A Guide to Cleansing Energy at Home
Feng shui emphasizes the importance of cleansing the energy at home to create a harmonious and balanced living environment. Here are the reasons why feng shui recommends energy cleansing:
- Remove Stagnant or Negative Energy: Over time, a home can accumulate stagnant or negative energy, affecting the overall energy flow and creating a heavy or stagnant atmosphere. Energy cleansing helps to remove this stagnant energy and create a fresh and revitalized space.
- Create Positive Energy Flow: Feng shui aims to promote the smooth flow of positive energy, known as chi or qi, throughout a space. When energy becomes blocked or stagnant, it can hinder the flow of beneficial energy, leading to imbalances and disruptions in various aspects of life. Cleansing the energy helps to restore and enhance the positive energy flow, creating a harmonious and supportive environment.
- Clear Past Residual Energy: Spaces can hold energetic imprints from previous occupants, past events, or emotional experiences. These residual energies may impact the current occupants' well-being and luck. Energy cleansing helps clear these imprints, allowing the current occupants to start afresh and create positive energy within the space.
- Rejuvenate and Refresh the Space: Cleansing a home's energy is similar to giving it a "reboot" or a fresh start. It helps to rejuvenate and refresh the space, creating a sense of renewal and vitality. This can contribute to a more positive and uplifting atmosphere, which in turn can enhance overall well-being and attract good luck.
- Enhance the Effectiveness of Feng Shui Adjustments: Feng shui adjustments, such as rearranging furniture or incorporating specific symbols, work best when the energy of the space is clear and balanced. By cleansing the energy first, you create a clean slate for implementing feng shui recommendations and maximizing their effectiveness in attracting positive energy and good luck.
- Support Emotional and Mental Well-being: A space's energy can significantly impact emotional and mental well-being. Cleansing the energy helps to create a positive and uplifting environment, reducing stress, anxiety, and negativity. This supports a healthier mindset and contributes to a more harmonious and fortunate living experience.
It's important to note that various energy cleansing methods exist, including smudging, sound healing, using crystals, or performing rituals. Choose the method that resonates with you and your beliefs to effectively cleanse the energy and create a positive and supportive environment in alignment with feng shui principles.
Other situations you need to clear the energies:
- The beginning of a New Year
- Moving into a new house
- After a negative event, such as a divorce, for example
- Much arguing or after unpleasant visits
- When sensing an unwelcome presence
- Runs of bad luck, the feeling of obstacles everywhere you go
- During or after an illness
- When energy feels heavy or grungy.
How to perform a Cleansing
Step 1: Open the windows to allow the energy to move freely.
Step 2: Wash your hands and face, and take off any jewelry. Also, remove your shoes as these will have absorbed their own negative energies.
Step 3: Wear the Mayan ball pendant to protect yourself while working with energies.
Step 4: Start the cleansing process from the back of the house to the front. Light the sage and start walking from the back of each room to the front. Walk around the room covering as much of it as you can. Using a hand fan, waft the sage smoke into the corners of the room up to the ceiling. Make sure to go into every room as you move from the back of the house to the front. When you’ve reached the front, walk out the door and smudge sage around the door and frame. Open the door to let the energies move freely. Then, leave the sage outside to allow it to burn off.
Step 5: Sounds also clear up energies. Ring a bell, or use the Tibetan Bowl or Tibetan Cymbals to remove stagnant energy behind furniture, under the bed and hidden spaces.
Step 6: After smudging with sage, repeat the process burning Frankincense, White Copal or Dragon Blood. This helps to purify and create a protective mantle into the house.
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