Feeling a little down and confused...
everything hopdadyy and Michelle provided is excellent ways to promote healthy energy in your home. Please do try them as they work. As I can share my experiences as how effective it is...
I used to live in a bldg in Chicago that was about 100 years old. I didn't like the feeling there, neither did my cat. My neighbors told me how he would cry alot when I was at work. That naturally hurt me to hear he was suffering.
What I learned overtime and stuck too...deep cleaning, high organization, windows and blindes open (yes, I did this in winter a few times), purging items from a rough period in my life, buying brand new furniture to replace from that rough period, purging photos and possessions from ex's, smudging (I used sage and Palo santo), essential oils, white candles, Crystal's, plants, and soothing colors. My neighbor would smudge the staircase from time to time, due to that suffocating energy there.
Immediately everything felt better and my cat was more relaxed and happy again and I didn't hear many complaints from my neighbors after that. I'm sure his energy added to it.
After that, I would smudge as needed to keep it clear. I struggled at first with this until the chakra lady. She told me what to say and how to do this. As she told me my stress in life and corporate America didn't help, dating, meeting negative people, and the energy of the city, were all being brought in my home. It was tiring at first, but needed and become routine. My friend and her husband complimented me a few times when they came over how great it felt and what I was doing. That they started using the sage and palo Santo as well. I didn't use both at the same time. Sage to me was the "deep cleanin" and Palo Santo as maintenance.
Now i live with my parents again as i grew tired of apartments and Chicago city life as i got older. Well, they are not a fan of anything lol. I'm still working to get my dad to let go of all this old stuff and mess in the basement, garage, etc. As well as their negativity to things in life and each other.
All water glasses have bubbles in it,my apartment did not. My Epsom salt clumps together, in my apt it did not. I've even offered to pay for their vacation to get them out so i can smudge this place and light candles, etc. (As my dad can't stand smells) My cat cries nearly daily to go into my room when I'm at work, as I keep the energy cleaner in their with my Crystal's and plants. When I'm home, he's in there all night until I go to work next day. (I keep him out so he can remain active in the house, due to his age or he'll just stay in my room all day. Its helping as he's in excellent health for 16, but I'm beginning to feel bad again for him from how he's behaving recently)
At the advice of someone here from this group, this weekend I plan to start deep cleaning and planting Crystal's around the house, and say prayers. Winter and cold is here and windows remain closed.