I had every intention of getting this written yesterday on the power day of 11-11-11 (2018 breaks down to an 11 when you add it all together), but it was pouring snow and I was busy doing the space clearing that I am about to recommend to all of you. I have written about space clearings in the past, but not about the quadruple threat of using sage, sweet grass, Palo Santo wood, and juniper.
First, let me explain the benefits of yesterday’s energy. It is primarily significant because of all the 1’s. According to Joanne Sacred Scribes Angel Numbers, when we notice the number 1111, we are at a point where our thoughts are manifesting into our reality more quickly than before. We must pay attention to what we are thinking when we notice them. Some consider this a type of spiritual awakening to a higher level of consciousness. For more information, check out Joanne’s blog at http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com
To begin any type of ceremony using Feng Shui, it is good to take a few moments to center and ground yourself into the present moment. Often, we become overwhelmed and our energy gets scattered. We don’t even realize how scattered we are until we pause long enough to draw our energy in and ground it down. Find a place to sit, close your eyes and take a deep breath. I like to do the mind-calming mudra along with the mind-calming mantra. I couldn’t find a photo of it online that I liked, so I took my own below. The mantra goes something like this:
Gatay Gatay, Para Gatay, Para Sam Gatay, Bodhi Swaha. I say this 9 times while visualizing my energy returning to me.
Once you are mentally prepared and you have all your ceremony ingredients, it’s a good idea to verbally say a little protection prayer. The one I like using is from the Pensacola Paranormal Society and is used with permission:
“Mother, Father, God, I command that all negative energy and energy that is not conducive to my well-being be removed through this process. If there are any attached spirits to this home, I evoke Archangel Michael to use his sword to remove them and their tie to this place. I ask for your protection and guidance in the process. Thank you, it is done, it is done, it is done.”
The next thing to do is to crack all the doors and windows in the area that you are cleansing. Then, light up your sage. I like to use sage first because it clears the vibe of a place. Scientifically, sage removes the bacteria out of the air, and spiritually, it has been used in the form of “smudging” to clear the negative energy out or off of a person, place or thing. As mentioned above, intention is important, so add your desired outcome into this equation and you will be all set to move on to the next item in your space clearing toolbox.
I do not know if there is a set order in which these things need to be done, but I allowed my intuition to guide me, and it chose the Palo Santo wood next. This is an item that I only recently discovered. It offers energetic protection, removes bad energy, uplifts emotions and fills a home with blessings. The smoke from Palo Santo soothes the energy of a space and adds an additional layer of support and protection.
Say the following intention/prayer outloud when you light the end of the wood: “I ask that the plant spirit of Palo Santo please infuse this space with blessings.”
The next tool I used was a dried bunch of Juniper leaves. At the time, I did not know what a workhorse this herb truly is, so I especially want to share it with you here. “Used in purification ceremonies, burning Juniper washes away doubt, hesitation, hostility and judgement. Waft the fragrance of burning Juniper throughout the home to cleanse and protect against negativity.” (https://www.energymuse.com/juniper-smudge-stick.html). You can use it in combination with other smudging herbs as I did, or on its own, especially if you are depleted or unmotivated. It is all about abundance and good luck, and we can all benefit from extra in those departments.
The final herb that I used is my absolute favorite! Even its name tells its secrets. Sweetgrass is often braided and dried and used to attract positive energies. It has a vanilla, fennel type of scent that sweetens the air and reminds us that we are sacred humans playing a game with energy.
I included physical intentions by adding Young Living oils in the form of Abundance and Joy (self-explanatory), a hefty chunk of Rose Quartz because it symbolizes love and the attraction of more of it into our lives. The Amethyst encourages healing, trust and intuition. Citrine is an amazing stone that is one of only two that never needs to be cleansed. Instead it transmutes and dissipates it instead. It enhances willpower, and aligns the chakras which can get out of alignment faster than newly balanced tires! The last crystal I used was a clear quartz wand. Clear Quartz is an amplifier and when combined with everything else in my space clearing toolbox, it is the final piece of the puzzle needed to tune into the higher energy of our homes.
The rules of life are easier to follow than we realize. We are powerful creators who have forgotten the power of our thoughts, and these space clearing tools can act to remind us of our divinity and strength. It’s time to wake up and remember who we really are.