No matter where you pray, you cannot deny, there are many things in life that need a good cleansing. In fact, your life itself needs a regular going-over. The theme of cleansing was very prevalent during last week’s Tarot Readings. People wanna know how to cleanse their homes, their lives, and all sorts of stuff. So, I just have to BLOG about it.
Let’s begin by discussing the process of cleansing Tarot cards! Many people have their own special way of cleansing their decks. I have often heard of Tarot Readers leaving their decks under a cleansing grid of stones. Surprisingly, some Readers actually sleep with their Tarot Decks! Other readers will leave their decks out in the light of the full moon. The most common method I have discovered is burning Sage and running the cards through the smoke; essentially, smudging the deck.
Personally, I believe in touching the deck. I lay my hands on the deck and send pure, white light and energy throughout the deck. And if you ever have a reading with me, you know that I knock on the deck before every spread, I do this to gather my attention and clear the deck of any lingering energies. This method has never done me wrong! However, this does not mean the other methods of cleansing are bad… Quite the opposite! I say, to each Reader, his own!
Upon occasion, I am asked by clients how they can cleanse their homes. This usually happens when we have discovered that there are negative energies in the home. The most popular method of home cleansing is the process of smudging. So, what is smudging? It is the iconic process of burning sage while dispelling negativity from each corner of your home. Most often, people will burn Sage bundles in an Abalone shell while they waft the smoke with a feather. During this ceremony, prayers may be offered or mantras may be chanted.
Is this the only way to cleanse your home? Nope! Many people wash their windows and door frames in a mixture of lemon juice, salt, and water! The overall idea behind this is to cleanse the entrances to your home and protect the residence against negative energies.
Myself? I believe that the best way to cleanse a home is with an experienced Medium, a member of Clergy, or a well-trained Shaman. If you would like to attempt this on your own, I say that you can never go wrong with Prayer. Pray throughout your home, all around your property, and in any areas that make you uncomfortable. Surround yourself with the white light protection of the heavenly deities and allow them to cleanse your home through you. Once you have done that, get up and CLEAN THAT HOUSE! Negative spirits and energies despise clean, organized, light-filled space. And lastly, laugh! Laugh as often and as loud as you can. Living in light is the best defense against unsavory energies.
Don’t forget to cleanse your own life energy! Guess what the most popular method of cleansing is done to cleanse people? You guessed it, smudging. Just like Tarot Cards and houses, people can also be smudged. You simply pass the smoke of the burning Sage over yourself, paying close attention to the chakras. Your intention here is to allow the smoke to purify you and your energies. This process can be done alone or with someone else; preferably, with someone who has had experience with personal smudging.
I cleanse and purify my energies by chanting and reciting the Lotus Sutra. During this process, I burn white candles and light several sticks of incense. But more important than those accessories is the cleansing chanting and silent prayers. I do this twice a day, every day. Without it, you can tell that I am slightly off and out of rhythm.
How often should one cleanse themselves, or their homes??? As often as you’d like. There is not certain span of time or expiration date on cleansing. You may find that cleansing needs to be an every day thing for you. I am to understand that Rock Goddess, Pink is smudged every day… So, there is no limit to how often you can do this! Smudge and cleanse for you all you worth, lover!
So there you have it, a SUPER condensed discussion on cleansing. I hope that it has been enlightening and has inspired you to cleanse areas of your own life! I do encourage you to research each of these methods and to study them closely, before you attempt any of them on your own. Once you have properly educated yourself, go for it! Open your life up to the liberation of cleansing!!!
All My Love,