What do you do before and after you have a holiday party? If you’re like most people you clean your house and yourself. Those are two things we never forget to do, but what about our ENERGY? Tis the season to clear your energy!
Everything is energy, including us. Why would we want to clear our energies? A clear and free flow of energy allows us to feel great and function at our best. Any time we feel awful physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually there is a block in our natural energy flow. Clearing is like energy cleaning. We can clean away energetic blocks to help ourselves feel the best we can. As a counselor I need to keep my energy cleared or else I have trouble sleeping. And with crazy relatives, party food, and holiday ‘cheer’ we need all the help we can get.
Clearing starts with an idea of what we want to accomplish or our intention. An example of an intention would be, “I now clear myself of all family drama and replace it with peace and calm.” Or it could be as simple as, “Out with drama, in with calm.” Intentions are always stated in the now and in the positive. The second part of clearing is what we think of as our imagination. We are able to move and clear energy by imagining so.
One way to clear energy is burning a sage stick, which is part of many Native American traditions. The ritual of smudging can be defined as “spiritual house cleaning.” In theory, the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and as the smoke clears it takes the negative energy with it. The negative energy is released into another space where it will be regenerated into positive energy.
You may use the sage stick to clear your space and possessions. Do this before and after having company and then anytime you feel the need to ‘clean up.’ For example, after a party you clean up your house first and then smudge to clean up the energy as well. Always do the physical cleaning first.
- Carry a deep flame resistant container to catch ashes.
- Light sage stick.
- Set positive intention to clear energy. Say out loud, “I clear all low level energy and negativity from myself and this space.”
- Move through room in a counter-clockwise direction to clear the space.
- Move in clockwise direction to infuse space with good thoughts and energy. Say out loud, “I fill myself and this space with love and joy.”
- Safely put out sage stick.
Happy Holiday! Be well, Susan