When I feel that sticky, stagnant build up or I notice that I’m having more rows and disagreements than is usual for our family, or I’m feeling a little more sluggish, I make it a priority to focus on negative energy removal. It’s surprising just how often we connect with negative energy- gossip, tv programmes showing high drama with arguments, toxic relationships with others, low quality food and drink. All of these lower our energetic vibration and can open us up to stale, negative energy.
My quick 3 negative energy removal processes
My first go-to for negative energy removal is sage smudging. I can’t tell you that I love the smell, but it’s a great antimicrobial herb which not only clears stagnant and stale energy but also keeps a check on any build-up of infectious bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
I usually put my sage in an abalone shell and have a beautiful peacock feather that I use to move the smoke around the room. I prefer to start by opening all the windows to allow the old energy out, then I start at the bottom of the door that enters the room and work my way around moving from the skirting board to ceiling, wafting the smoke and I prefer to work in a clockwise direction.
If I go a bit heavy-handed on the sage, I can find I’m in a bit of a sage haze, but I know it really gets to work on the molecules of bacteria roaming around in the air drafts from windows and doors, so it really does help to give everything a deep smudging.
My second go-to if I don’t have any sage is I use sound. I’m lucky to have Tibetan bells and singing bowls which I use in the same way as the sage and wait until I have a crystal clear resonance before moving to the next area.
If you don’t have Tibetan bells or singing bowls you can use a saucepan and wooden spoon to ‘break up’ the energy or if this feels too jarring, clap your hands until you hear a clear, resonant clap rather than a dull one. Loud music can help too! I personally prefer bells or a singing bowl as they are far more harmonious sounds and create a really lovely ‘echo’.
My third go-to is decluttering. I check for any clutter as this is the signpost for negative and stagnant energy to say ‘hey, I’ll stay here!’. I have a particular ‘clutter point’ which tends to be the dining room table. It’s the dump point for bags, pens, clean laundry folding, junk mail, cups removed from the sitting room but in transit to the kitchen. So this is an area that I have to be particularly observant and take immediate action.To keep on top of it I routinely observe what goes on that table. If it’s washing then the next person going up the stairs is tasked with taking it up to be put away. If it’s junk mail, it’s straight to the recycling bin, if it’s cups it’s a gentle reminder to whoever left them there to carry on their journey to the kitchen!
I also learned a great tip to set a timer for 15 mins and focus totally on the declutter for 15 mins only. I’ve discovered that when I set myself a time, I motor through very speedily!
My negative energy removal toolkit follows me wherever I go- if I’m out, I’ll take my sage with me, my Tibetan bells and a bin bag are in my handbag so that I can quickly cleanse any space I’m working it.
However, if you are entering a space with people already in it, you might want to ask them if you can waft your sage about! An alternative would be a room or even a body spray!
So what’s your favourite tip for negative energy removal from your home? Is there a particular method that you use that you find really effective? Leave me a comment below.Also take a look at this great blog to get more information about sage smudging and its benefits.
If you’re looking for a few more ideas on cleansing the energy for your home, go here.
Have a fabulously positive day!
Lovely! I’ve been seeing myself do this more often. I also recently learned there are different sages for different purposed. Decluttering is a great beginning to feng shui which I hope to be certified in some day along with other holistic therapies I’m already pursuing. I hope the word gets out even more about the need for people to remove negative energy from their homes. People should do this at their workplaces too! I would like to see this incorporated in schools too so children have a calmer and easier learning environment to learn in instead of negative memories stuck in the classroom of little Billy throwing up or little Suzy crying cos she failed her maths exam
Completely agree with your thinking. Yes, like you I use Feng Shui around my home and garden and find that once an area has been decluttered it feels wonderfully clear again. People forget that residual energy from previous occupants can affect the current occupants’ energies, and any underground water/ tunnels (especially where I live in an old coal mining village) can impact the home. Pendulum dowsing can help with this.
How does the pendulum dowsing help? Sound healing also helps with this