Home is the place that gives you comfort, security and peace, and where you let go of every negative emotion, thought, and the stress you experience every day. Without being aware of it, you transfer this negativity from yourself to your home – it penetrates its walls, ceiling, furniture, carpet, and objects.  That is why you should learn how to cleanse this negative energy to prevent any negativity having bad impact on you and your wellbeing.

Amy B. Scher, a trained energy therapist and author of “How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can,” suggests the following simple steps to clear your home and yourself of negative vibes and create a positive space.

  1. Use Houseplants

Putting at least one houseplant in each room of your home will help you keep the energy clear. Scher recommends using lavender, eucalyptus, and white sage, since these are thought to have a greater cleansing effect. Nevertheless, any houseplant would do. You can also use small bouquets and place them in individual rooms.

  1. Let Fresh Air In and “Shoo” Negative Energy Out

Another simple way of cleansing bad energy is to open all windows and curtains in your home and allow fresh air and sunlight to enter. Scher also advises a technique that involves eliminating bad energy by “shooing” or “swishing” it with your hands, a broom or a large poster board. “Use your intention to help usher that energy out. You can even imagine it all leaving your house,” says Scher.

  1. Sprinkle Salt Around Your Home

Sprinkling salt around your home is thought a very effective energy cleansing technique. Scher suggest sprinkling salt on the carpet and then vacuuming after an hour. According to her, this will help absorb all the negativity from your home. Another way to use salt is to fill several bowels with salt and place them in the corners of individual rooms. In addition, other therapists suggest dissolving several tablespoons of salt in a cup of water and spraying each room with this solution.

Salt can also help you cleanse yourself of negative energy. Fill your bath with water, dissolve 2 cups of sea salt in it, and relax.

  1. Use Black Tourmaline Crystals

According to Scher, black tourmaline helps absorb all negativity and provides one with protection. Put black tourmaline crystals around your home, especially in rooms filled with electronics as these tend to create chaotic energy in a home. She also suggests using these crystals to protect yourself from picking up the negative energy around you. “I often put it in my pocket or purse while traveling. It’s great for sensitive people who seem to pick up on the energy around them and need some extra protection,” says Scher.

  1. Burn White Sage (or other incense)

To remove negative energy from your home, you should burn a smudge stick or a cone in every room. There are several cleansing incenses that are commonly used for this purpose, including sandalwood, lavender, and sage. Sandalwood contains much high-quality green prana, which is associated with deconstruction, breaking down, detoxification and digestion. Lavender incense contains blue-violet prana. Blue prana contains the properties of disinfection, inhibition, and is good for cooling and placating, while violet prana is an amalgamation of all the properties of the other five pranas. Lighter shades of violet are associated with the properties of regeneration and healing. Sage, on the other hand, contains green, blue and violet prana. Scher recommends burning white sage while walking around your house. You should make sure to swirl it in a counterclockwise rotation. She also recommends this technique for cleansing yourself. You should start at your feet and swirl the smoke around your body all the way up to your head.

  1. Room Cleansing Sprays

Furthermore, Scher recommends preparing your own room spray with pure essential oils. According to her, this will effectively cleanse the negative energy of your home. Common essential oils to use for this purpose include: lavender, patchouli, rose, and frankincense. Use this technique to cleanse yourself as well.

  1. Claim the Space

Some of you may be feeling like the space where you live is contaminated with someone else’s energy and issues. To get rid of this feeling, Scher suggests claiming the space your own. Simply walk around your home and say: “I take back this space. I choose to make this a positive place for me now! I love changing the energy of this space.”

  1. Play High Frequency Music

According to Scher, playing high vibration music will certainly result in effective clearing of negative energy. Music in general makes us feel better and helps us overcome various situations and issues in our lives.

  1. Move Around Your Furniture

Rearranging your furniture may have an emotional impact on you. “Feng shui is an ancient system of harmonizing and balancing an environment’s energy by specific arrangement or placement of items,” says Scher. “While there are rules of feng shui, I’ve found because we each have our own unique energy system, we can relate to our spaces very differently.” That is why Scher suggests moving things around and finding out what feels best to you.


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Scher, A. B. (2014). How To Clear Bad Energy From a Room, a House, and Even Yourself. Retrieved November 11, 2016, from http://amybscher.com/how-to-clear-house-self-negative-energy/

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