Hello and welcome! It’s been an amazing couple of months since I opened up the Crooked Treehouse. I’ve loved talking with my new customers – you guys are amazing – and wonderful old friends. I get asked lots of questions, so I’m going to try and answer some of the more common ones here. So I hope my witchy advice helps!
A lot of us have had a tough 2018, and are feeling like the world is set against us one way or another. When we’re stuck in patterns where nothing seems to go right, we look for ways to start things new. A great way to start is with cleansing. Remove those negative energies and start fresh!
Here are 5 really easy ways to cleanse negative energies!
Take a bath
It might sound silly, but the best place to start is always with yourself. You can cleanse energies from your home all day and night long, but if you don’t cleanse what you carry with you you’ll just bring it back in again.
Make sure you can take a nice, uninterrupted soak as long as you might need it.
Take a nice hot soak. Clear your mind as you cleanse your body. When you’re done, rinse off the salt and oil with clean water.
Sweep Your House
This is one of the things I do regularly for a quick house cleansing. Start at the farthest part of your home. Focus on sweeping away the negative energies along with sweeping the dirt away. It’s a 2 for 1 cleansing!
Sweep it all the way out your door. Make sure you don’t just leave it right on your doorstep where it will get tracked back in. Or, for a quick cleansing, just sweep away the area at your front stoop, encouraging those energies not to enter!
Burn Sage or Incense
Sage smudging for cleansing is an ancient tradition with its roots in indigenous cultures. The use of fragrant smoke in ritual is common in many cultures worldwide. While the themes are old, this particular use is much newer. Sage, and sometimes other herbs, are tied together in a fragrant bundle. This is lit so that it smolders, its smoke cleansing the negative energies in that place.
You can also similarly use incense to cleanse a space. Either way, carry it with you from room to room to bring the smoke into your whole home. Open your windows so that the smoke is carried away, taking the negative energies with it.
Are you like me and have someone in your life allergic to sage or smoke? There are also lovely smokeless smudging sprays out there. Spray where you need it and let the scent cleanse your space!
Salt the Corners of Your Home
Salt absorbs negative energies, so placing it in the corners of your home or by your windows and doors can help absorb what is there and keep new negative energies from coming in.
If you don’t want to sprinkle salt or have granular salt in bowls where it might make a mess, try a salt lamp! Plus, they look pretty. Why not have your space cleansing also be decorative?
Light White Candles
Think about the energies you want removed as you light your candles. Then visualize their warm light clearing away those negative energies. They don’t have to be special or scented… though don’t forget about the power of scent discussed above.
These all stand alone, or combine as needed for a deep cleanse!
Have a favorite thing to cleanse negative energies? Let me know in the comments! And please feel free to share this article with the image below.