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The Power of Spring Cleaning: Decluttering Your Mind and Spirit

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Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

As the days grow longer, the flowers bloom, and the world awakens from its winter slumber, springtime offers us a perfect opportunity to embrace renewal and rejuvenation. It’s a season that symbolises growth, transformation, and a fresh start. While we often associate spring cleaning with tidying our homes, it’s equally important to consider cleansing our minds and spirits. Here, we will explore how the power of spring cleaning can extend beyond just cleaning your living space. We’ll delve into crystal healing and smoke cleansing as practical tools for decluttering your mind and rejuvenating your spirit during this vibrant season.

Embrace the Energy of Spring

Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal in nature. The season’s energy encourages us to shed the old and embrace the new. Just as trees and flowers bloom, our own energies can undergo transformation. Harnessing the energy of spring can help us release stagnant energy and welcome fresh, positive vibrations into our lives.

Crystal Healing: Nature’s Gifts

Crystals have been used for centuries for their metaphysical properties and healing abilities. They are known to store and amplify energy, making them powerful tools for shifting and cleansing our own energies. When it comes to spring cleaning for the mind, crystals can be our allies in several ways:

Clearing Negativity: Crystals like black tourmaline and smoky quartz are known for absorbing and transmitting negative energy. Placing these crystals in your living spaces or carrying them with you can help cleanse your environment and protect your energy from unwanted influences.

Amplifying Positive Energy: Crystals such as clear quartz and amethyst are excellent for amplifying positive energy and promoting clarity of thought. Meditating with these crystals or wearing them as jewellery can help you focus on your goals and intentions.

Balancing Emotions: Spring is a time of emotional renewal, and crystals like rose quartz and amazonite can help balance your emotions and promote self-love and compassion. Use these crystals to open your heart chakra and release emotional baggage.

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Smoke Cleansing: Purifying with Sacred Smoke

Smoke cleansing is a practice rooted in various indigenous cultures worldwide. It involves burning sacred herbs to purify a space or person by clearing negative energy and inviting positive energy into its place. Here’s how you can incorporate smoke cleansing into your spring cleaning routine:

  1. Set Your Intentions: Before you begin, set clear intentions for the cleansing. What energy do you want to release, and what positive energy do you wish to invite into your life? Visualise these intentions as you proceed.
  2. Choose Your Tools: Select the herbs or materials you wish to use for smoke cleansing. Sage and palo santo are popular choices, but you can explore other options that resonate with you.
  3. Open Windows and Doors: Ensure proper ventilation by opening windows and doors, allowing negative energy to exit as the smoke purifies your space.
  4. Mindfully Cleanse: Light your chosen herb or material and allow it to smoulder. Use a feather or your hand to waft the smoke throughout your space, paying particular attention to corners, doorways, and areas where energy stagnates.
  5. Express Gratitude: As you cleanse, express gratitude for the negative energy leaving your space and welcome in positive, fresh energy.

Spring cleaning isn’t just about tidying up your physical surroundings; it’s also an opportunity to declutter your mind and spirit. By incorporating the power of crystal healing and smoke cleansing into your spring routine, you can effectively release stagnant energy, invite positive vibrations, and embrace the transformative energy of the season. 

If you would like to learn about spiritual spring cleaning, click here. For more information on spring cleaning your crystals, click here and click here for crystal healing for spring. Plus, please remember to tag us@surrender_to_happiness; we love seeing our readers try out our ideas.


Smoke cleansing is closely tied to the spiritual practice of smudging by Native American / Indigenous Nations. White sage, palo santo, sweetgrass, and many other plants used for burning are considered sacred medicine by the Native American / Indigenous Nations. It is, therefore, essential that to avoid cultural appropriation and exploitation, you understand the cultural history of these items. As well as the history of suppression forced upon these native populations, where they were forbidden to practice their culture, language, and traditions, including smudging, until 1978 and the passage of the American Indian Religious Freedom Act. Even with the American Indian Religious Freedom Act, Native American / Indigenous Nations still find themselves continually persecuted for various reasons. When purchasing sage and other plants used for burning, it is essential to ensure that they are ethically sourced and that there is no over-harvesting of these sacred medicines. And where possible, always support the Native American and Indigenous Nations.

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