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5 Ways to Release Energy That Doesn’t Serve You

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body Energy

Releasing energy is important to our wellbeing but it’s not something we’re taught to do as children growing up in the West.  It’s a skill we have to learn.  It requires us to be conscious of our feelings at all times, which is hard work,  but the benefits are great.

How energy works

I am forever telling people they need to release old worn out energy that isn’t serving their highest good, but what does that mean exactly?!

Thoughts and emotions are things with a vibrational frequency all their own.  Emotions and ideas are meant to pass through our energetic space, but sometimes we latch onto them instead of just observing them as they pass.  When we hold onto old hurts, regrets, fears and harmful beliefs, those feelings and ideas begin distort the perfect energy radiating from our unique soul.

Because of the truth “ask and it is given” we get back exactly what we radiate out.  This is essentially the Law of Attraction.  Releasing energy that no longer serves us allows us to radiate our pure soul energy without the interference of emotional wounds and false beliefs about our abilities and talents.

How to release energy

Once we recognize that we’re clinging to damaging thoughts and emotions (through traditional counseling or intuitive mentoring) we can find ways to release them.  Here are five alternative techniques that I’ve found helpful for myself and others .

Often times people are afraid to do this work because releasing energy can bring painful memories to mind. Your body may respond as if the emotional injury were happening again. This is what I call “processing the emotion.”  Processing what no longer serves so that you can release it is ultimately better than stuffing it back down away from your awareness.  Be good to yourself as you process.  Get rest, drink enough water, allow yourself space to cry if you need to.  Have a trusted friend or spiritual adviser on speed dial if you need additional support.

Write it out

Write a letter you never mean to send.  Write a letter telling someone how they hurt you.  Write a letter expressing someone know how sorry you are. Write a letter to yourself forgiving you for past mistakes .

I once had a client who was able to turn the corner on her relationships once she wrote a letter to her deceased father.  She came to realize she was angry at him for passing away and leaving her behind.  Once she expressed that in writing, she released the anger as well as the guilt she felt for being angry with him in the first place.

There’s not judgement allowed in letter writing, just let your feelings spill onto the page.  When you’ve finished, seal your letter in an envelope then shred it, burn it or otherwise destroy it.  I need to let my letters sit a few days before I can destroy them.  I don’t know why, it’s just my process. When you find your unique process, honor it.

Work it out

Exercise can be a form of expression if you forget about reps and just let yourself go with the flow. Work out to get into the zone, that place where your mind goes when you’re washing dishes or mowing the lawn.  Sweat and physical exertion are powerful release mechanisms.

Artistic expression

If you paint, draw, write music or are fond of creating with some other artistic medium, allow yourself space and time to create art that captures how you feel.


Mindfulness meditation helps us quiet our minds and slow ourselves enough to become observers of our emotions instead of active participants in them.  I recently discovered a phone app for guided meditation called Headspace.  It offers ten free guided meditations meant to help you regain detachment from the thoughts and feelings that are meant to pass through you.  If you enjoy the free meditations, you have the option to subscribe to their library filled with guided meditations for all kinds of specific topics (weight loss, relationships, etc.)

Please know, being detached doesn’t mean you no longer feel your emotions.  It’s just means that you aren’t invested in any outcomes that stem from your emotions.  Being detached offers a great sense of emotional freedom.

Energy work

Energy work is a broad term that covers any type of therapy or healing modality that focuses on your unique energetic field.  Chakra clearings, Reiki, massage, acupuncture and intuitive readings are all ways a trusted practitioner can help you release energy.  Working with a naturopath or aromatherapist may be beneficial as well.  Crystal healing is a popular form of energy work too .

Practice make perfect

Once you become aware of how much lighter and happier you can feel when you choose to let thoughts and emotions pass through you, you will be wary of getting caught up in their energetic frequencies again.  You will begin to be a mindful observer…this is where the practice of mindfulness begins .

Becoming aware of the depths you may need to go to in order to release energy can be like experiencing the hurt all over again, but it’s just the emotions coming to the surface.  This is so much better than allowing them to fester and distort the pure light of your soul.  You don’t want to signal the Universe to send you more pain and confusion.  You want to signal the Universe to send you all the support you need to fulfill your unique soul purpose.  Releasing old energy that no longer serves you is a great place to start .

Exercise can be a form of expresion if you forget about reps and just let yourself go ito the flow.  Work out to get into the zone, you know that place where your mind goes when you’re washing dishes or mowing the lawn?


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