Your lifestyle questions answered
I NEED TO MOVE ON
M y husband passed away last year and although the past 12 months have been extremely tough, I’m ready to start letting go and moving on. The first step for me is selling our home, which is full of beautiful but now painful memories. However, since putting it on the market I’ve not had any interest from buyers. Could my struggle to sell be down to my own emotional state? And if so, what can I do about it?
Maryanne, 56, Sussex
Your emotions, or rather your residual energy, could definitely be what is stopping your house from selling. The warm, comforting feeling of being ‘home’ (which is what most people look for when house-buying) is not so much about the building but the energy put into it. Despite the fact that you may have enjoyed years of positive energy in your house, a short stint of potent negative energy (intense grief being the perfect example) is enough to drastically shift the feeling within those four walls. This geo-psychic stress is often very apparent and off-putting for buyers. Fortunately, negative energies can usually be cleansed through the ritual and rather pleasant use of aromatherapy.
Essential oils are not only wonderfully effective for healing your body and mind, but your home too. Try diffusing this purifying smudge blend every day (particularly during viewings) to banish negative energies:
3 drops frankincense
3 drops rose
2 drops juniper
2 drops lemon
2 drops white sage
If you don’t have a diffuser, make a room spray instead! Just mix your oil blend in 200ml distilled water that has been charged in moonlight. Add a pinch of sea salt and a black tourmaline crystal for extra cleansing power. Decant into a spritzing bottle and spray liberally about your home.
Soo the your soul
As with everything, the best way to resolve an issue is to get to the root cause. In this case, that’s your own emotional turmoil, so it’s a good idea to introduce some self-care practices to help ease you into the process of letting go.
Something as simple as a daily bath can go a really long way. Studies have shown that being submerged in warm water helps to switch the brain into a quiet, contemplative state which is essential for grieving, remembering and accepting. Combine this with the therapeutic benefits of essential oils by using an aromatherapy bath oil, such as the Peace blend by Beatitude, to soothe your soul and prevent the transfer of negative energies any further.