You may be carrying a cloud of negativity in your energy field which shield you from experiencing your natural joy of being. People try to subdue or suppress this negativity by indulging in temporary relief practices, which are primarily “distractions”, that do nothing to release this energy, all it does is it temporarily removes it from your attention. When you let go of “distracting” yourself when negativity arises in you, and allow yourself to just stay as relaxed consciousness, it becomes an opening through which this energy gets released.
Stop running away from your negativity
The mind is hooked to run away from bad feelings. So as soon as some negativity arises in you, the usual tendency is to try and get “rid” of it by distracting yourself in some way. For example, a lot of people switch on their TV as soon as a certain feeling of “unease” arises in them. This is their mind’s way of distracting itself from facing this feeling of “unease”. When you distract yourself this way, you end up suppressing this energy and hence it stays in your energy field and keeps recycling itself in different forms.
It can feel terribly unpleasant to face a negative energy (like a negative thought or feeling) in you, this is because when you shine the light of your consciousness on this energy you “feel” the body of this energy. The mind will want to distract itself immediately, it will try and run away from this feeling as quickly as possible. But this movement of the mind comes from fear and thus it keeps you rooted in fear. This way you will constantly live in fear of the negative energy.
You cannot release a negative energy unless you face it fully or in other words unless you bring it to the full light of your consciousness. Yes it does feel unpleasant to be conscious of a negative energy in you, but stay with it and avoid the “impulse” to distract yourself. You will notice the negativity moving through your energy field and dissolving in the light of your consciousness.
All you need to do is stay with a relaxed attention on the negative energy which arises in you, and not distract yourself until it disperses from your consciousness. Any negative energy will get dissolved fully when it’s brought into the full light of consciousness.
Emptying out of negativity makes you spacious
The more negativity that is contained in your energy field the more “contracted” you feel. As the negativity starts dissolving, under the light of your conscious presence, you will start feeling more and more light or spacious. When you become spacious you become a channel through which life can express freely, and thus you become a source of positive reality.
You cannot release negativity by fighting it or suppressing it. Distraction methods don’t work neither do “improvement” techniques. One has to be willing to bring the light of pure consciousness, or pure attention, to the negative energy which arises, and allow the silent intelligence of this unconditioned consciousness to dissolve the negativity. Pure consciousness is a highly intelligent and creative force; all real solutions arise from this place.