Hey! I'm new to Wicca and I recently bought a few things at a charity shop to put on my altar. Do you know any good websites or even know yourself whats the best way to cleanse these items? I have this really strong urge to bless them because I'm worried they may be carrying left over negative energy. Thanks!
Good morning! And sorry for answering so late! I’m glad you’ve found some good things for your altar! And you’re right to cleanse them. Considering they are coming from a charity, they most likely do have residual energy from them.
In the end, it boils down to what you’re cleansing (especially if you have crystals, because the methods you use for one crystal you can’t use for others.
But off the bat, here’s some things you can do:
-Place them under the sun (if possible I would do from the morning until sunset).
-Making a cleansing solution. This can be done with adding quartz and salt into a spray bottle with water and spraying it over your things.
-Try smoke cleansing (not smudging, smoke cleansing).
-You could perform a cleansing spell.
-Write a sigil specifically for cleansing.
-You could put crystals that absorb negative energy—such as a smoky quartz—around them so that they may be cleansed.
-You could even use your own energy to cleanse them.
These are my personal go-tos. When using your own energy don’t leave yourself open to negative energy like I accidentally did!
As always I encourage my followers to add their own input, as they usually have excellent advice to give!