Spiritual Spring Cleaning
Meditation And Spirituality 6/11/11
By: Yona Williams
Just as people spring cleaning rejuvenates a home, there are ways to participate in a spiritual spring cleaning for yourself. This could prove a good way to get fresh energy into your life. In this article, you will learn about some techniques associated with a spiritual spring cleaning that incorporates the upkeep of your home.
Open the Windows
One of the ways to start a session of spring cleaning for the spirit and energy is to open up a window in every room. If the weather is too chilly, open at least one window located at the top of the house or the farthest room if you live in an apartment or one-level home.
Use Herbs and Plants
There are many different herbs and plants that you can use when you want to clear and cleanse elements within your life. Citrus plants are quite popular because of their uplifting scents. Lemons, grapefruit, and oranges are often viewed as energy cleansers and boosters. Studies have also proven that they possess antibacterial qualities as well. This is why many cleaning products utilize the scent of citrus Ã¢â‚¬â€œ to make the process more pleasant to accomplish. Other herbs to consider during a spiritual cleaning include rosemary and peppermint.
When using herbs and plants during a cleaning, one of the easiest approaches is to purchase essential oils. All you have to do is place a couple of drops of one oil in wash water or on a cleaning rag. Some people will create mixtures based on their properties to achieve specific goals.
Possible Magic Tools for Cleaning
Before a spiritual cleaning, you should have easy access to all of the tools needed to complete the task. Common items include a sage smudge stick, essential oils, water, salt, containers to hold your cleaning products, and any other tools you desire. Some people will have their tools blessed at their own altar or under a full moon before they are used.
Prayers and Spells
To increase the cleansing, protection and positive energy of this session of cleaning, it is commonplace for a person to say a small prayer or spell.
Lighting a candle on your altar or in some other place within your home can enhance the results of this cleaning experience. Make sure that the candle is left in a place where it is safe unattended. Blow it out after your cleaning is complete.
A way to clear and cleanse all the negative energy in a home is to light a smudge stick. Walk from room to room with the stick Ã¢â‚¬â€œ allowing the fragrant smoke to reach every corner of your home. The smoke should especially waft at entrances and exits of the home Ã¢â‚¬â€œ windows, doors, and chimneys.