“I was very honored to be approached about contributing to this Redfin article. Thought I’d share it with all of you. There are some great tips here. Calleen“
February 17, 2022 by Julia Weaver
Everyone experiences the Monday blues or a gloomy afternoon from time to time. But, if you’ve constantly been feeling down and can’t quite put a finger on why, your home may be to blame. It’s time to banish those negative feelings and create positive energy in your home.
A positive and energized home should feel happy, light, and inviting. From utilizing salt and practicing meditation to setting the right intentions and using the power of crystals, there are several techniques to cleanse your home and instill positive energy. We turned to the top experts, from Buffalo, NY to Sacramento, CA, to share their tried and true techniques on how to attract and create positive energy at home so you can feel like your best self.
Pour salt along property lines and main corners of your home
Salt is an inexpensive yet effective tool for removing negative energy from your home. The negative ions released from salt create a positive space and an uplifting mood. Pour salt along the property line of your new home to release the energies of the previous owners. Sprinkle salt in the main corners of your abode and leave it for a couple of days before vacuuming. For continued energy clearing, place bowls of salt or salt lamps in active areas of your home. Sea salt, Himalayan salt, kosher salt, or even plain old table salt work for this high vibrational energy clearing. – Nicole Glosser LLC, Spiritual Medium
Carve out time for yourself
When we think about attracting positive energy into the home, we like to think about how we’ll set ourselves up for success in our self-care practices. If you have the space, creating a meditation space or quiet space where you can read, rest, and build an intentional practice around reducing stress and caring for mental health will go a long way. If you don’t have a full room to dedicate, you can always set up a small space in a corner or even a home closet. Set some boundaries with your family or roommates to let them know you need some quiet or alone time each day to focus on self-care and fortify your well-being. Burnout can lead to cynicism and negativity, so take a few moments each day to invest in yourself. – TRILUNA, Stress Management Expert
Surround yourself with what inspires you
Often the energy of our home is a reflection of our inner world – whether it is positive or negative. Feeling low? It’s important not to be lost in your negative energy and mind. Instead, try to look for outer ways to help with the overall feeling of negativity. My favorite way is to surround myself with artwork that inspires me and elevates my inner passions, raising my vibrations. This in turn gets rid of negative energy within and brings positivity to my home and my surroundings. – C Design by Chen, Artist
Be sure to clean your crystals during the new moon
Crystals are great energetic tools for maintaining and attracting positive energy within your home, but like everything in your house, they occasionally need cleaning. Traditionally, this is done during the new moon, using the smoke from bundles of cleansing herbs, such as sage or mugwort. After holding your crystals over the cleansing smoke, you can also use these same herbs to cleanse the energy in your entire home, starting at one side and waving the smoke throughout until you reach the other side, where the smoke can leave through an open window. Once you’ve cleared the bad energy from your space, you’ll want to replace it with positive vibes by speaking positive affirmations and replacing all of your crystals throughout your space. – Lula May Design, Wellness Coach
Boost the energy around you
Do you experience that feeling when you’ve entered a room after there’s been an argument, or when everyone has been laughing and smiling? Well, you’re a powerful energy sensor and receiver, and there are many ways to boost that energy and they all start with you. The most important first step is to use your beautiful smile to activate a positive ‘smiling energy’ from your heart.Then, set a positive intention for the room like, “let this room be a happy welcoming place and allow all negativity to move out.” Next, move through the room and fill the space using a tool like burning sage, playing music, singing, dancing, or opening windows. If your mind wanders, just bring it back to your smile and your intention. Have fun experimenting and tuning in to the energy around you. – Smooth Rock Meditation
Keep a clear mindset
Energy is everywhere. Keep a clear mindset if you want to keep your home clear of negative energies. Spend some time journaling or meditating on what’s ailing you and dedicate some time to activities that bring you joy while in your home. I also like to keep a piece of black tourmaline near the entrance of my home. It’s a really great stone for absorbing negative energies. Next, envision pure loving energy surrounding your home from the inside out. Think of it as a little cloak of protection at your doorstep and around the home. – Prana Fresca, School Teacher, Meditation and Yoga Instructor, and Energy Worker
Focus on gratitude
When you’re ready to clear out negative energy, start with your mind by focusing on gratitude to shift the energy in your home and create new healing intentions. Allow and accept those negative situations that have taught you many lessons, and ceremonially use smudging to align with water, air, wind, and fire to dissolve the energetic debris. When attracting positive energy to your home, you’re your greatest source of positivity. Focus on your growth mindset, surround yourself with good people, move your body, drink water, eat the rainbow, allow your creativity and expression to fill your life with things that bring you awe and inspiration. Know that you can fill yourself and your home with unlimited tranquility and love. – Pure Chakra, Meditation, Mindfulness, and Spirituality
Combat negativity with meditation
Clearing out negativity and attracting positive energy in a home starts with the people in it. How you feel affects the energy of your surroundings. If you’re having frequent negative thoughts, this creates negativity and heaviness in your space. Practicing this simple meditation can help combat negative energy and bring positivity to your mind, body, and home: Imagine your heart slowly filling up with loving, positive energy. Visualize this energy as a warm, glowing ball of light. Once your heart is full, allow the light to overflow and travel throughout the rest of your body. Then, imagine the light radiating out from your body to fill the room. Continue to let it grow until the glow fills your entire home with loving, positive energy. – Motion Melissa
Simplify your space and connect with your inner self
Some of my favorite ways to increase the positive energy at home include bringing in plants I love, opening windows, and getting free of clutter. Additionally, having a harmonious home starts with balance within ourselves, so I also love creating a quiet sanctuary space where I can meditate, practice yoga, and connect to my internal self. Being intentional about attracting positive energy in our home benefits our overall wellness. – Julie Bjelland, LMFT, Founder of the Sensitive Empowerment Community
Your home should be the most sacred place
Our home should be a sacred space that feels safe, secure, and loving. Any time you feel negative energy or low vibration in your home, it’s important to clear that energy. I have a home clearing ritual on each new moon cycle to keep my home at a high positive vibration. My favorite way to remove negative energy from the home is with sound. There are many instruments and tools such as crystal sound healing bowls, tuning forks, crystal pyramids, hand drums, elemental chimes, or wasu tubes that can create a harmonizing, pure loving energy in the home. I play kundalini mantras for peace and positive energy throughout my home, and use salts and crystals placed at the entrance of the house and bedrooms that support removing negative energy, such as selenite, black kyanite, and black tourmaline. I include loving vibration crystals such as rose quartz and malachite and will say a prayer aloud with the intention of how I want the home to feel. Bringing in beauty with fresh flowers, candles, artwork, and photos will instantly balance and lift the home’s energy, which should be your most sacred space. – Jenni Cornette, Holistic Healing
Shift the energy and celebrate the land
To shift the energy in your home and understand where any energetic problems might be, take a bowl of water and sit in the center of the space. Imagine your heart filling with joy, and expand that joy into a shower of pink light that fills the space, pushing out anything that is not loving energy. Take note of areas that seem harder to shift and just allow yourself to shift as much of it as you are able. Take the water and bless the space by sprinkling some of it in every room. You can also celebrate and bless the essence of the land around and under your home to create an influx of restorative energy. Take corn kernels or cornmeal, sugar, and some change and leave some at the four corners of your yard or city block, thanking the land for sustaining your home, and asking for their help to fill it with protective and joyous energy. Repeat monthly. – Cathy Towle, Reiki Healer, and Spirit Medium
Clean the energy every time you move into a new home
Let’s face it. You would never move into a new home without cleaning it. Still, the air in your home, which occupies the most space, is often overlooked. Since you want the energy in your home to be your energy and not anyone else’s, you want to clean and clear the home every time you move. Do this by employing protective and clearing crystals, different types of smudge sticks, blessed water, prayer, and affirmations, along with a whole lot of love. Afterward, you’ll want to clean the energy in your home yearly; more often, if there’s been sickness, negative dreams, stressful events, something feels “off,” or you just want a new start. Enjoy your home. – Calleen’s Crystals, Alternative Healer
Make this daily practice a habit to attract positive energy in your home
- Step 1: Start and end your day with gratitude. About five things you care about and are grateful for. This sets the energy in your home on a positive note to begin with and clears any tension at day’s end.
- Step 2: Set an intention of how you want to show up, who you want to be, as you move and interact throughout your day. Then, practice coming “home” to that each time you or someone in your home is triggered.
- Step 3: Incorporate as much nature as possible (fresh air, natural light, plants, uncluttered spaces, wood flooring, natural colors, non-toxic materials and products, etc.). Nature is universally soothing and creates a beautiful, serene environment that calms worries, fears, tensions, and moods.
- Step 4: Diffuse essential oils (not fragrance, but pure essential oils). Citrus oils uplift. Lavender and evergreen oils calm. Lemongrass and Frankincense clear negative vibes.
- Putting it all together: My favorite combo is to open as many doors and windows as possible, place my favorite essential oils in a diffuser, take several deep breaths, feel into my heart, give gratitude for at least five things, choose to move forward as the person I want to be in this situation, and let intention and fresh air do the rest.
All of these, of course, can also be practiced if/when it’s time to clear the space and reset. – Ann Aubin Gibson, Adventure Wellness