Sometimes our home can be our sanctuary. But there can be times, especially if we’re going through periods of grief, anxiety or stress where our home can feel less than happy.
Energy is everywhere and within everything so when we’re not clearing ourselves properly of negative energy, this can affect our homes too. And even if you can’t see it, we can sense the energy of a room. For a while now I’ve been yearning for light, clearer space, and minimalism. My home has not always felt like a home due to the fact that when we first moved in our lives seemed to be chaotic and filled with stress. Now that we’re more settled were desperate to change our home and me personally to clear and cleanse my space.
So here are my top tips for cleansing and clearing the space in our homes.
1. SMUDGE YOUR SPACE
Using herbal incense such as sandalwood, lavender or frankincense is a super-easy way to clear and cleanse your space. Just make sure to open any windows and that pets or children are not nearby as incense can be quite strong and pets can be particularly sensitive to it. If you do have a pet I generally use aura sprays instead, which is just a mixture of spring water, crystals and aromatherapy oils mixed together. After spritzing a few times within a room especially the corners the energy feels much clearer.
2. SOUND HEALING
Music can have an incredible healing effect on our vibrations as well as the energy of the room. Sounds such as Tibetan singing bowls and Tibetan bells have been used for centuries to clear the energy of a space. I usually find a sound healing clip on youtube and put it up loud for an hour or two. This can help clear any stagnant energy as well as releasing any blocks or anxiety within your own body.
3. CRYSTAL HEALING
Crystals are probably one of my most favourite tools to work with and can really help create loving and calm energy in your home. If you feel like your home is needing more peace and calm use Selenite, Rose Quartz or Amethyst. Or if you’re worried about intruders and want some extra protection use hematite, obsidian or tigers eye near the entrance of your home. To create a loving atmosphere, again rose quartz or clear quartz can help. If you want your home to have an angelic feel the beautiful sky blue of Angelite can lift the energy of any space.
4. CLEAR YOUR SPACE
This is probably one of those obvious ones that we know we should be doing but many of us (ahem like myself) have a tendency to forget to clear that clutter. I am the worst at hoarding. If you look in my cupboards (god forbid you do) you will find years of old phone charges, socks with holes and who knows what else. So I’m writing this as much for me as it is for you.
Clutter can equal old stagnant energy. And when we’re wanting to start afresh or move on from a difficult time having a good ole clear out and tidying up your space can be a godsend. You will feel much lighter in mind body and soul and now were even finding out that tidying up can be good for you as the amazing Marie Kondeo has established in her widely successful book “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” A good idea I read is to set the timer for 20 mins or so each day and spend that time clearing and tidying up one room so that within a few days you may be able to transform your whole home.
To conclude, your home is your sanctuary. A space of joy to get away from the outside world so it’s important your home aligns with your energy and soul. So often the changes we make internally are reflected in our surroundings and as the saying goes “Where intention goes energy flows.” Keep that higher intention when you’re cleansing your home. Do it with love and a grateful heart and you will already be bringing in positive and uplifting energy to your home.