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One of the first things many new witches learn about is the practice of spiritual cleansing and purification. Cleansing is all about wiping the energetic slate clean and clearing away negative energy or bad vibes from your space. This is a great way to begin your spiritual practice, but it’s also a good energetic hygiene habit to maintain on a regular basis.
It’s easy for us to pick up on the energy of others and to carry their burdens, worries, or negativity around with us. Cleansing your body and home is a great way to shed those external influences so you can re-center in your own energy.
Kara, for instance, always smoke cleanses her apartment every Saturday morning after cleaning as a regular ritual to re-center herself into the weekend.
Challenge #2: Cleanse Your Space Today
One of the most popular ways to cleanse your space is to burn a bundle of dried sage. (If you opt for this choice, be sure to use common sage and not white sage, which is commonly sold in stores but is sacred to Indigenous peoples and severely over-harvested for the predominantly white, commercial market.) Pst — we’re giving away an eucalyptus smoke stick in our giveaway.
You can also cleanse your space by burning other cleansing herbs, such as rosemary or lavender, by burning a candle scented with essential oils, (but not fragrance or synthetic scents), by spraying or diffusing cleansing essential oils, or even by ringing bells or working with singing bowls.
Smoke, scent, and sound are all excellent ways to clear away stale, stagnant, or negative energy in your home or even in your aura or around your body. As you cleanse, open the windows and imagine any negative energy leaving the space.
Note: When cleansing, some people like to pick a mantra, prayer or positive affirmation to repeat to help manifest or attract positive energy. These are 99 affirmations & mantra ideas if you need a place to start!
Enter The Wellness Giveaway!
Don’t forget to enter our wellness giveaway worth $500 of our favorite products that help us feel relaxed and beautiful! It includes a smoke stick and crystals to help you cleanse and charge your home.