Odds are, you’ve been spending more time at home these past few months than you have in…maybe ever? The spaces we live in can get cluttered, not only with last night’s takeout, dirty laundry, and endless remote controls (where do they all come from??) but also in an energy way. That’s right, your couch soaks up bad vibes along with spilled coffee. And if there’s been strong conflict, tension, or unrest somewhere, that energy can linger, hovering in the air and making the room feel heavy. You know when you walk into a room and immediately feel sad, drained, or on edge? Chances are that its space has become overwhelmed with negative energy.
When a space is clean, both physically and energetically, you feel uplifted, light, and positive when you walk in. And this is how we want to feel, amirite?
Smudging—aka spiritually cleansing your space with sage or other herbs—is a popular way to clear out the bad vibes, but you can also use sound. That’s right, sound has healing properties. Sharp, sudden sounds—often metallic ones—vibrate on a frequency beyond what our ears can detect, compelling the objects and atmosphere to resonate in harmony and neutralizing the space. These frequencies even penetrate resistant energy blocks that smudging alone can’t always get rid of. It’s an all-encompassing ~cleanse~.
Different methods of sound cleansing date back thousands of years, across cultures—such as Tibetan bells and singing bowls. While these sounds are powerful, you don’t need to splurge on expensive instruments to cleanse your home. You can use pretty much anything that makes a noise, even if it’s just your hands.
What materials do I need for a sound cleanse?
A bell, a sound bowl, coins in a bag, drums, tapping on a table, flicking an empty wine glass…look at what you have. If you just have your hands, you can clap. Try experimenting with different household items and see which type of sound resonates the most with you.
How do I cleanse my space with sound?
Head to the room you want to ~cleanse~ and open the windows (so the negative vibes can clear out). Then make your noise! Start in the center of the room, then move to each corner.
How do I know if the sound cleanse worked?
It’s important to listen to the tone of the sounds you create. The duller the noise, the denser and more clogged up that area is. You may need to make the sound several times before you notice the tone becoming higher, clearer, and cleaner. Over time, as you use sound tools more often, you’ll develop a feel for the kind of sound that chases out the negative energy.
But most importantly, when you next enter the room, you’ll notice a lighter and purer quality to the air. Better yet, you’ll feel good about being there. Ahhh.
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