Have you ever walked into a room or building and felt uncomfortable; or met someone and felt uneasy for “no reason”? In most cases, that reason is because of the negative energy or entities attached to a space or aura. Cleansing is the ceremonial process of removing such negativity and replacing it with positive energy. This can be done with a variety of smoldering smudge sticks or, if smoke is not preferred, the same types of diffused essential oils.

Deliberately clearing space and auras of negative energy is a time honored custom. To some, this is a spring cleaning, a house warming, or simply a way to feel anew. Some associate this cleansing ritual on a deeper spiritual level, to be done regularly. No matter the conscious intention, it is important and to clear space and negative energy from yourself, your home, or workplace.  It is all about creating balance and calm for healthy living; about letting go of old attachments and bringing in new energy. Cleansing removes old and negative energy in a space or person and replaces it with a lively vibrancy.

Some ideal times to cleanse your aura and/or space would be:
* When you move into a new living space
* When you begin a new job or project
* The changing of the seasons
* Before and after guests enter your home
* After any illness
* Upon returning home from crowded situations
* Whenever there is notable tension
* When you feel unusually tired