Have you ever encountered a mysterious object that gives you an eerie feeling? Maybe you found an antique mirror at a flea market or inherited a piece of jewelry with a strange history.
While these objects may seem harmless, they could carry negative energies or even spirits that affect your well-being.
But don’t worry; you don’t have to live with a haunted object in your possession!
In this blog article, we will explore the fascinating world of object cleansing and how to cleanse a haunted object.
Whether you’re a seasoned spiritualist or just curious about the supernatural, this guide is perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to get rid of negative energies and restore positive energy to their space.
How to cleanse a haunted object
First, it’s essential to understand that cleansing a haunted object involves removing any negative or unwanted energies attached to it.
It has nothing to do with cleansing it with a detergent and cloth. To keep things clear, I know there is confusion at times. So let’s get started.
Step-by-step guide on how to cleanse a haunted object
We follow a multi-faith approach in this step-by-step guide on cleansing a haunted object. Different religions and spiritual belief systems have different views on how to deal with haunted objects.
When you peel the onion, you notice that most religions have the same ideas; they are described differently.
Most religions have good and evil, light and dark, and right and wrong. It is called duality. Even if the rites and prayers might differ, their meaning for them is the same. They aim to neutralize darkness and evil with light and good.
Step 1: Set your intentions
Before you begin the cleansing process, setting your intentions is essential. You can do this by focusing on what you hope to achieve with the cleansing.
Perhaps you want to eliminate any negative energies or spirits attached to the object, or maybe you want to infuse it with positive energy.
Whatever your intention is, focus on it before you begin.
Intention is key to success in spiritual work; there is no way around it. You can do the rites and rituals to a tee, but it will not work if you lack the intention and awareness of what you want to accomplish.
Rites and rituals are often there to help you get in the zone and concentrate on what you are about to do. They allow you to focus and stay focused on your intention.
Step 2: Choose a cleansing method
There are many ways to cleanse a haunted object, so choosing a method that feels right for you is essential.
I always recommend using Palo Santo for cleansing haunted objects. Palo Santo clears the negative but keeps the positive energies.
In this way, you never have to fear that you will banish any spirit guide, guardian angel, or relative looking out for you from beyond the grave. Only the dark and nasty are forced to leave.
- Light the end of your Palo Santo stick using a lighter or match. Hold it at a 45-degree angle and let it burn for about 30 seconds to a minute until the tip begins to glow and smoke.
- Hold your object in your non-dominant hand and use your dominant hand to waft the smoke over it, starting from the bottom and working your way up. Be sure to get all sides of the object and visualize any negative energy being cleared away.
- Set a clear intention that all negative energy must leave. Visualize this intention being infused into the object as the smoke clears away any negative energy.
- Leave the Palo Santo in a fire-safe dish to burn out. It will burn out when all the negative energy is gone.
If you don’t have Palo Santo, check my recommended products page. I have listed precisely what kind of Palo Santo I use myself.
Many use white sage to cleanse haunted objects, but I only resort to this when everything else fails. Sage removes all energy, even the good ones. And that can be heartbreaking if you are not 100% sure who or what you are dealing with.
Other standard methods are using crystals or salt and performing a visualization or meditation. You can also use a combination of ways if you like.
Step 3: Repeat if necessary
Sometimes one cleansing session may not be enough to cleanse a haunted object thoroughly. If you feel like the object still has negative energy or spirits attached to it, repeat the cleansing process until you feel that the object is free of any unwanted energies.
Step 4: Seal the energy
Once you’ve cleansed the object, sealing the energy is essential to prevent any negative energies from returning.
You can do this by visualizing a protective shield around the object or placing it in a protective bag or box.
And that’s it! Cleansing a haunted object can eliminate negative energies and spirits and bring positive energy into your space.
Trust your intuition and choose a method that feels right for you.
Haunted, cursed, and residual energy
When it comes to haunted objects it is always good to know exactly what we talk about when we refer to something being “haunted.”
It is a slight difference between haunted, cursed, and residual energy. When we discuss haunted objects, we often think if it as vessels for spirits or entities. But, it can be other things as well.
In the majority of cases, strange vibes from objects is due to residual energy. This is an energetic imprint of the person or environment to which the object has been closed. The haunting is not “intelligent” and can’t interact or communicate with you. It can disturbe you by interfereing with your energy fields, though.
For example, say you bought a beautiful mirror at a garage sale. When you come home, you notice a shift in your home’s energy. Sometimes, something might feel off, strange, or even hostile.
The reaction you get can come from the energy of the home that the mirror came from. Someone looked at themselves in the mirror and might have projected all emotions into it. It might also be a “silent witness” of a crime. All these emotions create an imprint now showing up in your home, and influencing you negatively.
A haunted object often techically refers to an object that a holds a spirit or entity. This can lead to a sudden onset of paranormal activity in your home after you brought it home.
It can be a kind spirit, but it can be a hostile one too. Spirits are like people; they come with all kinds of personalities.
Finally, it can also be a cursed object. This means the object was used in spellwork for good or evil deeds.
Regardless of the type of energy you are dealing with, the method shown in this article is able to cleanse the it from unwanted energy.
It is good to be aware of the differences, though. If it is a demonically haunted object, you might need further assistance, as this method will not be enough to remove the entity. Demonic hauntings are very rare, so don’t be too afraid.
Related article: Breaking the Curse: How to Safely Dispose of a Cursed Object