it or not.

Good neighbors are a blessing. Bad neighbors can make life a living hell. Like my neighbor years ago who would start his old station wagon at 5 o’clock each morning, with multiple attempts to turn it over, then let it run and warm up for 15 minutes before he headed off to work. Every. Morning.

Or the man who sicked his dog on a neighbor during a border dispute, culminating in stitches and small claims court.

One of the more common questions I get when someone schedules a home energy clearing is whether it will help with neighbor troubles. I’ve heard many a story hostile, loud, aggressive, encroaching, or messy neighbors, and I’ve seen how space clearing shifts things not only for my clients, but alters dynamics with troublesome neighbors.

Wondering how to deflect negative energy from neighbors? Schedule your home space clearing here.

In conclusion, if you think you may have any of these types of stressed energy in your home (emotional, technological, or earth), it would be wise to have them cleared. When your home is in balance, it supports your well being on an emotional, spiritual, and physical level.

Homes that are in a clear and balanced state more easily invite experiences that are beneficial to you and your family. Home, sweet home!

Detecting signs of negative energy in the home and receiving a professional home energy clearing supports you in living a life of joy, peace, fulfillment, and greater ease.

Share in the comments below any questions or thoughts on stressed energy in your home.

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