Cleaning your space energetically can be as important to your well-being as cleaning it physically. Especially lately when we are confined to our homes now more than ever. Cleansing regularly can help improve the energetic flow in your space and help introduce more positive energy into your home. You can easily cleanse your space in a few short minutes with the help of your favourite incense or sage.
Here are a few steps you can follow to get you started:
1. Open a window in each room you are cleansing to give the smoke and negative energy a place to escape.
2. Have positive thoughts, prayers, mantras, affirmations, and intentions in mind to say while cleansing. These can be said out loud or silently to yourself. For example: “I cleanse this room of all negative energy and fill it with light and love.”
3. Move clockwise throughout the space you want to purify, moving around the edge while waving the incense or sage up and down near the walls and up into the corners of the room while repeating your positive affirmations from the previous step.
4. Repeat as needed. You can cleanse your space as often as you feel is necessary (whether that’s seasonally, monthly, weekly or even daily).
It’s always a good idea to cleanse your space anytime you feel like negativity has entered your home. And, as a bonus, it replaces any stale odours with a lovely earthy scent. It’s suggested that you cleanse yourself first before cleansing your physical space in order to prepare your own energy to purify the energy around you. You can do this yourself by simply waving your incense or sage from side to side, starting with your feet and moving up towards your head, working from the front of your body to the back. Most importantly, be mindful and enjoy the calming process of cleansing your space. After all, your space is yours to enjoy and keep sacred. We hope this practice brings you peace and fills you and your home with love.
*Please always read and follow the instructions listed on the packaging of whichever specific incense, sage, or other smudging technique you have chosen to cleanse your space.*