My mom and I were once a flight and just after landing, we struck up a conversation with one of the flight attendants. We saw her spraying something in the air, mostly around herself. She said, “I deal with so many people each day, I have to make sure that I clear myself of all of the bad juju (meaning energy) that some of them have”.
At the time, I understood what bad juju was, but my mother, in all of her wisdom, further explained to me that we all carry a vibration. The vibration that we carry determines that type of energy that we are giving off, at that particular moment.
At the time, it made sense to me because not long before that, I was in the process of buying a home. One of the homes that I looked at, a dowdy 1940’s bungalow, had such bad energy that I couldn’t stand in the home for more than five minutes before proclaiming, “this place gives me the heebie jeebies”, and immediately found my way out.
When you are doing any type of spiritual work on yourself, or even if you’ve hosted someone in your space, you should have a frequent practice of clearing your space of unwanted energy.
My beautiful mother, with all of her good energy, once visited me in Atlanta and burned more sage in her room than I’ve ever imagined anyone could. But, when she left, she said to me, “make sure you clear the space after I leave”. I found that interesting because she has such great energy and even did a house blessing when she came. But, it made sense because even if someone does have good energy or even great energy, it’s important to clear whatever they may have brought into your space, out, when they leave.
And, you’re included in that. We pick up SO much from just living our daily lives. You don’t need to come into contact with someone to pick up their energy, either.
So, in order to clear your space, you can use the easiest tool that you have – your mind. Even if you have nothing else, you can use the power of your intention to clear a space of negative energy.
Visualizing a bright, white light enveloping the space can actually clear it of unwanted energy. This is a form of performing a house blessing.
You can also use a wand of dried sage to clear a space. Sage is a plant that grows in warm climates. It’s been used for centuries for space clearing. Simply light one end, let the flame die down (or blow it out about 15 seconds after you see a flame), open up as many doors and windows as possible and walk through the space affirming, “let any and all energy that is a lower vibration leaves the space now – it is done, it is done, it is done!”
The same can be done with palo santo (cleanses, purifies and actually attracts positive energy), copal, frankincense and myrrh.
However, a word of caution on space clearing. Not all spaces can be (or should be) cleared of negative energy. The reason being is that those places may have been places where traumatic events occurred, geopathic stress or places where someone has carried in a very heavy negative energy. In that case, you would need a stronger, more potent energy clearing done by a spiritual practitioner.
It is not advised to stay in places where these events may have occurred – sometimes, it’s best to leave a space with constant heavy energy, rather than to live in it. You run the risk of that energy attaching itself to you!
I would love to hear your thoughts on how you clear negative energy from your space in the comments below.