How to Clear Your Space to Transform Your Life
Change isn’t just necessary, it’s life itself. We can see it in nature every day with our ever-spinning planet, its majestic flowing rivers and the constant push and pull of the ocean tides. Our constantly evolving world is always going through phases of transformation. But when this energy gets stuck, it causes a once pristine river to turn into polluted pond overrun with algae sludge.
The same can be said of your body and spirit, which is heavily influenced by your environment. When you combine the ancient philosophy of Feng Shui with the art of healing crystals, get ready for opportunity to rock when you clear negative energy from your home and create a space that vibrates at its full potential.
Step away from the Febreeze and Yankee Candles and instead, opt for cleansing and refreshing the air with more natural ingredients like essential oils, incense, and sage. Used for cleansing rituals by the Native Americans for thousands of years, these earthy tools of purification help reconnect us to nature and its incredible abundance of natural scents.
Just like the mind-body-spirit connection, our environment also consists of the physical and the energetic realms. And when it comes space cleansing, both are just as important for creating balance and harmony. Use these rituals together and create a powerful energy cleansing that should be repeated on a daily basis, especially if someone is sick or if there’s been a heavy amount of people coming and going. These rituals are also the perfect prescription for when you feel the need to cleanse your aura of negative emotions or if you’ve just moved into a new home.
Burning sage is one of the quickest and easiest ways to clear the space of negative psychic debris. Start by opening the front door and windows in the house. Beginning in the back of the home, walk around the perimeter with a lit sage smudge stick and waft the smoke with a feather or feather fan into the corners of the room up to the ceiling. When you get to the front of the house, smudge the door with smoke and leave the smudge stick outside to burn off or ash it and save for another time.
Then, light frankincense resin or a couple of incense cones and smudge the home in the same way. By using this ancient cleansing ritual on a daily basis, it wards off toxic energy on an even deeper level. In your heart and in your home, always wipe the dirt off your shoulder and live in a world where everything is illuminated with richness and meaning.
If you’re moving into a new home or your space is filled with chaos and turmoil, it’s time to get out the saltshakers. Borrowing from the ancient Tibetan healing therapies combining salt and medicinal herbs, pour salt mixed with saffron into four corners of each room and let it sit for 48 hours, letting it absorb all the negative energy. Then, sweep it up and throw in the dustbin while making an affirmation of purification and good vibes.
Take your space clearing to a deeper level of purification by creating crystal healing grids around your home with protection stones like Black Tourmaline, which rocks at absorbing negative energy from people and things. Place this strong and mysterious warrior stone in each corner of the room and create a protective shield that guards you from toxic energy.
Round out your cleansing ritual with Palo Santo, a natural purifier made of sacred wood that is believed to have therapeutic effects. Because of its healing vibrations and warm, woodsy fragrance, this natural incense is especially helpful when you use it after clearing the space with a sage cleansing.
While you’re in clean up mode, close the lids to the toilets because according to the ancient wisdom of feng shui, pipes are big-time energy leaches and should always be blocked off.
This is also a great time to check on the plants, which are essential for a healthy and balanced environment because of their ability to improve the air quality. While expressing your gratitude for nature’s phenomenon of photosynthesis, make sure your greenery has plenty of light and water.
Plants are also a simple way to cleanse your crystals on a daily basis. Simply place your stones in the soil of a healthy plant for 12 or more hours and let the combination of soil and sunlight recharge your crystals by reconnecting its energy to the life-giving elements of the planet.
How to Feng Shui Every Room in the House with Crystals
The Main Living Area
The living room is a place for peaceful relaxation with family and friends, which makes it one of the most important spaces for clearing. Creating a healing sanctuary in the main room of the home inspires that warm and relaxing Rasta vibe when you first walk in the door. If the feng shui is harmonious and balanced, it encourages the feeling that “every little thing is gonna be alright.”
Fill this space with heart-warming stones like Amethyst and Rose Quartz to support loving communication, the pathway to light and universal love. Known as major power conductors and energy amplifiers, Quartz and Selenite are an excellent addition to your collection of heart chakra stones because they act as guardian angels by protecting the space from bad vibes. These powerful stones also give other crystals a natural boost of healing energy.
Other stepping stones to harmony and peace within the home is Angelite and Amazonite, which are absolute gems at generating tranquil and calming energies. With a protective shield guarding your heart, you’re free to find clarity in your goals and aspirations.
Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get a bountiful harvest of tomatoes, herbs, or flowers. Give your a green thumb a boost with garden stones like Aventurine, which works to keep the flow of growth and progress strong and steady.
Place these stones alongside Quartz crystals and let the synergistic energy infuse the soil with the power of renewal as it reconnects to the earth and its life-giving properties.
Studio or Office
If you’re courting a case of serious burnout, give your space a feng shui makeover before you head to the psychiatrist’s couch. After all, space clearing with crystals is very effective on the psyche, especially when you incorporate the fundamentals of feng shui.
Enhance your concentration by wiping down the surfaces before you begin work. This cleanses and opens the energy of the room, clearing the way for inspiration with the increased metal element, which supports metal focus and concentration.
Place creativity crystals like Carnelian and Tiger’s Eye on your desk or worktable to help awaken hidden talents and enhance self-esteem. These power crystals are also lucky charms when it comes to wealth and opportunity. Along with Goldstone, these happiness crystals rock at harnessing personal power and renewing your zest for life.
The place of romantic love, restorative sleep, and peaceful contemplation, the bedroom is an excellent room for heart chakra stones like Aventurine and Jade, which attract love by stimulating and balancing the heart chakra. Include Rose Quartz, the crystal of unconditional love, and create a healing crystal grid that works as a love potion for your brave leap into romance.
For those nights spent tossing and turning, keep Amethyst, Selenite, and Quartz near your pillow or on the nightstand and feel an angelic white light surrounding you with peaceful, healing energy that protects you from bad dreams and promotes a restful night’s sleep.
According to legend, mint in the kitchen windowsill is believed to bring good luck and prosperity into your life. It also adds a welcome splash of green in your kitchen and lifts the energy of the room with a hint of refreshing aromatics.
Another essential for the kitchen is ocean gem crystals like Amazonite, Aquamarine, and Yellow Jasper. Place near the sink and fill your home with the cleansing and purifying water element energy. Connecting you to the energy of the ocean, these feng shui stones radiate soothing and calming energy throughout the home, especially when placed near running water from fountains or fish tanks.
If your kitchen window is particularly sunny, get a deep spiritual tan under the glow of cheerful and vibrant sun crystals like Citrine and Yellow Jasper. Their power is further enhanced as they soak up powerful rays of sunlight on the windowsill.
How to Do a Quick Feng Shui Room Refresh in 10 Minutes
We’re not saying that your home should look like a mausoleum because let’s be realistic. You can’t expect your place to look like something out of Architectural Digest, especially when you’re trying to keep up with the hectic pace of our stressed, modern world. But there is a difference between a space that looks lived in and one that’s messy and chaotic. Like the wise proverb says, your house should be clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy.
Your environment is often an indication of your inner self, which makes space clearing routines a fundamental step in keeping things neat and tidy in your home and in your heart. Keep your sanctuary balanced and harmonious with an everyday sprucing that takes ten minutes or less.
Combine this clearing routine with your daily cleansing rituals for a triple-dose of purifying vibes that help create a healing sanctuary free of negative energy. These everyday practices work to clear and rejuvenate the flow of energy through your home, making it the perfect setting for meditation or yoga practice. Looking around your home and smelling the earthy, woodsy scents of sage smudging is a welcome antidote that helps set the stage for spiritual awakenings.
First, turn on some music for a nice touch of background sounds to warm up the space and open your mind to the idea of cleaning. Daily chores can seem like a drag because of the monotonous repetition but it’s easy to keep these negative feelings from surfacing. Simply remind yourself that every action and movement represents the idea of progress and the constant flow of energy in all things, and in this instance, the vibe of your spirit and surroundings.
Start by opening the windows to let fresh air flow through your home. Burn a sage stick, one of the quickest ways to remove negative energy, and keep the good vibes going by lighting a candle, which enhances the overall ambiance. Give your space a quick dusting and polish of your countertops and surfaces, including the floor. Dirty surfaces or objects create harmful feng shui but when everything is clean and shiny, it stimulates an increase of the metal element, which boosts motivation and mental clarity.
Turn on an accent lamp to instantly brighten up the room and fluff the pillows on the couch, a subtle but welcoming touch that gives the space a look of order and serenity. Next, it’s time to tackle your possibly least favorite chore—taking out the trash. Just like the daily maintenance of your physical and emotional health, remind yourself that it symbolizes the removal of toxic sludge from the psyche, resulting in a purified mind, body and spirit. Remove the garbage from your soul and free yourself from those pesky, self-defeating thoughts no longer serving you.
An easy way to cleanse your space on a deeper level is by spraying the air with a mix of salt water and essential oils in every room. The smell of zesty citrus or sweet lavender helps create a balanced and relaxed atmosphere using the natural essences of nature as an alternative to artificial air fresheners made of harmful petrochemicals.
Whether we like it or not, we live in a stressful and polluted world constantly being bombarded with toxins. But following the wise words of Ghandi, “Live your life the way you want the world to be,” and create a sacred refuge that reflects the purity and wisdom of nature and its healing vibrations.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.