I did a Google search about this and didn’t really find any answers I trusted: Have you ever gotten sick after a house cleanse?
Having found out he was sleeping behind bins in Edinburgh, I did a fellow grad student a favour. I told him he could sleep on my couch for a few days to get his shit together. I knew he was a problem child, but didn’t realize to what degree. He had an alcohol withdrawal seizure within 24 hours of staying here. While the paramedics were questioning him, I learned he has a whole host of alcohol-related problems for one of which he is prescribed morphine, etc. He was here a few days after getting released from hospital and it was a bit of a nerve-wracking time. I kind of kept seeing him on the floor in the seizure, etc. Very freaky.
SO as you can imagine, after he left, I washed EVERYTHING in the room, sprinkled salt with lemon and cypress everywhere and let it sit for a day. Then I vacuumed it up and smudged with the Mugwort. I free-styled a rhyming chant about how the negative and quite frankly unstable energy needed to float out the open window. This was my house and so therefore anything other than my energy and safe space vibes were not welcome.
Ten minutes later I was throwing up in the toilet; I did smoke cigarettes last night and has been feeling a tad nauseous in the morning b/c of that but I’d taken a shower post-vacuum and was feeling completely fine when I went to do the smudge. WTF? Have you heard of this happening? Like, would the energy have attached to me? Did I piss off some ghost that I didn’t know I have in my house? I have smudged and cleansed before in a very similar manner (last on the full moon on NYE) and never felt sick.
Wondering if I should get a Reiki Master in here or something,
Your question interests me even more than usual as i am working on my new House Witchery book. So first of all, your situation sounds totally Eclipse Zoned, sad and stressful. It makes me think of Clare Booth Luce’s wry comment; no good deed goes unpunished.
And yes, people with severe addiction issues are classically more open to earth-bound entities and auric leakage. They are also obviously more prone to the obvious scenarios that lead to frequent engagement with Mars-Saturn energy in the form of police, paramedics etc. So it is quite likely that such a scenario left an etheric shitty trail through your lair. It also feels kind of fateful – as in he could have had the seizure in the street, with no help readily available, and suffered worse consequences. So your intervention was a part of a broader story. It would fit the recent Mars-Neptune square…for both of you.
Anyway, if serious ghost-entity busting is required, definitely call in a druid, Feng Shui person or energy practitioner. My Feng Shui woman is excellent and works all over the world via the marvels of Google Earth. However, you did heaps and your intentions were good – though this must have bought up a lot of depth, Pluto-style emotions for you.
BUT i have two theories here:
Theory 1: That you did such a good job cleansing the vibe that your body-soul-mind complex is now revolting against anything toxic, such as smoking. You’ve forced some style of etheric detox via the Mugwort.
Remember that this is THE most powerful magical herb of all. It’s also Thuja, beloved as an antidote in homeopathy and the universally used Moxa of Traditional Chinese Medicine. “Mugwort” was a name invented to throw witch-hunters and Pagan-persecutors off the trail because it’s real name: Artemesia – or herb of Artemis sounded just too damn magic. So if you go waving that around the joint – especially after a Qi spike like your friends meltdown – albeit a negative one – you will shift some energy.
Theory 2: I am not au fair with the astrology of this situation as such or of your transits at the time but look to those —- is there some kind of weird lesson here (l am feeling a Saturn square something personal here) around your nurturing impulses and proper use of them or boundaries being breached via you over-valuing the role of being the “kind” one? What IS the lesson here? Once you have ascertained that, energy seems to lift. Especially with Saturn in Capricorn. It’s like juggling with boulders.
I think you’ve done a brilliant space clear and that now you could just think about the above two theories AND play either some Tibetan chants – Green Tara if you like Buddhist energy or – my fave – the Elemental Chant. It’s kind of eerie old geomancy magic – and once you know the lyrics – they’re pretty easy to chant yourself: The Earth, the Air, the Fire, the Water, Return, Return, Return, Return…
What does everyone else think?
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