Feng Shui: How to Use Sea Salt to Remove Negative Energy
Benefits of Using Sea Salt For Cleansing
Salt has been used since ancient times by many cultures for purification.
It’s also a popular mineral used in Feng Shui to cleanse and purify homes which may be filled with negative energy.
The cleansing power of sea salt lies in its mineral content - calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sodium which is essential for the overall health of a human being and his surrounding.
The sea salt’s healing ability can be traced back to thousands of years ago when the ancients would use the salt in many of their rituals and therapeutic treatments.
Benefits Of Dead Sea Bath
The Dead Sea is a fine example of the healing ability of sea salt where hundreds of people from many parts of the world would bathe in to cleanse their body of many an ailment.
The Dead Sea contains therapeutic minerals such as calcium, chloride, magnesium, bromides and potassium. All four types of minerals heal the body in a variety of ways. For example the calcium helps to heal weak bones and nails making it strong. Magnesium delays skin aging and brings relief to overworked tensed nerves.
Sea salt when left in its natural state in our surrounding has the potential to absorb negative energy (toxins) and replace it with positive chi. This is why its so important for us to do a regular cleansing in our home using sea salt.
Feng Shui and Sea Salt
Sea salt is commonly used in Feng Shui to get rid of negative energy and to allow a balanced chi to flow inside the home.
The sea salt is either used alone or mixed with water and placed in certain areas of the home.
One popular method of cleansing the home to get rid of negative energy is to mix 5 – 6 tablespoons of sea salt in a bucket of water and mop the floors with the mixture.
Another method is to place a bowl filled with sea salt in each corner of the house which faces the northeast and southwest directions. The bowls of salt should be left in an open space and not placed in a cupboard. It should be replaced every 2 months.
Feng Shui and Epsom Salt
Some people use Epsom salt to cleanse themselves and get rid of feelings of stress and any negative energy they may be experiencing.
They do this by soaking themselves for 15 - 20 minutes in a warm bath which has half a cup of Epsom salt added to it.
Do You Prefer Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt Lamps to Bring Forth Good Energy Into Your Surroundings
To get rid of large amounts of negative energy in a home a pot or jug filled with sea salt is kept in every room and removed after 24 hours.
If there’s a particular room you wish to remove negative energy from you can spread sea salt in the room and remove it after 24 hours.
Sea salt can also be spread around the ‘outside perimeter’ of the house to put a stop to any negative energy entering the home.
Some people rely on salt lamps to remove negative energy from their home.
Salt lamps are found in a variety colors such as orange, yellow, red, pink, white, brown and purple and each color has a particular function.
Salt Water Cure
The Salt Water Cure is another method used by Feng Shui enthusiastics to rid the home of negative energy.
A bowl made of metal, glass or porcelain is filled with rock salt (the salt level should be up to ¾ of the bowl). 6 Chinese brass coins are placed on the salt with the Yang side facing up.
The bowl is then placed in the preferred area of the room. Make sure to keep a mat under the bowl.
Gently fill the bowl with water till it reaches to the top. Leave un-covered.
The bowl and coins should be discarded when large amount of granules of salt appear on the edges of the bowl. The salt build up occurs due to the presence of negative energy in the room. The time period of such a build up can take up to a year or even less. It’s important to discard the bowl and coins when this happens.
*Salt used for Feng Shui should be thrown away or buried after use. Never reuse it.
© 2012 Suranee Perera