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How To Stop Negative Energy Permanently

I am certain that  you have all felt negative energy in the past. This negative energy can be the result of your own personal beliefs or the result of the beliefs and intentions of the people around you. Negative energy can be felt in different ways; some people for example feel certain physical symptoms like tenseness or low blood pressure, many feel negative energy as emotions, either feeling depressed, scared, or angry. Often times people that feel negative energies as emotions believe that they are the ones who are feeling angry or scared for some reason, while in fact these are emotions that have been projected upon them. Some people experience negative energy by being flooded with negative thoughts, thoughts that seem to come out of nowhere and tend to be very negative in nature. When these feelings seem to just materialize out of nowhere, you must realize that it is quite possible that these emotions, thoughts, and physical symptoms can be the result of external projections; negative energy that others are feeling and that you are picking up on.

In past articles I have given you ways to neutralize negative energy. I have also given you some basic reasons as to why this negative energy is present within you. In this article I want to get even more specific as to the source of these negative feelings and also I want to discuss how to stop them so that you have a set of techniques to be able to eventually neutralize them permanently.

In order to begin you must realize that all negative energy, whether it’s yours or external, is caused by your personal beliefs. While it might seem that external negative influences are beyond your control, this is not the case. You can stop these negative emotions by realizing what beliefs you have that are leading you feel these external projections so strongly. It is quite possible to be able to feel these external projections and be completely unaffected by them at the same time. You can do this by becoming more aware of your internal feelings and beliefs and in this way begin to understand the energies that surround you. An understanding of your beliefs will allow you to control your personal reality and expand your awareness by realizing that these are not your personal feelings but the feelings of those around you.

To begin you must be willing to explore the negative feelings that you are having instead of trying to suppress them. This can be a difficult thing at first and perhaps something that you might not want to try in certain situations; for example it might be easier for you to ride the wave as it were during critical times, when you need to be at your best and you need to focus more on the moment. There will be times though when you will be able to explore these negative feelings, and this is the time when you must not suppress these negative feelings or ride through them, but let yourself experience them fully. In this way you will be able to discover what these feelings and thoughts are trying to tell you about your beliefs.

For example let’s say that while you are riding a bus you are struck by an incredible feeling of fear. If you are able, it is better that you let yourself experience this emotion completely. By allowing this emotion to have complete and free reign, you are able to use it as a natural impetus to find why you are feeling this way.

While you are feeling these emotions pay close attention to the kind of thoughts that you are having. These are great clues as to what is causing this emotion. Also ask yourself why you are feeling what you’re feeling, question yourself and look into your psyche to find the reason for your emotional outburst. By feeling your emotions, following them, and questioning yourself, you will eventually be able to realize the belief behind this emotion. For example it could be that you believe that people are dangerous and that you should always be careful and stay on your toes around them. This belief might even hide deeper beliefs about what you think people are generally and this this might lead to a discovery of all sorts of other personal beliefs about the human species in general.

It is also possible that as you feel this fear and follow the thoughts and emotions that present themselves that you discover thoughts and explore possible future circumstances that seemed quite alien to you. For example you might see thoughts of the bus crashing and perhaps even very specific thoughts having to do with taking care of children or being responsible for another person. If as you explore these thoughts you get a very good sense that these thoughts are alien, because maybe you have absolutely no fear and no beliefs about the dangers of public transportation, then you can begin to realize that these are external projections and that you are essentially picking up on the thoughts and emotions of others. By discovering your beliefs you become very aware of your own self and your own beliefs. You can in this way either discover what beliefs you have that are causing these negative emotions or discover the fact that you are indeed feeling external projections from others. Discovering these beliefs can be a very monumental thing for you. It can be sort of like having a eureka moment where a great revelation has been made to you.

You must explore these beliefs in a logical manner and figure out if these beliefs are fundamentally positive or negative to you personally. You do this by asking yourself if this belief has a positive purpose. There are beliefs that might cause us to feel what we consider negative emotions but that are in reality quite constructive. For example it could be the case that you have a fear of public transportation because the public transportation in your area is quite unsafe and a belief in the fact that it is unsafe is actually helping you become aware and be prepared for a possibly dangerous situation. It can also be the case that this belief is actually old and is something that you should now learn to get over. For example it could be that you are scared of public transportation because as a child you experienced a traumatic situation and from that point believed that all public transportation was unsafe, as an adult you must get over this belief because in many ways it might no longer be applicable.

Personal beliefs can be quite complex like this or they can be quite simple. It is up to you to discover the nuances of your personal life and your individual beliefs. If you are dedicated enough you can discover these beliefs and trace them deeply into your psyche which will allow you to experience incredibly powerful personal revelations.

If you discover that these beliefs are no longer applicable and that they are serving no purpose at all, that they are just providing negative energy and therefore are just a hindrance, you must then take action to change this belief so that you are able to stop negative energy from manifesting in your life. There are a number of ways that you can do this and I will give you the three that are the best in my opinion. Experiment with these and see which works best for you.

1. The first method to change a belief is to use good old-fashioned logic. I personally like this method for changing beliefs the best because it is very straightforward and if you have a logical mind, it can become a very powerful way to get rid of unwanted beliefs and to change them to beliefs that are more constructive to you personally. In the logical method what you are trying to do is to have an honest discussion with yourself. Having discovered your beliefs you logically ask yourself if this belief is constructive. You break down the reasons why this belief is or is not constructive and you realize in a fully conscious way that this certain belief must go. You then come to logical conclusions as to what beliefs would be better suited in your new situation. You tell yourself that you have the power to change these beliefs as easily as you can move books on a shelf. Through this personal realization you can tell yourself in a bold and firm manner that the old negative belief is illogical and that this new belief is truly the correct one. Through this action alone you can eliminate old beliefs by making old negative beliefs illogical and replacing them with far more logical and constructive beliefs.

2. Another way to change your beliefs is through affirmation. If you have realized what your beliefs are and you have surmised that this is a negative belief that you want to change, you have done a great deal of the logical work that is involved in changing a belief. It is possible though that you might want to use a stronger technique because of the intensity of this negative belief, which might be old and therefore deeply rooted in your psyche. Affirmation is definitely a stronger method and one that is very good at changing beliefs and old neurological patterns of thought. In order to use this method effectively I suggest that you come up with a positive phrase that concisely states your new belief. For example a new belief affirmation phrase could be, “I believe that public transportation is safe and secure. I believe that people are good at heart and always have my best interest in mind.” This simple pair of statements can begin to alter your beliefs and change your neurological patterns if it is done correctly. If you would like to learn more about affirmations I suggest that you read the article,”What is Affrimation?”.

3. The final method that I’m going to tell you about, that can be very powerful indeed at changing belief systems, is the method of ‘unbending intention’. In this method you use a form of concentrated effort into a particular intention. How this works is that you pretend for of 5 to 10 minutes that a certain thing is true. In order to perform this technique effectively I suggest that you find a nice quiet place where you will not be disturbed and in this place begin to realize that your intentions at this moment can change future beliefs and therefore can even change future outcomes.

Focused intention on a particular belief can begin to neurologically pattern that beliefs into your mind and as a result begin to create new external probabilities. For example you could focus your mind completely on the above affirmation and for 5 to 10 minutes, using all your effort, make yourself believe with every cell of your being that this statement is true right now. Making yourself believe that this statement is true can be quite taxing and there is no big need to do it for more than 5 minutes or so.

Done correctly the method of unbending intention can change an old belief into a new one in very short order. It’s possible that you might perform this technique once and get results almost instantly. It is also the case you might need to do this technique for longer periods of time, perhaps once a day for a week. The most likely scenario though is that you will need to do this technique once forget about it for a week or so and then repeat it again. You must find your own frequency by exploring your feelings and determining if work on your new belief requires a little more effort. The best way to do this techniques though is to perform it and then try and forget about it as much as possible until you feel that you need to do it again.

How you know that any of these three methods are successful is by how they change your feelings and thoughts. These methods should change your beliefs and therefore change how you feel; they will change the thoughts that you have about certain situations. If old emotions come back, you must again go through the process of identifying what beliefs are causing these emotions. Keeping yourself vigilant in this way you can continually explore your own psyche and determine what course of action you need to follow in order to create the kind of beliefs that will empower you in the future. These empowering beliefs should allow you to stop feeling the negative energy that you had been feeling in the past, completely eliminating your old anxieties.

As I had told you before it is quite possible that some of the negative energy that you perceive is external and has nothing to do with you but is actually the result of projected negative energy which you have picked up on. By understanding your beliefs you can do one of two major things; you can change your beliefs so that you do not have to experience this negative energy and therefore you do not have to experience the negative trauma, or you can learn to be far more aware of these external influences and the power of your own telepathic ability. In this way working on your beliefs can indeed stop the influence of negative energy permanently. It is up to you to decide what you want and how you want to progress in your life. A good affirmation to work with in either case is, “ I only respond to positive influences.”

Beliefs then are the causes of all this negative internal and external energy that you feel. I have given you a good technique on how to discovered these beliefs. I have also given you three very powerful ways that you can use to change these beliefs so that you can let go of old ones and replace them with new beliefs there are far more empowering and suit your purposes better. I hope that with this knowledge you will be able to empower yourself, following your own path into a happier future. You can either stop negative energy permanently, so that you are no longer aware of even external influences, or you can discover new ways to expand your untapped conscious potential.


Lidija 04-02-2014, 20:29

Read your article, very interesting and knowledgeable. I was wondering if you can shed some light on my experience with work and photos of Francesca Woodman. Since I saw her work/documentary about her, I’ve been feeling negativity and intense fear, and not sure exactly how to treat it, or get rid of it really. It is is extremely annoying. I’ve never experienced this before with any art. Your insight would be greatly appreciated!!

John 05-02-2014, 09:17

Hi, thank you for your great comment.
I am aware of Ms. Woodman’s work but I have never seen any of the documentaries. I personally do find her work incredibly powerful and evocative. There’s a certain sense of being trapped, of not being able to step outside of your skin. To me it seems to exemplify that stark loneliness that comes from the flesh not being able to expand and flow into a greater sense of light and reality.

But my feelings on the subject are not important. What is important is what you feel, and those feelings should be the catalyst to help you find what it is that you believe because when you do this you will discover why it is that you are feeling so negative.

To do this I would suggest that you take some time to yourself and just freely contemplate her work and how it has changed the way that you feel about everything. First of all ask yourself if you have had these feelings before you saw her work. As you freely contemplate these feelings that you have, and feel them as you do so, ask yourself if you had these feelings in any way before you saw her work.

If you can honestly, and personal honesty is key here, say that you did not have these feelings before you saw her work in any way, then you can conclude that she was the catalyst to what you are feeling now. As I have said in the article, these feelings can either be the result of an external influence that you might be feeling, which her work intensified, or the result of a personal belief within yourself that was somehow augmented because of her work. If it is a personal belief, as opposed to an external projection, then it must certainly be the case that you had this belief before you saw her work. It is quite possible that her work and her life somehow magnified this belief within you. If this is the case then you must explore what these beliefs are because while I speak of belief, what I’m speaking of is a core belief that usually projects a whole bunch of other beliefs that create a network that you now call your negative feelings.

Take a piece of paper, and as you contemplate these feelings, ask yourself this simple question; why? When you get a negative feeling, explore that feeling, and ask yourself why you feel this way. This will usually give you an answer that will most likely be, ‘I feel this way because I saw her work’. This is where most people stop. But you must go further and ask yourself why you feel this way when you see or remember her work. Write down what you discover. Keep going deeper and deeper.

In this simple way you will be able to go further and further back into your own personal psyche. What you want to do is to discover what is referred to as a ’core belief’. The core belief is the fundamental building block of the belief network, without it the whole network collapses and if you are able to deal with it properly then the negativity that you are feeling should collapse.

If this is an external influence somehow, then you will also be able to deal with it because you will understand that it is not yours and can begin to deduce its origin.

Let me know if this helps in any way.

Roxanna 21-03-2014, 21:29


I have read a few of your articles and I find them quite enlightening. I am facing a problem with negative energy. I must have a lot inside of me because I am now at point where I can sense something will go wrong and 95% of the time it does. I hate this feeling. i
It falls on so quickly and I try to analyze that perhaps I am feeling this because I have done something wrong or said something wrong and as a result, something has gone wrong. What I do find weird is that I only can sense when something negative will happen and not something positive. How can I shake this out of me? As I think this negative energy is really holding me back. Your insight plz.

John 22-03-2014, 18:44

You know this is an incredibly important comment and question so thank you for it.

I grappled with this problem for a very long time myself and I can truly identify with what you’re feeling because I felt and experience similar things myself. As you might know from having read some of my articles, there are a few instances where I tend to bash what I consider to be the ‘positivity’ movement and I think this question and the problem that you face are the reasons why I do it.

It seems that the positivity movement tells us that all negative thoughts and feelings are bad; that they will cause bad things to happen to us. We are given general definitions as to what is supposedly good and what is supposedly bad, but basically speaking any kind of emotion or thought that does not meet the standard of goodness/good-feeling is wrong and must be banished at all cost.

Perhaps you believe, like I do, that thoughts create reality. As such you might consider every negative feeling and thought to be dangerous because indeed you do not want bad things to happen to you or the ones that you care about. When you believe this, and act with this belief in mind therefore, without understanding the great complexity of how it is exactly that thoughts go about creating the basis of this reality, you are indeed putting yourself in a very difficult position, one that could lead you to much grief.

The reality is that not every thought that you have will create in the way that most believe; that is thoughts do not become instantaneously real like they do in dreams for example. The ‘positivity’ movement uses the fear of the power of thought to imply a certain karma of sorts and makes people fear just like the church once made people fear that they would go to hell if they did or thought the wrong things.

The world though is far more complex than this black and white reasoning and while it is true that thoughts make up the framework of our reality, it is not true that things are as simple as; you feel good you get good and you feel bad or negative and you get bad.
Thoughts are actually there to help you and the free-flow of them is critical to good mental health. Feeling negative emotion is necessary and the more that you try to force yourself away from negative feelings, the worse that this battle will become until you finally fail. This eventual failure can even cause mental problems if you are not careful.

Now I know that this article seems to imply by the name that you should banish all negativity but in reality what it is telling you is that you need to use this negativity in order to discover beliefs that are detrimental to you personally and correct them ‘if you so desire’. Beliefs are the key here, not thoughts.

With that in mind, try this and see how it works for you:

First of all, understand that your mind, contrary to popular new age opinion, is not an evil thing that must be destroyed. Realize that your mind is an incredibly powerful tool that is always trying to help you and its job is to make sure that you survive and thrive in any situation. When you feel negative you are most likely thinking something negative ‘for you personally’; these thoughts are not evil and your mind is not trying to sabotage you. It is actually trying to make you win in any situation.

If for example it plays over and over some terrible scenario then it does so in order to try and warn you of something. Think of it like your early warning system; what do you need to do now in order to avoid this bad occurrence? Trust your feelings and examine this dark mental situation logically; does the fact that you are feeling some negative emotion about your car mean that you need to take it to the repair shop? Perhaps your mind is telling you that you need to be more careful on the road for some reason. The deeper mind has the ability to examine things with a logic that is so powerful that your conscious mind alone cannot fully understand all these permutations. Trust your mind when it speaks to you, don’t just try and banish what you think is a negative thought or emotion.

Examine your mind and these intuitions by asking yourself, “why?”. Why are you feeling this way? Why are you having those thoughts? If you are having negative thoughts about your car breaking down for example, ask yourself why you feel or think this. Your answer might be simply “because my car sucks” or “because I am a negative idiot”. But don’t stop there; ask yourself “why?” again. Your answer might be, “because it’s an old car” or “because I have evil thoughts”. Keep going like this until you are confident that you have discovered the belief that makes you think what you are thinking. All thoughts and emotions can be traced back to a belief, sometimes it’s even a belief that you are taking at face value but it is actually a belief that someone else has and you are picking up on it in one way or another

When you discover this belief, decide if it is a worthy thing to believe. Does this belief help you or hinder you? Should you change it? If the answer is yes then logically tell yourself why this belief is wrong every time you experience negativity. For example, you could tell yourself that yes indeed your car is old but there are many good cars out there that have lasted incredibly long and indeed your car could last a lifetime as many cars have.

Also decide that you will spend some time each day meditating on a more empowering belief to replace the old one. Take 5 to 30 minutes each day and contemplate something better. Perhaps you can contemplate having a great car. Trust that you have the power to change things that you do not like. Know that you are doing all that you can, you are acting impeccably and therefore you can give up worry because there is nothing more that you can do.

This is a process that you must work on yourself diligently. If you do so, you will find that your negativity will decrease and perhaps go away completely. You will also discover your great intuition and how to use it to your advantage in any situation.

There once was an old farmer who’s son fell from the roof of his cottage while trying to fix it. Unfortunately the young broke his leg when he fell.
All the neighbors came over and wept telling the old farmer that he was very unfortunate. The old farmer replied, “good?bad??” and he shrugged his shoulders.
A week later the country was invaded and all the young men of the village were conscripted to go fight in the war. Because the farmer’s son had a broken leg, he was spared from this awful duty.
The neighbors ran over to the farmer and congratulated him on his good fortune. The farmer replied, “good?Bad??”, and he shrugged his shoulders.

Roxanna 26-03-2014, 21:37

Thank you John for your reply. It feels like a struggle. I tend to over analyze things.
When one feels negative energy- do they attract it or is it just a natural intuition? Can this negative intuition or attraction to negative energy work in the opposite direction as well? Meaning, if I do have this intuition of something going wrong, is it possible to get an intuition of something to right ? ( is it possible to attract positive energy) ? If so, how?

John 27-03-2014, 10:14

Yes I know how you feel, I tend to over analyze everything. But this can be either a positive thing or a negative thing depending on how you frame it;
If I see my mind as a wild chicken with its head cut off that runs around without rhyme or reason only creating problems for me, then this is a negative for me personally. When I frame my mind in this way, I tend to do so because I BELIEVE that the meanderings of my mind are but crazy thoughts that have no worth, furthermore this belief is usually based on the idea(belief) that the mind is a bad thing, that its some kind of growth that must be removed or at least monitored carefully.

I can frame my mind a different fashion; I can do this by deciding to BELIEVE that my mind is far more complex and far wiser than I give it credit for. If I hold this belief then I do not dismiss every thought that goes through my mind trying to censor it; focusing on some things and trying not to think on others. I tend to see my mind as what it is; an incredibly powerful part of myself that acts as a bridge between my conscious self and my internal self which holds within its grasp all the wisdom of all the world.

Does your mind attract negative things? This is a complex answer on many levels because fundamentally positive and negative things do not exist; only creation exists. Now if we are to consider things from your individual perspective, we can begin to narrow this answer a bit but it is quite easy to see how this answer is quite complex even for each individual one of us. For example, I used the idea of a FRAME above and using this method on many things, you can quite easily turn something that could be considered negative by you into something that could be quite positive to you instead. That is what the little story of the farmer is letting you know: is that positive? Is it negative?? Things are more complex than we imagine so shrugging your shoulders is as good an answer as any.

Perhaps it’s better to think of things this way; think of anything that ever comes into your mind as already existing BUT not existing in the solid here and now that you are used to. Think of the world, think of your life, think of all creation as you know it as being made up of an infinite number of universes all existing at the same time. Each one of these universes is as real as any other but your focus allows you to decide how you will be experiencing one or the other.

Some of these probabilities, in other words existing universes, you might just experience as a thought in your conscious mind. Another probability might be experienced as a dream and this dream could either be conscious or unconscious, that is a dream that you remember or one of the many dreams that you have had that you will never ever remember in this life. These dreams could be highly intense or they could be just coloring to help develop another dream that might be more important to you. All probabilities exist now and go on their merry way whether you consciously know of them or not, how you focus your attention is how you will experience many of these probabilities BUT these probabilities are not just decided upon by your conscious focus, you must also remember that you have a deeper and more expansive inner self that has its own agenda. This is so because this greater self sees farther and is complex and powerful enough to interact with all possible probabilities and is not just interested in your personal pleasure, it is also interested in your greater growth. Just like the farmer’s neighbors who could not foresee the son’s broken leg as an eventual positive, saving the boys life, you cannot see the greater scope and wisdom of your greater inner self. If you want to read more on probabilities then I suggest reading this article.

Can you have positive intuition? The answer to this question is the answer to your question about whether you attract negative things that you intuit with your mind. The simple answer is yes.

You can attract both negative and positive things by your focus; this is a truth but it becomes a half-truth when those in the ’positivity’ movement fail, or don’t know, to mention what I have already stated above about probabilities.

An intuition therefore is an existing probability. You can bring that probability closer and closer into your frame of reference as a conscious experience now; that is you can experience it as a physical reality for you personally, by a lot focusing of your attention. The greater your focus, the more likely it is to become something within your experienced reality. Now this focus does not guarantee that you will experience the negative things you are imagining as physically real because there is an infinite combination of things all acting together in order to create one probable event within your reality, not the least of which are the desires for fulfillment and growth of your inner self.

All thoughts, including the very negative ones, are meant as a type of personal growth. Whatever thought you have, you are experiencing in one way or another, and this experience changes to a greater or lesser degree by your focus. If you wish to experience things that you consider more positive, if you would like to have your more positive intuitions become what you consider physically real, then what you need to do is learn to identify the beliefs that you have and change those beliefs to more positive ones.

As you go about your day experiencing thoughts or physical events, you will decide using your conscious and greater inner self what you consider to be good or bad for you personally. You attract positive energy by focusing on what you consider to be positive BUT, and this is a big BUT, you do not do this by filtering out certain thoughts or feelings, you do this by experiencing everything and then correcting the beliefs that are the basis and creators of these thoughts and feelings. You attract positive energy by changing your FRAME and you change your frame by changing your beliefs. Your beliefs are key; change your beliefs to positive ones and you will get positive energy and outcomes. Change your beliefs and you will have positive intuitions.

John 27-01-2015, 13:49


I thought that I would add this material in the comments section because I think that anyone that is having problems with negative energy, like the kind mentioned in the article and by the commenters above should check out this book : Vampire’s Way to Psychic Self-Defense

I can honestly tell you that the methods work and that they can be LIFE CHANGING!
Please don’t be fooled by the title, which I chose in order to try and explain where the methodology comes from and how it works. You will learn how to literally stop all the negativity that is affecting you now. It will not show you how to stop the negative chatter of your mind, like changing beliefs can, but it will drain all this negativity of energy which means that this negative energy will no longer hurt you emotionally anymore and it will stop it from manifesting any bad things in your life.

Ateser Aldemir 10-06-2015, 08:01

Hi John,

I hope you are well. I have read your article and all the comments. It seems extremely useful for me as i am very new to this.

I probably shouldnt be asking for help here but i need a guide or a starting point about how to get rid of my negative energy.

As i said i am very new to this and your article is the one of the first ones i have read. I am very convinced about your knowledge.

My whole whole family is very negative, suspecious, paranoid and dont usualy trust everyone. I really belive this attitude effected me a lot and still effecting me. I belive out come of this is me being very unlucky. So many people says really weird/bad things happens to me or i find myself picked up by a drunk man on the street. And its been like this for ages.

I have started to realise that i have really strong power. Couple of situations happened about the same subject and at the end of the day i got whatever i wanted just by wanting and thinking about it a lot. But ofcourse this doenst happen a lot and it only happens about the same subject. as i said i am really new to this i dont really know how to use it and where to start learning.

I a not sure if this is the right spot to write all these but it would be really helpfull if you could lead me litttle bit or if you could tell me where/how to start.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks

John 11-06-2015, 07:58

Hi, I’m sorry to hear about your troubles but it seems to me that you are now very aware of what is going on in your life, and this is the most important thing possible, so congratulations!

My first recommendation to you is to do a little exploration, there is a great deal of information out there and it can be overwhelming at first but looking around will give you a sense of what is possible and available.

My second would be to get this book. Sorry I don’t mean to push my stuff but I do believe that it can help so much with all kinds of negative energy. It will teach you how to take the negative energy that is all around you now and turn it into something empowering.
Look at the contents; study the comments of people that bought the book and see if you think that this is something that would help you. Look around Amazon too and see what else might help you.

You understand your basic problem; there is negative energy all around you, and the power of your directed thoughts can create positive feelings and outcomes in your life. You can’t stop people from being negative, but you can manipulate the energy all around you and you can take charge of your own mind.
With the book I mentioned above, you will be able to take that seemingly bad energy and turn it into personal power. Then it will be up to you to focus your thoughts in a positive way. With it you will be able to help yourself and all the other people in your life.

I hope this helps.
Good luck!


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