Body, Mind & Spirit

4 Steps to Detoxing Your Home’s Energy

Published on April 4, 2018

Article by Meredith Sloane for Bodhi Tree

Imagine building a seven-story house. Before you add each floor, a foundation must be laid. The deeper the foundation reaches into the earth and the more safe and solid that structure is, the more stable your home will be. The same is true of its energy system.

Fix Your Home’s Energy Foundation

Think of your first chakra (also known as the root chakra) as the foundation of your energetic house. Associated with grounding, home, survival, fears and needs, the first chakra is the one all the other chakras are built upon. With a weak first chakra, there’s the risk that everything will come tumbling down when an emotional earthquake occurs. To help balance the first chakra, a great place to begin is with a safe and grounding home space.

Most of us spend a great deal of our lives in our homes, and almost a third of our life sleeping. Our home is our nest. We choose the location and furnishings in our home. So our houses are filled not only with our energy, but also the energy of those we invite in. As a rainbow energy healer, I’ve worked with clients to help them create a solid, peaceful environment in their homes. Here is what I suggest:

Step 1: Clear Out Non-Useful Items

When rebuilding your home’s energy foundation, it’s essential to clear out old energies first. You can begin by getting rid of objects that you no longer use, from clothing to kitchen utensils. It’s important to know that every object contains a vibration, so the more stuff you have, the more energy is in your home. By letting go of items you no longer need, you’re creating more open, energetic space in your house. With less clutter, energy can circulate through your house with more ease.

Step 2: Throw Away Items that No Longer Resonate With You

After purging non-useful items, begin to look for things that no longer resonate with your current state of energy, such as possessions you’ve grown accustomed to but that no longer represent you. It’s easy to tell if an object resonates with you: If you still love it, it’s a vibrational match. A good place to start is by looking at furniture or wall art. We often overlook things that have been in our homes for long periods of time; they become normal to us, but normal doesn’t always mean it has a high vibration. If an item doesn’t resonate with love, it’s time to let it go.

Step 3: Clear Out Old Energies with Shamanic Rituals

Once everything in your home represents who you are today, it’s time to clear out old energies. A good clearing tool is palo santo, a “holy wood” used by Peruvian shamans. Set the intention to clear your space and then, with a window open in each room, walk the perimeter of room with the lit palo santo stick. After the energy is cleared, use sage to raise the vibration. Next, close all windows, light one end of a bundle of sage, and again walk the perimeter of each room.

Step 4: Fill Your Home with High-Vibrational Energies

Once your house is clear of old energies, it’s time to fill it with high-vibrational energies. Invite over loved ones and those who you laugh with. Fill the rooms with happiness, love and joy. Adding pieces of nature, such as flowers or driftwood, also raises your home’s vibration. To uplift your spirit, place essential oils like lavender, jasmine and lemon in a diffuser to fill rooms with beautiful scents. Spend time nesting in your home and doing things you love. You can start a new creative project like painting, crafts or curl up with a great book. Minimize time spent arguing inside. If you have an argument with a loved one, take it outside if possible. The more love you create in the space, the safer the space will feel for you to do your first-chakra work.

When we clear our home, we create a sacred space, ideal for hosting and maintaining positive, productive energy—and a solid ground for balancing our first chakra.

Energy-Clearing Essentials

Sacred Palo Santo Smudge Stick Bundle

Bodhi Tree Frankincense Scented Travel Candle

Traditional Turkey Feather For Guiding Sacred Smoke

Large White Sage Bundle

Shungite Pyramid for Purification and Protection

Published on: April 4, 2018

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