If you’ve experienced a challenging Winter, whether you were sick, went through a breakup, or are still feeling the effects of the pandemic, it’s a good time to clear the air and make space inside yourself for the energy of Spring!
While it’s important to keep our homes looking squeaky clean — from windows to baseboards — have you ever thought about spring cleaning your home’s energy? If your space is feeling stagnant, try these six simple cleansing rituals to clear out any negative vibes and bring in new energy for the Spring Equinox.
1. Open the Windows
One of the easiest ways to get rid of trapped toxins and negative energy in your home is to simply open the windows. Start cleansing your home by letting the fresh air in and the bad energy out.
2. Clean Your Entrances
Most of the negative energy comes in with us as we walk through the door, and this is often where it gets stuck. So clean out the unwanted energy by sweeping and cleaning your entryways. Pay special attention to doors and clean the doorknobs.
BURN DRIED SAGE: The practice of slowly burning herbs and flowers is commonly called smudging, and herbs like white sage have long been used to bring balance and peace to a space. When bundles of dried sage are burned the fragrant smoke is said to burn up toxic energy and bring balance.
When smudging, light your sage bundle and fan the smoke into the corners of the room with your hand or use a feather as you move around the space. Place the still-burning bundle in an abalone shell or a glass bowl or clay dish. Never blow on your sage bundle to fan the smoke.
BURN PALO SANTO: Palo santo is a fragrant wood that’s often burned as incense to combat negative energy and cleanse spaces. You can smudge palo santo the same way you use smudge sticks when you want to move negative energy out of your home. Just light the end of the stick and waft the smoke around your house.
4. Clean With Salt
Salt is an excellent natural cleanser and another common way to remove negative energy from your space. Pour any kind of natural salt in the corners of the rooms you want to cleanse. Give it 48 hours to trap and absorb bad energy then sweep it up. Or, if you have children or animals, fill small bowls and then simply toss the salt after two days.
You can also use a Himalayan salt candle or create your own salt candles for the same toxin-absorbing effect.
5. Incorporate Crystals
Some crystals such as black tourmaline, hematite, and selenite are great at clearing negative energy. Place black tourmaline in the four corners of any room, in window sills, or at the corners of your bed to absorb any toxic and negative energy. Black tourmaline also absorbs electromagnetic energy so keep it next to electronics like computers and TVs.
6. Scent With Essential Oils
Use essential oils to scent the air, boost your mood, and clear negative energy. Diffuse lemon or pine for a natural clean smell. Use sweet orange or lavender for a naturally uplifting effect.
And if smudging is not your thing, make a room spray with sage and citrus essential oils. Add a piece of black tourmaline or fresh sage to the bottle before you add the liquid ingredients to help neutralize negativity. Spritz it in corners and near entryways to purify the air and disperse pent-up energy.
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