The start of a new year is a supreme mental high that has nowhere else to go but down. It’s a struggle to maintain that level of enthusiasm for 365 days straight. No worries though, there are several ways to give yourself a boost when things are down.
Let’s start at home, shall we?
If you’ve been feeling uninspired, sluggish, disorganized, or just “off,” a space-clearing ritual may be just what you need to re-inspire your routine and reboot your life. The need for space clearing is simple: similar to how you can see the dust and dirt accumulating in your home as a result of daily activities, the same happens with energy. You may not see the “dust and dirt” of human emotions, but they are there and they do accumulate, so it is best to clear them out regularly.
It is an ancient art and various cultures still practice space clearing to purge their surroundings of negativity – from India and Bali to Peru and Morocco. There are many ways to do a space clearing, but let’s start with these 5 herbs you can be used to smudge your home.
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1. BURN SAGE FOR CLEANSING.
Burn sage if you’re looking to purify a space and chase out negative energy
2. BURN CEDAR FOR DECLUTTERING.
Burn cedar if you’re in the midst of releasing some bad memories/items in your home. For example, when you finally get rid of your ex’s clothing, burning cedar is a symbolic way to clear the space of that lingering energy
3. BURN YERBA SANTA FOR LOVING VIBES.
Yerba santa is traditionally burned to help heal broken hearts.
4. BURN ROSEMARY FOR NEW BEGINNINGS.
Rosemary is often burned to create a “fresh start” in life. If you are breaking a habit or embarking on a new path, powerful and fragrant rosemary can help open doors to the new.
5. BURN JUNIPER FOR COMFORT.
Burn juniper if you’re looking to feel more comfortable in your home. It helps to create a more sacred energy.
These herbs are a great way to create more positivity in your home and mind. If you need a little extra zen in your home, try creating your own meditation space.