Updated: Aug 22, 2019
One day I happened to mention to some friends here in Mexico that I wasn’t sleeping well. Right away, five or six people animatedly began offering suggestions to help me overcome my sleep deprivation.
No one suggested I purchase a better mattress or buy dark curtains to block out all light.
No one suggested I take a sleep aid or go to therapy to discover what was stressing me out.
All the suggestions were on a spiritual level.
And almost all the suggestions surrounded the idea that there was some negative energy in my home.
Solutions ranged from burning different types of incense, to adding special potted plants, to prayers and declarations, all of which could be done to drive out any negative energy and or entities and fill my space with something positive so that I could sleep.
Just in case you are wondering, I did follow some of the suggestions, and guess what? They worked.😊
So how DO you clear negative energy from your home? Here is a simple pattern you can follow. Of, course there are other things you can do, but this is straight forward and easy to do, and it works well for me.
*You will want some incense or sage. Sandalwood, palo santo, nag champa, and copal incense are my favorites. Use something you feel good about. You are going to use the smoke to “clear” the area. I thought this was interesting: A paper published in the Journal of Ethno-Pharmacology titled, Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria, claims that research shows smudging to be a powerful antiseptic.”
A quote from the article says, “We have observed that one hour treatment of medicinal smoke emanated by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min, and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 hours in the closed room.”
How cool is that!
*With your burning sage or incense, stand in the middle of your house and relax. Think about how this is YOUR home. It belongs to YOU (It doesn’t matter if you own or rent or have a bedroom in someone else’s house. It is YOUR space). The point of this is that you have the right to affect the energy in your home. If there is something there that you don’t want, you have the right to clear it out.
*Feel yourself taking charge of your space and feel your intention and energy pushing out anything you don’t want there.
*Now take the burning sage or incense and walk through your house working your way toward each window or door. You can say something simple like, “This home belongs to me. Negative energy and anything set against me or my family, you must leave.” You want to speak out loud. Words carry vibration and are the very stuff of creation. They are powerful. Claim your space and tell anything negative to leave. You can speak directly to it as if it were a person. It might feel a bit funny to do that since you don’t see anything, but it is real, so it is appropriate to address it directly.
*Work your way toward each entrance and window in your home and visualize the negativity leaving. You can picture it as a grey cloud if you like. If you feel like opening doors and windows to let it out, that is fine too.
*As you work your way through your home, stay open to becoming aware of anything that might be causing the negative energy or opening a door to it. You might see an object in your home that you want to get rid of. If you do, just take it outside while you are doing this, and you can get rid of it later.
*When you are finished clearing your home, you will want to fill it up with something wonderful. After all, there really is no such thing as a vacant space. When you clear something out, something else will come in.
*Go back to the center of your house now. You are finished with the sage or incense and don’t need it. Close your eyes if you like. It can make it easier to visualize things. Relax and picture brilliant light coming in through your doors and windows. Again, you will want to speak out loud. Invite love and joy and peace into your home. It doesn’t really matter how you say it, just speak directly and invite in the things you want to have in your home.
*When you are finished, you can take some oil and go to each opening in your home and seal it. Use something with a wonderful aroma if you like, or just use plain olive oil. That's fine too. Just dab a bit of oil at the edge of the door or window and say something like, “This is my home. Light and love are welcome here.” You can anything that means something to you or relates directly to your situation. What is important is that you are defining what can come through the openings in your home. It is YOUR home and you can control the energy there.
*Repeat this whenever you feel the need. If you start to feel yourself struggling to maintain your peace, if you feel negativity creeping back in, if you are having trouble focusing, if you seem on-edge, or if you start not sleeping well, or are having troubling dreams, clear and fill your home again. After a while, you will see peace staying longer and the atmosphere really stabilizing.
Happy Cleansing =)
For more exercises like this, you can pick up a copy of How to Happify Your Life