A lot of us know how to clean, but now how to cleanse a space. I might just be a Virgo, but my first rule of magic is that a ritual only works in a clean space. When my house is messy, my energy is scattered. If I haven’t been home in a while I always open the windows to clear out the stagnant air. A clean space is a sign of respect and gratitude for what you have. The universe will not give you more until you express gratitude for what you already have. For this reason I only do rituals when my house is clean and when I am clean. Cleaning and cleansing is apart of my self care ritual
Clutter is stagnant energy. This is probably best exemplified by hoarders where we can see how emotional damage causes people to cling to literal baggage. Removing clutter from your home will remove clutter from your life. I remember cleaning out my room and I had t-shirts from multiple exes, their socks, even boxers. It wasn’t like I was keeping them around to smell them and be weird, they were all just shoved in a drawer with all the rest of my clothes. I found my exes sock under my bed and was like ummm we broke up 6 months ago, how long has this sock been here? Cleaning out clothes you don’t wear anymore is symbolic of shedding the past. For a while all of my clothes were from when I was 20-23 and what I was doing at that age isn’t what I was doing now. Yes, they were cute clothes but they didn’t reflect how I felt, what I wanted to highlight on my body or where I was trying to shift professionally. Getting rid of these clothes was honoring who I was and where I am going.
After removing clutter is when I clean. I always open the windows when I clean for natural light and fresh air. Cleaning means laundry is folded and put away not just in the washer. Dishes are washed and put away not just in the dishwasher. Occasionally I add florida water or lemon juice into my cleaning supplies or spray is on a clean floor or counter. While I am cleaning I play mantras or healing frequencies off of youtube.
After cleaning I take a bath. I cut up 2 lemons and pour the slices into the bath. I add sea salt and hyssop herb (available on my store) to the bath. Hyssop is an ancient cleansing herb that is in the bible for its purification purposes. The bath recipe cleanses your aura but while I am in the bath I release anything I think is currently blocking me. Sometimes when I close my eyes things just come and other times I go in with an intention. After I feel the release I dunk my head to baptize myself in a new energy.
Only after I am clean do I smudge my home. I once again play my mantras off youtube. Using sage I walk around and express gratitude for all of my items. “Thank you refrigerator for keeping my food cold, thank you stove for allowing me to cook” and things like that. I always bless my front door and say “all that walk in here are blesse”. If I am feeling the need for protection I will line my door with salt. After smudging I will light palo santo. Palo Santo boosts positive energy. So after removing the negative energy with sage, I boost the new energy with Palo Santo. If I am planning to do a ritual I will do so after this time.
Being clean is a feeling, feeling cleansed is a feeling. After doing my cleansing ritual I can always notice a difference. I feel more in alignment and usually manifestations will start accelerating. When my house is cleansed and when I am cleansed I am prepared for what I am asking for next and I have the space for it. I get a lot of comments when people come into my house that they feel better or just like to be there.
Hope this helps <3