Negative Energy Happens
It’s happened to everyone. The home that they love has lost that feel good energy. The air may feel heavy, people may quarrel, or maybe it just doesn’t feel “right”. Often people aren’t sure what is wrong. They dread going home, and when they are home will feel on edge or lethargic. The proverbial black cloud has settled over your living space.
Human emotion is intense and residual energy can hang around long after that argument or sad event. It is not unlikely for a home or any space, to feel differently after long periods of sadness or anger, such as after a seperation or divorce, or even the death of a loved one. The good news is that there are simple things that you can do to change the feel of the energy.
Change the Way You Think About Housework
To most of us housework is a chore to be dreaded. However, if you see it as working to move energy either toward you or away from you you may find that it is not such a chore. The first step is to start looking at housework as a spiritual activity. As ridiculous as that sounds it really works. In this article we will look at “cleaning out” the negative energy in your space. Of course, there are a multitude of other things you can do once you adopt this cleaning strategy, but first things first. The following recipes are best if made during a waning moon ( The period between the full moon and the new moon) and on a Saturday ( The day of the week to move things out and away from you). However, emergencies are emergencies and this is not a hard and fast rule, see this here.
Give It A Good Sweep
The first thing you want to do is sweep and/or vaccuum all your floors. Move through your house in a counter clockwise motion. (Starting in the back of your house and moving toward the front.) The theory behind this is that by moving counter clockwise you are removing energy. After you have swept and vacuumed you are ready to mop. Here are two simple recipes for a floor wash and a carpet powder.
- 1 Tbs. salt (sea salt or kosher is recommended, but use what you have)
- A pinch of the following herbs; basil, minced garlic, black pepper, sage
- 1 lemon, cut into smallish pieces
- 2 cups water
- 3 drops of one of the following essential oils; patchouli, tea tree, or lavender
- 1/2 cup of white vinegar
Bring all ingredients to a boil and let steep until cool. Then using cheesecloth or a mesh strainer, strain the liquid into a bucket of hot water along with a small amount of your regular floor cleaner. Discard the plant material. Mop your floor in a counter clockwise motion focusing on removing all the negativity from your environment.
- 2 cups baking soda
- 1 cup salt (again, sea salt or kosher is best, but use what you have)
- A pinch of basil, minced garlic, black pepper and sage.
- 3 drops of the essential oil of your choice from the above recipe
In a non-metallic bowl mix the ingriedients. Put your hands in there, stir it around, focus on all that bad energy being pushed away from you. Spread the powder on a cookie sheet and let dry. This will only take about a 1/2 hour. When the mixture is dry you are ready to sprinkle it on your carpets, agan moving counter clockwise through your space. Wait a little while before you vaccuum to let the energy of the powder do its thing. After you vacuum change the bag or empty the canister and discard outside.
Now the Easy Part
After you have mopped and vaccuumed, its time for the easy stuff. There are several options but two of the easiest are to sage the house from back to front and to light white candles. This will help to finish the “ritual” aspect of the work.
The recipes above can also be adapted to use as a cleaning spray to wipe down any surfaces, or as a room spray to spritz the area should you feel like you need a quick touch up. I have included the most basic ingrediants and the ones that are easy to find. There are many herbs that are reputed to be able to banish negativity such as Dragon’s Blood, Black Vervain. Patchouli, etc. With a little research you will be able to find some fairly exotic herbs to use in your mixtures. Follow your instinct. Learning to use your intuition is the first step in getting in tune with the natural rythms in your environment.