11 Ways To Raise The Vibration in Your Home
I believe that my home is a sanctuary for myself and my growing family, and as the homemaker, it is my responsibility to keep it an energizing, positive, and safe place for everyone. I have studied the art of Feng Shui and have applied it to my “trying to be gypsy/boho style while having a 3 year old in the house” as well as going along with my own intuition about the way I work with the energy or “chi” around my home.
This energy I speak of is actually a vibration or frequency, such as everything on and off this planet. The higher the vibration or energy the more “positive” it feels. If we create a space with high vibrational frequency, then we are essentially creating a spiritual haven for us to relax and truly enjoy. Check out my post on How to Raise Your Vibration for more information.
Here is a checklist of how I am able to keep the vibrations high in my home. I like to go through this checklist at the beginning of each season to ensure that my home matches the changes in nature and to reenergize our home.
11 Ways To Raise The Vibration in Your Home
Around this time last year I read an awesome book called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. This book was eye-opening and really made me think about the spiritual and physical clutter in the house. I then decided that I would start getting rid of everything that stopped serving me in my home…which was way more than I expected. Every year I hear people say they are spring cleaning, but summer, fall and winter they are normally filling their home in exchange for what they got rid of. I personally feel that it’s important to always have a donation box/bag somewhere in your home and to always be filling it with items that you no longer need or want. This also helps with over consumption as you are reminded more often that these are just things and will not lead to true happiness. 😉
This is an easy way to rid yourself of clutter, freeing up space and allowing your chi to flow through more easily, as well as being a good person by donating to those that are in need. Don’t forget to go through your clothes, I normally do this in the spring and in the fall, since I have my warm weather stuff out at one time and my cold weather clothes out at another. Stop buying so many clothes because they were cheap, often times these items will fall apart more quickly or had some negative impact on the planet. Try buying from re-sale shops or sustainably responsible companies, you want quality over quantity when it comes to clothing!
2. Remove the TVs & Turn Up the Radios
There are many reasons why it is wise to remove unnecessary electronics from the home. Having a TV on just for the sake of noise can create negative build up if you are not conscious of what is on. Not to mention many people have multiple TVs which can lead individuals to ostracize themselves from family members just for the sake of having their own channel. I am lucky to say that we do not own a TV in our home…I say lucky because instead of watching an evening show together as a family we are able to spend all that time doing or creating something together instead. We typically do a neighborhood walk to the park or bike ride to the park thats just a bit further…either way we getting outside and exercising (which creates endorphins & helps to make you feel happy) while creating a bond together. Do your research and you will find that watching TV can be correlated with depression and stress and those are two things I do not want in my family or home.
I say to replace your TVs with Radios because music can have a totally different affect on the body. Music has been around for thousands of years and can create soothing to uplifting environments, help with exercise, learning, and even sleep. I enjoy listening to instrumental music or celtic folk type, there are times when we like to rock out…but that’s more for road trips or pancake making mornings! 😉
Try to have an instrument in your home (piano, guitar, harp, etc) and invest time in learning how to play. This can become a great outlet for stress and helps to create that soothing environment I mentioned earlier. Don’t forget your singing bowls and bells for meditation and saging purposes!
3. Remove the Toxins
If you’re a follower of Om Livin’ it may come to you as no surprise about all the toxins that surround us in our homes. From our cleaning and beauty supplies, to our food supplies…pretty much all commercial products are filled with toxins. These toxins have negative impacts on our mental and physical wellbeing. Try switching out your products for natural and eco friendly products…or if you’re already at that stage, try to start making your own (check out my homemade laundry detergent or all purpose citrus cleaners to get you started). Start buying food in bulk, such as dried beans instead of canned ones. Baby steps!
Start becoming more conscious of the products you buy and place inside your home. These toxins create low energy and can start to build up over time, leaving you and your home with negative energy.
4. Clean Your Home
This should be easy now that you have de-cluttered and rid yourself of all that no longer serves your home. When cleaning your home try to make it as much about spiritual cleansing as it is about physically cleansing. Turn your cleaning routine into a cleaning ritual where each act is spiritually uplifting and inspiring. This attitude towards cleaning has really helped me start feeling like the average house work is less like a chore and more like a ceremony.
With a few simple changes you can make your house work a ceremony as well. When sweeping, image not only sweeping out undesired crumbs, hairs, and god only knows what else that stuff is on the floor…but that you are also sweeping up the negative emotions that have been in the room, try to recall negative emotions that have come up in each room that you sweep and imagine yourself sweeping them away with all the physical mess. When mopping or cleaning walls and windows, try using salt water or water that’s been boiled with herbs. Feel free to add in some EO to create a stronger and pleasant smelling cleanser. Salt is great for getting rid of negative energy and creating protection in the home. There are many herbs that are thought to have specific energies that can help with creating higher vibrational patterns and rid the space of negative emotions, energy, and even spirits.
5. Filling the Home with Happiness
Now that your home has been de-cluttered and cleaned it is a good time to start focusing on the images in your home. Take some time with each framed or canvas picture, quote, or art piece and ask yourself….”does this image make me happy?” If the answer is no, then remove it and place it in your donation box or repurpose it by painting over it or replacing the image with a new one that does create a happy feeling when looked at.
Be sure to have inspiring quotes and art pieces up to help create positive and motivating emotions. I like to replace my photos once or twice a year (unless it’s a meaningful photo) to help surround myself with loving new memories and reminders of the seasons. Life changes so quickly, friends come and go, and keeping those that are still actively in your life in your photos can help to remind you of all that you have thankful for….where as having old photos of those that have walked out or are no longer in your life could bring up negative feelings and regrets. This does not apply to those that have passed on, as it is always important to remember those that were brought into our lives for a valuable amount of time.
6. Adding Plants, Flowers & Nature
Ahh plants, there are many reasons why these guys are great for the home, starting with great air quality, improved concentration and by keeping flowers in your home you are able to reduce stress levels. (Source) Allowing nature to flow into your home is a great way to invite positive energy and help to create uplifting and serine moods. Don’t forget to add a water fountain for more serenity.
Adding plants and nature features are helpful in Feng Shui as these are aspects of the elements (wood, earth, and water). Choosing your indoor plants are completely up to you, there are a good amount of plants that are chosen for their ability to improve the air quality much more efficiently and others that are chosen for smells or look and some even chosen for spiritual elevation, protection, money, love etc.
I have a little bit of all as well as adding seasonal plants in with each changing season to be a reminder of how our beautiful earth is once again changing! For children it is also a great idea to incorporate a Nature Table that changes with the seasons, this give them a sense of exploration, discovery, and enhanced sensory skills.
7. Let the Sun and Fresh Air in
During the day you want to make sure that you have adequate lighting, preferably natural light….so that means open those blinds and let that sun in. The sun is great for raising vibrations and can be very stimulating on the mind, body & soul. If you want to go a step further, try opening your windows and doors during the day to allow fresh air flow and invite positive and healing energies. Sometimes it can be too hot or too cold outdoors, try to have at least one or two windows open for little bits throughout the day to get that flow in.
Having a flow of fresh air go through your home daily, can help to create energizing and cleansing energies. Another great thing to add to your windows are window prisms or sun catchers to help bring in more light and some beautiful rainbows which help to cleanse stagnant and low energy. We have this rotating prism that a dear friend got Ava and this beautiful chakra colored one as well.
8. Adjust the lighting
There are many ways that light can help to increase positive energy in a home and having the right type of lighting is key. Start by adding an odd amount of candles in each room (I like to use beeswax candles) to create a calm, relaxing and even at times romantic atmosphere. Candles help to increase the vibrations in your home and in your own personal self, choosing colored or scented candles can help to raise specific chakras or vibrations even more so. Be sure research the candles that you buy to ensure that they are not negatively impacting your air quality or health or better yet, make your own!
I also recommend adding salt lamps, rose quartz lamps, or even selenite crystal lamps. These lamps are great for cleaning the air and providing calming energies, plus they are just so beautiful and unique! For more information check out my post on the benefits of salt lamps.
Another switch you can make is to replace the lightbulbs in your bedroom and living room with rose colored light bulbs. According to Jagatjoti S. Khalsa, author of Altar Your Space: A Guide to the Restorative Home this is more flattering and soothing than white light and still bright enough for reading.
9. Add Some Crystals
Crystals are not only beautiful to look at but also carry high vibrational frequencies with them. The ancient civilizations believed heavily in the powers that crystals provided, from the Greeks who wore amethyst as amulets to the Chinese who used jade in medicines and considered it the most precious of materials.
There are so many crystals to choose from but my favorites and recommended ones to start with are :
You can also follow the Feng Shui techniques by adding the crystals in certain sections of your home to enhance different aspects in your life. Such as rose quartz in the love and marriage direction (will be different depending on which Feng Shui approach you are using) or bedroom. Crystals are so much fun to keep in your home and if you’re more on the spiritual side, crystals are a great tool to work with, as long as you take care of them by recharging them often and smudging them when needed. Check out my post on How to Smuge for more information on smudging items.
10. Incense and Diffusers
I have an obsession with herbs and everything that they can do for us including releasing beautiful scents. By using diffusers in your home, you’re able to choose from a variety of essential oils to help improve mood, clean the air or create a calming relaxing atmosphere… like around bed time for a 3 year old! If you don’t have a diffuser you can always make your own room sprays, but I would highly recommend getting at least one diffuser for your home…with the goal of having one in each room one day… trust me they can be addictive 😉
Incense sticks and cones are another great feature to add to your home. As these are more fragrant than the diffusers and can be considered more sacred. I have an incense set up in about every room in the house with the exception of my office and Ava’s playroom, but with the intention of getting them once more shelves are put up.
I love smudging! I wrote a series on How to Smudge Your Home, Self, and more information on it, be sure to check it out if you’re new to this beautiful act. Smudging is a ritual or ceremony that is done by burning herbs to rid of negativity and undesirables in an item, person, or space.
Sage is the most known herb for smudging, with good reason as it is one of the most cleansing and vibration raising tools available to us on this beautiful planet. Don’t forget to click that link up above with my smudging series if you need to know how to smudge.
Like most of the items on my checklist above, this is a ceremony. Treat it with a sacred care and positive intentions.
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I truly hope that this list is just as useful to you as it is to myself and my family!
If we start creating more rituals and sacred acts in our home, it becomes a beautiful haven just for us! Allow yourself to relax and enjoy your home as a high vibrating energetic protection shield (sounds pretty cool huh?). Make this space a place for your children to feel safe, physically and mentally.
Question of the Day:
What do you do to raise the vibration in your home? Have you tried any on this checklist, How did they work out for you? Let me know in the comments down below!
Written By: Ashleigh Nicole
Ashleigh is a mother & wife who enjoys blogging in hopes to change this world for the better. Wanting to heal others inside-out as well as healing our planet Earth. Her passions include balancing the mind through meditation, knowledge & conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating, alternative medicine, & yoga, and the soul through up cycling, gardening, & sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, follow OmLivin’ on instagram, twitter, pinterest or check her out on Google+ for more.
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