19 Sep 6 WAYS TO CLEANSE YOUR SPACE OF NEGATIVE ENERGY
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” – Nicola Tesla
Everything is energy. And its very easy for that energy to build up and bring you down. You’re already clearing the physical clutter from your home, so why not also make clearing the energetic clutter a practice?
Its important to maintain pure, cleansed energy in your space. By removing any unwanted heavy energy from your home, you can enter into a deep state of reflection and gratitude and also make your space feel brighter and lighter.
So here are 6 ways you can cleanse your space of any unwanted negative energy:
1. Palo Santo
The “holy wood,” also known as palo santo, has been used in spiritual practices and healing ceremonies for thousands of years. Its metaphysical properties are numerous, but its primary role is for cleansing. Due to its sacred nature, palo santo – which is indigineous to South America – can only be harvested from trees that have died of natural causes.
How to Use:
Light a stick of palo santo and let the flame burn for up to one minute. Blow it out and walk through the areas you wish to cleanse, allowing the smoke to waft through the room. With a spirit of gratitude, ask the smoke for its blessing and protection.
2. Sage Smudging
Burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people, or space and of getting rid of unwanted energy. Simply put, sage clears bacteria in the air. Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood. The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal.
How to Use:
Before you light up, remember to open a door or window as the unwanted energy you are trying to clear must have a pathway to get out. Traditionally, people use an abalone shell to hold the sage in and then use a feather to fan and spread the smoke around the space when burning sage. Once you’re ready to light your sage, grab the sage as far from the end you are burning as possible. Hold the sage at a 45-degree angle, light the sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on one end. Then you can start the process of clearing your space
3. Himalayan Rock Salt
Salt is a symbol of purity. Salt has been used for sterilizing everything from cutting boards to wounds, and it clears negative energy too.
How to Use:
Pour a small pile of salt into a bowl. Place it at your front door to keep negative energy from entering.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt into each corner of the room you wish to purify. Keep the area around the salt clean and clear of other objects. Leave the salt out for one to two days, and then sweep or vacuum.
In Japan, the tradition of incense dates back to the sixth century – when it emerged in purification rituals for the emperor and his court; before then, the Egyptians used incense in their healing rituals and the Babylonians relied on it when praying to divine oracles. While most commonly burned for its scent, incense can also have strong antibacterial qualities.
How to Use:
Light the end of an incense stick and let the flame burn for ten seconds. Blow out the flame – make sure the end is still lit – and place the stick in an incense holder. Let the incense burn until it’s fully extinguished.
5. Essential Oils
Essential oils are a great way to unwind and reflect. A diffuser is the best way to enjoy their therapeutic and aromatic benefits – it vaporizes the oils into the air, eliminating impurities and ensuring an even release.
How to Use:
Fill the water reservoir of your diffuser up to the fill line and tap drops of oil into your diffuser, remembering that a little goes a long way.
6. Strategically Place your crystals
Crystals are gifts from the earth that carry various beneficial vibrational properties. Certain crystals are very effective to cleanse your space of any negative energy and block EMF radiation. These include black tourmaline, hematite, and shungite.
Make energetically cleansing your space a regular part of your routine using any one of these practices and within a short time, you will feel lighter, brighter, and better able to take inspired action in your life.