Clean everything and regularly. We in general, give off negative or positive energy when we’re in good or bad moods. Traumatic events leave energetic ‘stains’ which give off poor energy. Gas mains, water pipes, running water under your house, electricity pylons – all give off negative energy. You don’t want anyone energy in your live. Protect your and nurture it.
Water, Salt and incense will be your best friends here. But there’s more.
What to clean? Gems, crystals, pendulums, jewelry and other objects
Tools: The Sun and Moon or Earth
Place your gems, crystals, pendulums, jewelry, all types of objects, in a place where they will be fully exposed to the energizing rays of the sun and moon. Even if the day is cloudy or you cannot see the moon, their rays will energize the stones as long as they are directly exposed to these elements of nature. They will normally be cleansed within 24 hours of exposure.
However, stones such as black tourmaline which are being used to deflect negative energies or help release negative energies in your physical and energetic bodies, may require up to 48 hours to become fully cleansed and regenerated. Stones such as aquamarine and amethyst will fade in the sun so you will have to use another method for cleansing and regenerating these gemstones.
You can also place your gems, crystals, jewelry, whatever, in the earth, either directly into the earth or you can place the gems and crystals into a cloth covering, preferably a natural fabric such as cotton or wool or silk. Leave the gem or crystal buried for at least 24 hours to ensure that they become fully re-energized. If possible, find a spot where the soil is not being spread with chemicals through fertilizers or pesticides. This cleanses all negative energies and re-energizes the stones.
What to clean? Yourself
Tools: Bath salts, Candle, bowl or base
First, take a bath to prepare yourself physically for the spiritual cleansing using bath salts you can use also essential oils like lavender, rose petals, chamomile, cinnamon. Be creative and with purpose!
Second, write down the aspects of your life that you wish to cleanse. Focus on items that contribute to negativity and keep you stuck. Include everything that needs to be released to clear your spirit. Then as third step, meditate on the list of negatives you just created. Envision the negativity in your life dissolving, turning to dust and blowing away on the wind and repeat a mantra such as, “I release all that is negative in my life. I release its power over me. I reclaim the power of my spirit.”
Forth, burn the list while repeating: “I am purified by the flame. My spirit is cleansed and freed”. As you do this, imagine everything negative rising up from your spirit and vaporizing.
Also I invite you to visit my article “9 Ways to Cleanse Negativity” and the “Wicca Basics and the 3 C’s: Cleansing, Consecrating and Charging“.