Updated: Nov 16
Sweep the entrances to your home and do a light cleaning. It might seem obvious, but when you're home sparkles, your spirit is sure to follow. I have always felt the state of our space reflects our emotional state as well.
Starting at the back of the house, light a Sage Stick and gently blow on it until a large amount of smoke billows up. Keep an abalone shell or heat resistant container handy to catch any fallen embers. If you can’t use sage use a clearing spray, burn resins on charcoal, Paulo Santo.
Walk clockwise around your home, making sure to smudge all corners, including closets. Use a feather to waft smoke all the way up to the ceilings. Open your windows, doors as much as possible, taking the low energy with it.
As you smudge each room, say a special cleansing prayer or intention, which will help amplify its cleansing powers.
When you're done fill your home or space with the intentions what you want to attract.
It’s important to remember when we are clearing a space that we are removing negative energy. When we take away, we always must remember to fill that space up again. We are creating a vacuum and empty space. So, if we don’t set the intentions and fill it up with what we want, it will fill back up with whatever comes around next. It’s the natural order of cause and effect.
I usually go through the home saying my mantra I feel as if the darker entities or energies follow me as I go through the process. When done I step outside, I visualize all the dark negative energies/ entities all pouring out of my space and leaving to be sent to the light or sent back to where they came from if they choose not to go to the light. If you don’t have a front door you can do that with, a window, balcony any exit point of the space.
Then I take a moment after, inhale a few big breaths of air, feel grounded and centred then come back in the home and state my closing affirmations/ prayer.
Note you may have certain deities, angels, spirit guides, the ancestors or whomever that you like to work with, this is a good time to call them in for assistance. When done. Thank them and close with a prayer or affirmation. Find your own wording that feels right for you and the situation.
Affirmation /Prayer/Mantra example to use while clearing
“I call on great spirit /god/goddess/guides/angels of the light to come aid me in cleansing myself and space. I allow all energies that no longer serve me to be released into the divine light. I remove all negative, stagnant energies or entities from this place.
These energies no longer have, nor hold power here.
Loving and peaceful energy is welcome and invited in now.
Thank you spirit helpers for aiding me in this cleansing.
I bless myself mind body and spirit. I fill this space with love, light, peace and happiness to all who live or enter.
So be it”
Other Ways To Help Raise The Vibrations
1. Live Plants
Plants are an awesome natural filter for negative energy. Make sure each space or room you spend time in has at least one. Opening the windows and allowing sunlight in is another natural cleanser.
2. Claim the Space
If your space feels full of someone else’s “stuff,” walk around and claim it as yours. “I take back this space. I choose to make this a positive place for me now. When you infuse this positive energy, all the negative energy that’s hanging around will no longer be an energetic match
Simply sprinkle salt (a small grain type) on the carpet. After about an hour, vacuum. Salt crystals have an amazing natural built in-ability to absorb negative energy. As an alternative, you can put bowls of salt in the corners of the room and remove after a few hours.
Instead of sprinkling yourself with salt, take a bath with 2 cups of sea salt in it. It’s grounding and clearing all at the same time.
4. Burn Sage
You can also sage yourself or someone else for a personal clearing.
5. Room spray
Buying or making a room spray with pure essential oils helps clear negative energy. The best ones to use for clearing are rose, lavender, frankincense, and patchouli.
One of my go to favourites is Florida water or a moon water crystal elixir I make. I even put a couple cap full in my mop or cleaning buckets. Makes the place extra clean.
*this works for people too. Gently mist yourself with the spray!
6. High Frequency Music
Playing high vibration music can make a big difference. We already know what a difference music can make in our own energy, and it does the same for spaces. Using Solfeggio frequencies can help clear open and stimulate your chakra energy centres.
7. Black Tourmaline/Black Obsidian
These are my favourite crystals for clearing negative energy. I have several of them around my house. This crystal does not need to be cleared as often as others do.
*this works for people too. I often put it in my pocket, purse or wear as jewelry. It’s great for sensitive people who seem to pick up on the energy around them and need some extra protection.
8. Add Fresh Flowers
Flowers are a must-have for any room in the house because it shows that your home is a beautiful and special space, a sacred space of love and happiness. After cleansing your environment, take a glass bowl, fill it up with water, and add your favourite flowers. Place it at the front door, on an altar, or on your kitchen table.
A quiet environment is like a haunted house. It can quickly fill up with negative vibes, which is why sound can replace that energy with warm, feel-good vibes. Stagnant energy often accumulates in corners, so we recommend that you go to each corner and clap your hands up and down or gently ring a bell. Another popular tradition is the singing bowl, which creates gentle healing vibrations that can be felt on a physical and spiritual level. Combining sounds with sage smoke is a powerful combo for breaking up stuck energy.
10. Paulo Santo
Now that your space is clear, it’s time to fill it with beautiful positive energy, which is where the sacred Paulo Santo comes in. It gets its nickname “the Aromatic” from its slightly sweet and relaxing smell. Used for thousands of years, this ancient healing wood is known to bestow blessings of love and light. Meaning “holy wood” in Spanish, this sacred wood is ethically and sustainably harvested from the Paulo Santo trees of South America after it has naturally fallen on the ground. It takes between 4 -10 years for its natural healing powers to become potent. Unlike Sage, which burns very easily, you must continue to blow on the pieces of wood. Light Paulo Santo and walk around your home clockwise to bless your space with positive energy.
11.Burn Frankincense and Copal
Adding Frankincense and Copal to Sage is a triple threat to bad energy. Place a charcoal disk in a fireproof container or incense burner. Using matches or a lighter, light the charcoal until you see it covered in flickering embers. Then, place a few pieces of resin on top of the charcoal until it starts to smoke. I walk around my space and use the same affirmation for clearing with sage as I do with the resigns.
12. Use Candles/ Essential oils to Remove Negative Energy
White candles have been used for centuries to remove toxic vibes from a space. You can make a cleansing Candle by adding a couple drops therapeutic oils on the top, so they burn off. Have an essential oil diffuser in your home or wear a few drops on your wrist. Whenever you feel stuck or overwhelmed by an abundance of negative energy use light clean scents and soak in the gentle ambiance of the candlelight to give you a renewed sense of inspiration and creativity.
How to Cleanse Your House with Healing Crystals
Now that your space is thoroughly cleansed, it’s time for the fun part…healing crystals!
When it comes to spiritual cleansing, healing crystals are excellent for the home and body. Because of their crystalline structure, they have a strong and steady energy that flows with the gentle, healing vibrations of earth. But the hectic pace of modern life can easily throw us off balance. When you incorporate the healing energy of crystals into your space, it’s a reminder to slow down and appreciate the little things in life.
Selenite – The crystal version of Sage, Selenite healing wands help to clear and purify your space, especially when you place it on windowsills. It works by blocking bad vibes that can seep into your house through the doors and windows. A must-have for every spiritual warrior, Selenite fills your environment with radiance and purity.
Healing crystals are always absorbing and transmuting negative energy, so it’s vital that you cleanse your crystals on a weekly basis or after using them for healing work. Harder crystals can be washed in a saltwater bath, softer more porous can be laid on a bed of rice or on a piece of selenite.
Program your crystals by washing/ cleaning them then Smudge the stones with sage smoke and say your intention for each crystal out loud. This practice will help to program your stones so that they’re amplifying positive vibes and working at their highest potential.
Grid with Protection Crystals
Black tourmaline and Shungite absorb and purify negative energy from both people and things. The best way to use black tourmaline is to place a piece in each corner of a room. Doing so builds a protective shield of to prevent negative energy from entering your space. It also absorbs electromagnetic energy, so keeping it near your Internet router, television, computer, and other devices protects you from their harmful energy.
Black tourmaline eases anxiety and depression, so holding it in your hands can pull the negative energy from your own body out.
If there is a particular part of your home or space that feels heavy despite trying these methods of cleansing, placing a chunk of black tourmaline in that area will absorb the negative energies into its black void.
Cleanse these protection crystals once a week to ensure they stay powerful by placing them in a bowl of saltwater washing them. Make your rinse your crystals well after washing them in salt.
As it is very corrosive.
Putting them in the sun will charge your crystals and moonlight clears them.
I like to put them out for a whole day and night on the full moon. You can also immerse them in the smoke of burning sage / rice bowl for softer stones that may be damaged by salt water.
Alternative to constant saging for those areas that is hard to upkeep clearing
Some rooms in the house need more cleansing than others, such as an office filled with electronics or a room where someone is healing from an illness. For these instances, we recommend the small Mason jar technique, especially in a room where there have been arguments. This cleansing method is also an excellent alternative for those who don’t like smoky sage in the house.
Fill a Mason jar half full of spring if you can, water and add approx. tbs of sea salt, which is excellent for absorbing toxins.
Add fresh sage or bay leaf and a piece of Black Tourmaline, which is a powerhouse for absorbing and neutralizing negativity.
Place this jar in four corners of the room, which creates a grid that seals off and protects the energy of the space.
For this method, it is essential that you empty the water within 24 hours, especially if someone is sick. Replace it with a fresh mixture of water and salt. Then, cleanse the Tourmaline stone with water or sage smoke and place back in the jar for another round of cleansing and purifying.
And of course, salt lamps are great in any room.
How to Get Rid of Negative Energy in Your Body
When it comes to ridding the body of toxic energy, healthy eating is a good place to start but sometimes it takes more than organic salads and vitamins to tackle your inner demons. If you’re feeling particularly heavy in the energy department, try these cleansing techniques and free yourself of bad thoughts that are holding you back from your true potential.
Forest Bathing – If you're feeling heavy and down it’s time to get back to nature with forest bathing. Instead of walking the path in order to get from Point A to Point B, take your time to breathe in the incredible healing energy of the forest and its abundance of oxygen permeating the air. Bring along your some of your crystals
Conscious Breathing – If you feel stressed or anxious, deep breathing is a simple and easy way to restore your mind-body-spirit to a place of peace and tranquility. Inhale positivity and exhale negativity. It’s that easy! BLESS AND RELEASE!
Music When it hits you, you feel no pain. That’s the magic of music. Even after cleansing rituals, bad thoughts can still persist, so put them to rest with a collection of your uplifting songs. Playing an instrument is also an excellent way to stay in the present moment because when you’re concentrating on notes and chords, you don’t have time for any negative thoughts to get in the way.
Dance in Your Living Room – Even if you have two left feet, play your favourite dance jams, turn up the volume, and dance like no one is watching. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to shake off a case of the blues. Plus, it’s cheaper than therapy and a lot more fun!
Purifying Bath – Water is incredibly healing on its own, so when you add the powerful cleansing and rejuvenating powers of Sea salt, it makes your bath ever more restorative. Have a salt bath, add a few drops of your favourite essential oils, and healing crystals.
Stress Reducing Facial Grid We might not realize it, but many of us hold tension in our faces. Release everyday stress and calm the mind. For ex. Fluorite, Amethyst, and Celestite, a crystal powerhouse of peaceful energies that work to relax the mind-body-spirit. Place the crystals on places where you feel tension, such as your forehead, and feel your face being renewed and rejuvenated.
Sea Salt Cleanse – Because of its abilities to heal and detoxify, Himalayan sea salt has been used as a body cleanser for thousands of years. It also makes an excellent body scrub because of its exfoliating texture, especially medium-coarse grains. When gently rubbed on the skin, the healing properties of sea salt help to cleanse and moisturize your pores, leaving you with a gorgeous goddess glow.
Now that you know how to cleanse your house with sage, healing crystals, and other sacred cleansing tools, it’s time for all the dream crushers, energy vampires, and your own inner critic to get the heck out of your life because your spiritual transformation is just getting started.