I was sitting in the porch with a golden stick of Palo Santo in my hand, wafting its divine smoke up into the air. The fluorescent light started flickering above me. The winds outside blew up against the house in a gigantic momentum of energy until the entire house creaked. I could hear the wind chimes on the tree gonging at the break of midnight. I closed my eyes and I started praying with everything I could muster. My headache was so thick and heavy in my mind, I could barely lift my head from the pain. The temperature around me started plummeting till my breath condensed into an icy mist. An eerie silence had befallen upon the house. The wind had completely ceased bellowing and the flurescent light shone upon its last limb. I opened my eyes to the smoldering stick of Palo Santo, slowly burning and trailing a column of soft white ash onto my hand. The fragrant smell was the only thing in the room calming my mind. Suddenly, a force of wind hammered against the house, sending the wind chimes into a banging fit. The windows thundered and rattled along the side of the house. The leaves from the plants smashed up against the glass. Something told me to stand up and walk through the house. The first thing I noticed was that the back motion detector light outside had been turned on. It only turned on when something moved within proximity of it. As I neared closer, I froze in my tracks. A white face, as large as the window, was staring back at me with an evil glare. Sharp teeth and crazed eyes menacingly laughed in its haunting expression. It was as if it had placed it face upon the window and left a perfect impression of its evil features. The outside light made the foggy face a frightening sight in the crisp cold night.
“I finally found you” I said to the ominous creature. I dropped the Palo Santo onto the floor and started calling in my masters.
What is a Spiritual House Cleansing?
A spiritual house cleansing is an energetic ritual performed over a home in order to remove unwanted or negative energies. The process normally involves the use of energetic cleansing tools such as smudging with Sage, Palo Santo, Copal, Sweetgrass or Cedar. Energy work is then performed by a practitioner in order to transmute the negative or unwanted energy into a positive and uplifting space.
A spiritual house cleansing can be escalated into a more in-depth process, depending on the practitioner who is conducting the ritual. Psychic protections can be placed over the home in order to set up a much more safe container for the people living there. Sea Salt and Holy Water can also be used as tools in order to remove much more significant entities within the home. Deporting souls to the other side is not easy, but has been a constant for me while conducting these rituals. This particular area of practice was hard ingrained within me when multiple entities kept attaching themselves to physical locations and even people. This is where a simple spiritual house cleansing turns a corner and it becomes something a lot more significant.
Who needs a Spiritual House Cleansing?
Often times when we buy a new home or move into a new apartment, there are many things about the location that we are unaware of. There may have been multiple deaths, emotional traumas, suicides, arguments, sickness or even crimes committed upon the property. We may experience unexplainable depression, sadness, anger or lethargic behavior. If you are feeling the symptoms of negative or unwanted energy, it may be the result of paranormal activity within the home. Common signs of paranormal activity include everything from nightmares, unexplained objects moving around the house, children or a spouse drastically changing their behavior, feelings of despair and anxiety constantly battling within your body, or outright demonic or ghostly activity. Sometimes the cause of these issues comes from a deceased family member or past home-owner who have not quite passed over onto the other side. A Spiritual House Cleansing will act to pass on these spirits and clean up the residual energies for a safer living environment.
There are even real-estate agents who make sure they get a House Cleansing performed whenever they want to sell a property. They recognize that new home owners want to feel at home the moment they walk in the door. The list of benefits associated with a clean and vibrant home are truly priceless.
Whatever the situation, whether you are a new home owner, renter, seller, or are visiting family and friends, it may be time to perform a house cleansing, clearing or blessing to remove any unwanted disturbances.
How do you perform a Spiritual House Cleansing?
I would like to briefly go over some of the well known and also lesser known tools that are used to cleanse a home. Using multiples of the following tools in conjunction will forever be more effective as these sacred tools all perform differing energetic roles. Most of these items can be purchased in spiritual stores. I would like to mention that it’s important to ensure you are buying sustainable materials from reliable sources. Ever since the New Age movement, there has been an over-harvesting of White Sage and Palo Santo, causing scarcity in certain regions. Try to ensure the quality and integrity of the plant you are using! For items such as Holy Water, you will have to visit your local church in order to find this.
White Sage is one of the most common of all smudging tools used within homes everywhere. The most popular of the group is White Sage (Salvia Apiana) which can be purchased pre-wrapped in wonderful little bundles. White Sage is not however the only form of sage that can be used for smudging. There is a huge misconception out there that White Sage is a Native American tradition and is the only form of sage that works. This is not true. Sage had been cultivated and used for cleansing practices all over the world in almost every shamanic tradition. It was used by the Siberian shamans, pagan traditions, wicca, and even in the temples of the Himalayas. Whatever species of sage you choose, make sure it is dried out before use.
Sage cleanses the energy of a physical location and can also be used to cleanse the energy of a person. It transmutes negative or heavy energy into a lighter and more positive feeling. It has gained popularity due to its ease of use and widespread availability.
Light sage smudge with a lighter or match. Blow out the flame from the top and walk around the areas in need of cleansing in a clockwise direction for every room. If cleansing a person, smudge the top of the head, back, chest, and feet, allowing the smoke to blanket the body. Make sure to open a window to allow the negative energies to escape.
Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is gaining popularity very quickly due to its widespread health benefits and exotically fragrant smell. It’s harvested from the wood of a South American tree native to the region. Palo Santo is a step-up from just smudging with sage and has stronger properties to transmute negative energies in a very powerful way.
I have been burning Palo Santo quite profusely during malevolent spiritual activity and I have met the Palo Santo spirit on many occasions. This being is like meeting the equivalent of Jesus Christ in the world of Christianity. The Palo Santo spirit is so beautiful and so incredibly loving. It is golden and always transmutes negative energy in such a loving way. There are planets out there who have entire religions dedicated to the Palo Santo Spirit. I once saw these temples in the jungles built out Palo Santo wood. They had these burning wheels of Palo Santo, constantly wafting the white smoke throughout the holy temple. These monks were tending to the sacred site. It was a very enlightening and beautiful experience.
Light stick of Palo Santo with a lighter or match. Before you blow out the flame from the top, call upon the Palo Santo spirit to come into the room. Proceed to walk around the areas in need of cleansing in a clockwise direction for every room. If cleansing a person, smudge the top of the head, back, chest, and feet, allowing the smoke to blanket the body.
Copal (Burseraceae) is a ceremonial resin that has been used by pre-Colombian and indigenous tribes in South America for cleansing and healing purposes. Copal is a sticky, semi-hard resin that is similar to frankincense, myrrh and amber. Copal is the stronger of the smudging tools that requires either smoldering embers or charcoal to melt the sticky resin and produce its fragrant smoke. Copal is used in traditional shamanic ceremonies, often to clear away evil entities and provide a safe space for healing. Both black and white copal are used.
Sprinkle a good amount of copal onto hot smoldering embers within a censer burner or old frying pan. Alternatively, light a pre-packaged piece of charcoal with a lighter until red hot. Waft the smoke around the home until a dense layer of smoke is produced. Walk in a clockwise motion until finally finishing at the front door. Make sure to open a window to allow the negative energies to escape.
Sea Salt has long been used to deter negative spirits since ancient times. The use of Sea Salt comes from a very interesting theory that the spirits of the land can not cross over the oceans and vice versa. I know of a very effective Ocean Cleansing Ritual that has proven this theory very accurate. The methods of cleansing vary from culture to culture, with the primary focus being removing an unwanted entity. Sea Salt is one of the most accessible of all the listed tools and can be used extensively in conjunction with any of the above stated methods. An open ocean offers the best results for personal entity removal, however Sea Salt can literally draw the lines of a safe home when experiencing paranormal activity.
– Sprinkle on carpet of afflicted room, to then vacuum up and throw away the contents.
– Mix with water and mop the floors with Salt water in areas that need cleansing.
– Draw a circle with the salt around the perimeter of the home or space, affirming the spiritual boundaries for which you would like to be protected.
Tobacco has been used in shamanic traditions all over the world since ancient times. The amount of times I have met beings on the other side who were smoking, is beyond count. At some point in time, I started to take notice of the regular appearance of Tobacco in many of the ancient cultures in South America as well as the Native Americans. I decided that I had to experience what teachings would unfold.
Tobacco is one of the most misunderstood plant medicines on Earth. It has been severely misunderstood because of one major reason– the tobacco industry. What people are buying as cigarettes is NOT tobacco! You take a wild plant natively grown in South America, farm it out of season, spray it with chemicals, introduce a host of dangerous substances and then turn it into complete addictive pre-packaged garbage for the sole purpose of making money– you are no longer dealing with the original plant.
The Tobacco Spirit stressed the importance of finding the purest forms of the plant when it comes to smoking Tobacco. On this planet, that means either finding Mapacho, a Peruvian shamanic tobacco that has been fermented and prayed over from wild Nicotiana Rustica, or getting your hands on the best quality cigars you can find! Either way, Tobacco is no joke. It is a very powerful grandfather teacher and you have to be careful of what you think and pray whilst smoking it.
Mapacho is smoked within a ceremonial pipe. Do not inhale. Mapacho is something like 25x stronger than that of normal tobacco. Pray with every puff, blowing smoke over the location and person who is in need of cleansing. This ritual is not to be used by the faint-hearted. Tobacco used in ceremonial purposes requires a lot of connection, purity, humbleness and most of all respect for the spirits involved.
Holy Water is a powerful tool used by priests since the dawn of religion. Holy Water is effectively water that has been prayed over by priests and blessed in the name of God and Jesus Christ. I was initially quite skeptical about Holy Water, until I listened to a Native elder talk about how the power of prayer and intention could change the energetic structure of water. Still, I thought to myself, how powerful could this stuff be? The night I saw a possessed man drink Holy Water and wake up the next day completely healed, I changed my mind and never looked back. I have seen some serious shit in my life and sometimes the power of prayer and belief in God can be the simplest and most effective way to deal with negativity.
– Spray Holy Water around the afflicted home in the corners, paying special attention to the attic or basement.
– Have a victim of paranormal abuse drink Holy Water while hearing the prayers of loved ones around them.
Energy Work & House Blessings
The reality of haunted homes and un-passed over loved ones, is that sometimes they need an extra energetic push in the right direction to move them along. Though all the above mentioned tools and plant medicines are effective, a lot of energetic work has to accompany these tools to direct the energies on.
I was taught a variety of techniques from Archangel Uriel as well as from my God-Grandfather. These ancestral teachings and prayers call in angels and rid the area of negative entities. Much of the time, a lot more in-depth spiritual work needs to be performed. This includes, cord-cuttings, closing down energetic portals and vortexes, removing dark beings, and undoing soul curses. These are the parts I can’t explain over a blog post. These abilities came from years of spiritual activity over thousands of interactions with the other side.
If you know of any prayers, you can walk into each of the rooms in the house to bless each area. Golden energy can be visualized as the transmuting color for which negative energy can be changed into positivity.
The mindset while cleansing a home has to stem from love and peace. One thing to never fall victim to, is to be lured into the angry or depressed feelings that the energies have been feeding on. Hauntings and negative environments exist the way they do because they are being sustained by the same energy that trapped them there. Without a source of interest, they would eventually fade out and disappear. Unfortunately, we aren’t taught about psychic or paranormal activity and we often play victim into these forms of workings.
Another good idea is to remove old or unwanted furniture, masks, jewelry, or clutter that spirits are often attached to. Masks and statues are huge culprits that often house spirits. Cleansing crystals and diamonds in salt water and burning sage over them help to clear out negative energies. The list truly does go on.
The most important thing to remember is that you are in-charge of your own home and you deserve to live in peace. There are a variety of methods you can protect yourself and your family without needing to go further. When the situation arises, there are always further steps you can take.
How to book a Spiritual House Cleansing
If you are in need of any help or know of somebody who does, don’t hesitate to call Paulina and myself to perform a House Cleansing for you. Check out our services for more details and information on how to contact us.