Have you ever just felt a heavy energy or negative vibe when entering a room or around certain people? Many of us are affected by accumulated negative or unwanted energy and it is hard to figure out how to shake this feeling off.
Dealing with problems or excessive emotional energy can cause a home and ourselves to accumulate unwanted energy. This energy can get trapped inside a space or yourself or a variety of reasons, it can be leftover emotional energy accumulated over time or negative energy from past events, or just all around negative vibes! That is why we should take some of the following easy to do steps to raise the positive vibrations in ourselves and home.
First clear your home and yourself. There are some simple steps to help keep a space clear and free from dense or heavy energetic accumulation. The most important part in clearing the energy of your space is to hold a strong positive intention and energy. Ask your higher power or the Angels to help you.
Smudging with Sage can help combat negativity and clears energy. First you will need a fireproof container and a sage stick. Do this during the day and when you are in a positive frame of mind. Open the window in each room a crack so energy can escape. Light the sage stick over the fireproof bowl, lightly fan the flame letting it burn down to a glowing ember. Relighting it if you need to. Start in the far end of your home and recite the prayer below or a similar one in each room and envision a positive white light surrounding and emanating from you for protection and guidance. Move purposefully through each room in a clockwise pattern. Direct the smoke into each corner. Closets too. Hold the bowl under the sage so you don’t drop anything that could catch on fire! Develop a pattern that feels right to you, but don’t worry too much about being exact. If you sense a need for extra cleansing in any spot or room, trust the feeling and go for it.
Say this Clearing and Blessing prayer or something similar:
Dear God, (or with Divine light and love or Angels) I ask that you bless this home and release all unwanted or (negative) energy from my home. Fill this space only with divine love and light.
The last step of asking to replace the vibrations with divine love and light is important because the ultimate goal is to draw in positive loving energy from the universe.
A similar method to sage is using Palo Santo which means “holy wood”. It is the bark of a South American tree and is another natural method used in smudging a space. You can burn Palo Santo or purchase a Palo Santo spray which offer the benefit of cleansing for clearing energy, minus the fire. You follow the same instructions to smudge a house using the spray or the wood as for sage but spray once or twice into each corner of the room and say the prayer.
After the clearing you now have to raise the positive vibrations. Here are some basic tips to maintain the energy.
Crystals have some amazing abilities! They can amplify vibrations or absorb them
depending on which type you get. Super high vibrational crystals can help draw in or amplify positive vibrations and make your home feel better. You can place clear Quartz crystals or other high vibration crystals like Selenite or Angel Aura Quartz in the corners of the rooms you spend a great deal of time in.
To help draw love into your home and life place Rose Quartz in your bedroom or your living room. Morganite is a similar pink stone that will help amplify and draw in divine love and light. Keep in mind Crystals will need to be cleansed periodically. You could use the same smudging method and prayer above to clear the crystals.
To help absorb negative energies place pieces of Black Tourmaline in areas around the home or along the windows. You only need a few pieces per room or in rooms you want to clear.
Flowers and plants; Put fresh flowers and house plants in a couple rooms to help raise good vibrations and provide an ongoing source of positive energy. Really any type of flowers will work but Roses are typically known for drawing in love and light. Yellow flowers like Sunflowers or tulips to bring in a hopeful outlook into your life and home.
Use an Aromatherapy Diffuser around your home to help keep the vibrations high. To make a “smudging type” blend mix 1-3 drops of each Lavender essential oil, Sage essential oil, and Lemon or Lemon grass into the diffuser. You can substitute the lemon with Juniper or Siberian Fur both have cleaning and uplifting properties. Let the diffuser run in each room for 30 mins.
Repeat in each room you’d like to cleanse or purify, refilling the basin with water and essential oils as necessary.
Another option to draw in positive energy and boost the spiritual energy of your home is to create a Spiritual or Meditation Altar. First decide on a theme or a purpose. What qualities are you looking to draw into your life is a good way to decide on a theme. Based on your theme add elements to the altar such as candles, fresh or dried flowers, positive affirmations, crystals, statues or symbols of spiritual teachers, or loved ones. Figures of divinity, gods or spiritual teachers is a nice way to formulate a theme for you alter and purpose. If you are looking to add in positive divine feminine energy consider images or statues of the Virgin Mary, Artemis or Diana.
For love and compassion images of Jesus, for those seeking enlightenment the Buddha is an option. If you need angelic assistance consider images or statues of Archangel Michael or Uriel. Looking to overcome obstacles-a statue of Ganesha the remover of obstacles in the Hindu faith might be appropriate. You also can make a nature or crystal altar and center the elements around the reason behind the altar. Consider the colors used on your alter, whether it is the color of the flowers, crystals, candles or table covering colors hold a deep significance on a conscious and unconscious level. Blue is typically for peace, serenity, or forgiveness, red for love and passion, yellow for positive energy and wisdom, white for purification and divine energy, purple for intuition or psychic development.
There is no right or wrong method for constructing an altar it is really up to your own creativity and purpose! One of the most important factors in raising your vibration to a higher level is really focusing on positive intentions and actions!