Home sweet home a safe place, a resting place, a peaceful place? Our homes are our resting places; they are where we should feel the most comfortable. However, energetically speaking our homes are also like giant sponges; taking on the vibration of all that enter the door. They soak up the energies that have stuck to us throughout the day and absorb whatever comes along.
What is this vibration? Deepok Chopra states, “Even if you have no conceptual understanding of what vibrations are, you have certainly felt them. A vibration is a state of being, the atmosphere, or the energetic quality of a person, place, thought, or thing.” Much of reading “vibes” is intuitive—you can tell a person’s energy when they walk into a room, for example. Or perhaps, you see a depressing and violent news story, you get a heavy feeling in your gut.
“Everything in life is vibration.” –Albert Einstein
Everything in the universe is made up of molecules vibrating at different speeds. This includes trees, bodies, rocks, animals, thoughts, and emotions. Human vibrations are composed of everything from physical matter to the way you communicate the thoughts you think. In simple terms, some molecules vibrate faster and some vibrate slower; there are higher vibrations and lower vibrations. When you are vibrating at a lower vibration you may feel heavy, dark, and confused whereas when you are vibrating at a higher level, you feel lighter, happier, and more at ease.
“Change your vibration. Change your life.” – Unknown
Your surroundings have a big effect on how you feel on the inside and live your life. Deepok Chopra encourages us to, “be sure your home and work environments reflect beauty, passion, and enthusiasm for life.” There are quite a few things you can do to raise the vibrations of your home, these things will also make it easier for you to relax and feel at peace. Maintaining a clean home and seasonal decluttering is the foundation first step to successfully raising the vibration of your home, to removing negativity and to increasing your personal comfort level. in the direction of bringing peace and happiness into your life. But that is not the only thing you can do to make your home a better place for living.
So what can you do? I have found that raising the vibration of one’s home to be an ongoing journey and I want to share with you, a number of great (some no cost) ways that I have found to successfully raise the vibration in your home, to remove negativity, increase your personal comfort level and to increase your alignment with your align your desires.
Smells. You can start by adding a little aroma to your home and life. Essential oils are great for cleansing, lifting moods and creating an ambience within a space, they also have healing and potent antimicrobial properties which remove viruses from the air and you can also include the oils in your bath. Also highly recommended, is burning incense. Incense is very useful for your olfactory senses as well as mental well being. Oils and incense both offer a wide variety of aromas to choose from. Also, burning sage brings about mental as well as physical well being. Its fragrance helps you relax while simultaneously wading off negative vibrations.
Next, meditating in your own home is beneficial for you in a number of ways and it also cleanses your physical space by distributing positive vibes. Cost zero.
Sounds, such as music are known to alter vibrations and have been used as a healing mechanism for centuries. Listening to music genres, according to recent studies, such as: Classical, Jazz, Orchestral or Opera improve our state of mind, boost our mood and have positive vibrational effects. In saying that, any music that makes you feel good will do. Furthermore, singing, or humming raises your spirits and spreads cheer. You do not have to be good singer to sing in your own home.
Having a little nature in your home is tops on the list for raising one’s energy. Bringing plants into your home or work space is an easy and effective way to keep the air clean, uplift your mood and insert positive vibrations. Plants not only cleanse the air that we breath, they also contribute to our health and wellbeing and they improve mental health and promote positive energy. Flowers also add to the vibrations of any place by providing colors and fragrance.
Open your windows often and let the fresh air pour in, to let the old, stale, stagnant air out.
Crystals have been used for centuries, for healing, protecting and energizing as great healers, protectors and energizers. They are beautiful to look, which in itself is a good reason to have crystals in your home but they also offer a multitude of benefits, including boosting emotional wellbeing, assisting in letting go of negative energy, encouraging creativity, balancing the chakras and healing, to name a few.
Sights. Hang art and items on your walls that inspire you. Use colors that calm and rejuvenate you. You can also hang photos that remind you of good times. Who does not love looking at photos from those happy times with your friends and family, or your latest trip? Make a special effort to put these happy, positive memories around your home to instantly uplift you and increase your vibration. I have positive affirmations and quotes around my home as they bring a decorative way to remind me of my positive power.
“The higher the vibration the faster the manifestation. It’s all in the manipulation of energy.” – Unknown
This is the article I wanted to write last time, but in the process of writing the decluttering section it turned an article, as I realized that cleaning was the foundation of raising the vibe in your home.
Vibrations live in everything and in all of the living beings in our homes. Good vibes can remain, and can always be recharged, cleansed and powered up again and you can never do too much of this. Dwelling in a home of good vibrations connects us deeper to our inner divinity. It brings us closer to unlocking the potential we all have within. You will FEEL this energy. Let it charge you up and welcome this love and abundance into your life.
** Published May 2020 year in Madison’s Capital City Hues newspaper, in my Art of Now column.