You don’t have to answer, and you don’t have to feel embarrassed, but it might be time to take a look at the energy in your day-to-day environment. Your environment directly affects your health, and to keep your focus only on your body while ignoring your environment is going to cause you unnecessary stress.
So if you can’t drop everything and schedule with me right now, what are some good ways to #cleansemyspace?
How to Cleanse Your Space
1. Burn Some Sage
I know it sounds basic, but it’s true. People have been burning sage and other herbs to gently push the negative energy out of a space for a long time. Many professionals and practitioners have preferences with regard to what kind of herbs you use, but the most effective is going to be the one you prefer the most. It’s not going to help you relax in your space if you just burned an herb you hate the smell of. Don’t like sage? Try palo santo, or lavender.
2. Sweet Vibrations
You might scoff when I tell you that phat beats could help your home, but it’s true. Sound, specifically percussive sound like drums, chimes or bass, can help clear the energy of almost any object.
3. Cleanse With Crystals
Crystals can be a great way to consciously cleanse a space. They can be used in the style of a magic wand, (eat your heart out Glenda) or placed in strategic parts of your home or office to absorb negative energy, depending upon the type of stone. Are your negativity suckers feeling heavy or less effective? Refer back to #2.
4. Get Some Green
5. Salt the Space
Salt is a cheap winner when it comes to absorbing energy. Sprinkle some, leave it for a bit and then dust it off or vacuum it up. You do not need to spring for fancy salt. The objective is just to suck up that negative energy.
6. Try a Room Spray
This is another great alternative to burning stuff in your home, if that’s not your thing. We’re really fortunate here in San Diego, where there are a multitude of vendors that you can get a good home cleansing spray from. If you’re a big DIY fan, there are also a number of great recipes online.
7. Pay Special Attention to Entrances
This is more of a maintenance step that I’d recommend adding after doing any space cleansing. People are constantly coming in and out of your spaces and they often bring negative energy with them, whether they are aware of it or not. It’s not a bad idea to use any one of the steps above consistently at an entrance to your space to ensure you won’t have to do a full cleansing too often. Station some pretty crystal statuary, plants, or maybe an oil diffuser with some room spray near the entrance to your space. Not only does this help you, but it might also help the people walking through your door!
How Else Can You Cleanse Your Space?
If the above suggestions don’t work for you, reach out. Hit me up on Facebook or Instagram and tell me what’s going on in your space. I’d love to help.
Almost every culture on the planet has practices they use to cleanse spaces and people. It’s an old, but very effective, practice. I can’t wait to see how you cleanse your space. Let me know what works for you. Let me know what doesn’t. I want to know.
Melissa Mead is a certified Reiki and Shamanic Practitioner in San Diego. Learn more about Warrior of the Light Reiki now.