Follow these tips to improve your home's energy by cleansing negative energies and increase positive vibrations.
The home is an important component of the root chakra as this is literally where you plant your roots. Every time you move, you are uprooted and your root chakra is challenged to continue meeting basic survival needs like food, sleep, and safety. On the other hand, as you settle into a home, you have the opportunity to create a very strong foundation.
A night spent at home should provide rest and nourishment, so you are rejuvenated for the new day ahead. A happy home is filled with warmth, love, and space to welcome in life's true treasures. Your home's energy directly affects your personal aura and well-being.
Here are 15 ways to improve your home's energy:
1. Create a Sacred Space
Designate an area of your home as a sacred space to connect with the divine. To create a sacred space invite in the four elements (earth, water, fire, and air) to an alter. By humbly bowing to this alter, you express gratitude to Mother Earth for the endless blessings she supports all of life with. The more time you spend maintaining this alter, the more potent its sacred energy will be.
2. Grow a Garden
Gardening is one of the best activities I can recommend for grounding and to improve your home's energy. The mind has little room to wander with your hands in the dirt and you are instantly connected to the local soil. This connection is a helpful reminder that the Earth provides in abundance all that you need. You are safe; the earth supports you.
Researchers reported in the American Journal of Public Health that gardeners and spouses of gardeners have lower BMIs than their non-gardening neighbors. This is attributed to eating more fresh produce and possibly the act of tending to their gardens.
3. Bring Nature Inside
Do you keep indoor plants? According to NASA research, plants remove up to 87% of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) every 24 hours. VOCs in the study included formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene, all listed as group 1 human carcinogens by the American Cancer Society. Plants not only increase oxygen levels and improve air quality; they have also been proven to reduce stress and even reduce background noise.
Find other ways to bring nature inside to deepen your connection to the local environment.
4. Purge Plastics
Plastic is detrimental to your health, well-being, and the planet. Most plastics that find their way into the home are single-use plastics, designed to be discarded and replaced. Your fridge, bathroom, and cabinets are likely filled with these plastic packaged products. What's the danger?
Plastics are toxic to produce; production begins in an oil refinery with the distillation of crude oil. Plastics are toxic to consume resulting in leaching in our home and off-gassing of byproducts like dioxin, considered one of the 12 most potent carcinogens by the World Health Organization. Plastics are even toxic to recycle because they degrade in the recycling process into non-recyclable plastics, meaning all plastics are destined for the landfill where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
Single-use plastics can easily be avoided by a little planning and consciously using reusable items.
5. Reduce Electrosmog
Electromagnetic smog (electrosmog) encompasses all artificially generated electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) in your environment. This includes both low-frequency EMFs, like small appliances, and high-frequency EMFs, like WiFi and Bluetooth. When EMFs are layered upon one another, they can create a harmful level of radiation and interfere with natural body processes. EMFs are continually increasing in households due to our advancing digital world.
Take inventory of what's contributing to electrosmog in your home. Common technologies include WiFi, TVs, computers, tablets, phones, chargers, amplifiers, lamps, kitchen appliances, and other small appliances like hair dryers. After taking inventory, notice what you can happily live without and donate or thrift unused electronics.
Unplugging unused electronics is one way to reduce electrosmog in your home. A small hack I use for this is using surge protectors with on/off switches. This makes it easy to create a habit of flipping electronic devices on and off surrounding their use.
6. Remove the Microwave
It is unclear among the scientific community how safe a microwave is, but government regulations establish 2.45 billion hertz as the safe frequency inside a microwave. Because this is the frequency of typical microwaves, the World Health Organization states that microwave ovens are safe if your appliance does not leak. Government required seals are meant to prevent leaking, but with time and use, those seals will inevitably begin to fail. Microwaves simply cause unnecessary exposure to radiation.
After committing to purging plastics and refusing single-use plastics, you will find very little use for a microwave. After my plastic purge, I found the only real use left for our microwave was to melt butter/fats and re-heat coffee/leftovers... of course nothing that can't be done in the oven!
7. Turn Off Your WiFi at Night
WiFi produces a high EMF as this is necessary to provide a connection throughout the entire home. As WiFi fills your bedroom unused at night, its EMF actually interferes with your quality of sleep by causing a decrease in melatonin production.
Melatonin is a hormone produced by pineal gland activity in the brain that establishes the body's internal clock, regulating our sleep-wake cycle. Our bodies naturally produce the most Melatonin at night. The pineal gland senses EMFs in the same way as it does light, which causes a decrease in the body's natural melatonin production because we are not designed to sleep in the daylight.
Turning off your WiFi at night or keeping your router on a timer is a great way to increase your body's natural melatonin production for a better night's rest.
8. Turn off Your Cell Phone at Night