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This is a charging board!

It is a simple way to charge up and cleanse your crystals without having to focus on visualisation. Simply put your crystal in the center of a piece of paper, and write around it two categories of words: the things you want to fill your crystal with, and the things you want out of them. Then draw arrows pointing into the crystal for the positives, and away from it for the negatives.

This is a visual way to charge/cleanse without having to maintain focus. I’m certain it could work for any object you want to use, not just crystals!

Home & Room Cleansing Chants

Home Blessing

Smoke of Air, 

and Fire of Earth, 

cleanse and bless 

this home and hearth. 

Drive away all harm and fear,

only good may enter here. 

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Cleansing Chant 

Cleanse this space,

Remove the past. 

I’ve found my happiness, 

at long last. 

Fill this space, with your joy & love,

Send your blessings from above. 

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Home Cleansing 

Negative energies may not stay, 

I release it and send it on its way.

Negative energies I banish thee,

That is my word, and it shall be. 

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Home Cleansing II

Cleanse this house and make it clear, 

Only good may enter here, 

Blessings grace this cozy space that

all joy and peace it may embrace. 

Infinite power of the divine, 

protect and bless this house through time. 

Self-Cleansing Through Ritual Bathing

This is a general purpose bath.  You need:

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup vinegar

A handful of any of the following:

  • Rosemary
  • Cloves
  • Garlic
  • Hyssop
  • Mullein
  • Bay Leaves
  • Eucalyptus Leaves
  • Pine Needles
  • (Or check with your tradition to find traditional cleansing ingredients)

And a washcloth.

Consider wrapping your ingredients in a coffee filter (I saw that tip on Tumblr!) so you don’t have to pick little bits of herbs out of the tub for an hour.

Draw a hot bath. Dusk or dawn is an opportune time, but do it whenever you have time for yourself. Put the salt and vinegar in first. Stir the bath a bit to let them dissolve and ask them to strip away all evils, bad energies, and unwanted spirits connected to you.

Put the herbs in second. Continue stirring the bath (even if the herbs are not loose) and ask the plants individually to add their powers (rosemary for protection, garlic to banish spirits, etc).

Get in the tub when it is cool enough. Again ask the powers present to fully cleanse you of what ails you; state specifically that you wish to be totally purified. Call upon the powers of your gods if you have any. Wash yourself vigorously from head to toe - specifically start at the top of your head and wash down to your feet. Rub your scalp, and every part of your body you can reach, including the soles of your feet.

As you do so, imagine the generous powers you have evoked washing away every negative thing attached to you. The cloud of steam and water around you dissolves negativity and refills your aura with pure and powerful vibrations.

Soak in the bath for as long as you desire. If you are religious, read prayers or parts of your holy book. This is a good time to state positive affirmations as well. When you are ready, get out and allow yourself to air dry (putting your hair in a towel is fine). If you are sticky, remain sticky for as long as possible before going back for a quick rinse.

Now that you are cleansed, immediately shield or put on protective amulets.

Witch Tip

Need an alternative to Smoke Cleansing the energy in your home? Use Blessed water with a bit of Lemon juice, salt and Rosemary added, sprinkle it around the rooms and wash your windows floors and doors with it.

Its a good alternative for people with asthma or smoke/scent sensitivities. 

Therapeutic Baths That Can Change Your Life for the Better

If you feel that your health could use a boost, or you need a little extra care, a healing soak is one of the best ways to regain equilibrium, shed toxins and calm the mind. A perfect medium for children and adults alike, therapeutic baths not only help you relax but also gently balance the system.

View any health spa menu and you will usually find an array of different healing soaks. From weight loss to detoxification and anti-aging, the variety available is impressive. All the same, enjoying a spa treatment more than once every so often is usually too costly for the average person. This is where the beauty of creating a restorative bath at home comes in. For pennies on the dollar, we can detoxify and alleviate health complaints, while easing tension and stress.

It’s easier than you may think, yet the benefits are vast.

As luck would have it, we need not travel extravagant distances, or spend great amounts of money, to reap the benefits of a therapeutic bath — it’s simple enough to recreate a healing spa experience in the privacy of our own home. Have a look at the following five examples for inspiration.

Clay

Gently pulling heavy metals from the body, clay is one of the best detoxifying substances available. Eytons’ Earth recommends 5 pounds of green desert calcium bentonite, Pascalite, Inland Sea or Redmond clay per bath. Fill the tub halfway with very hot water and sprinkle the clay evenly over the surface to avoid clumping. Allow to settle for 10-20 minutes. Next, add enough hot water so that the temperature is comfortable and you are able to submerge your entire body from the neck down. In the beginning, soak for 10-15 minutes. Thereafter, gradually increase the time of each bath until you’re able to comfortably soak for up to two hours. As long as your plumbing is in good condition, and the clay is completely aqueous when drained, clogging shouldn’t be an issue.

Seaweed

Rich in minerals and helpful in supporting metabolism and hormonal balance, along with the adrenal glands and thyroid, seaweed is an excellent ingredient for a therapeutic bath. Add 4 ounces of dried seaweed (kelp and dulse are good options) to a large tea ball or muslin bag. Secure the container so seaweed doesn’t clog the drain and submerge in 8 cups of boiling water. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, remove from heat and pour entire contents into the bathtub. Add additional hot water and soak until the gelatinous film from the seaweed completely dissolves from your skin.

Additionally…

Sodium bicarbonate, sea salt and magnesium sulfate are also beneficial.

Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) softens the skin and buffers the effects of radiation. Dissolve 4 cups in warm water for each soak.

Sea salt can be used by itself to detoxify and ground the body, or in combination with either clay or sodium bicarbonate. Celtic or Himalayan pink salt are two excellent choices. Use 1-2 cups per bath.

Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt) is also detoxifying and has the added benefit of easing muscle and joint pain. Three cups dissolved in hot water is sufficient. As a general rule of thumb, soak for at least 20 minutes.

A Few Tips for Keeping it Safe

To neutralize chlorine in your bath water, add two teaspoons of vitamin C. Borax is helpful for eliminating fluoride — use 1-3 tablespoons per bath. Additionally, choose seaweed from sources that are free from contaminants and tested for heavy metals. Lastly, aim for a minimum of two detoxifying baths per week.

By: Carolanne Wright

Cleansing my Deck

Here is a trick I learned from ArcaneMysteries blog that you all might find useful. 

All decks, I feel, have their own energy that they can be drained of. This will happen if you can feel disconnected from your deck or when doing a reading the cards don’t make any sense. For example, say I do two readings for two different people. The cards that come up from person A’s love spread come up again on person B’s money spread. Two different people for two different spread with the same cards in confusing positions tells me my deck is tired and needs to be cleansed!

Some ways you can cleanse your tarot deck are:

  • Keeping your decks on the east side of your home
  • Keep them in the sunlight or moon light, during a full moon or new moon is the best!
  • Have them in a bowl of salt, I personally prefer to use sea salt.
  • Put a crystal on top of your deck that promotes energy like Labradorite or a crystal like obsidian that gets rid of negative energy. 
  • Wrap them in silk

Here in this photo I have my decks on the east side of the home, by the window with Labradorite on top of each, soaking up some sunlight. I use obsidian when one or all decks have been touched by another person just in case their negative energy clings onto them.

I have personal beliefs that decks have their own aura, personalities, and power. We need to treat them with respect and always take care of them. If you are tired you have the option to drink coffee and go to sleep. We need to do the same for our decks. 

Please click to learn more about cleansing tarot decks by ArcaneMysteries here and here and here.

Cleansing Techniques for Low Spoon Days

I’m really glad this was requested because it’s an issue a lot of people face and one I’ve run into a lot during my studies. I totally understand why people say that everything should be clean and organized for a good, thorough cleanse, but that just isn’t realistic or possible for everyone. Some days you can do it, other days it feels like you’re staring down Mount Everest.

So I’m gonna share some of the cleansing methods I use that help on low spoon days.

  1. Music - There’s no catch-all for this one. Everyone will have a different type of music that does the trick, and that genre will change depending on what you need in that moment. Sometimes I blast Icon for Hire, other times I’ll go with Cirque Du Soleil or Kevin Kern. It doesn’t matter what you listen to so long as it makes your space and you feel better.
  2. Open Up a Window - I’m not a huge nature witch, but I’ve found it very helpful to have fresh air blowing into my home, especially when there’s a lot of negative crap circling around me. Sometimes on bad depression days I’ll just stand in front of the window and let the air wash over me. I combine this one a lot with the first method.
  3. Scented Candles 1 - If you have the ability to light candles choose a scent that makes you feel good and light ‘em up. Sit close to a lit candle for added bonus of aiding in mental cleansing.
  4. Scented Candles 2 - This is gonna sound weird, mostly because it is. If you have floor/rug space enough to vacuum, take a scented candle that you like, carve it so that you’re left with a bunch of shavings, and sprinkle them all over your rug/floor. Depending on your preferences you may want to vacuum them up after an hour or two. But if you want to leave them, less work for you and easier on the spoons. You can sprinkle them under rugs or welcome mats for the same effect and no one will know they’re there. I’ve done this a few times and as weird as it seems, I’ve found it very helpful.
  5. Tea - If you’re not too worried about potentially attracting little bug friends, you can do the fourth method with tea leaves instead of candle shavings. Some people might find this more effective because of the cleansing properties of many herbal teas.
  6. Air Fresheners - Find an air freshener that really leaves your space smelling fresh and clean. Inscribe the bottom or side of the container with a sigil designed for cleansing.
  7. Boil Water - I do this a lot when my house is too dry, so why not when it needs a cleanse, too? You can add things to the water to aid in cleansing. I usually do crisp apples, orange peels, cinnamon, anything that I personally associate with cleansing. Find out what works for you, load it up, and leave the sucker there to boil.
  8. Salt - I can already imagine the eye rolls, but it helps. I keep a bottle of sea salt next to my bed so when I’m just fed up with my environment and feel like I need something fast to push away heavy, negative shit  I’ll grab a handful and just throw it. It also feels good to throw stuff across my room *shrug*

That’s all I’ve got for the moment, but I’m sure there are eight million other methods to cleansing that are easier on the spoons than a full house cleaning session. If anyone has methods of their own to add to this, please do! I’ll probably reblog as I see them :)

It’s been so many days of busy days and late nights that it’s taking a toll; I just want to keep it simple. Here are 3 new things I’ve been using recently.

#Foreo Luna for Normal/sensitive skins - this anti-aging silicone brush cleanser/massager is all the rage but while I like using it for facial massaging, I’m not convinced it can clean as thoroughly as sonic brushes; I’ll let you know my thoughts soon
#TheFaceShop Cushion Screen Cell Natural - launches 2nd week March and is very lightweight and fresh-feeling; great for hot days
#Benefit Roller Lash Mascara - long-wearing and lengthening

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