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What is House Cleansing?

Updated: Jun 29, 2021

Cleansing your home regularly, as you should with your own body's energy field, is paramount, to clear negative energy blockages, remove infections and prepare for the new world. The tradition of cleansing has been around for centuries and is an ancient spiritual ritual, originating from the Native Americans. Space clearing is a form of modern day alchemy and ceremonies are performed for healing and to clear the buildup of emotional and spiritual negativity. Buildings collect and accumulate energy blockages, as with the human body, and so regular cleansing is important to maintain the health and wellbeing of all those within the household. Negative energy sticks to everything therefore, cleansing and, also, de-cluttering shelves, cupboards, draws, basements, everywhere, is highly recommended.

White sage has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, boosts mental clarity and improves the air quality. Sage means salvia in Latin, ‘healthy’ or ‘to heal’, and burning it regularly increases your memory, awareness, wisdom and mood. It cleanses and purifies the body, mind and spirit, along with our environment and it is possible to feel a change in the air immediately after use. Scientific studies have shown that medicinal smoke is a powerful antiseptic that decreases the level of harmful bacteria by 94 percent! It repels airborne pathogens, that cause viruses and disease too.

The sage smoke absorbs emotional issues and cleanses them from the energy field of a person and space / environment. The electromagnetic field (aura) around our body, as well as the energy around us, becomes blocked with harmful positive ions that can make us feel fatigued, sluggish and burnt out. The sage neutralises the positive charge and releases large amounts of negative ions into the atmosphere allowing us to feel lighter and freer. The term 'cut the tension with a knife' during an argument or when someone is in a terrible mood is so true. It is a buildup of positive ions and causes the energy around us to be stagnant and stale - burning sage reverses this, purifying and cleansing the air / atmosphere.

When to House Cleanse:​

  • If you are looking to start a fresh, such as a new project or adventure

  • Moving into a new space and after (+ before) any renovation work to release any trapped energies left by builders and trades people within the property

  • After personal or professional difficulties - such as relationship breakdowns or parent/child issues

  • After a series of illness

  • If anyone in the house is having problems sleeping

  • When the occupants in the house change

  • Basically, whenever you feel stuck and want to improve the quality of life, your health and your wellbeing and that of those close to you

When viewing a new home, or walking into your current home or office, people often say ‘it just does not feel right’. This is because the property has energy blockages from previous experiences of the inhabitants brought on by life’s challenges, issues such as divorce, illness or loss and even when outside the home, they can bring negativity into the environment. Every time we meet another person we exchange energies, if they are angry, we pick this up and it can then be dispensed into the home.

The best recommendation is to try it and see the difference it makes to your home, your world and the people who live with you. I have cleansed houses that have been stuck on the property market for months, then they sell super-fast. Without realising, we all pick up energy, others can leave their negativity in your property, and some can remain stored within our bodies, preventing people from moving forwards and succeeding with their goals and dreams. Ideally a minimum of x 2 major cleanses a year is highly advised, don't wait until things are very troublesome and feeling out of control, plan ahead!

Cleansing provides a sense of calmness and positivity, like meditation does for the mind, enhancing concentration and boosting creativity. The more relaxed and balanced we can be, then the healthier our bodies are, long term. Smudging actively kills bacteria in the air, along with bad energies, so is good for people who are affected by poor air quality, so particularly those suffering from respiratory and lung problems, headaches, asthma and the common cold and cough.

My personal method involves sound healing, burning sage and applying Reiki energy to each room. Also, chanting mantras and the use of prayers where necessary, to further aid the removal of stagnant energy from the space. I intuitively build a Crystal Grid, to set up on arrival, to enhance the cleansing and a lot more details can be found here: To enquire about a booking email with the number of rooms (including all toilets + hallways) and your postcode (for travel time) and I can send you a quote.

The Sage, Frankincense and Palo Santo are good for depression, amongst other things, as it actively kills bacteria, lifts your mood, provides mental clarity and a level of relaxation. It is becoming more and more popular as people look outside of the ‘normal’ and relying on, often addictive, pharmaceutical drugs that frequently only ‘put a plaster’ on the problem rather than looking at the root causes.

It does not leave a strong smell and it is extremely rare for the smoke to set off fire alarms, as it is very gentle. This only ever happened once, in a very cluttered property belonging to a hoarder, who brought designer shoes and clothes, stacked them floor to ceiling in every room, rather than deal with deep seated emotional issues. It is a good idea to open windows during, or just after the Cleanse, to further release negative energies and ensuring no lingering smells.

Reiki is an extremely powerful and effective energy healing treatment that ignites the immune system and our own ability to heal, restoring emotional, physical and mental balance to the body, mind and soul. Blockages and toxins accumulate overtime due to the complexities of life and negative 'learned' behaviour’s and thought patterns. It works by subtly changing the flow of energy through and within the body. Life choices and challenges cause the flow of energy within us to be stifled and buildups can lead to diseases. Treatments bring the body back into equilibrium, relieving stress, anxiety and depression; easing pain; aiding relaxation and personal growth; and strengthening overall health. I apply Reiki to each room, to further cleanse the energies and protect the home from negativity.

The smoke attaches to the negative energy in the air, often trapped in corners and amongst clutter, and dissipates it, transmuting the energy to positive. Regular cleansing, of our homes and our bodies, is vital for our health, wellbeing and mental clarity. The cost of my House Cleansing Service depends on the size of your space / the number of rooms and the travel time involved, I can also teach you how to self-smudge. I love helping you to clear and cleanse both your spaces and yourself (with Reiki Treatments & my Courses). Email for a quote, to organise a date & time & with any questions: Areas covered include: Richmond Upon Thames, London & Surrey. More details here: Handserenity House Cleansing Services for in-person appointments and I can also virtual cleanse your space with reiki, intentions and mantras. Let's get your home realigned and one bonus is you naturally receive some Reiki on the day of the cleanse too.



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(updated June 2020)

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