What Is A Healthy Holistic Home?
An essential element to living a holistic wellness lifestyle is in creating a holistic home environment. Your home is an extension of you and the life that you lead and the quality of your living space will be directly reflected in your overall well-being. The following guidelines should be implemented to create a more holistic home interior.
1. Clear The Negative Energy In Your Home
How many times have you gone somewhere and said this place has a good vibe? Well ideally you would like to say the same for your own home as well as have others notice your hard work to keep the vibe right.
Begin by considering your home’s history of events that have possibly transpired in the space. Incidents that have occurred while you have been living there as well as things that may have happened prior to your residency have a lasting impact on its vibe. Whether you live in a house, apartment or other dwelling, it is mandatory to clear and dissipate any left over energetic imprints of the past. Negative energy can also accumulate in your home from the hectic, stressful outside world perhaps brought in from someone having a bad or depressing day. A thorough assessment of your home’s energetic vibe should be done in order to understand your space’s energy clearing needs. Periodic home energy clearing should be part of any holistic home environment’s regular home maintenance routine. If you’ve never done this before you are sure to be amazed by the results and the improvement in the feel of your home’s vibe.
A side note to this guide to a more holistic home is we are assuming that you don’t have any unwanted ‘entities’ lingering about, which is entirely possible for a number of reasons. You may want to seek the advice of someone qualified and trained to deal with situations involving entities, strong negative energy or known traumatic events that have transpired in your space in order to know how to properly deal with such situations. If you are unsure of your home’s current energetic situation it is a very good idea to get a thorough home spiritual energy assessment. So barring more extreme circumstances the following items can be utilized to greatly improve the vibe in your home and have the bonus effect of improving your own energy as well.
Smudging is an effective, ancient Native American practice for clearing ‘stuck’ negative energy from living spaces that involves lighting a bundle of herbs, in this case Sage, blowing out the flame and wafting the smoke throughout the area where you would like to clear energy. Circle the smoke in a counter-clockwise direction to clear the negative energy and then in a clockwise direction to send out new positive vibes. The following video will give you a visual of how to do a smudging ceremony for clearing any negativity in your holistic living space.
YouTube Video Showing You How To Do A Sage Smudging Ceremony:
Crystals have the power to emit and change energetic frequency patterns thus clearing unwanted energy in the spaces they occupy. A large quartz crystal placed in a room can attract negative energy and emit positive energy almost like an energetic filter keeping the room clear and charged with positive energy. Quartz crystals or any crystal in the home for that matter need to be placed outside in direct sunlight periodically for a half hour or more to be cleared of the negative energy it accumulates.
Himalayan Crystal Salt Lamp
As a negative ion generator a good crystal salt lamp fills the room with more positive vibes. The negative ions they give off are unseen molecules that have been scientifically proven to shield against mild depression and negative emotions. These amazing lamps also naturally detoxify the air from allergens.
Essential Oil Diffuser
An essential oil diffuser shoots essential oils broken down into vapor through the air helping to detoxify energy and other possible air pollution. Try diffusing Holy Basil, Cypress, Juniper or Cedarwood for clearing negative energy and Frankincense, Wild Orange or Bergamot to send the positive vibes back into the space. You can even try experimenting with mixtures of essential oils for different effects.
2. Detoxify Your Home
Besides the issue of negative energy in the home it can also be a breeding ground for bacteria, allergens and harmful chemical pollutants. Although we are seeing a massive shift to using more chemical free products in the home there is still much that can be done for further detoxification measures in more hidden areas such as indoor air pollution, bath and shower water and toxic chemical exposure.
Indoor Air Monitoring and Filtering
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated, unbeknownst to most people, that pollution indoors actually exceeds levels found outdoors. Poor ventilation and a host of other reasons are cited as the main sources. Technological advancements have been made in home air filtering and purifying to combat this issue that help not only to cleanse the air but monitor it as well.
Whole Home Water Filtering
It is likely that you only drink water that is filtered and possibly have a filter for the water you drink in your home. For many, drinking water straight out of the tap sounds unappealing most likely due to more than just the taste but also the knowledge that unfortunately the water coming out of our taps is filled with many types of contaminants. Through cooking with water, hand-washing dishes and bathing, however, there is another exposure risk to water toxicity. This is because we absorb unwanted contaminants from unfiltered water through our skin. Having a high quality water filter system set up that filters water for all taps in the home is ideal for negating this problem.
Replace Toxic Products
One offshoot of the modern era of industrialization was the invention of chemicals. These synthetic lab produced concoctions were derived usually in an effort to improve a product somehow with little to nothing known about the risk to contact with humans. Well that has changed substantially in recent years and the detriment of chemical exposure is being documented in a large degree. Cleaning products, laundry detergent, hand soap, and personal products such as toothpaste and antiperspirant should be switched to non-chemical brands or can even be made with natural ingredients on your own.
3. Add Tranquility And Restore Balance To Your Home
When you get home from a day at work or want to enjoy a day off at home you want to be in a space that provides not only shelter and a place to keep your belongings but also is relaxing and nurturing. Your home should be a sanctuary from the stressful world. It should rejuvenate and uplift you ideally no matter if you live in a large palace or tiny home. The following ideas should be incorporated to give your space more balance and harmony.
The way in which you arrange furniture in your space has an impact on the flow of energy throughout your home. Feng shui principles involve creating balance and harmony based on how things are spaced and placed. Also the use of color and incorporating décor that has significance to your life is involved. According to feng shui tradition, your home is a direct reflection of who you are and how you feel about life.
Certain types of plants and fresh flowers help to clear negative energy, create tranquility and serve to clear the air and provide us with more oxygen. It is possible to grow specific healing herbs in the home for decoration, positive energy and for adding to recipes and smoothies. Plants such as bamboo and aloe vera are purported to give off a sense of peace and reassurance.
Meditation Space And Décor
Create a space for meditation and quiet contemplation in your home to encourage mindfulness practice and to be a place of quiet refuge. Indoor fountains, artwork, meditation cushions, and tranquil sleeping areas all add to creating this serene space.
Keeping your home free and clear from negative energy, chemically detoxified and making it into a peaceful rejuvenating sanctuary are necessary steps to creating an ideal holistic home environment. It is a reflection of your health and well-being and therefore is a very important piece of the holistic wellness puzzle and not one to be forgotten or overlooked.
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