There is a major difference between cleaning a space and cleansing a space. The latter deals with more of an energy cleanse as opposed to a physical aspect. Cleansing a space is tapping into that inner intuition of when you enter a room, and the energy feels… off. It’s a gut feeling; trust it. While acknowledging that your senses are tingling, it’s also important to understand how to use nature’s alchemy to introduce new pure energy into those spaces.
Filling spaces with fresh air is always an easy way to purify a space, but if you want to take it up a notch, incorporate different tools and methods into your practice. Here, we listed seven of our favorite ways to clear any space allowing new energy to surround your mind, body, and soul.
The burning of certain herbs can cleanse and protect spaces filled with stagnant energy. Sage happens to be a tool used in ancient practices amongst many cultures to smudge out negative energy. While there are many ways to cleanse a space with sage, smudging with the windows and doors open is the preferred method as this allows the energy to escape.
The “vibe” in the room is really short for the “vibration.” And, while smudging this energy out is an option when cleansing, it’s also important to incorporate the method of “breaking” up the stagnant or low vibration, and sound bowls are an excellent way to do this. Sound bowls come in multiple different notes and tones, each aligned with the chakras to produce a specific frequency. For example, the F note is in tune with the heart chakra, so playing this note will vibrate an abundance of love and healing energy in the space.
Also known as the “wood of the saints,” palo santo harnesses metaphysical properties inspiring a cleansing and creative energy. The wood, which is from the Bursar Graveolens tree in South America, has a warm, sweet aroma. Making it a great scent for helping to inspire artistry.
Burning incense in the morning is a great way to start the day with clear intentions and a cleansed space. They come in a variety of different scents aiding in metaphysical aromatherapy and antibacterial qualities. Also, it’s said to pay attention to the way the incense is blowing, as there is meaning in the direction of the smoke.
There is an abundance of crystals to choose from depending on the energy you are seeking to attract. For cleansing purposes, the best crystals are Black Tourmaline and Selenite. Each of these crystals holds properties that absorb negative energy and purifies spaces. Keeping your crystal in close proximity to your energy when you’re in a heightened mood or during a full moon is a great way to harvest its power.
Himalayan Salt Lamp
These pink salt lamps not only add a chic décor to the room, but they also help fight negative ions in the air, improving air quality. Swapping out your nightstand light for this natural one will aid in improved sleep patterns, boost moods, and ease allergies. The salt lamps also come in various shapes for much-needed aesthetic reasons.
Plants are alive, and if you’ve ever nursed one back to pristine health, then you are well aware of this. Keeping plants in your space encourages air quality and also brings new energy of growth into your area. Because you are living in a symbiotic relationship, subconsciously, you are assuming a more nurturing role which in turn reflects into your life.