Monday, 13 January 2020

Cleansing a Space

Later I shall be cleansing my home with this HUGE smudge stick. It was gifted to me by my dear friend (@cate.loves on Instagram) - thank you, Cate!
Cleansing your home and magical space, is really important. 
There are many ways in which you can do this, and many are simple and inexpensive.

 Smudging: Smudge yourself, a living space, magical area, or object. The leaves will release a thick smoke (you may open windows!), allow it to linger over the person or thing you are cleansing.

 Singing Bowl: A slightly more expensive way to cleanse, but once you have made the initial purchase there is no further cost. A very powerful and effective way.

🌚 Moon Water: Charge up some water (adding a clear quartz) by leaving it under the light of a full moon. You can use this to spritz around your home or working space as necessary.

 Garlic: Hang in the kitchen, and (or) place cloves outside the house under windows to prevent negative energy from entering the home.

 Black Salt: Sprinkle around the space you are cleansing, leave it to sit a while so that it can absorb any negative energy, and sweep it out of your home.

 Herbs: Smudging is not limited to White Sage. Eucalyptus, Lavender, Cedar, Palo Santo, Rosemary and Mugwort are alternative herbs you can burn, and there are many mixed herb smudging bundles on the market. Loose, hand-blended incense is also an option.

 Bells: Probably my personal favourite. Ringing bells in the garden to chase away bad spirits is a favourite Samhain tradition of mine. Use a bell in any room or sacred space to clear negative energy. Ring the bell until you feel the energy change. Cleanse your bell after you have finished your work - I like to pass mine through a protective herb incense such as Dragon’s blood, allowing the smoke to cleanse the bell ready for use again.

🌿 Besom: You don’t have to have a traditional Besom, a ‘broom’ (long-handled brush) will do fine. Sweep the house from back to front, to remove stagnant or negative energy. You can add extra power to this by visualising the negative energy being swept up as you work, and then thrown away with the debris and dust.

 Flowers: These keep the peace in the house. Display fresh flowers prominently in the most used room.

 Candles: Carry a white candle from room to room. In each room make your intention to cleanse the room. Allow it to burn right down.

 Clapping: Stand in the middle of the room facing the window (if there is one). Pull your arms back and pull the negative energy in towards (and into!) your clap. Visualise any straggly bits of negative energy exiting through the window (I like to open it for this process). Repeat until the energy is clear, and shut the window if you have opened it.
Obviously you can use as many of these techniques as you wish. Some techniques may feel more appropriate to certain spaces (or cleansing jobs) than others. You will know when your space has been cleared; you will be able to feel it - the room may feel lighter, brighter, or just ‘right’ in comparison to before.

What is your favourite method of cleansing? How many on this list have you tried?

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