|Have you ever had one of those days where everything lined up and just clicked? Where it felt as if the energy of the
Universe was working with you, that you were ‘in the flow’, and that the Universe itself was aiding you in your efforts?
Our reality may seem solid, but in truth everything is made up of partials of vibrating energy that have the power to
attract like energy. The world pulses with this cosmic energy. It flows through our live with the power to remove barriers
and create, but first it must be activated and the best way to activate this awesome flow of energy is by cleaning and
clearing out the clutter.
Let's begin with you. How do you feel? How is your life going? Are you feeling stuck in the muck? Energy is all around us.
Energy is part of the fabric of matter and energy is never lost. It is only transformed or transferred. You can feel it at
work in your body and notice when your reserves are brimming, or when they are low. By adopting a healthy lifestyle,
which includes moderation in all things: eating right, daily exercise and a normal sleeping pattern, you can help your
body's energy flow. Start by looking at the habits that no longer serve you and trade them for behaviors that work.
Start by getting off the couch. Go outside. A walk outdoors not only will lift your mood and stimulates energy flow, it will
ground you in nature. Walk in quiet as you listen to the calls of the birds, the patter of the rain, the chatter of a
squirrel. Breathe deep and be present. If a worry intrudes, notice it and let it go as you bring your thoughts back to
where you are in this moment. Feel your body as it moves. Feel the sun on your skin or the wind on your face and smile.
Soak in the Tub
Another simple thing you can do to clear your energy is take a fragrant bath. First, clean the bathroom. Light a candle
and fill the tub to create a sacred place for unwinding and healing. Add a handful of sea salt and a few drops of fragrant
essential oil. Try Lemon Balm oil for success and healing or Rosemary to enhance mental abilities. Rose and Vanilla will
draw and nurture feelings of love. Choose your fragrance, fill your tub and get in. Lie back, breathe deep and let go off
your troubles. Completely submerge, dunking your head under to clear your mind, energy field and spirit. Immerse
yourself in the water, completely submerging yourself and as you go under, let the water clear away all of the negativity
that is clinging to you. Surface and see it washing away. When you feel ready, step out of the tub, leaving behind all
the negativity to run down the drain.
Mediation offers many exercises to draw new energy to replace the stagnate. Meditation is the act of shifting ones focus
to the breath as it is slowly and deeply drawn and released. It is this act that allows the mind to shift into a quiet mode
and release its mind clutter. This simple act of focusing on one’s breath affords one the ability to check out of worry and
check in with the higher-self. This is meditation in its simplest form. And as the old Buddhists have known all along,
meditation is one of the keys to finding happiness.
Try this clearing exercise. You will need a quiet, comfortable spot where you will not be disturbed and a timer. Set the
timer for 10 minutes. The timer acts to free the meditator so that he will not worry about how much time has passed,
allowing instead, a full disconnect.
Sit down and get comfortable. You can sit on the floor with your legs crossed or on a chair with your feet firmly on the
floor. Sit on your butt bones with your spine straight and you chin lifted.
Now close your eyes and move your attention to your breath as it enters and leaves your body. Keep your mind only on
your breath. The monkey mind loves to chatter. If a thought intrudes, notice it and let it go as you move your attention
back to your breath. If a thought persists, see it as a balloon and let it float away.
When your mind has calmed, take a few slow deep breaths. Now visualize a golden light beaming above you filling your
crown chakra. See this cool clear light swirling down your throat, past your heart into your stomach. Visualize the golden
light expanding throughout your body to the tips of your finger down to the tips of your toes until it expands past the
boundaries of your body to rejuvenate your glowing aura.
Hold this image for a few breaths knowing that all negativity has been cleared away and replaced with light.
Now on to Your Home
Your home is so much more than just a shelter. It is a place where you meet, sleep, eat and otherwise coexist. Its
personality reflects of your family’s moods, interactions, and experiences, even its likes and dislikes. It is a place of
power that should be honored. Disorganization hampers energy flow. Start with the front door. How does it look? The
front door is the first and last thing many visitors notice when they come to your home. It is at the door, where they
pause to wait for you to answer. The door is also where energy enters your home and the quality and clarity of the
energy reflect on the care given to the path it takes. If the door is clear and clean the energy that flows inside will
reflect this. Even if you routinely park your car in the garage and go in, you need to make a point of clearing the path,
opening the front door everyday and going through it to encourage energy flow because the front door is where
opportunities enter our home. They will not enter if the door has been sealed. The flow of energy needs to be ushered in
or it becomes blocked.
Next walk through the door and look around. What do you see? Is the room welcoming or is it clutter with junk?
Walk around your space and look at your possessions. Look at all the things you have never used. Do you really need all
this junk in your life? Space clearing is the act of making a space more livable by working with the energy within that
space. The more space you make, the more room for new energy to fill.
If you intend to activate the energy of the universe you must create an environment that allows energy flow, so throw
out the clutter and clean! Apply some Cosmic energy by working on a Saturday. Saturdays are ruled by Saturn who not
only will infuse working for health and restoration but his energy is slanted for clearing out the old, and removing
obstacles to make way for new energies. Use Moon magic. When the moon is in Virgo the no-nonsense energy is a great
to purify and cleanse your home. Choose one more rooms (usually my office or bedroom) and clear out the clutter. I
make piles for trash, recycle and the donation center and I get rid of all the junk. Then I clean.
Four Thieves oil is making a comeback among college students trying to stay healthy during flu and cold months. The
blend has anti-microbial properties and has been found to be highly effective against airborne bacteria. Lore has it that
the original recipe was a vinegar concocted by grave robbers during the sixteen-hundreds to avoid getting the plague. In
1997 Weber State University did a study on airborne bacteria, and found essential oils to be 99.96 percent effective in
being anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-septic, and anti-fungal.
Use this blend to fortify your immune system whenever you have to go out among crowds or navigate sick rooms. Burn
in a diffuser to clean the air. Use for magical protection. Add five drops of the blend to spring water and spritz, (These
oils are strong. Avoid getting anywhere near the face and eyes) to ward against energy vampirism. Dilute 1 part oil
blend to 5 parts grape seed oil before using topically.
Four Thieves Oil Blend
10 drops of Clove Oil
9 drops of Lemon Oil
5 drops of Cinnamon Bark
4 drops of Eucalyptus Oil
3 drops of Rosemary Oil
store in a dark glass container
Add to spring water and use as a spritzer or
I like to wash with an herbal infused floor wash to instill magical energy.
Just make a strong decoction of the herb of your choice and add to your floor washing water.
Use 1 to 2 teaspoons of herb per cup of cold water. Bring the mixture gently to a boil. Remove from heat but allow to
steep for about 10 minutes. Then add the decoction to your wash water and clean.
To dispose of the left-over wash water, throw it out the front door or into the front yard, toward the East, if possible.
Here are some that have worked well for me:
Use these for Protection:
Burdock: purifies and protects
Fennel: deflects negative energies.
Hyssop: for protection, cleansing and removal of negative forces.
Marigold (calendula): Use to ward against negative threats.
Mullein: This herb is wonderful for uncrossing, deflection and return to sender.
Pennyroyal: Use to repel unwanted guests and ward off negative energy. (Also wards off gnats & mosquitoes and
Rue: Works two ways: First a rue infused wash will get rid of malevolent energy and it second it will return hexes to the
Betony: To banish nightmares and bad thoughts.
Damiana: Protection of property.
Use These for Prosperity:
Allspice: Prosperity and energy.
Basil: To draw wealth. Basil can also be used to draw love and creativity.
Bergamot: For successful ventures.
Coriander: Good health and wealth
Use these for Blessing:
Chamomile: For calmness, meditation, and prosperity
Loosestrife: harmony, peace and accord.
Rosemary: blessing, protection and love.
Tansy: love and happiness.
Use these to attract Love:
Catnip: works to draw love and increase relaxation.
Lemon Balm: success and love.
Lilac: Beauty and love
Marjoram: works for love, protection and wealth
While Rose is the flower of love, Thyme, Vertivert and Yarrow work across the board.
Mirrors Can be used to reflect negative energy back to its source. By placing mirrors in line with doors is an easy way to
deal with negative thoughts and spirits reversing them back to where they came.
Salt is a purifier. Use sea salt to cleanse and banish any negative energy that may cling to an object, person, or area.
Sprinkle salt around a room to put yourself and others at ease. Or asperge with sesalt/water mixture. Aspersing means
sprinkling with liquid in order to effect spiritual and magical cleansing. This is an ancient rite, just like burning incense.
Aspersing rituals direct the elemental power of Water.
Burning a stick of incense or a few drops of essential oils in an aromatherapy burner, lime is a good way to change the
energy of a room. Oil of Frankincense, Sage, Sweet Grass, Pine Resin, Juniper, Desert Mugwort, Rue, Yarrow, and
Marjoram are common oils used to cleanse a space.
Another tool that is handy for absorbing negative energy is Charcoal. Briquettes of charcoal will absorb toxins and
negative energy. Combining charcoal and sea salt is an effective way to safely remove negative energy. When moving
into a new home you can leave three briquettes on a dish in the middle of a room before you move anything in. Leave
overnight, then remove and bury.
Sage and Smudging
For centuries smudging, the burning of aromatic herbs, has been a common practice for purifying objects and locations.
Sage is most often used for cleansing, balance and purification. The act of burning sage is called smudging. Smudging
calls positive energy in to a space and removes negative energy. It is the spiritual equivalents to bathing. If I've had an
especially bad day I go into my garden plunge my feet into the soil and light a sage wand and smudge myself.
Smudging can also clear a room or area of any old or stagnant energy. If your life feels stuck or things just aren’t going
according to plan, you may just find that simple space clearing solves the problem. Clearing the space around you is
also an important part of most rituals and ceremonies. You can use sage to clear energy out of a room where stress
occurs, to cleanse people and pets that are depressed, sick or anxious. When moving into a new home smudging is a
great way to clear energy from a previous resident.
To smudge a room, simply walk around the room wafting smoke into each corner. A smudge with Sweetgrass is a lovely
way to bring harmony and balance to the room. Smudging is also a good way to bless or consecrate spiritual tools.