I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that clearing the energy of your space, your crystals and yourself on a regular basis is important for your over all well-being. If you haven’t thought about this, I suggest you start. Clearing/cleansing your stones, space and yourself is a process that allows you to shed the unwanted, stale, negative, sad, stuck, etc. energies from there/them. It’s much like the cleaning of your home on a weekly basis. Even if all seems well, there are underlying energies hanging about, left by everyday emotions and interactions. Maybe someone was recently sick or grieving. Maybe you just had a party or group of people in your home, depositing bits of their ‘stuff’ around your home, getting absorbed by your crystals (gasp!) The same goes for you. Everywhere you go and everyone you come into contact with leave traces of their energy on you. This is also why many rituals and healing ceremonies begin with a cleansing of each person, the space and tools being used.
Sage is probably the most well know tool for cleansing there is. It’s known as a purifier and is a sacred plant used since ancient times. Smudging, as it’s called, has been used by Native Americans and other indigenous cultures for hundreds, possibly thousands, of years. As the person, place, object or space is washed in a smoke bath from the burning herb, the negativity is taken with the smoke and dissolved as the smoke disperses. The smoke releases a huge amount of negative ions into the area creating a high vibrational energy. This is one of my go to tools for clearing.
#2 PALO SANTO
This “holy wood” comes from the Palo Santo tree’s of South America and is my number 2 go to tool for cleansing. Renowned around the world by many for its highly soothing aroma, this wood is considered to have incredible therapeutic healing energy. One of the most amazing aspects of the magical Palo Santo Wood is that it is wild harvested by a family that has planted over 30,000 trees in Ecuador over the last 10 years. The Palo Santo wood comes from naturally fallen trees and branches that lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. This ensures a very high-quality product that is constantly surrounded by love and respect.
A resin, extracted from the North African, Indian and south Arabian Boswellia tree, Frankincense is also known as liquid gold and has been used for a long time in removing unwanted negative energies, providing an Aura shield and creating heightened spiritual awareness. When burned, it’s also great for purification, lifting moods and easing stress and anxiety.
#4 SEA SALT
Since ancient times, salt has been used to preserve and flavor foods, but did you also know it absorbs negative energy? It’s a great tool for cleansing your environment and also your body, however do not use it for cleansing crystals because of damage it could do to some minerals. Salt is also a strong energy tool at repelling unwanted spirits.
#5 SOUND: Purifying Vibrations
The last, but definitely not least, cleansing agent using sound. For centuries, people have , driven negative and evil forces away through sound, from the ringing of church bells and beating drums, to clapping hands, sending purifying vibrations through the air is a fantastic choice. Move in a clockwise direction from your front door or front/top of body making the sound 3 times in each corner of each room or at each Chakra point. For a quick cleanse, play an OM mantra or Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony where needed.
No matter what tool you choose to use, your space, self and crystals will be grateful!
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