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You might be wondering, what in the world is Space Clearing?
Space Clearing is a component of Feng Shui. Feng Shui is the ancient practice of maximizing the energetic flow of a space.
Space Clearing is specifically the art of clearing the energy of buildings. It can also be used on cars, yards, or any space that you want cleansed. Much like a physical cleansing cleanses the physical building, an energetic cleansing cleanses the energy of a space.
Have you ever walked into a room and sensed negative energy? Have you ever felt unsettled in a place, but not had a reason to?
Conversely, have you ever walked into a room and felt peace, joy, a lightness? You walk into someone’s home and immediately feel happy? Yes, some of it has to do with how a place is decorated, but much of it has to do with the energy of the people living there.
Just as we sometimes can’t shake the energy of a negative event or someone being rude to us, buildings hold on to energy. We all have the ability to sense the energy of a place, although some people are much more sensitive to it.
Small Science break here!
Let’s dip our toes into how this works:
Every single thing is composed of energy. Quantum physics says that as you go deep into an atom, there is nothing there-just energy waves. It says that an atom is actually an invisible force field, a kind of miniature tornado, which emits waves of electrical energy.
Each atom has its own distinct frequency, or vibration. And quantum physicists study the energetic effect when atoms collide. What they see is that when two atomic waves meet, they either meet in sync, creating a harmonious effect, or they meet out of sync, creating a destructive effect.
Because everything is created of atomic energy waves, and it is impossible to separate waves, we are all connected. Our waves are always meeting. If they are in sync we call this “good” energy. If they are not in sync, we call this “negative energy.”
Animals and plants are much more in tune to this energy. They know instinctively whether something is good for them or not by sensing energy.
Why would you want to do a Space Clearing?
Space Clearing offers us the ability to clear a space that is depleting us, changing the energy into a space that energizes us.
Ceremonies for Space Clearing have been performed by many cultures since ancient times and there are many different techniques that have been used.
Many businesses have started using space clearing to increase productivity. Realtors are using space clearing to increase sales, and people that buy new homes are clearing the spaces before they move in.
Space Clearing is a powerful tool for transforming the energy in our homes and offices. It can be used on a regular basis, say annually. It can be used after an event such as an illness or divorce, or an argument. Or it can be used more often, whenever you feel the need for an energy shift.
What You’ll Need:
Sage Bundle and/or essential oil spray (Sage or Lemon essential oils are good choices.)
Bowl to catch the ashes
If you really want to set the mood, you can add candles and music. Get some dance music going if you want to liven up your space, or some chill music if there’s been chaos and you just want to slow down.
Prepare the space. Do a thorough cleaning, de-clutter. Remove anything that has negative memories. Treat this as a ceremony.
Gather your materials.
Set your intention. What do you want to achieve with this clearing?
Open all windows and doors.
Involve the whole family and make it a sacred ceremony.
Start at your front door. Light the sage smudge stick and carry it over the bowl. If you would prefer to use the essential oil spray, spray that as you go around your house in the same way as described to use the sage.
Say a prayer for your home and everyone that lives there. Head to the lowest level of your house and move clockwise. Move the sage and it’s smoke into all the corners of all the rooms.
Move slowly, thanking your house as you go for everything it has provided you. If it’s a new house, just repeat your intention for the energy you want to bring in. For example, May this home be a safe place filled with love, light and laughter.
Move up to the next level and do the same thing clockwise. If you feel any rooms or furniture need extra attention, stay there for longer. Maybe you’re bringing a new baby home and want to spend extra time clearing the baby’s room. Maybe someone was ill in your home and you want to spend extra time in that room and around the bed.
After you have finished the space clearing you can also do a personal clearing. Use the sage stick to move slowly up, down and around each person. We often carry around stagnant energy, stress, or “extra baggage”. The body benefits from the clearing in the same way that a building does.
Return to the front door and complete your space clearing by saying blessings for the home, everyone that lives there and re-stating your intention.
Run the sage stick under water to ensure that it is out.
That’s it. We used this ceremony when we had a townhouse that we had been renting out for a few years and were ready to sell. We also used it on our new home to clear the energy from everyone that lived there before us.
My kids love participating in the ceremony. One of my kids even asked for it once when he was scared to sleep in his bed at night.
If you’re a parent, you know we will do ANYTHING to help our kids sleep through the night. So in the middle of the night we got rid of all the bad energy and scary monsters!
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Wishing you a home that is peaceful, energizing and filled with love,
Tell me in the comments below if you have ever done a Space Clearing or if this has inspired you to try it.