Just like you clean your house, it’s also really important to cleanse your aura, your house and your possessions regularly as well. We are all energetic beings and everyone you come into contact with there is, on some level, an exchange of energy. We meet new people every day. We get hurt by mean things people say to us, people hurt our feelings and sometimes we are reminded of a past memory that we just can’t seem to let go of.
I find that regular cleansing also makes a huge difference to my relationships with my kids and my husband. As parents we all make mistakes, but doing a cleanse helps me to consciously let go of those parenting mistakes - you know the yelling, nagging and losing your shit! It helps me to release those things, so that I stop punishing myself and move closer to being the best parent and partner I can be. Holding onto them isn't doing anyone any good!
You will know when its time to do a big cleanse when your feeling exhausted and tired for no real apparent reason… this is usually a sure sign you are energetically drained and it’s time to cut some ties!
Before we begin, I just want to acknowledge that the act of saging or smudging is an important ritual for many Indigenous cultures, but the method I share below originates from the Native Americans, as that’s my cultural heritage.