In this post, I offer 3 tried and tested methods for cleansing your home of unwanted negative energy. The reasons for negative energy building up in your home can be wide and varied. From a trauma experienced by previous residents, from arguments, depressive thoughts, emotional upset to name a few.
This energy can manifest in a variety of ways; from not feeling like you can relax in a particular room, to a change in family dynamics, to uneasy feelings of a presence. Usually clearing the house can resolve the issue, however, if the reason for the negative energy is still in the house, ie a sick family member, a hormonal teenager then clearing the house of a regular basis would be advisable.
The 3 methods below can be used separately or in combination with each other.
1. Using Crystals to absorb and protect from negative energy.
The most common way the power of crystals is explained through frequency. Because at molecular levels crystals are arranged in a highly ordered structure, they are one of the most cohesive expressions of physical matter.” Believe it or not today we live in a Crystal age. Silicon, quartz, and other crystals are being used in all electronics we know today. From credit cards to cellphone, computers, tvs.. etc
Each crystal has a constant unique vibration/frequency. Some are good for making you relax, others are good for re-balancing you. The type we are interested in on this blog though are the ones good for blocking negative energies/frequencies and one of the best for this is Black Tourmaline.
Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful crystals for protection and elimination of negative energy. It helps to put an energetic boundary between you and others so that you don’t pick up unwanted energies. Whether you’re an empath, who is prone to taking on the negative energy of others, or recent incidents in your life have you feeling especially vulnerable to other people’s moods.
Black Tourmaline Crystal
The power of a crystal is easily understood when it is explained through frequency. Everything in the world vibrates and the frequencies vary. Each type of crystal has its own unique vibration and because crystals are one of the purest forms of expression of physical matter they are excellent at transforming energy or frequencies. Crystals are used in many technologies today, from watches to mobile phones to credit cards and TV’s.
Black Tourmaline is one of the most effective crystals for cleansing and protecting yourself and your home. It’s energy field protect your from negativity and absorbs it instead.
If there is a certain area in your house that makes you feel uneasy, try placing tourmaline in the 4 corners of the room to create a protective grid.
To enhance its cleansing power you can combine it with sea salt in a jar.
*IMPORTANT* When you buy any crystal always make sure you cleanse it before you use it, you don’t know what energy it has absorbed before it came to you. See how to cleanse crystals below.
Maintaining your crystal
Tourmaline needs to be cleansed on a regular basis. Depending on the amount of negative energy it is absorbing. So to begin with it might be that you need to cleanse them every 1-2 days which over time you may be able to expand to a week interval before cleansing.
- Submerge in sea salt for 24hours and then throw the salt away
- leave in sunlight for the day
- Leave in the moonlight ( I don’t do this but many people believe it to be a very effective method)
- Bury the crystal in the earth (Can be problematic! Make sure you leave a marker where you bury it!)
- Wash in purified water
Where to get Black tourmaline?
I prefer to go to a shop and pick my own crystals, there is often a shop in most towns and if you google crystal shops and your town hopefully one will pop up. However, If you don’t have the time to do that then I have added a couple of links on the images where you can buy them easily at a reasonable price on Amazon.
2. Sage Smudging
Sage smudging has been a practice carried out for thousands of years by native American Indians. Its main purpose to cleanse and purify stagnant or negative energy from spaces, people and objects. In recent times it has been adoptive all over the world to help clear spaces and maintain a more harmonious energy. It can be used as and when needed to clear a whole house or area within a house that you feel is particularly oppressive, unsettling or generates unwanted activity.
A simple cleansing practice
- Open your doors and windows in your house and light the smudge stick. Blow out the flames so the embers start to smoke.
- Set your intention/mantra/prayer for each room(energy follows thought) For example ” I cleanse this room of negative energy and anything that does not support the people that live here” Wave the smudge stick to each corner of the room around the windows and doors and ensuring you do the ceiling and floor area.
- Visualise the negative energy flowing out of the room, out of the windows or doors and being carried away on the wind. It may sound a little out there but it works and intention is an underused but powerful tool
- After you have cleansed each room also waft the sage stick around you from head to toe and image any negative energy that is not yours and not needed to follow the rest out of the windows and doors.
- When you are finished put the sage stick out in the water. If you are at the end of the stick you can bury it in the garden.
Sage and sweet grass are a good combination to use as sage cleansing the space of negative energy and sweetgrass attracts positive energy.
Where can I buy Sage Smudge sticks?
I’ve only ever bought them online, but I have seen them at holistic fayres. You can buy them through independent online retailers, just do a google search. Again I have given you a link for the Sage smudge sticks at Amazon.
Frankincense resin has been used for thousands of years for healing a wide spectrum of afflictions and interestingly it has also been said to be used in exorcisms! Frankincense gives protection and removes negative entities from the environment, the psyche, body and aura.
My favourite method of using Frankincense is as an essential oil. I put it in my diffuser with some water and it releases the essential oil into the room. It smells lovely and is very relaxing. If you are going to get a diffuser to try one that has a timer so if you fall asleep or leave it on when you go out it will switch itself off. This method is probably more practical for using in one space. If you are wanting to cleanse the entire house, it may be easier to use the Sage smudge instead or combine the two methods.
Frankincense essential oil is always available at usual high street shops. Search online or click the images to go straight to the products shown.