“For our home is our corner of the world…It is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word” – Gaston Bachelard
Our home is our sanctuary, our sacred space where we retreat from the outside world, to be comforted and nurtured. It should also bring out the best in us and be a place where we can be creative.
Just like we need to clean our house regularly, we should also make energy cleansing a habit — because no home is immune to negative energy. Negative energies are not only created by ourselves, by our negative thoughts and feelings, but can also be projected onto us from others, such as previous owners, visitors, family members and friends.
Have you noticed bad energy when you walk into a space after an argument? The air and the energy feels so thick, ‘you could cut it with a knife’. This ‘energy smog’ can cast a pall and have a profound effect on your health, emotions and wellbeing if not cleansed regularly.
A proper “Space Clearing” normally takes 90 minutes to 2 hours to cleanse a three-bedroom house. This step is strongly recommended when you are moving into a new home. It is important that you put your own print onto the space by removing any residual energy from the past residents.
Today, I am going to share 3 simple steps to energetically cleanse your home that you can do on a regular basis after some initial heavy lifting. This allows you to maintain a high level of vibrations within your home so that you are supported on all levels. Remember, the more often you do this, the less time you will need to spend each time. As a guide, it takes about 45 minutes for a 3-bedroom house if you do it once a week.
STEP 1. BANISHING NEGATIVE ENERGY
There are various tools you can use for this part of the process. The aim is to disperse the negative and stagnant energy and send them into the light to be transmuted. This is like we are removing the weeds (together with the roots) before we plant new seeds.
My two absolute favourites are White Sage smudge sticks from Nature’s Energy and Space Clearing Mist from Australian Bush Flowers Essences (shown in below Photo). They are effective and easy to use.
White Sage smudge sticks are used for protection and purification. Smudging your sacred space or even your body with white sage is like taking an energetic shower. The smoke from dried sage changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response. Any conflict, anger, illness or evil is absorbed by the sage smoke, being released or cleansed from the energy field of a person.
Before you start, open the doors and windows so the unwanted energy can be released with the smoke of the sage.
Stand in the centre of your home and take a few deep breaths. Focus on no more than 3 things that you would like to banish in this process. Be concise and succinct, for example “Fear”, “Financial struggles”, “Health issues”, “Grief” or whatever it might be. You can also vocalise these and say them aloud while you walk through the space. Some examples are:
“I now banish all negative entities and energy from this home”
“I now clear all fears that hold me back from attracting the desired relationship into my life”
“I remove all barriers that prevent me from moving forward in my career”
Decide on whether you would like to do it in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction. (Listen to your intuition, or ask a pendulum if you own one and know how to use it.) You can start at any point on the perimeter of the room, working from the outer edge towards the centre.
Starting at the floor level and move up to the ceiling, paying close attention to corners and to any nooks & crannies around furniture. Open and cleanse all cupboards. Negative energy loves to hide in those dark corners, so if you can’t reach it with the smudge sticks, spraying a Space Clearing mist is the best way to dissipate it.
Once you have done the whole house, leave the smudge stick on a safe surface or a plate for continued burning. It knows when it is time to stop. Do not put it under running water to distinguish it. Visualise those issues that were on your mind being carried away with the smoke. Your home will then be free from the energy pollution.
Note: Be aware of fire alarms in your house when using a smudge stick. Be extra cautious if it is windy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before using this technique.
STEP 2. SETTING YOUR INTENTIONS
A big part of energetic space clearing is about setting intentions, such as focusing on what you would like to bring into your space, your home. This is the time to communicate with the universe what your heart desires. So be truthful, be yourself.
This is the ideal time to do a mini-meditation to quieten the mind and the chatter of the ego. You can play some gentle music or burn your favourite incense to help this.
Close your eyes, try to see through those immediate needs and wants to gain clarity on what truly brings you the harmony and bliss in life. Identify how you would feel if those wishes were granted instantly. How will you feel when those issues in your life are no longer there? Try to feel the joy and excitement in every cell of your body. The most important part is: you don’t have to visualise every detail — you only have to feel the way you wish to feel. This also helps you to steer away from any superficial material needs or short-lived intentions.
When you are emitting the positive and life-affirming energy from the heart, the universe will then match these vibrations and make your wish manifest.
STEP 3. INVOKING WHAT YOUR HEART DESIRES
Now you have gained clarity in respect of your intention and desires, it should be easy to either say them out loud or write them down during the invoking process.
This part should be joyful and uplifting. I love using tools that create sounds, such as a singing bowl or Tibetan bells. The sound waves they create can carry our wish into the space and can accentuate the energy in our home and create a vortex of radiating energy around you. Importantly, those sounds are nurturing and positive.
Move in the opposite direction to what you did in the banishing process. I.e. if you moved in a clockwise direction during banishing, then carry out the invoking process in an anti-clockwise direction in each room.
Close your windows and doors during this step, as we want to retain the high vibrational energy for as long as possible.
Your home tells the story of your recent life, absorbing and reflecting back to you. Hence, the ability to harmonise and sanctify your home of stagnant and unwanted energy have a profound effect upon your health, emotions, relationships and well-being. Be mindful of the space you are living in, take care of it and it will take care of you in return.
May is a perfect month to introduce this simple practice to keep the energy in your home fresh and vibrant. (You can read May’s Monthly Prediction here.)
If you are practicing something similar already, great! I’d love to hear about your favourite tools and https://fengshuiserenity.com.au/sign-up-page/what works for you. Leave me a Comment below…:-)