Salt is one of the techniques I included in my first space clearing book, published in 1996. I rarely used it then and stopped using it completely 20 years ago.
Salt is one of the things I dropped from the space clearing ceremony many years ago as being unnecessary and also because it’s downright irritating to have crunchy rock or sea salt underfoot for days after. Its purifying properties are far better utilized as a personal mouthwash than for clearing energies in rooms.
Once and for all, I also want to dispel the myth that it’s a good idea for therapists to keep a bowl of salt permanently in their treatment area. Whoever first thought of this clearly didn’t understand that when salt becomes saturated with low-level frequencies, it pulls the energy of a space down rather than raising it. I’ve seen therapy rooms where the bowl of salt hasn’t been changed in a year or more. The effect is nauseating.
Salt, if used, must be changed every day. But why bother? It’s only minimally effective as a purification technique and only in the immediate area where it is placed. It’s far better to do a regular space clearing ceremony to keep the entire space energetically clear.
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