Follow these tips to cleanse negative energy from your home 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 and safe foundation for your root chakra to thrive from. 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. Every time you are home, your personal energy is shaped by its synergy to your home, including all possessions and people in it.
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 holistic root chakra healing. 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
Your cell phone's EMF interferes with natural melatonin production in the same way as WiFi, so it is best to turn these little noise makers off at night. If you can't bring yourself to hit the off button, switching to airplane mode is a good way to decrease the total EMF emitted at night.
9. Use Himalayan Salt Lamps & Candles
Himalayan salt lamps and candles are natural negative ionizers. When their light gently warms the salt crystal it emits a negative electrical charge which ionizes the atmosphere. Salt lamps have been used for a very long time in India to neutralize the effects of "Evil Eye" by transforming negative energy. Negative energy can find its way inside our homes from fighting, sickness, negative intentions, and many more ways. As a negative ionizer, it is believed that salt lamps can also help to combat electrosmog.
Warning: It is possible for a salt lamp to start a fire, so be responsible and do not leave these on unattended, especially for long periods of time.
10. Use Healing Candles & Essential Oils
Aromatherapy is a wonderful tool for energy healing. Each aroma has the power to create a specific atmosphere in your home. Some aromas are relaxing, good for the root chakra, while others might be stimulating or sensual. Healing candles and essential oils, if you prefer diffusing, operate on a basic philosophy: rather than just burning a scent, you are burning a scent with positive intention.
Candles are energy amplifiers because they occupy space and time, the two basic ingredients of energy. When you set an intention to a candle, the candle holds space and time on behalf of this intention, thus amplifying the energetic frequency.
11. Avoid Candles Made From Paraffin Wax
Candles can be made from several types of wax: paraffin, soy, beeswax, palm, and other special blends. Soy wax, beeswax, and palm wax are all 100% natural waxes and make for wonderful healing candles. Paraffin wax on the other hand comes from crude oil and is a byproduct of the oil purification process. Crude oil is a non-renewable resource, because of it's unsustainability it is simply best to keep this negative energy out of your home.
12. Use Healing Crystals
Healing crystals are another great tool for energy healing and work similarly to healing candles. The main difference between these two energy amplifiers is how they occupy time. Unlike candles, which occupy time as they burn, you must spend time maintaining your crystal's energy. This is why mystics have created rituals for cleansing and charging the intentions of crystals.
The rituals I use include cleansing crystals, in preparation of assigning a new intention, by placing them in a salt water bath or resting on a Selenite crystal. To charge crystals, I place them outside during the full moon and re-state my intention. These rituals take time to maintain a crystal's intention and amplify its energy.
Crystals can hold an intention on behalf of your home as well as personal intentions. For example I keep an Aragonite crystal in the dining room with the intention: "This is a peaceful and sustainable home."
13. Use Aventurine Crystals
Aventurine is a wonderful negative ionizer. Similar to salt lamps, these crystals have gained a reputation for dissolving and transforming negativity making them useful in absorbing elecrosmog. By keeping an Aventurine crystal with your cell phone, laptop, or other electronic device you can protect against its emanations.
14. Play Healing Frequencies
Our personal energy responds instantly to sound; dissonant sounds cause the aura to contract and consonant sounds cause the aura to expand. Typically we do not give much consideration to the wavelength frequency of the sounds in our homes, but when it comes to energy having a known frequency is incredibly valuable.
If you've ever participated in a sound bath or sound therapy, you have experienced the power of healing frequencies. The impact of different sounds has been studied on both the brain and body to reveal healing powers against cognitive functioning deficits, stress, pain, headaches, behavioral problems, and PMS. By playing healing frequencies at home you can aid your body in its natural healing processes.
15. Keep it Colorful
Research shows that when our eyes detect a color, the brain releases chemicals impacting us on a physical and emotional level. Different colors will release different chemicals, thus creating the foundation for color therapy. Color therapy has long been used in energy healing and today marketers and designers have adopted the same principles to effect human psychology.
I personally cannot separate each chakra from its ruling color. So when I see the color red, I immediately think of the root chakra and all of it's virtues and balanced characteristics. As you practice chakra healing at home, having the colors of the rainbow in your home will deepen this practice. Not to mention colors make people happy!
Healing Energies to Support the Chakras
Head to my previous post, What is Energy Healing, for more information on how to work with healing colors, sounds, crystals, and scents.