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  • Writer's pictureMarcey James

Clearing and Cleansing Techniques

The energy of a space plays a significant role in the overall experience and well-being of its occupants. Just like physical clutter can affect our mental state, negative or stagnant energy in a property can impact its desirability, saleability, and even the happiness of its inhabitants. There are a variety of clearing and cleansing techniques that can help you transform the energy of real estate spaces and create a more harmonious and inviting environment.





1. Smudging:

Smudging is an ancient practice that has been used by various cultures around the world for thousands of years. It involves burning herbs like sage, cedar, or palo santo and using the smoke to purify and cleanse the space. The smoke is believed to attach to negative energies, spirits, or entities, and carry them away, leaving the space energetically cleansed and refreshed.


To perform smudging, start by opening windows and doors to allow any stagnant energy to leave the property. Light the herb bundle or loose herbs using a candle or lighter, and let them smolder rather than burn with flames. As the smoke starts to rise, use a feather or your hand to gently guide the smoke around the rooms, paying particular attention to corners, doorways, and windows. You may also want to smudge yourself and any other individuals present to clear personal energy. Set the intention for the space to be purified and filled with positive energy, envisioning a fresh start for all who reside in or visit the property.





2. Sound Clearing:

Sound has a profound impact on our emotions and can directly influence the energy of a space. Sound clearing techniques use different instruments, such as bells, singing bowls, drums, or even clapping hands, to create vibrations that break up stagnant or negative energy and restore balance to the environment.


To use sound-clearing techniques, start by selecting an instrument that resonates with you and the property. Move through each room, creating sounds and vibrations using the instrument. Focus on areas that feel heavy or dense, as well as corners or areas with little airflow. As you produce the sounds, visualize the vibrations penetrating and dispersing any negative energy, replacing it with positive, harmonious energy. Pay attention to your intuition and the shifts in energy you perceive, as this can guide you to areas that require extra attention.


3. Salt Cleansing:

Salt has long been recognized for its purifying and cleansing properties. It is believed to absorb negative energy and uplift the vibrations of a space, making it an excellent tool for clearing and enhancing the energy of real estate properties.


To perform salt cleansing, you can use coarse sea salt, rock salt, or Himalayan salt. Start by sprinkling the salt around the perimeter of each room, focusing on doorways and windows. Allow the salt to sit for some time, preferably overnight, to let it absorb any negative energy present. The salt crystals will act as energetic magnets, drawing in and neutralizing stagnant or heavy energies. After the desired period, sweep or vacuum the salt, visualizing any residual negative energy being removed along with it. It is important to dispose of the salt outside the property, ensuring the energy is released completely.





Clearing and cleansing techniques are valuable tools for maintaining energetic balance in your home or office. By incorporating these practices into your property management routine, you can create a harmonious environment that promotes positive energy flow, well-being, and an overall sense of balance. Remember that the energy within a space greatly impacts its desirability, so investing time in clearing and cleansing will not only benefit your well-being but also the value of your property. Embrace these techniques and rituals to create a welcoming and energetically vibrant space for all who inhabit or visit it.


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