As the sun pours through windows and wakes you earlier and earlier, and you’re able to enjoy open windows and fresh air being circulated inside by your favorite fans, you consider all the cleaning that’s not been done over the winter. In addition to actually taking a cleanser bucket and rag to every surface, wall, door, and floor, you might even consider intentionally “clearing the air” in the emotional sense. Some believe that the events that happen in your home, your stress, your thoughts and emotions can soak into all the materials that make up your home including walls, carpet, ceiling, furniture, and objects. Spring is a great time to clear your space’s energy alongside your spring cleaner. Here are other times you might consider clearing the energy:
When you move into a new place
After an argument
When someone moves out
After illness or death
When you bring an antique or second hand item home
Anytime you want good energy for a new beginning or project
Now that you’ve decided to cleanse the home, you need to choose how you’ll do it. There are several ways to do it, and the best one will be based on your preference. The act of clearing largely has to do with the energy you’re holding as you do it, so you should perform the ritual you gravitate toward. You can even forego the supplies and use only your mind by holding the intention strongly to clear the space of negative energy and energy that no longer serves you and other residents. Other popular methods are listed below.
Sage or Sandalwood
Burning an herbal bunch of Sage held together by string is a concept everyone has heard of. You can achieve the same effect (light smoke) by burning a Sandalwood incense. You should use a scent that you will enjoy and not just one you’ll tolerate and if smoke irritates you, consider making a room spray of water, a teaspoon of alcohol such as vodka for preserving and drops of your favorite essential oil. You can even add a meaningful stone or crystal to the spray bottle. If burning, the traditional method is to light it and circle it counter clockwise through each room, getting every inch of space possible, especially corners.
If you’ve burned an herb or scent that isn’t the most pleasing, you can burn something sweet afterward. Some enjoy burning a blade of sweet grass or a different incense. Open East windows and doors to air out the space to allow the energy of the sun to re-energize the space.
Purchase a Special Candle
You can purchase a special candle to dedicate to clearing your space, as well as implementing a new wish that you invest in each time you light the candle. This is a great way to manifest your desires and feel better about situations instantly. A large jar candle with a lid is best, as it burns the longest and can be transported easily. You can make your wish each time you light it, or just the first time and the energy will be imprinted to it.
Using white light is an important visualization technique of a lot of meditation practices. Many people surround themselves with white light (in their mind) on a regular basis. White light represents an energy that purifies the subjects inside it and illuminates anything it comes into contact with. The same white light can be used to cleanse your home. First, begin by imagining yourself in a white light “egg” if you will. With each deep breath in through your nose and out through your mouth, imagine that egg getting larger and larger until it fills the entire room you are in. Then, imagine the white spreading to each room in your home until it’s lit up around its exterior also. Now your home is cleaned inside as well as outside, purifying energies as they walk by or enter your home’s yard and neighborhood!