How to Cleanse Your Space
Everything is made of energy and has its own unique vibration - including you. As human beings, while our physical body radiates an energy in the form of heat, we also radiate a very low level of electricity that is also known as an electromagnetic field. As an electromagnetic being, we attract experiences and relationships that match our frequencies.
Vibes are short for ‘vibrational frequency,’ which is what an aura is comprised of. Our frequency or vibe is what others can sense, or what attracts or repels us from others depending on how our frequency works with theirs. The frequency of this energy falls on a spectrum from light to dark. Light energy is infinite, effortless, and rooted in love. Dark or shadow energy is dense and rooted in fear.
Places have vibes too; when we walk into a room in which a fight has just occurred, we may feel a heavy energy that makes us want to leave right away. When our spaces are clear, they revitalise and refresh us. When they are stagnant, our daily life feels slow and sluggish. Without being aware of it, allowing negative energy or low vibrations to exist in our life has been known to have harmful side effects on us, our lives and even our health.
We can sometimes hold on to energy from our past, previous relationships, challenging experiences and even from past lives. We can sometimes take on energy that is not our own from those around us. We can absorb energy or emotions from almost anyone at any time and this can be particularly challenging for empaths (someone who can sense and feel emotions as if they are part of their own experience).
Method of Cleansing Energy
The below techniques can be used to cleanse ourselves (our aura, our chakras), our space (home, work, cars and altars) and our spiritual tools (items like crystals, pendulums and tarot cards).
Burning herbs or resins to produce a healing smoke that shifts and cleanses energy. This can include white sage, palo santo (Holy Wood), rosemary, eucalyptus and frankincense. Light your chosen cleansing wand or place loose herbs in a heat-proof dish and allow the smoke to filter through the home, over yourself and spiritual objects such as crystals. Open windows and doors and let the smoke carry any negativity out and away from your space. Hold positive intention in your mind’s eye or speak them out loud, as smoke travels through the home, imagine a positive, loving energy replacing any negative energy that has been removed.
While humans, at an atomic level, are a complex mix of fluctuating vibrations and energies (we are easily disrupted by things like stress, emotions and experiences) crystals hold a stable vibration, making them perfect to help us combat imbalances of energy in our lives.
When we have these crystals around us, we are influenced by their energies which can help us balance our body & mind, find peace and tranquillity, and remove or shield against negativity energy. Each crystal has a different vibration and frequency - so can help with different aspects of our lives. We can also arrange crystals in patterns according to scared geometry (crystal gridding) to amplify our intention of energy cleansing.
Salt lamps are a triple threat: they act as a filter for bad vibes, electromagnetic radiation (the energy emitted from our technology), and air contaminants. Himalayan salt is well known for its physical benefits like purifying the air through the process of ionisation; helping with allergies, asthma, dust, and other air pollutants, but it is also an excellent way to cleanse, regulate and refresh energy.
Negative energy has a low vibration and Himalayan salt can be used to increase the rate of vibration and release negative energy from the chakra energy points. The high vibration of the Himalayan salt is the reason it has been used for centuries for purification, cleansing, protection, and dispelling negativity in many magical, spiritual, and traditional rituals. View our range of salt lamps here.
There are certain essential oils that can be used to help in the process of cleansing energy and have been used since ancient times to help release negative energy and promote positivity. They can be mixed into a spray bottle or roll-on and used during meditation, cleansing rituals or in a diffuser or oil burner around the home. The following essential oils blends are recommended for use in cleansing rituals:
- Release blend (letting go of stress & heightened emotions)
- Protection blend (creates a shield against negativity)
- Mindfulness blend (encourages us to take note of our moods & whether we are being influenced by negativity)
- Sacred blend (increases spiritual awareness & can help strengthen intuition)
- Happy blend (can be used after cleansing to uplift our mood & the space)
- Surrender blend (if not able to cleanse with smoke, this is a great blend to mix into a spray bottle and intentionally spray around the house to let go of anything that no longer serves)
Sound therapy is an ancient practice and singing bowls have been used in Tibet and neighbouring areas for religious and spiritual ceremonies, as well as meditation. The vibration of the bowls produces a rich, deep tone when played and can have a positive effect on the mind and body. Using a singing bowl is also a way to purify your home and release old, stuck energies.
To use: Clear your mind and set your intention on what you would like to achieve with your singing bowl, such as clearing stale energies, removing blocks, improving your health or creating an opening in your life. Make sure to strike your singing bowl first, then begin to move the mallet around the bowl to make it hum. Keep the pressure even to maintain the hum of the bowl.
Carry the bowl in your left hand on its cushion, using the mallet in your right hand to circle the bowl and begin to sing the bowl through the space. You can also place the singing bowl on a table, allowing the vibrations to move out into the room. To clear your own energies, hold the bowl while standing and absorb the healing sounds. They can also be used to cleanse crystals and other spiritual tools. Place your crystal or crystals around the outside of the cushion and singing bowl before.