What is the Point of Space Clearing?

Space clearing is done to clear an area of negative energies and bring in positive vibrations.

The point of space clearing is to clean, lift and revitalize your space. Space clearing is done to clear an area of negative energies and bring in positive vibrations.

Space Clearing can be done by anyone who wishes to lift the energy of their homes, land or workspaces.

Energetically, everything that ever happens in a building goes out in ripples like the effect of a stone being dropped in a pond. It is recorded in the walls, floor, ceiling, furniture, and other objects.

Repetitive actions and behaviours are deeply imprinted, and events accompanied by strong emotions or trauma are the most strongly imprinted of all.

If you’ve ever had the experience of walking into a room after there has just been an argument, you know that you can literally feel it hanging in the air!

We know when we need to clean and tidy as we can see the physical mess we make. But we can’t see that we also create etheric debris on a daily basis too, which leaves a stagnant residue in our space! However, we can feel it!

Space clearing can help you feel happier, more comfortable, more joyful and clearer!

Space Clearing Traditions

Smoke has been used in religious and ritual ceremonies for thousands of years. There is something primordial within us that connects smoke with spirituality.

In Native American tradition, it’s seen as a bridge to the higher realms, a way of bringing in good spirits and dispelling the negative ones. The most common smoke-purification ritual used by tribes is a technique called smudging.

Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish spirits and encourage protection.

I love working with the elements and smudging for me is a wonderful ritual I honour in my own home. I smudge after I physically clean my home each week.

The four parts to smudging honour each of the four elements, as below.

The shell or clay bowl represents Water

The sage, herbs or resins represent the Earth,

The feather and wind it creates represent Air

The flame used to ignite the herbs represents Fire

It is a strong indication that clearing our space with smoke yields very real physical and spiritual benefits due to so many people and tribes across the world using similar techniques!

There are of course other techniques to clear the space, which I have written about below, but smudging is one of my favourites!

What works for one, may not work for another, so it is a good idea to see what type of space clearing works for you by trying out different techniques.

Try one each week and see how you FEEL in the new energy.

A space is clear when it feels clear to the people in it.

Different Space Clearing Techniques

The precursor to any of the techniques below is to thoroughly clean and de-clutter your space. The decluttering alone is one of the most powerful ways you can energetically clear your space and cleaning also helps to lift the energy massively! Once you have done these 2 steps, then pick a technique to clear the energy.

Smudging ~ is a purification practice that comes from indigenous American Indian traditions. It involves lighting a smudge stick made of dried herbs (usually sage or cedar) and wafting the smoke around to clear old energy.

Blessings/Incantations ~ Saying a blessing or incantation out-loud in each room can help to fill the space with love and help old energies move on. I normally do this with smudging for maximum impact!

Crystals ~ Simply place crystals throughout your space intuitively; wherever you think they feel or look best. You can also create a crystal grid to organize or structure the energy from your crystals towards a specific intention. An easy way to grid a room is by simply taking 4 clear Quartz points and putting one in each corner facing inwards towards the centre of the room.

Incense/Essential Oils ~ Using smells that make you feel happy help to lift the energy of a space and create a lovely atmosphere, which is why I have included these. However, for me personally, I don’t think these clear the space properly, but are good to lift the energy if you haven’t got much time!

Sound ~ Bells of any kind, Tibetan singing bowls, rattles, hand-held chimes, rain sticks, clap sticks, chimes, gongs, drums or harmony balls. Your own voice or even clapping will work well too. Work your way around the room with the sound you have chosen, paying specific attention to corners, as the energy can get stuck here. You should be able to hear a difference in tone when you hit a dense energy area!

Salt ~ Simply sprinkle salt (a small grain type) on the carpet. After about an hour, vacuum. Salt crystals have an amazing natural built in-ability to absorb negative energy. As an alternative, you can put bowls of salt in the corners of the room and remove after a few hours. You can also use salt lamps to help clear the energy on a regular basis.

Enjoy trying out new ways to clear your space.

I have written another post about when and how to clear your space, which includes a lovely Home Blessing and a step by step guide to smudging.

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Blissful Blessings,

Sarah x

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