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The Great Clean-out Days Six AND Seven!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

When the physical cleaning is done, it's time to move on to the last two steps of the process. Finishing up and finally, cleansing your home.

As you're cleaning, you may come across little things that were missed during the earlier cleaning. That's OK. Take care of those things now. Recycle those old papers you found; donate those old clothes you found stuffed into the deep recesses of your closet. Whatever it is; do it before you commit to the final cleansing. You'll be glad you did.

With less stuff, you'll find it easier to move above; to cleanse your home. With less stuff, you'll feel less cluttered emotionally. It just feels good living with less sometimes.

Now, CLEANSE!

I like to start by taking a broom and sweeping up all the negative energy in my house. Yes, just take the broom and see all the energy that's accumulated being swept up into a neat pile. The more you collect, the harder it becomes to sweep. Then I open the front door and send it outside to dissipate.

When that's done, it's time to go through the house and bless it all the elements. Of course, before this step, you can use sage to smudge if you wish, but if you don't have access, find other ways to clear the energy (clapping, chanting, bells, etc). I've also found great success with lighting a white candle and allowing it to burn, as the candle burns, so does the negativity in the room (but please remember to never leave it unattended!).

When I'm done with the elements, I personally like sealing all the windows and doors with a pentagram (but any other personal, magickal symbol works just as well!)

And then you are done!

The Great Clean-out Day Four AND Five

Friday, February 8, 2013

OK, so I've been a bit lazy with this. But really, if you want, days four and five can be combined together!

On day four, start putting away the unnecessary, out in the open stuff. All of that visual clutter that you automatically see whenever you walk into a room. I can attest that when things are neatly stored away, things look better. I feel better. I don't feel bogged down with clutter or mess.

When that stuff is gone. You can move on to the next step.

Actually cleaning!

This is the hard part for me. I hate cleaning. However, I know it's a necessary evil that will make me feel much better in the end. Clean top to bottom so you're not cleaning everything up again. I usually leave the vacuuming to last. Then I make sure to empty it right away if possible. Unless I'm lazy and strapped for time. Then I leave it to later. But really, how much better do you feel when everything is clean?
 
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