Happy Spring! After a long winter of days spent hibernating from the cold outside, there tends to be a build up of energy inside the home. If you haven’t cleansed all winter, the stress of the holidays, the anxiety surrounding the unknowns of a new year, and all that energy you put into New Year’s resolutions is still residing in your home, clogging the circulation of fresh vibes. Ideally, cleansing the space after parties, unusually stressful times, intense workouts, arguments, breakups or moving is best. Sometimes it is difficult to get around to cleaning, energetic or otherwise, as often as we know we should. Instead of sledging around in all that heavy winter energy, use one or more of these space purifying techniques to shake off the old and bring in the new with a spring cleaning routine you’ll be sure to use next year too!
EVERYTHING HAS ENERGY, inanimate abodes included.
Even though you can’t see the dust of the energy that settles in your home, if you don’t occasionally cleanse it, that stagnant energy will collect and affect how you and others view your space. It’s like when you walk into a place that gives you an icky or uncomfortable feeling that you can’t explain. Places carry an energy, just like people. When they are pure, the space feels fresh and full of life. When they are clogged with old or negative energies, the space gives off an unwelcoming feeling. The vibrant energy of your home will dull if it’s not cleansed. What was once your happy place, will take on a feeling of heaviness.
>>>The most common way to cleanse your space would be by burning sage. Hold the sage above an abalone shell or fireproof container as you light it. Let the sage stick catch fire, and allow it to burn for about 30 seconds. Then blow it out. As the smoke wafts from the stick or leaves, first sage yourself using the feather to direct the smoke toward your body. We suggest starting at the top of your head and working downward toward your feet. Then begin to sage your space. Open your front door and all of the windows in the house to allow the unwanted energy to be released. Starting at the front door, sage around the outside of the door and frame. Now, walk back inside, and begin saging the space by moving counter-clockwise through it – this is symbolic of taking negative and unwanted energy out. Using the feather to waft the smoke into the corners of every room and up to the ceiling. Finally, to clear away any unwanted energy from any of your crystals, immerse each of them in the sacred smoke of the sage.
>>>Secondly, a ritual jar is the perfect way to uplift your self and your space with a visual reminder of what you’d like your environment to embody. Especially after you have smudged your space. Draw blinds, open your windows and pull back the curtains to allow fresh air and sunshine into the space. Sweep and clean the front door step or entrance into your home to keep the energy clean, positive and uplifted. Clean your stovetop. This represents your health and financial life.
Hold a piece of black tourmaline in your hands and set an intention for your space. Command that the crystal hold the intention of absorbing, purifying and clearing all unwanted energy in the space. BLACK TOURMALINE IS AMAZING FOR THIS! Fill a glass jar halfway with water. Add 2 Tbsp. sea salt and black tourmaline to your jar. Place your jar in a central area of your room. Leave for 24 hours. After this time period, take your black tourmaline out, rinse with water and place outside in the sun/moon for 48 hours. Pour all the salt and water down the toilet and flush. Clean jars and wash hands. Repeat as often as needed.
>>>Lastly, call upon the light by using Selenite, selenite has the ability to wash your aura with bright white light. The high water content within Selenite is recognizable in the easy flow of energy that radiates from this crystal. No ritual is necessary for selenite to start cleansing your space. We recommend 1 piece for each window in your home. Add a piece of selenite to your windowsills for cleansing, clearing and raising the vibration of your home to a higher level. The protection that selenite provides comes from its perennially charged nature. Unlike other stones, selenite is a crystal that does not need to be recharged or cleansed. In fact, it is often used to charge and purify other crystals. It will absorb and dissipate all the negative energy around it. This is one crystal that doesn’t act as an enhancer for bad energy just as for good. Only positivity will be amplified by selenite, so use that to your advantage in employing it for that squeaky-clean feel.