Clearing Negative Energies in Your Home

Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master

It is nice to live in a home that is filled with love and light. A house that is enveloped in love and light can help with our growth and healing. A house that is enveloped in negative vibrations can drain us of energy and impede our progress. Homes are pretty much like crystals. They are energy sensitive and tend to pick up negative energies rather fast. Dirt, clutter, negative people, certain television shows, lack of air circulation and the like tend to make homes dark and heavy. If you practise Reiki regularly, you can easily tune in to the vibrations of your home. You will sense when the energies don’t feel right. It would be wise to clear your home of negativities on a regular basis and certainly when you sense that it has absorbed negative energies.

Reiki and incense work well together. They can clean up your home and restore it to a vibration of love and light. However, you will need to ensure that your house is physically clean first. It is more difficult to clear homes that are poorly maintained and in unhygienic conditions. Once your house is physically clean, you can proceed to clean it further with the energy of incense and Reiki.

Incense sticks
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Here’s how you do it:

  1. Light some incense. Trust your intuition and use the amount of incense that feels right to you on any given day.
  2. Walk around the entire house (living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, garage etc) with the incense, allowing its fragrance and smoke to fill every nook and corner.
  3. If you use incense sticks, you can make circular movements with the sticks as you cleanse the house.
  4. As you walk around with the incense, keep saying “Cho Ku Rei, Cho Ku Rei, Cho Ku Rei……” and intend that Reiki flows. Visualise the symbol multiplying and flooding your entire house. The symbol Cho Ku Rei works well for clearing spaces.
  5. Give extra attention to places that have been cut off from air circulation for long periods. Some examples would be the spaces behind thick curtains and doors, inside wardrobes, store rooms etc. Make sure the fragrant smoke reaches all those areas. Allow your intuition to be your guide and let the smoke flow to all the places that you sense need extra cleansing.
  6. After clearing all the rooms in the house, set up the incense in an incense holder. Place the incense holder in a central location of the house. As the incense burns out, its fragrant smoke will continue to flow throughout the house thereby clearing residual energies.
  7. Draw a big Cho Ku Rei in the air and request it to stay over your house, thereby keeping its energy clean and pure.
  8. As always, remember to express your gratitude to the incense and to Reiki for helping you clean up your home.

Once you make clearing your home a regular practice, you will have zero tolerance for negative energies in your home. The lightness, joy and peace that come from living in a home that is physically and energetically clean will get you addicted to this enjoyable clearing practice!

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Haripriya Suraj
Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer, and Spiritual Teacher. She was drawn to Reiki right from her childhood and Reiki went on to become part of her life’s purpose. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is also deeply connected with the angels, with Angel Healing being an integral part of her Reiki practice. After reaping the fruits of Reiki practice in her life, she was inspired to spread the joy of Reiki and the light of the Angels. Haripriya offers courses in Reiki and Angel Healing as well as distance healing services. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at and Angel Light on Facebook.


    • What a lovely article, succinct and complete! I’ve written several articles in regard to clearing the home, and maintaining a ‘positive’ environment. When I have had quarrels and bickering with my loved ones the energies in the home have plagued me day in and day out. As I’ve cleared and maintained my home environment in a more positive light, the quarreling has diminished greatly. Unfortunately, my quick to flicker temper sometimes flares prior to my awareness of it coming, and then I need to clear our space completely. There is much to be said for simple Nag Champa incense, salt water that is blessed with CKR and other symbols, and simple LOVE. Love truly is what it’s all about <3 Blessings to you and yours!

  1. Wonderful information. … knowledge is wealth. … thanks Haripriya. .. can you also suggest how to keep self motivated without getting carried away by negative thoughts… tough to implement and practice when we are completely demotivated due to situations…. how do we create more positive thoughts. .. your inputs would help…

    • Thank you Venkatakrishnan.

      The best way to help yourself with any issue is to practise Reiki self healing everyday. Reiki is your best guide and it will help you with all your issues in unique ways, provided you are in touch with its energies every day. Blessings.

  2. Very useful article Haripriya, keep posting such motivational articles. Let people know how to clear/clean the negative energies and move towards developing positive energies. Keep it up….

  3. Respected mam,
    there are many type of negative energy such as black magic energy,dark energy or dark force energy ,psychic attach energy, dark spirit energy, Negative Spirit energy,energy Vampires
    i want to know what type energy will be removed after doing this, please reply

  4. I can’t use incense because of a very sensitive fire alarm system. Can I use a spray made from essential oils in place of the smoke from the incense?

    • Michelle, I have heard of people using sea salt and sprinkling around the perimeter of the house. It makes sense it would work but at the same time messy. You could also use crystals place around your house, cleansing them from time to time. My favorite is using salt lamps. I have one lit in every room of my house all the time.

      • Yes I have salt lamps already and crystals…..and I use EO sprays I’ve created. I just wondered if they gave you the effect of incense

    • Sprays work well too, eapecially sage oil spray. Clarey sage is also quite relaxing in itself. But any of your favourite spray will work. Bless the bottle with reiki before spraying and intend it will clear your space. Intention is key.

  5. Dear Harpriya,
    This is Karma from Gangtok,I really like your article which is very simple and effective,just want to ask that whether fissure can be permanently cured by Reiki or not,if yes please suggest me as I myself suffering from Fissure from last 6 months.

    • Reiki is not a guaranteed cure. It can facilitate healing, but not always cure every physical ailment, if it could then we would have no need for medicine or for hospitals or surgery.

      Reiki can bring increased blood flow associated with the relaxation it brings, which can help heal physical wounds.

      It can facilitate the calm, relaxation, focus and acceptance needed to face a long term problem. In this way, it can help you come to terms with the length of time it takes for fissures to heal, find calm in the face of terminal cancer, peace in the face of death. It cannot always be promised to cure a condition.

  6. i here that ,universal life force which is founded by reiki,can i have the entire para of the experiment.

    thanking u once,i will implement today itself.

    Thanks & Regards

  7. I will add the CKR to my monthly clearing of the house. I don’t use incense at this time. I do form a bubble around my house to keep out the negative energy. I fill it with light including earth and air around the house.

  8. Dear Haripriya, I read your articles 1. Clearing Negative Energies in your Home and 2. Ten Signs from The Angels. They were simple and informative. I am also a Reiki Grand Master from Chennai. My best wishes to you.
    V.Subramanian, Mudichur, Chennai.

  9. I love love love all the teachers on this platform. I always share your precious articles with my students. We all benefit beyond words from your articles. thank you!

  10. I have been iniciated into the first level of Reiki. Will I be able to work with the symbol and will it work with me,when I didnt learn it from my Reiki master yet? Thank you for your response


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