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How to keep the energy uplifted in your home

‘Home sweet home’: is it your place to relax, have fun and be nourished?

How do you keep the energy of your surroundings uplifted in your home sweet home? Home sweet home

You might have a work or study area where tension builds up. And then there’s your kitchen with all the cooking smells. Plus your bedroom where you want it to be a relaxing place of rest.

We sometimes take things for granted or focus on stories of things that are wrong with our homes.

We might experience challenges if we have to share our home with others.

For children and adults alike, home can elicit a unique feeling – hopefully warm and good, but of course, not always so for everyone.

We all have our own unique relationship to our homes, our place of refuge. It’s good to have gratitude for your home, your comforts, – to see your home through eyes of wonder and thanks. To see your home with an open and thankful heart.

Home is your refuge

We’ve all witnessed images on television of the families who have fled their homes and countries for safety. These are refugees who are escaping war and persecution.

As they find themselves in limbo, they still attempt to create a home around them – however temporary and despite the cold, the damp and the mud.

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Home is your refuge from the world.

‘Refuge’ means ‘condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble’.

As you think of your own home, you might like to let the sensation of gratitude wash through you for your entire home.

  • Its structure
  • How it was built
  • Its location
  • What you can see through your windows out onto the world
  • The feeling of safety at night as you sleep in your bed

Be grateful for it all. For the sanctuary it provides for you.

‘The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.’
Maya Angelou

7 Ideas to lift the energy of your home sweet home

There are a million ways for your home to be styled.

Here are 7 ideas that focus on something different – how to keep the energy of your home clear and welcoming:

1. I always prepare the space in my rooms

I do this whether I am running a Meditation Class or a One-to-One Session, where-ever I am.

The use of smudge sticks has several origins, one of them being from the Native Americans. They used smudge sticks to purify the energy of a room.

This consists of burning sage or other herbs along with a ritual. It dispels stagnant energy – from arguments, sadness or anger.

A very interesting article about the ancient art of smudging here.

2. Cleansing aromas

I like to energetically clear the negative space of a any room in my home with incense or aromatherapy oils. Oils like lavender, geranium and peppermint have antiseptic properties. They also smell refreshing and help to clear and clean the air. And they uplift mood too!  Home sweet home

You can experiment with mixtures of oils perhaps to give a light fragrance that feels clean and welcoming. I like to use an Oil Diffuser for this.

Room sprays are also very practical. I use them a lot when I travel to other spaces for my work. It’s even nice to keep one in your car! But make sure they are ones that are made with aromatherapy oils, not artificial chemicals.

Incense, aromatherapy oils and room sprays all create a ‘home sweet home’!

3. Stagnant energy

Another way to dispel stagnant or negative energy is to ring Tibetan Bells or play Singing Bowls. Walk all around the room creating sound. Offer it high up towards the ceiling and low down in all the corners.

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The vibrations from the sounds energise and heal. Similar to the way you might find music or the sounds of nature to be soothing.

You don’t have to own exotic equipment for this – even clapping your hands can work in the same way!

More details here about space clearing in this article.

4. Rock Salt Lamps

Himalayan Rock Salt lamps also keep the air in a room clean.

They work as regular lamps by simply switching on and leaving in a corner.  But in addition to this, these crystal lamps produce healthy negative ions that combat the build-up of indoor pollutants.

Our homes produce an excess of positive ions from the many electrical appliances we have; computers, mobile phones, microwave ovens, televisions etc. Rock Salt lamps provide an antidote to this as well as creating a lovely ambience.

5. The movement of water

Another idea for your home sweet home is to include running water – perhaps as an indoor water feature.Home sweet home

The moving water breaks up stagnant, toxic particles in the air.

This happens naturally even when you shower. And is also why walking by the sea or a waterfall is very refreshing.

If you are interested to read more about the science of positive and negative ions see here.

 

6. Natural Flooring

Natural wooden flooring or cotton or hemp carpets and rugs are very healing to have in our homes. Walk barefoot on these natural materials in your home.

Walking barefoot on these natural products helps to replenish your body with negative ions. It releases the build-up of toxic positive ions in your body.

It’s also very effective to walk barefoot, when you can, outside on grass or sand.

7. Indoor houseplants

Home sweet homeFinally, houseplants around your home are great at improving indoor air quality!

Good examples you might like to try are:

Conclusion

I hope you enjoy all these ideas to keep your home surroundings clear and clean; a refuge and a healthy place to be.

What do you like to do to keep your own home sweet home?

 

Yvette Jane – Mindfulness & Meditation Guide

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Updated since first publication in March 2016

 

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