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Clear Away Bad Vibes

Clear Away Bad Vibes

We all have times of crabby moods, quarreling, tension, or simple “bad vibes” that could use some attention. Find out which colors, foods, herbs, minerals, and essential oils can be used as psychic housecleaners to restore balance and freshness to your home, your office, and your self.

These time-honored allies and simple activities have been used by Wise Ones for centuries to help people feel more balanced and calm. Plus we include 8 great how-to ideas. Find out how:

Colors: White

Foods, herbs, and plants: angelica, basil, bay, cedar, copal, lavender, lemon, lemon verbena, nutmeg, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, salt, sweet grass, thyme, tobacco, vervain

Gems and minerals: amber, aquamarine, azurite, bloodstone, clear quartz crystals, emerald, fluorite, lapis lazuli, malachite, obsidian, peridot, selenite

Incense and essential oils: copal, lavender, lemon, sage, sweet grass, sandalwood, thyme

1. When the atmosphere is negative or tense, light a smudge stick. See
Smudging: What It Is and How To Do It. Give the entire house a going-over.

2. Mix salt and water and sprinkle a little as you walk around the room clockwise.

3. Hide a whole nutmeg in the drawers or cabinets of every room, or place a dish of them where they are most needed.

4. Make a strong tea of dried angelica and use it to dust the furniture. Put leftovers in your bucket, add soap and water, and mop the floors.

5. Carry a clear quartz crystal with you and purify it periodically by allowing it to bathe in the light of the sun and the moon, soaking it in salt water overnight, or burying it in salt for three days.

6. Take a bath with the juice of a whole lemon (peel and all thrown in after juicing) and a handful of sea salt.

7. Light a white candle.

8. Take plenty of deep, cleansing breaths.

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Adapted from Celebrating the Great Mother, by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw (Inner Traditions, 1995). Copyright (c) 1995 by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw. Reprinted by permission of Inner Traditions.
Adapted from Celebrating the Great Mother, by Cait Johnson and Maura D. Shaw (Inner Traditions, 1995).

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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10:47PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for info.

10:45PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for info.

10:44PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for info.

10:43PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for info.

10:42PM PDT on May 12, 2013

Thank you for info.

5:41PM PST on Nov 24, 2011

Thank you.

Need this reminder every so often!!!

10:13AM PDT on Jun 12, 2011

thanks. i'll give it a try:)

11:15AM PST on Feb 13, 2010

grt post ty

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