You know when your surroundings are a bit unsettled right? It’s hard to sit still & focus on anything as you feel uncomfortable but can’t figure out exactly why. Then it’s time to check in with the energetics of your space.
Just like physical dust & dirt in your home needs cleaning away so does the energetic debris. Even when we physically might not be able to see stale energy around us (Except those super tuned clairvoyants out there) we can feel it. It throws us off kilter & can make a room or house not feel very welcoming.
Over time our environments build up energetic residue from anyone who steps inside. These visitors do not need to be of the human or animal kind either. Conducting healing sessions or simply doing your own spiritual self-development work can attract entities into your space (especially if you consciously call them in). If you don’t cleanse your home energetically you can have quite the spirit house party going on. Even invited ‘guests’ need to go home at some point to give you some down time but may need a helping hand finding the door.
Bring on the smudge!
If you have been following my work for a while you’ll know how much I like a good spiritual ritual. I conduct nearly all my energetic work from my home office/healing room so it’s super important that this space is kept cleaned & cleansed. If I don’t then the energy of different entities as well as humans can linger around. This can cause psychic confusion & inaccurate readings. Better to have the space totally fresh & clear for each session to make sure the energy I’m tuning into is 100% relevant.
Before & after every healing session I conduct a smudging ceremony using dried white sage sticks, Paolo Santo or blends of frankincense, cedar wood, myrrh & other pure resins burnt on charcoal blocks*. Even if I don’t have any scheduled sessions I am always whizzing around with the sage at regular times to keep the vibes up high & energy fresh.
Smoke is an ancient tool that has been used for centuries to clear away unwanted energies. My partner often comments I’m doing my ‘Catholic priest’ impression when swinging around the incense burner.
Smudging is just like spiritual bug spray or energetic air freshener. Out with the old & a reset button to bring in the new.
It’s also about intention.
You don’t even need any fancy equipment to clear a space; you can just use your own vibration with an intention. Setting your intention to ‘cleanse & clear the space of any old, stale or dense energy & fill the space with love and/or healing white light’ is enough.
I like using smoke & incense as I resonate with the fragrance as well as the healing properties from the resin. It’s good to direct the flow of the smudge smoke into the corners of the room as well as around doors & windows. Stale energy just like dust likes to linger in the corners. A feather is perfect for this & it also invites the spirit medicine of the bird kingdom into the ceremony.
If using fire & smoke is not suitable for your home you can use a room spray. There are loads online or in New Age shops. I make my own using purified water, essential oils & a solubiliser. Mixing up the sprays on Full Moon night adds some extra charge & oomph to the process too. Last Full Moon I created intuitively a grounding clearing spray using frankincense, lemon, clary sage, white fur & rosemary. Spritzing a room with a spray works just the same as a smudge stick. Again it’s all in the intention.
Notice after your smudging ceremony how the house or room feels. For me a space feels lighter, bigger & literally sparkles after cleansing. If I was feeling creatively blocked I find after a cleanse I’m more inspired. Any old energies or entities will have gone away. I like to think my Angels have collected them up & shown them the way back home so they aren’t left wandering about.
I also grid my rooms with tumbled rose quartz crystals in each corner. For an extra blast of energy I draw the Reiki symbols in the air over the centre of the room. Again simply saying, “love” or drawing a heart in the space is just as strong.
Everyone has different ways of energetically clearing & charging up a space. Try out a variety of techniques & see what works for you. I always love to hear from you all so feel free to leave me a comment below with any thoughts you have on today’s subject.
Till next time, with love,
*Safety Note – When using charcoal please allow it to cool down completely or extinguish with water before putting in the bin. Coals can stay hot for up to three hours. With smudge sticks put them out safely in a heat proof dish filled with sand or soil.