Have you ever met someone that just seems to emanate negative energy? You can literally feel the darkness just projecting off of them? Unfortunately, I had an encounter with such a person today that left me rather unnerved. After suffering from a minor plumbing issue in my home, I had the need to call in a plumber. The man that came was nice enough, but there was a darkness coming from him that literally left my house feeling polluted after he left. I could actually feel the oppressive negative energy filling my home, even with the protection spells that I have in place.
Of course, as soon as he left I immediately pulled out my supplies and started to cleanse my home of negative energy, and got to thinking that it would be a wonderful ritual to share with you all. Cleansing your home of negative energy is actually very easy, and can be performed in a number of different ways. I highly suggest that you perform such a cleansing a few times a year anyway, but particularly so if you have an unpleasant visitor such as I had myself today.
As I was limited with time today and could not perform an extremely intense cleansing like I do a few times a year, I utilized a very basic cleansing method. To perform this cleansing and get as much of the negative energy that seeped in as possible, I started in a room in the center of my house, so that the energies could be pushed from the center of the home out, and exit through the windows that I had opened around the perimeter of the house.
Using a white sage bundle, I smudged the first room making sure to get into the corners and all areas of the room. Once I was done smudging, I stood in the center of the room and rang a ritual bell, to further help flush the negative energies away. Finally, using my ritual besom I “swept” the negative energy out the door. I performed this ritual in each room of the house until the entire house was done and clear of dark, negative energy.
This is just one method that can be used for cleansing your home of negative energies, and each of the methods that I used can be performed separately as well. For me personally, this was just a minor cleansing that I perform occasionally, or in the event I feel negative vibes in my home.
Two or three times a year however, I perform what I view as a more thorough and extensive cleansing. To do this, I dissolve a good amount of pure dead sea salt, which is known for its cleansing properties, in a three to five gallon bucket of warm water. Using a clean rag made from natural materials (like cotton) I wipe down the walls and ceilings of my home. On my hardwood and tile floors, I mop the floor with the sea salt/water mixture, cleaning the room completely. In rooms where you have carpet, you can simply sprinkle the salt by itself into the carpet and vacuum it up. I cleanse each room in my home, again starting in the center and working out with the window open for the negative energies to be pushed out.
After using the salt to cleanse the room, I return to the center of my home, and perform the ritual that I used above to get rid of the negative energy that my dark plumber left, working each room until the house is complete. And then, since I can be a little obsessive about cleansing, I will light a few cleansing candles in each room and let them burn for a few hours for good measure.
While you certainly don’t have to perform such extensive cleansings, I would still highly recommend performing some time of home cleansing regularly. This is especially so if there are a number of people living in your home or you continuously have people coming in and out, bringing a variety of different energies into your dwelling.
Home cleansing is a refreshing and invigorating ritual that you can perform that will provide you with a pleasing and peaceful home. If you have never cleansed your home of negative energies before or it has been a long time since the last cleansing, I urge you to break out your cleansing tools and perform a good cleaning!
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