A close up image of a rose quartz healing crystal grid on green moss with white sage smudge sticks.

Illness, violence, disagreements, drug-use, thoughts, and moods influence the energy of a place. When you enter someone’s home or office, part of you mechanically notes how it seems. Conscious or not, this consciousness appears to be a survival mechanism, keeping you alert to safety and protection.

Space Clearing

Sometimes I meander through our local “open houses” to satisfy a curiosity for which kind of house is selling for what price. These houses all talk to me about their dwellers. In some of the houses, the energy is such that it is tough to breathe. If realtors were conscious of how this energy affects the unconscious of possible buyers, they would clear the house energy , before putting it in the marketplace.

Clearing a location serves to reset the energy. Just as you’d clean dirty floors in a new house, it’s important to clean out the energy. If you can’t find this energy, that does not mean it is not there. Before you bring anything into your new house or office, clear the distance. Otherwise, you are living in someone else’s energetic dirt, which may affect you.

I once toured a renowned historic home. Our little group was told about the house’s original owners – people who lived there when the first shot “heard ’round the world” happened. It was one of the areas I had difficulty breathing in, which was one signal the energy was still stagnant. When we entered an upstairs bedroom, I couldn’t just feel illness in the atmosphere, I could smell it. I said,”Someone had a lengthy illness, likely died in this area.” The tour guide and the others looked at me like I’d grown a second head. The manual then confirmed that an older girl had died. I knew part of her was still hanging around.

People Energy

The energy of people does not go out the door when they leave. It clings to walls, drapery, furniture, carpeting, and the atmosphere. When I’ve moved, I’ve attempted to learn what was happening with the prior tenants. How was their relationship? Their finances? Their mood?

This coincides with the ancient practice of Feng Shui, which guides us to be aware of the history of the house and its inhabitants before going in. For instance, if someone was sick, or if they fell upon desperate times, financially or otherwise, it is unadvisable to move in behind them because the exact same thing could touch you. This can work positively also. In 1 house I lived in, a two-story duplex, all the tenants downstairs started as a single girl and proceeded out newly-wed.

Shifting and Moving Energy

We are not always going to understand what happened in an area before we proceed in. This is the reason I would clear any dwelling or building as a rule. Clean thoroughly, wipe down walls, shampoo carpets and flooring, and allow fresh air blow through each and every area. Bring in as much natural light as possible. Sounds, chanting, singing, living plants, fresh flowers, and specific crystals are also beneficial in shifting and moving energy.

In harder instances where something looks strange or you know there was death or negativity, use additional clearing methods. The major one I use comes from the Native American heritage. This technique was explained to me years ago by a Native American medicine man. A friend had just purchased a fixer nearby that had a dreadful energy, to the point we did not wish to enter one of the rooms in any respect. We wanted the medicine man to arrive at the home, but he said it was not a great day for him and we can do it ourselves.

Needless to say, he said to use the Native American herb white sage, wrapped into a tight package (sometimes known as a smudge stick or sage wand). Open all the windows or just crack them if it is windy. Open cabinets and cabinet doors. Light the hints of the blossom with a match and extinguish the fire so the wand gently smokes. Walk counterclockwise around the house, into every room. Allow each corner, cabinet, and cupboard to obtain the smoke. When completed, pass again in a clockwise direction.

Sage alone creates a void, so it is a good idea to use another herb mixed with it such as lavender or sweet grass. This brings in a more favorable energy as the elderly, stagnant energy exits. If you simply have directly sage, use your intention to bring in greater, more positive energy. Our medicine man also advised us to throw sea salt at the corners of the home for good measure and leave white candles burning.

There are lots of different variations on the best way best to clear a space. I’ve found a thorough cleaning together with the easy use of sage is usually enough. Ongoing, sage can be used to reset the energy of a place after there’s been any type of upset.