Let’s be honest, negative energy is a bitch and its everywhere…so when you come home every day the last thing you want is it clinging to things in your house. Your home is your sanctuary and its where you should be able to be at peace so making sure to cleanse your home regularly and then protect it is very important, especially on your spiritual journey and while working with your craft. Most people don’t really understand that negative energies can get stuck to things like dust, furniture and objects…even crystals like clear quartz hold on to negativity so they should all be cleansed.
You may think cleansing your space daily is a lot and I hear it all the time that people just don’t have the time, but let me tell you that it is worth it and important to do so because it has a big impact on your life. I personally make sure to cleanse and protect my home daily, you can make it as simple or as elaborate as your witchy heart desires, just as long as you do. I let negative energies build up for so many years that it almost destroyed my life, but ill save that story for another day. In this blog I’m going to tell you what I do in my home as well as all the ways you can cleanse and protect your home and yourself so you can customize your own routine, I will also guide you on what to do if you feel that there is something playing havoc on your life because believe it or not a lot of people can get negative energy attached to them or small entities in them, it happened to me and my family and I did all the stuff I’m going to mention to rid it from my life
Protective Items and how to use them
Cleansing bundle: A cleansing bundle is used to rid any negative energies in your home, work space, car or yourself but when you’re using it in your home you should start with the outside of your house walking around the entire outside of your property and then around your house, make sure you are always in a positive state of mind, you never ever want to be negative or moody while cleansing your space because you are just putting more negativity into the energy around you and whats the point of that? Once you finish the outside its time for the inside, make sure you open up as many windows as you can and all your closets. You can start with the basement first and work your way up. Cleanse all four corners of each room, basement and attic if you have one. You can also say something as you are cleansing each room, whatever you want its totally up to you for example “Cleanse this home and make it clear, only good may enter here”. The most popular cleansing wand is sage but you don’t have to only use sage, you can use sweetgrass, dragons blood which is my favorite to use, rosemary, palo santo, cedar, mugwart, and myrrh. If you are using incense instead of a dried herb bundle then you can use frankincense, sandalwood or rue. After I use dragons blood or sage (sometimes I use the other ones I listed) I then go through all the rooms again but with palo santo to fill the rooms with positive energy. If you can’t handle smoke then you can use room sprays that is a mix of the herbs I listed along with essential oils that are used for protection, you can make your own or buy them.
Salt: This method I recently had to use along with basically everything else, but with this you actually can see if you catch any negative energies. I was told to do this by the shamanic practicer that I now see on a regular basis. I suggest putting this in all your rooms first before you even use the cleansing bundle method. You will need as many 16oz glasses as you have rooms (don’t forget to place them in your basement and attic if you have those, even your car. Put 16oz of filtered water, 2 tbsp of table salt and 2 tbsp of white vinegar into each glass and mix well for a minute ( I suggest mixing it in a different cup that has a cover so you can really shake it up) then place each glass in all the rooms and leave them untouched and unbothered for 24 hours. If there is anything negative in the room you will see the water turn to a fizz so to speak and depending on how bad it is it could shoot around in the glass in all different directions or it might just do it a little bit or nothing at all. I live in a big victorian house so I have a lot of rooms and only two glasses caught it. The first glass I made that was in the kitchen with me caught the most and I will show you a picture of the glass that caught the negative energies and what it will look like and then a picture of one of the glasses that didn’t catch anything so you can see the difference. If you catch anything, take it and put it where it belongs..right in the toilet! Feel free to wish it well as it gets sucked down and through the pipes. You then will need to fill the glass again and keep doing so until your glass is clear. Once you finish doing that, then proceed to doing the cleansing bundle.
Selenite: The next step that you can do if you did catch anything in your glasses or if you want to do this for your own peace of mind because I swear by this, you can get a big piece of raw selenite and break it into a bunch of pieces with a hammer so you have enough for 4 pieces for every room in your home, outside of your home and your property. I dreaded doing this because of the size of my home and how much work it would be, especially since I had to do all of the previous methods as well in the same day but the different it made was unreal!! Mark my words, you won’t regret this. You are going to take your selenite pieces and starting from your property outside (unless you live in an apartment then only worry about when I explain the inside) go to each corner of your property and put a piece of selenite into the ground, if you can’t reach a certain spot, for example, I couldn’t get through the bushes and trees by my pond so I took a piece of selenite and tossed it over the bushes so it would be in the corner. You are creating a bubble over your property where negative energies can’t get in easily if at all. Now you are going to do the same at all four corners of the outside of your home and then do the same for all the rooms inside your house, basement and attic as well. I even put pieces in all my closets. Make sure your entry way has selenite at it too this way if anyone comes into your home they have to pass through the selenite.
That’s it, once its all placed and you created that protection for your home, you will leave it there until you move. Before I did that, my family and I were being bothered by something not good and none of us could get good sleep, and while I was cleansing my home my attic smelled like pure crap, I mean legit poop and I almost threw up, I couldn’t even go up there so I just let the smoke from dragons blood drift up there and then I tossed up a piece of selenite and waited for the morning when my husband would be home so he could go see what the smell was (our attic has nothing in it by the way) and he would put the four pieces of selenite up there for me. The next morning when he came home he said there was no smell at all and there was nothing up there and after that we all have been sleeping great. Nothing scares me out of my sleep and I don’t hear voices or sense anything bad near me. Just to clear things up, my house was never haunted…my family and I were, it was in us and that leads me to the next thing on the list.
Energy Healing: In order for your space to be free of negative energies, you and whoever lives with you, needs to be free of it too. Most people don’t realize that bad entities can hide inside of us making us angry or depressed, have bad thoughts and just simply destroy our lives. They find their way in when you are not at your best, when you are broken hearted or just having a tough time with life, they are cowards and honestly I never fully realized this happens as easily as it does. I always thought this stuff just happens in movies or in obvious cases where you can tell someone is simply not right and they look like they have a demon growing inside. What I recently experienced with myself and my family was insane. It started off with me just bringing my husband to see a shamanic practitioner to have an energy healing session done for his birthday. I never expected for our lives to change so drastically. I suggest trying to find a legit shaman to perform and energy cleaning on you. What it does it it aligns your chakras and also removes any negative energies clinging to you and stuck in you, I just suggest leaving your cell phone outside of the room while its being performed because all the energy put a thin crack in my cellphones screen. When you are finished you will feel the best you ever felt, especially if you had something like myself and my family did! Please, just don’t go to anyone for this, you have to be so careful with who you let mess with your energy and when it comes to healing you. I wish everyone could see the lady I see, always do your research first. Once you help yourself and cleanse your home you can start moving forward in your journey.
Ways to stay protected
Now that I told you the ways to rid the negativity from yourself and your home, Im going to just let you know some extra ways to keep things going smoothly, and honestly any witch or spiritualist should have these things on hand or in their home, I’m not saying you need every single plant I list or crystal but I’m giving you the choices of ones to pick from but if you want them all then you go get them and make sure you send me pictures because that would be amazing especially with all the herbs and plants, I think homes filled with plants is so appeasing. So lets start there, having plants in your home actually keeps the air pure and keeps negative energy at bay, you can also make dried flower and herb bouquets to hang around your home as well, you can choose from any of these plants and herbs to keep in your home, orchids, rosemary, basil, cactus, bamboo, lavender, tansy, white yarrow, spider plants, ammobium, barley, broom corn, eucalyptus, flax, german millet, heather, thistle, aloe vera, fennel, vetiver, peace lily, jasmine, rue, snake plants, weeping fig, jade plant, golden pothos, and lilacs. Im sure there are even more then what I listed, those are just the ones that are known for protection and to ward off evil but any plant is good to have in your home and around the outside of your home. Now moving onto crystals, as I already mentioned Selenite is your best crystal to have inside your home because it purifies the energy around you basically sucking up negative energies like a vacuum, your next best friend crystal that makes bad energies run home to their mommies is black tourmaline. You definitely want to hang black tourmaline on you when you are anywhere other than your home. I make sure to always have a piece of selenite and black tourmaline on me at all times when I leave my house, not in my purse but actually on me, you can wear it as jewelry or put it in your pocket or bra and when you have guest over your home you should have black tourmaline on you but this is if you worked hard to protect your whole home or if you know one of your guest has a lot of negativity in their lives. Obsidian or any black stone or crystal is protective so you don’t have to just get the tourmaline. Other protective crystals that are good to have in your home are lodestone, labradorite, jade, red garnet, chalcedony, apatite, smokey quartz, hematite which often breaks due to absorbing a lot of negative energies, and I personally love amethyst because it makes a protective bubble around whatever room its in, I had one of my smaller amethyst stones break because it was trying to protect me during a time I was around a lot of negativity. The last thing on the list that is a favorite of mine is Florida water and no its not water from Florida, so many people ask me that. It is actually a mens cologne that has a lot of different herbs in it and bad energies hate it, its basically spiritual windex. Just pour it in a spray bottle and spray yourself when you feel like you are getting upset or you were around negativity, you can spray rooms and inside cars with it too, its used all the time with shamans when they are pulling negative energies from you they will spray it on you and at the energies, it is more powerful when used by them but it still works when you used by “regular” people.
I have learned most of my knowledge with protection from a Shaman and everything I have listed I have personally used and it has helped me and basically saved my life. Just because we cannot see certain things does not mean they are not real and with us daily, you have the strength to change anything, if something is bothering your every day life and taking you down, you CAN stop it, all you need is the right tools and you can get back your life and protect yourself and your loved ones. Having good energy around yourself and your home is the first step to get started with your craft, now you are ready to connect with the spiritual realm and start creating magick!
Author: Courtney of Silfren Circle
Courtney is an eclectic witch who began her interest in the spiritual world during her teenage years. She comes from a line of gifted women and recently has been connecting even more to the spiritual realm. Specializing in protection rituals and spells, she also works a lot with herbs and candle magick. She attends monthly moon groups with her daughter. You can follow her on instagram where she shares her practice The.gypsy.witch