If you've experienced a challenging time recently (been sick, through a breakup, or let's be honest, are still feeling the aftershocks of 2020), it's a good time to clear the air — literally.
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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 eight simple cleansing rituals once a month, or at least once every season, to clear out any negative vibes and bring in new energy.
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.
You can avoid tracking in unwanted physical and emotional energy by hanging crystals in your entryway.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Scent With Essential Oils
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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6. Incorporate Plants or Flowers
Plants don't just filter toxins from the air, they also naturally help filter negative energy while fostering positive energy like serenity and good fortune. A good goal is to have a least one plant in every room and several in the rooms you spend the most time, like the kitchen or bedroom.
7. Make Some Noise
The sound of a bell or clapping your hands can help break up bad energy that's stuck. Walk through your home, moving clockwise, and make some noise to get things moving.
Clutter can make a space feel heavy and stagnant. Clean and declutter to make your space feel lighter and brighter.
If you've been sick or going through a hard time (or still feeling the aftershocks of 2020), it's a good time to clear the air — literally. Try these simple cleansing rituals once a month or at least once every season to clear out any negative vibes and bring in new energy.