Spring is a time of renewal and new beginnings. It's a time to get rid of the old so that we may be able to welcome the new. Spring is also the perfect time to cleanse your house and yourself of any negative energies or clutter. Cleaning your home of its physical clutter goes hand in hand with clearing it of any energy clutter. The book Magical Housekeeping by Tess Whitehurst has some wonderful home cleansings so I decided to share one here.
A Thorough Space Clearing
- White tea light candle for every room
- Small plate for every room
- Sea salt
- Bundle of sage
- Optional: bell or chime
Once you've cleaned your home of any physical clutter, gather your supplies and say a quick prayer over them to empower them with your intention. Then place your candles on the small plates and place one in each room. Around each candle make a ring of salt on the plate, and light the candle. Go back to your first room and begin to clap loudly around the perimeter of the space, paying special attention to corners and dark spots.
Open the windows in the first room of your house. Then light your sage bundle and shake it until the flame goes out and it's smoking. Walk around the perimeter of the room with the smoke which will dissolve negative energy and lift vibrations. Do this for each room in your home and then extinguish the sage and close your windows. You may also wish to ring a bell in each room as well which will also clear the space and raise the vibrations.
If you are planning to stay home after this, let your tea lights burn down as much as possible, if not extinguish them. Pour the salt down the sink and then take a shower to cleanse yourself of any negative energies.
Now you and your home are clean, fresh and new! Happy spring cleaning!