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Cleansing your home
« on: August 07, 2011, 02:43:35 am »
Hello, a few months ago I read a delightful essay on how a woman cleanses her home (magically speaking) every month.  She said that she used sea salt to absorb all of the negative influences and that every month she replaced the sea salt.

Here is the link: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usnj&c=words&id=14405

I also know that a non pagan friend of mine uses a chakra candle to "burn" away the negativity.

I was wondering what other people used?  

I myself use quartz and sea salt.

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Re: Cleansing your home
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 07:28:22 pm »
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I was wondering what other people used?

 
I tend to only burn sage and not very often. When I feel that the negativity is really starting to build up, I go all out and burn a lot of white sage in every one of my rooms. I will also "sweep" the negativity out of my house, as well. Aside from that, I do little magical cleaning.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 08:20:51 pm »
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I tend to only burn sage and not very often. When I feel that the negativity is really starting to build up, I go all out and burn a lot of white sage in every one of my rooms. I will also "sweep" the negativity out of my house, as well. Aside from that, I do little magical cleaning.

 
I mostly just do a sage smudge as well.  Although I've heard of using sea salt being used by a lot of people as well.
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Re: Cleansing your home
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 09:07:15 pm »
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Hello, a few months ago I read a delightful essay on how a woman cleanses her home (magically speaking) every month.  She said that she used sea salt to absorb all of the negative influences and that every month she replaced the sea salt.

Here is the link: http://www.witchvox.com/va/dt_va.html?a=usnj&c=words&id=14405

I also know that a non pagan friend of mine uses a chakra candle to "burn" away the negativity.

I was wondering what other people used?  

I myself use quartz and sea salt.

 
I dont normally do it, but I find when Im upset then when I phsyically clean im little better, then when I magically clean its way better. But when I do cleanse my room I usually will use sage, or incense, and sometimes a bell , and others I will use a broom and visualize the negative energy going in a pile then I open my window and brush it all out at the end and from there picture it being neturlized by the elements.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 05:41:48 pm »
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I mostly just do a sage smudge as well.  Although I've heard of using sea salt being used by a lot of people as well.

 
I read the article that was posted in this thread and the author recommends having a bowl full of sea salt out at all times. It seemed intriguing. Although... it would be an odd center piece on my kitchen table (the only place I could keep it in my cubbyholeapartment). "So... you have a bowl full of salt, huh? Do you go through that much?" "Um. Yes?"
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2011, 09:24:16 am »
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"So... you have a bowl full of salt, huh? Do you go through that much?" "Um. Yes?"

 
Just say it's for margaritas.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 06:16:55 pm »
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Just say it's for margaritas.

 
Hm. That could work...
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011, 06:26:30 pm »
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I read the article that was posted in this thread and the author recommends having a bowl full of sea salt out at all times. It seemed intriguing. Although... it would be an odd center piece on my kitchen table (the only place I could keep it in my cubbyholeapartment). "So... you have a bowl full of salt, huh? Do you go through that much?" "Um. Yes?"

 
Not sure why it would be necessary to have it out at all times.  Personally I prefer to put my spell work stuff away when I'm done with it.
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Re: Cleansing your home
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2011, 06:34:22 pm »
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Not sure why it would be necessary to have it out at all times.  Personally I prefer to put my spell work stuff away when I'm done with it.

 
The idea is that it continues to suck up negative energy all the time.

It's like creating an ongoing protection charm, or something of that kind, where while the charging process is a finite point in time, the action of the working continues (without you doing tons to continue it) for a substantial time afterwards.
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Re: Cleansing your home
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2011, 08:21:44 am »
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Hm. That could work...

 
Or maybe that it keeps the humidity down?

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« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2011, 06:23:15 pm »
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Or maybe that it keeps the humidity down?

 
I'd prefer to have people think I was a lush instead of, you know, concerned about the feel of the air in my apartment. ;)
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« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2011, 07:53:34 pm »
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I'd prefer to have people think I was a lush instead of, you know, concerned about the feel of the air in my apartment. ;)

 
Actually, it would be a good explanation.  Keeping the humidity in an apartment down reduces the risk of mildew and things like that.  :3
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« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2011, 08:26:27 pm »
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I read the article that was posted in this thread and the author recommends having a bowl full of sea salt out at all times. It seemed intriguing. Although... it would be an odd center piece on my kitchen table (the only place I could keep it in my cubbyholeapartment). "So... you have a bowl full of salt, huh? Do you go through that much?" "Um. Yes?"

 
I know that some metaphysical stories, or even regular stores, sell blocks of Himalayan sea salt that you can put candles into, or plug in, that can act the same way?
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« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2011, 07:16:30 pm »
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I know that some metaphysical stories, or even regular stores, sell blocks of Himalayan sea salt that you can put candles into, or plug in, that can act the same way?

 
I've got no idea as to that which you speak. Plz, 'splain?
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Re: Cleansing your home
« Reply #14 on: August 12, 2011, 09:50:09 pm »
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I was wondering what other people used?  

 
I haven't actually cleansed this house, since we're living with someone else. However, If and when I have a home of my own, I would use the obvious choice of salt, of course. Also, I like using my herbs alot. Things such as sage, pine, and my favorite, rosemary are good purifiers. I like to make my own mixtures, too, usually involving rainwater, salt, and lemon juice. And the power of words. =)
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