It can be so simple to create a beautiful and energetically clear home.
A place where the energy is clean and clear, where you are comfortable to be with yourself, to be able to look within connecting with the energy that surrounds you to be inspired to be the creative and authentic self that you are.
Cleansing a home can be done in many forms. It can be a quick ritual or a long ritual. It can be done by using Incense, Music, Chanting, Movement etc.
For this blog post I will walk you through a longer ritual using incense to cleanse.
Cleansing the energy of your space and it can make such a difference within the life.
So here is how to start
Grab yourself some incense. You can use a smudge stick, sweet grass, palo santo or even a few sticks of incenses.
So which ever incense you choose light it up, open the windows and let’s get started
With your incense smouldering away, move through your home...
When performing a deep cleanse, I start from my front entry and walk all the way around the house, along the walls smoking them and
breaking up the energy.
As I move around I chant or sing.
Nothing in particular, just what comes to mind.
You may want to choose or write a special chant that will help increase your intention of cleansing your home or you may want to put some of your favourite music on to sing and dance to that to increase the energy.
You may find this can take quite a bit of time, depending on how big your home is, but trust me, it’s worth it.
Once you have finished cleansing your whole home, you should also walk around the outside of your home, in your yard, garages, laundry etc, totally cleansing the property.
Can you feel the difference in the energy?
You can now, if you feel it is needed, walk through the rooms of your home and set an intention.
For instance, you can connect to your flow when in your bedroom and visualise and set the intention that you will always have a restful sleep within this room.
For the lounge room you may want to set an intention that this is a space where your family gathers to spend quality time together.
Within the kitchen you may set an intention that this is the space for nourishing your family, that your cupboard always be full and abundant.
The bathroom, you may want to set the intention that when bathe you are also energetically cleansing yourself.
It is beautiful and empowering taking responsibility of the energy within your home and making it a powerful and beautiful environment for you and your family.
You should cleanse your home on a regular basis.
This big cleanse I usually perform around the change of the seasons (or if someone has been ill within the home) however I usually walk through the home with some incense smoking each week freshening up the energy.
So get some incense, put on some music and cleanse your space.
I am always working towards living simply and organically within my home learning more and more each day about how I can make a difference and how I can reduce my footprint on this beautiful planet.
Each little thing I do helps me to feel more connected to the earth and energies around me.
Yes you can buy environmentally friendly products, and I do, however one by one I am learning how to create my own at home.
I recently shared a photo of me making my laundry washing liquid and received so many requests for the recipe so I decided to write a blog post with the recipe I use.
This washing liquid is better for the earth, better for your skin, and you are even able to use it as grey water in your garden.
Here is how to make it
* Either a Medium saucepan and a 10 litre bucket or a big 10 litre soup pot
* Containers for washing liquid (I recycle 3 litre milk containers)
* 1 1/2 litres water
* 1 cup of soap flakes
* 1/2 cup washing soda
Place the water into your pot or saucepan on a low to medium heat.
Add the soap flakes and stir until all have dissolved then add the washing soda and again stir.
When it all is dissolved and thickened turn the heat off and fill will water to the top of the pot. If you are using the medium saucepan pour your brew into the bucket, then fill the bucket nearly to the top with warm tap water and keep stirring periodically as it cools.
When it has cooled enough pour your brew into your separate containers leaving room at the top so you can shake it before use.
I use about 1/3 a cup per wash.
You will notice, when you use this laundry liquid, that it does not make suds in the washing machine, which is totally ok, because it does not contain the chemicals that are added to all of the commercial products to make them bubble.
When I use this, I collect the water from the output hose on my washing machine when it is on the rinse cycle and water my plants.
So there you go, conserving water, using a washing liquid that is way less harsh on our mother earth and on our skin, with an added bonus is that it works out so much more cost effective. You only use a little bit of the ingredients each time you prepare this brew, so about 10 litres of washing liquid ends up costing under $2.
Although making your own liquid is quite simple, I find these simple little things empowering.
Why would making laundry liquid be empowering?
I am creating my own laundry liquid with none of those harsh chemicals that are added to the commercial washing powers. So no nasty chemicals are touching my skin or ending up down the drain.
I feel I am strengthening my connection to the earth and the energies surrounding me as well as connecting to my ancestry, the simpler more holistic life. They had the knowledge of self-sufficiency which is something we have lost in this mass produced throwaway society.
I am empowered because I feel the strength within myself, broadening my knowledge of self-sufficiency, being able to create what I need at home when I need it with what I have in my cupboards, not having to get in my car, go to the shops and purchase something that is terrible bad for me and the environment.
I hope you find this blog post useful, and let me know how you go with creating your own washing liquid.