It can be easy to let your dark surroundings impact your mood in the cold winter months. When it’s dark at 4 pm, how are you supposed to finish the day in a productive way? Winter is the perfect time to cleanse your home of any negative energy that may have been accumulating over the past few months. If your home is feeling stagnant, or you are feeling stuck in the same routines, these tips are for you!
Though it may seem obvious, cleaning up is an essential first step in cleansing the energy of your space. When there is too much clutter, the energy in your home can feel stale, as it does not have paths to flow freely. Make sure your hallways are especially clear, as they direct the traffic of energy throughout the entire house. Try to let in as much light and fresh air as possible (for a New England winter, that might not be much!) to promote a movement of positive energy.
You have probably heard of burning sage as a method of ridding your home of negative energy. But have you ever tried it for yourself? If you are in a new space, recovering from illness or tragedy, or are simply not feeling happy in your home, sage is for you. Make sure you do this step before you set new intentions, as it will cleanse all existing energy to make room for the new.
Even if you have already lived there for years, setting intentions for each room is a great way to ensure that you are making the most of your home. Doing a home blessing can ensure that you have designated areas for each aspect of your everyday routine. State aloud what you would like each room to be for, and how you picture yourself succeeding in it.
A New Smell
Introducing a new scent to your space can make a drastic difference in your mood. Consider a lively and vibrant scent like lemon or orange (musky or deep scents are not going to feel uplifting)! You can do this in your cleaning process, buy a brightly scented candle, or try out an essential oil diffuser.
Perhaps the reason for negativity in your home is a lack of energy flow. Following the rules of feng shui, think of ways that you could rearrange furniture and decor in order to invite positive energy to flow freely through each room. Sometimes a simple adjustment can bring new life into a previously negative or unproductive area!
Try Something New
There are many different practices for ridding negativity according to different spiritual beliefs. If you have a distinct connection to a certain religion or heritage, look into what their preferred method of cleansing is! You can also look into practices that are designed for your specific goals. Different herbs are thought to promote particular energies when burned. For instance, burning rosemary can bring about new beginnings, and burning juniper brings an energy of comfort!
Not every cleansing practice involves burning, however. Some people swear by the use of different crystals, while others practice the cleansing power of sound. You can use a sound bowl, a bell, or simply clap your hands together. The important part of this practice is to insert a sharp and sudden sound in every corner of your rooms. Be sure to open the windows before you begin, so all of that negative energy will have somewhere to go!
No matter your beliefs or how you choose to rid your home of negative energy, this can be a very fun practice that will bring fresh life to your space. Most of these solutions can be done immediately at no cost to you! Whatever method you choose, keep an open mind and give it your best effort. Contact me today iif you have any questions, or if you are ready to start the process of buying or selling a new house!