Purging your home and workplace of clutter and superfluous objects can symbolize a deeper method of overall cleansing and purification. As you remove old, useless clutter and better organize what remains, you are effectively creating a sensation of lightness and freedom that can benefit you both mentally and spiritually.
On a more energetic level, the effects of clearing out and de-cluttering can be even more profound because the process eliminates stagnation and replaces it with a flow of fresh, invigorating energy (also called “chi,” “ki,” or “qi” – which means “universal life energy”).
What does this mean for you and your space? More peace, prosperity, harmony and success!
Below you’ll find some quick tips on how to set up a more serene environment:
1. First and foremost, clearing away clutter is crucial. Clutter drains your energy, scatters your focus and leaves you feeling overwhelmed, claustrophobic, and restricted. Take as much time as necessary to remove items that are no longer needed, put away items to be kept, and remove everything that is just plain junk. However, don’t toss them carelessly into drawers and closets; be sure to organize and place them neatly where they belong. Clutter is clutter no matter where it lies, and you’ll experience the same negative effects even if it’s hidden away due to the fact that you know it’s still there.
2. Once your surroundings are in order, it’s time to do a physical cleaning job. Grab a vacuum cleaner, mops, buckets, dusting cloths, glass cleaner and any other supplies you’ll need, and clean like you’ve never cleaned before! It’s important to do a thorough job because you are not just cleaning away visible dirt – you are also removing any residue left by stagnant, negative energy. You may not be able to see it, but you can still be affected by it on some level if you don’t remove it completely.
3. Finally, take a breather and look at your surroundings. Notice that they look better, but also notice the difference in the way the environment feels. Notice they way that YOU now feel – Does it feel lighter and calmer? Most people can feel the difference right away.
You’re not done yet, however! Now you’re going to call in some beneficial energy to take the place of what you just cleared out. There are many ways to do this, and none of them are better or more effective than the others. Choose one or more that appeal to you.
One of the most common techniques is to “smudge” the area using a bundle of dried sage leaves (these can be purchased in herb shops or online.) Light the end of the sage stick and blow out the flame so the leaves smolder and release fragrant smoke. Walk through each room of your home and waft the scented smoke into the air. As you do, affirm aloud that you are removing negative energy and inviting a flow of fresh, clean, beneficial energy to take its place.
Another technique is to simply light scented incense and candles in every room. The scents don’t really matter except that they are pleasing to you. Some popular choices include: lavender, rosemary, lemongrass, sage, sandalwood, patchouli, and balsam.
Finally, you can use meditation and visualization to call in positive energy. Simply sit comfortably and perform deep-breathing relaxation exercises to bring yourself into a meditative state. Then imagine brilliant white light infusing every room of your home. Imagine that it softly hums and crackles with an electrical charge, zapping any negativity that still lingers and replacing it with an overwhelming sense of peace and harmony.
Doing this process just once can create quite an impressive change in the atmosphere of your home, but doing it regularly can be even more effective. Try it once every 3 months for starters, but do it as often as you need to if you sense the atmosphere becoming heavy and sluggish again.
Category: Healthy Environment