For some, cleansing a space can feel like taking an energetic shower. It allows us to clear out anything that doesn’t serve us and makes room for fresh and vibrant energies so that our minds can create in a calm environment.
Similar to a cluttered home, energy can become stuck, and the best way to clear out that stagnant energy is to add some spiritual cleansing to the mix. One of the most common ways to cleanse a space of excess or negative energy is to smudge.
Smudging is an ancient ceremonial practice and has a history of use among Native Americans, and it’s a process of burning certain herbs to cleanse and protect a space. Recent studies have proven that the burning of medicinal herbs goes beyond their energetic ability to clear heavy or harmful energies but can purify the air. It was found that after burning medicinal herbs for an hour, 94% of recorded airborne bacteria had vanished.
You can also use Palo Santo, which is wood from the Bursera Graveolens tree, native to South America and hailed for its healing and cleansing properties. Palo Santo has been used in spiritual practices and healing ceremonies as far back as the Inca empire. It is naturally uplifting and carries a high vibration, so it can clear negative energy and transform it into positive energy.
Another way to cleanse your space is by using crystals, as they are instant energy shifters. When you’re working with crystals, cleanse and charge them regularly to keep their potency. Before using them, you can cleanse them through the smoke of Sage or Palo Santo, or you can charge them by leaving the crystals out overnight under the full moon.
How to Cleanse your Space:
Open all of the doors and windows in your home, then hold the Sage or Palo Santo and light the end until it starts to smoke. Leave it to light for a few moments before gently blowing it out, leaving just the smoke behind. Move from room to room, waving the smoke into all of the opened and closed spaces, doors, and corners. Your Sage or Palo Santo may be reused often, so when finished, place the stick in a fireproof bowl, and make sure the embers are fully extinguished before leaving the room.
Whether you're moving into a new home, feeling stuck, or are experiencing a major life shift, cleansing your space can help eliminate old energies so that new ones can unfold.
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