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9 Best Ways to Be Responsible and Bring Positive Energy

When you’re in a stressful situation, do you bring positive energy into a room?

Whether you’re visiting someone in the hospital or they’re at home recovering from surgery.

Or, you’re entering a high-stress meeting where you might lose your top client.

And those times when you need to have a crucial conversation with your teenager or partner….

The energy you carry in your body, largely driven by your thoughts, affects everyone around you.

So, be aware of the energy you bring into the room.

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Your energy follows you.

If you’re like most people, sometimes you have positive energy, and sometimes you don’t.

However, if you’re reading this post, you’re probably aware of the energy around you.

Specifically, the energy of people and situations.

Picture Pigpen, the sweet character from Charlie Brown. A dirt cloud follows him around, everywhere he goes.

That’s how your energy works. It’s following you wherever you go.

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Bring positive energy into the room.

How do you make YOUR energy positive before you enter a room?

It takes a certain level of self-awareness to check yourself before entering a room.

And, it takes compassion for yourself and others.

Negative thoughts affect the body.

Years ago, after my husband passed away, I wrote a book called The Thought Store. It’s about a retail store in the future that sells thoughts in physical form.

The store manager is a negative guy. Plus, people in the story die from negative thinking… it’s obviously a futuristic idea, but it illustrates that: Negative thinking affects the body.

Negative thinking affects the body.

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Thoughts create energy and people’s negative thinking is a serious problem.

So tragically, when my husband got cancer and was in the hospital, we needed positive energy in his room.

I created positive energy posters for his hospital room to empower us in a situation where we felt powerless. I used tacks to place them all over the walls.

I called it Think.Art™, to ask all who entered the room to think high vibration and bring in only positive energy.

We asked all who entered the room to bring in good thoughts. This included me, nurses and staff (who were saints and the most positive of all), and all visitors.

Feel what is real, then choose to heal.

It’s important, both emotionally and physically, to feel your emotions. Then, choose thoughts that are supportive, healing, and helpful.

Because toxic positivity is not what we want here. Obviously, when someone you love is ill, or you’re struggling in some area, you’re going to feel worried and afraid.

So, feel what is real for you. Honor it first.

Then, be responsible for the energy you bring into the room by shifting your thoughts.

My clear intention was this: Do all that we can to bring into the room optimism, love, peace, surrender, trust, and healing.

And even if the result is devastating, as it was in our case, bring that energy into the space the best you can.

We live in an energy-based universe.

Since the universe is based on the laws of energy, when we enter a room where healing, education, or communication is happening, we want to create positive energy.

You don’t want to be the one that sucks the energy from the room right?

Hey, I’ve been that person, and it’s a horrible feeling.

Dr. David R. Hawkins, MD, Ph.D., author of Power Versus Force, Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, says…

“After all, living things react positively to what is life-supportive and negatively to what is not.”

And loving thoughts are stronger than negative ones.

Dr. David Hawkins says…

“Even a few loving thoughts during the course of the day more than counterbalance all of our negative thoughts.”

Finally, your point of view is created by your unique level of consciousness. And consciousness is energy! Dr. Hawkins says…

“In fact, this is a holographic universe. Each point of view reflects a position that’s defined by the viewer’s unique level of consciousness.”

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Stroke of Insight.

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist whose research specialized in understanding how our brain creates our perception of reality, knows something about positive energy and being responsible for the energy you bring into a room.

In her book, My Stroke of Insight, she writes about her experience when she had a stroke and was in the hospital.

She talked about it on the Oprah Winfrey Show Finale. She said she could feel the energy people brought into the room.

“She couldn’t speak or remember her own mother, but when doctors and nurses walked into her room, she knew from the right brain who was on her side. She could feel their energy.”

Oprah.com writes, “Dr. Taylor sent me a sign that I have hanging in my makeup room. It says, ‘Please take responsibility for the energy you bring into this space.'”

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor adds: “Don’t accept timetables for recovery, have hope in the brain’s plasticity and ability to be repaired, and appreciate the value of sleep in the healing process.”


Here are the 9 best ways to be responsible and bring positive energy into a room, especially in stressful situations.

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1. Be intentional as you enter the room.

The focus is to be INTENTIONAL about what you do, say, and think. Your clear intention is to bring healing, positive energy, and calm into the situation.

When my husband was in the hospital we needed each visitor who entered the room to check their fearful, anxious, and worried energy at the door of the hospital room.

So, check your fear at the door.

Leave it like a coat on a rack.

It’s challenging because when you’re scared or nervous, how do you not bring that into the room?

It’s such a pressure cooker time.

Does putting a smile on your worried face help? Yes, it helps.

Does humor help? Certainly, but you’re joking while you want to throw up.

We were all scared. I was worried sick. My sons were young at the time and we couldn’t imagine a bad outcome.

Honor your fear, then think high vibe.

In a stressful or even life-threatening situation, even though you’re unavoidably afraid, it is possible to dial down your fear, if only temporarily.

First, ask yourself what you’re afraid of, nervous about, or dreading. Allow it. Then, gently and slowly breathe.

Next, be intentional. Choose thoughts that support you and the situation. Because although you’re stressed or afraid, your thoughts will shift your energy.

For example…

I’m bringing positive energy into this situation.

I’m focusing on the relationship, not on my being right.

I seek to understand.

I’m wishing for the best outcome.

I can push past my fear at this moment.

Please help me move past fear at this moment.

I surrender.

As I entered my husband’s hospital room, I was thinking: We are here to create a healing environment. We are here to create positive energy that heals. We are bringing love and healing.

A New Earth.

In A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, he recommends experiencing the emotion directly without the script behind it.  This is another way to feel emotions without negative energy.

Plus, it’s extremely freeing to allow emotion without thinking about it. It’s a step in this process of emotional freedom.

Positive energy in a work environment.

These principles apply at work as well.

Workplace fatigue is a serious problem, and to help you manage fatigue at work, you can practice the energy techniques listed in this article while you’re at work.

2. Remember to Breathe.

When we are afraid, we forget to breathe. Plus, our breath is shallow.

So, focus on taking gentle, deep breaths to calm the mind and body. The most effective sequence is to inhale for 4 counts and exhale for 8 counts.

Breathe out fear.

Picture the fear you feel in your body as a heavy rain cloud. Now exhale the cloud.

Begin by inhaling for 4 counts and exhaling for 8 counts while picturing the fear cloud leaving your body through your mouth.

3. Affirm healing.

Repeat affirmations that affirm that nature is designed to heal. Just as plants lean toward the sun in life, the body wants to heal. But, health is complicated as you know, so there are no simple answers here.

Affirm: I am designed to heal. I am healing my life. I am healing each day. With each breath, I am healing.

Then, name the person you’re visiting and say the same thing as a mantra, over and over. You are literally planting higher energy as you’re doing so.

4. Affirm something positive.

Positive affirmations work. The key practice is to say them regularly. This is not a one-and-done situation. Affirmations must be planted, fertilized, and watered daily.

Here’s a blog post I wrote of 307 Best Affirmations for Self-love and these affirmations also apply to healing or stressful situations.

5. Positive self-talk.

What you say when you talk to yourself is very important. As you carry your energy into a stressful situation, talk to yourself in a way that lowers YOUR stress.

Here are examples of positive self-talk that will calm you and reduce stress:

Although I’m nervous, I can handle this.

I am calm and at ease.

I am creating calm and ease.

I am doing the best I can.

Think relax and repeat.

When you relax in the presence of fear, stress, and anxiety, you move the energy, even if only slightly.

Michael Singer, the author of The Untethered Soul, recommends that when something causes you to want to back away or shut down, instead relax and repeat. As you do so, you release this energy.

6. Hold the space.

When you enter a room with calm, centered energy, you hold the space for others. Holding the space is when you clear YOUR OWN ENERGY so that others can be themselves. Plus, your calm, centered energy helps others to be calm.

This isn’t easy to do in life if you’re emotionally involved right?

So, to hold the space, use one or all of the techniques listed in this article and remind yourself: I am holding the space for others. This thought centers YOU and has a clear intention.

7. Have an imagination.

It’s easy to be negative or pessimistic in life because we’ve been hurt and disappointed and we’ve failed repeatedly. So, we tend to protect ourselves in life.

Because no one knows exactly what’s going to happen right? Haven’t you heard stories of someone being given 3 months to live and they live a long life? We never know.

So, use your imagination to create positivity in a healing or stressful situation.

Overall, practicing optimism while taking all precautions and doing your best is certainly a positive approach.

8. Practice Gratitude: it always shifts energy.

Gratitude shifts low energy faster than you can say, Thank you. So practice gratitude.

Try it all day long. Throughout the day say: thank you. Say it anytime something slightly happy, pleasurable, or nice happens. As you’re entering the room, feel gratitude for this time with the person. Feel gratitude for the relationship.

Also, start each day with a gratitude prayer. Do this every day if you want, but especially when someone you love or care about is healing.

9. Always Be Connected (ABC).

Whether you connect with a higher power, a philosophy, your soul, or your purpose, connect each day. Always be connected (ABC) so that you’re not overwhelmed by the challenges of life.

Life’s challenging, right? The good news is that we don’t have to do life alone. This connecting time can be in meditation, prayer, or sitting and staring out a window.

How to Create a Positive Energy Zone.

How do you create a positive energy zone in an area where you need it? Especially when health is on the line, like in a hospital or with someone recovering at home.

Be clear with all visitors.

Set your intention. Not in a mean way, but in a clear, direct way. Give each person the skills listed above so they will have positive energy in the room. Preferably, put up a sign and point to it when people walk in.

They’ll get the idea.


Remind yourself as you’re doing this to surrender. Surrender to a higher power, the flow of life, nature, whatever your beliefs are.

Because, as you know, you aren’t in charge. So, don’t carry the pressure that you’re responsible for making everything better.

You’re only human.


To connect with me about poster energy zone posters for your space, and kindly ask all who enter to take responsibility for their energy, go here.

What about authenticity?

As a soul coach, who is passionate about the needs of the soul, and at the top of that list is authenticity, should you ignore your paralyzing fear and bring in positive energy?

You don’t want to ignore any emotion, including fear! However, using the techniques in this article will generally produce better results in life. Or, at least it’s better than negative energy when we’re trying to heal, educate, and communicate.

Final Thoughts.

Do you continue checking your energy at the door even after you know it’s time to say goodbye?

I believe so.

Because now you’re sending the energy of love and healing. And love is the opposite of fear in life.

The energy you carry in your body, largely driven by your thoughts, affects everyone around you.

We are big balls of walking energy. And, we create the frequency with our thoughts, emotions, and the situations we place ourselves in.