The Veil that separates the worlds of the living & spirit is growing thin. This is normal for the months leading up to Samhain/Halloween, but now more then ever it is amplified. Since the Winter Solstice of 2012 there has been a rapid change (thinning) in Veil. This is due to the shifting of consciousness created by the line up of the Winter Solstice sun & the center of the Galaxy, something that has not happened previously for 26,000 years. This change in consciousness is creating an awakening in many people, no longer asleep on the job we are able to sense the beings that live in dimensions close to us…Spirits of our Dead & Spirits of the Earth itself. Waking up is not always easy, some of us jump up ready to go…others have to pry our eyes open and drag our hineys into action. Whatever way you wake up, the alarm is going off.
Negative energy is not just something brought about by Spirits, very often it is the left over goobers of human folk living in the space or previous tenants. Emotions set heavy in a space, particularly the darker energies of fear, sadness and anger. A space exposed to repetitive smatterings of heavy emotion will hold onto it. As a general rule I highly recommend Energetically cleaning any space before moving into it. Most people think to get out the soap and water and do a serious scouring of a home when they first move in, grossed out by living in the left over dirt of others. But few think to do an energetic cleaning.
How to Energetically clean your house-
What you will need-
Smudge (sage, cedar, palo santo), most health food stores carry Sage smudge sticks. I personally like Holy Wood/Palo Santo which comes from Central America, you can also use Cedar (cedar is really oily, if you make your own cedar smudge stick make sure to dry it out really good…baking it on low heat 200 degrees or a food dehydrator).
Plate or bowl to catch the ash droppings from the smudges stick
Pots, pans & wooden spoon for making noise
Smudging has been used for thousands of years as a way of energetically removing negative energy. Starting in the basement or lowest level of the house clean and clear each room…entering corners, closets and knucks. If you haven’t used a Smudge Stick before, remember it is the smoke you are working with…so light it, get it going then blow it out and let it smoke. Move your smoking smudge stick into the corners, fanning, blowing and spreading the smoke around. A plate is necessary to catch any ash that falls off the smudge stick. Please note- Cedar is hard to keep going and may need to be relit a few times.
If you are working with a partner or partners have them grab pots and pans and wooden spoons from the kitchen. As you smudge a room, spreading the smoke around have them beat the drum of the pots and pans loud and clear….shaking things up and shaking loose any left over energy no longer wanted there. Kids love this job!
Work your way through the house, going through the basement into every room. Heading to the next floor