Upcoming articles

Posted by Estee On March - 17 - 2009

In order to keep goals and my thoughts organised, I had made a list of topics I will be writing in the near future. This list will be updated according to my state of mind and inspirations from time to time.In the meantime, if there´s any questions, please don't hesitate to drop me a comment.

My journey

Posted by Estee On March - 24 - 2009

Follow my journey from the day I was borned.

My Feng Shui Journal

Posted by Estee On Feb - 10 - 2009

I intend to share some of my thoughts about feng shui in my blog, if you are into feng shui or am interested in it, I shall post my findings and keep you update about the whole process on transforming my home into a more balance Feng Shui home.

Feng Shui - Part 2

Posted by Asian living in Sweden On 11:43 AM

How to Cleanse Your Home of Negative Energy
Smudging actively changes and cleanses negative energy to create a natural and positive, healing energy and can be used to enhance the positive energies in your environment. Smudge sticks are often used in Native American and Celtic traditions, but can be used personally in your home as well.
We waited for 3 days for a sunny day, the waiting was worth the effort. Sunday was a sunny, warm bright day..we started the cleansing ceremony after our morning shower. Even Filippa our cat was involved in this ceremony. The whole ceremony took us nearly 2 hours (including the vacuuming),the whole house including our self smell like burnt herbs. Mentally, I felt all the negative energy being burnt & that´s feel good!


1. Cleanse yourself. You can take a shower but it's not necessary. But you do need to sage yourself. Light a sage stick. Make sure to put out the flame when you're sure it's lit. When it begins to smoke, encircle yourself in the smoke beginning at your head all the way down to your feet. This is called "smudging." As your doing this say, "Smoke of sage encircle me, rid me of negativity."

2. Start at the farthest room in the back of the house. If you have more than one story house you want to start upstairs. Moving in a counter-clockwise motion walk around each room with the sage. Make sure to hit each corner and window. As you're cleansing each room say, "I see only pure reflected light, I am ridding this home of all bad luck and negative energy. O Blessed Be" Chant as you smudge each room.

3. Repeat the chant when you get to the front or back door of your home. While chanting, keep the door open and with your hands, make a sweeping away or sweeping out of the door motion.

4. Go back to the original room you started in and begin to salt the house. If you don't have sea salt, ordinary table salt will do. Taking small pinches of the salt begin sprinkling the outer walls and corners. Remember to chant until your finished at the front or back door.

How to use a smudge stick..
Smudge stick can be brought at Feng Shui Store or order them online. I brought mine at the local health store, it cost 98kr ($20 sin dlrs), the stick can be used serveral times. You can also make you own smudge stick, here the link how to make your own smudge stick.

Step 1 Light the smudge stick so that it smolders. You do not want an open flame. Some people smudge using only their hands, while others use feathers to help push the smoke and wash a room, object or body. I used a fan made of paper & a hand bell to stimulate the Chi. It is common to use a shell or clay bowl to catch the ashes.

Step 2 Smudge anything and everything that wants or needs it. You can smudge your own body, your home and your personal possessions. If willing, you can smudge the people that live with you, or even your pets.

Step 3 Keep a regular smudging schedule to keep your energy clean and pure. Some people like to use a smudge stick before and after a deep house cleaning. Use the smudge stick before to help rid the home of unwanted energy along with the dust and dirt, and afterwards to attract and fill the home with positive healing energy.

Step 4 Focus your energy and your thoughts on the task at hand. Ask for the negative energy to leave and for the positive healing energy to enter. Because the materials of your smudge stick are gifts from the Earth, always ask permission before burning, and give thanks after smudging.

Step 5 Burn a smudge stick before a ritual, ceremony or prayer to prepare and open your body's energy field and help you focus your spiritual energy for divine interpretation.

Step 6 Cleanse your body's energy when you are ill, depressed or without energy. Smudging can help you remove negative energy and emotions that are bringing you down, and can help you improve your state of being by stimulating positive energy.

Step 7 Leave a window or door open when smudging a house to allow the negative energy to leave easily.

We can really feel the energy of each room difference from before, it´s like a heavy stone being lifted off the chest. Nelina could sleep alone without coming to us the pass 2 nights and I feel energize!

Nelina is having her Easter holiday this week, so I probably be doing some outdoor stuffs with her. Today, is warm & very sunny. We intend to clean our sundeck, put out some garden furniture so we can have our afternoon tea break there later.

Laleh..Some die young