Benefits of House Clearing
Even buildings can hold energy. If someone is having a rough day, they bring that energy into a space and can create a more negative energy in that space for when they leave. You might think to yourself “things just feel heavier than normal.” Just as a room needs to be cleaned and aired out periodically, the places we live need to be energetically cleansed as well. It’s a good idea to cleanse the energy of your living space when you first move into a new place and throughout the year. If you or someone you know is having difficulty in some area of their life, or had a traumatic or unsettling incident occur in their home, a cleansing can be beneficial. Blocked energy will be released and new energy will form. Smudging can lead to transformation inside your being and within your environment!
Smudging is the common name given to a cleansing technique from the Native American tradition. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place, or an object of negative energies or influences. It is also an effective method for energizing or blessing a person, place, or object. Sage, in the form of a smudge stick, is the most popular form of smudging. Simply light the smudge stick and sage the perimeter of each room, giving special attention to the corners and doorways (if you are smudging a location). Keep in mind your intention of removing any negative energy from the area. Focus on your intention to clear the space or pray as you smudge. Once you are done, place a smudge stick in a burn safe bowl or shell and allow the smoke to dissipate on its own. Sit down peacefully and meditate. Imagine your space cleared and filled with positive light.