Have you ever been rearranging the furniture in your home or office, pulled back a particularly large dresser or desk and been shocked at all the dust you find behind it? The room looked so clean before you started, but in the places you couldn’t see, the dirt, dust and maybe cat hair was having a party.
Energy affects your home in a similar way. Your kitchen is spotless, so why do you still feel anxious when you’re trying to make a cup of coffee? Why does it feel heavy in your bedroom even after you’ve made the bed?
Think about the activity in your home on a regular basis. Do you have the occasional tiff with your significant other? Did you have a depressive episode on your couch in the last few months? What about visitors? Have you been someone’s shoulder to cry on? Did Mom come smother you for a few days?
All of these activities, and more, have a lingering energetic effect on your home. In most cases, those pockets of energy can have lasting effects on your health long after the event. Fights with roommates and partners can steadily increase. Depressive episodes and general anxiety can ramp up too. On the less dramatic end, you can honestly just feel incredibly uncomfortable in your own home.
Don’t worry. You don’t have to move. I promise. Try a space cleansing instead.
Space Cleansing - an ancient practice
Space Cleansing is an incredibly long-lived practice. Priests have done it with incense and sound since the existence of Churches. Tribal peoples have done it with sage and other herbs for thousands of years. Space cleansing and clearing is also used in conjunction with other energetic practices, like feng shui and energy healing. In a space cleansing, we use tangible objects and directed energy to absorb and ultimately get rid of negative energy that lingers in a space. Almost every culture on the planet has practices they use to cleanse spaces and people. It’s an old, but very effective, practice.
Everyone can benefit from it, and everyone can do it. With simple space cleansing tools and the right mindset, anyone can go through their home and get rid of the extra baggage.
Do I Need a Space Cleansing?
Probably. Everyone does from time to time. When’s the last time you cleansed your space? How are you feeling in your home? The most important times to get a space cleansing are when your space has gone through a major event (or is about to).
The above is just a sampling, but if you’re feeling uncomfortable in your home, break out the sage or try one of the the suggestions in Top 7 Things You Can Do To #CleanseMySpace
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.
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.