We often think of our homes as a place of refuge. It can be a safe haven, or an escape from the rest of the world and the negative energy that sometimes seems to be out in the open. But, what happens if that energy gets into you home?
When your home is filled with bad energy, it can affect your entire outlook and attitude. If you have noticed that being at home makes you feeling tired or gloomy, it may be time to cleanse it of the negative energy it is holding onto. If not, it’s easy for that energy to get ‘stuck.’ Unfortunately, that negative energy can start to have a real impact on your life. If you feel as though you are not comfortable in your own home, it may start to wear on you.
Thankfully, cleansing your home doesn’t require any special rituals or unusual ingredients. In fact, you can use these strategies today, without having to invest a lot of time or money. Whether you want to cleanse a single room or your whole house, let’s take a look at some easy ways to clear your home of any negative energy.
1. Keep Your Entrances Clean
Energy comes in and out of your house just like you do. If the entryways of your home (or the rooms in your house) are dingy and dirty, the energy flowing through those entrances are likely to reflect it. Spend a few minutes dusting and wiping down your doorknobs. When you think about how many hands touch them in a day, you’ll appreciate knowing you’re getting the grime off of them, as well as any bad vibes.
2. Make Repairs
Have you been putting off a home repair? Whether it’s something structural, or an object within your house that’s broken, take the time to fix it. Sometimes even the smallest of cracks can make a big difference in the way we feel. Once something is put back together, it can help to offer a boost of positivity.
3. Ring Those Bells
Bell-ringing is a long-standing practice all over the world for cleansing different spaces. Think about the rich, musical sound of a bell. When it’s sound fills a room, it can help to push out negative energy in the process. Try ringing a bell or a Tibetan singing bowl in the doorway of every room. You may even be able to feel the bad energy getting pushed out of the house by the beautiful sound ringing through your home.
4. Add Some Salt
Just about everyone has table salt in their homes. But, did you know it can be used for much more than cooking? Salt crystals are known as a natural cleanser than can absorb negative energy. There are several old traditions that suggest sprinkling a bit of salt in the corners of your room can soak up negative vibes in just a few days.
After a few days have passed, you can either sweep up or vacuum the salt and toss it away. You will be tossing away all of that negativity right along with it!
5. Open Your Windows
Sometimes a space can feel dark and gloomy because we are not letting in enough light and air. A simple fix? Open up a few windows! Nothing can compare to the natural glow of sunlight and the swirl of fresh air as it flows throughout your home.
The simple act of opening some windows can really add a burst of life back into your home. Don’t worry if it is cold outside. Even just opening the windows for a few minutes can be effective, and a sudden jolt of cold air can boost your energy and make a space really come to life.
6. Play Feel-Good Music
Music is a universal healer. If you are feeling sluggish or a little down, turn on a song or a genre that makes you feel happy and energetic. You can focus your attention fully on the music, or simply have it playing throughout your day in the background. Even if you may not be directly paying attention to the tunes, having uplifting music on can boost your mood significantly.
7. Burn Sage
You may have heard of this practice before, and it is one of the only suggestions on this list that may require you to go out and purchase something. The burning of Sage leaves has been used as a cleansing ritual for centuries. You can either use a bundle, or a few dried Sage leaves in a small bowl for the strongest effect.
Make sure the smoke from the burning leaves really permeates each room, and think positive thoughts while going from room to room, pushing out negative energy.
8. Make a Change
If things in your home start to feel stagnant and negative, don’t be afraid to change things around! Move your furniture around, or change a few pieces of your home décor. Different arrangements can allow you to see your own home in a completely different way, which in turn can boost your spirit and leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
As you can see, it doesn’t take much to to rid your home of negative energy. Most of these suggestions will only take a few minutes out of your day, and they can make a big difference in how comfortable and happy you will feel in your own home.
Sometimes, despite our best efforts, we sometimes allow bad vibes and negativity to enter our living space. Usually, it is through no fault of our own. Life can start to pull us down when we are outside the home, so it is natural that we sometimes carry that bad energy with us back into our safe place. But, it doesn’t have to stay that way. Keep your home protected, and make sure it always remains a positive haven for you and your family. These simple and effective solutions can help.