Houses store energy, both positive and negative energy. They store the energy of the people that have lived there or visited and the events that have taken place. So it’s always a good idea to cleanse a home that you’re moving in to before you start living there to remove negative energy from your home.
It’s also a good idea to cleanse your home on a regular basis. Particularly if you’ve had a negative experience (read: a fight with someone). A good cleanse initially and regularly energy clearings will help to protect your home from unwanted negative energy too. If you’d like to add some strong protection (from thieves and negative spirits) you can read about how to do that in this post.
There are a number of ways that you can perform this ritual. If it’s a new home that you’re cleansing I recommend a full smudging cleanse.
Materials You Will Need to Remove Negative Energy from Your Home
- Smudging stick (I prefer white sage but you can use an alternative blend if you wish).
- A bell
- Celtic Salt.
Ritual to Remove Negative Energy from Your Home
- Start in the norther corner of your home and work in a clockwise direction.
- Ring the bell three times each time you enter and leave a room or a space if your home is open plan.
- Once you enter the room fan the smoke from the smudging stick into each corner of the room moving in a clockwise direction. As you fan the smoke say “I banish evil spirits and negativity from this home”.
- Once you have finished smudging sprinkle the salt across all entry points to your home (doorways and window sills).
- At the end of the ritual finish by ringing the bell a further three times and say “This home is now free of negative energy and evil spirits. So Mote it Be”.
If you’d like to add a layer of protection to your home you can make and bury some witches bottles – find our how to do that in this post.
You can repeat this entire ritual a few times a year or you can use a besom (a witch’s broom) to sweep the negative energy out of your home more regularly. Most witches I know try to do this weekly or fortnightly, sometimes more often depending on the week they’ve had!