12 easy ways to clear negative energy from your house. A cleansing technique for every month of the year!
1. Clearly set an intention for your home.
First set a specific intention for your home. What do you want your space to help you release? How do you want your home to feel?
For example, you could say: "My intention is to clear the negative energy from my home so I am productive and happy" or "I want to release energy from my past negative relationships and feel at peace." Don't just think it, visualise it and speak it! Tell the spirits/universe/your god/dess, what you are doing and why.
2. Burning dried herbs to cleanse your place
Herbs have been burned since ancient times to clear negative energy. Use your Jack In The Green Space Clearing kit or check out the smudge sticks on the incense page. To use a smudge stick simply light one end and then blow it out. The smouldering orange embers will continue burning. Then fan these embers while spreading smoke thoroughly into every nook and cranny of each room. You can use your hand but a hand held fan is very good to use for this.
Note: If you are sensitive to smoke or have asthma this method is not recommended. Clear your house using aromatherapy instead or use lemons (see tips No's 7 & 8).
3. Strategically place crystals around your home
Crystals have been used for thousands of years. They are gifts from the earth that carry various beneficial vibrational properties. Two good crystals to clear negative energy are black tourmaline and hematite. You can put them around your home but be sure to cleanse them regularly. Remember to use your selenite from the Jack In The Green Space Clearing Kit too.
4. 'Rough Music' - Making noise to cleanse your home
The sound of drums, and even clapping hands can help break up negative energy. Here in Britain we used to 'Beat The Bounds' walking around the fields and farms. You can 'beat your own bounds' by starting at your front door and move clockwise through the inner perimeter of your home, playing instruments (or clapping) toward the walls, bells and drums are particularly good, until you've made a full loop. You could also rattle and bang pots and pans.
In the past this was called 'rough music' and was used to drive out bad spirits and also used to punish people such as wife beaters by banging in front of their doors and taking them in a cart around the village.
5. Use Palo Santo scented wood to clear negative energies
Palo Santo is a type of fragrant wood that's native to South America and can be burned as incense. Used for clearing negative energy you light one end of a stick from your kit and spread the smoke around as you would with your dried herbs. Mine is sustainably sourced and comes in various pack sizes.