Do you ever have days where you feel sluggish and aren’t sure why? Does your home sometimes feel tense or stuffy instead of calm and inviting? If so, it may be time to do a cleansing ritual to free pent up energies and restore your vitality.
There are many tools and techniques that can restore the flow of positive energy. In Feng Shui, different cures are used throughout the home to ward off negativity and welcome positive, healing vibrations. Let’s take a look at a few ways you can easily improve the harmony in your home, increase your personal energy and enhance your overall sense of well-being.
Wind chimes are a simple and affordable tool used in Feng Shui to cleanse negative energies and simultaneously draw health and prosperity. Natural Bamboo chimes offer a lovely appearance and a delicate sound that will envelop your entryway, garden space or any area you choose with serene energy.
The entire home, and even your personal aura, can be cleansed with smoke. Use smudge sticks or your favorite cleansing incense. In many cultures throughout history; herbs, resins and incense have been used for purification rituals. Push the smoke into the corners of every room and say a prayer or mantra to invoke peace and remove negativity. Light incense during meditations and move through the smoke to help purify your own aura.
Open windows and doorways while burning incense and smudge to allow the smoke to carry away negative energies. Traditional incenses used for cleansing are Frankincense, Cedarwood, Nag Champa, Patchouli and Sandalwood.
Healing stones are another convenient tool you can use for personal healing or to harmonize the energies of any space. Carry your favorite stones in a small pouch around your neck, wear them as jewelry or store them in a velvet pouch to protect them and bring them out as needed.
Great stones for cleansing and protection include Amethyst, Quartz (clear or smoky), Fluorite, Obsidian, Onyx, Hematite and many others. Worry stones are specialty stones you can use to help relieve tension and anxiety, making way for creativity and positive energies to flow freely. They are flat, oval shaped stones that are easy to hold and use. You can also use chakra stones to heal and re-energize the body by placing them on the chakra points during meditations.
Tumbled stones are beautiful and make great décor items. They are very easy to customize and you can place them wherever they are needed. Every stone has different healing properties and can be used individually or combined to suit your tastes.
Music can also sooth the soul and creative positive, harmonious energy within a space. Play meditative music or soothing nature sounds to release tension in the body, mind or home and invite that energy into your space. The sound waves carry the vibrations and can promote the flow of harmonious, cleansing energies.
Light candles to create ambiance and cleanse a space. Candles with specialty oil blends are beautiful and inviting. Look into items like Reiki candles that are specifically blended with the right essential oils to promote peace, restore vitality and cleanse negativity.
Whatever your needs, there are simple, affordable techniques to help you, your home and workspace remain a place of peace and tranquility.