Space Clearing Ceremony
Posted on 10 January 2019
It’s the beginning of the new year and perfect time for space clearing. Sometimes it’s good to take a moment to clear your home from all material and psychological clutter. When you take time of your day to this with awareness you will feel clearer in yourself and open to new ideas. Space clearing is based on the old traditional practice of Feng Shui. This follows the old Chinese principles for creating a positive energy to your home.
It would be good to do a space clearing a couple of times every year and t make sure your home keeps it lovely energy. In this post I am sharing a few ideas to get you started on your space clearing practice. You can also use aromatherapy to support this process. I hope you will find these tips helpful.
Clean house, positive energy
I would always start my space clearing by cleaning my home. It would be good to go through your stuff at least once a year and throw away things you don’t need. You can take all old clothes, books, decorative pieces and kitchen equipments to your local charity shop. You’d be amazed how much stuff we tend to collect over the years. Doing a good clear out will create space for new energies.
After my initial clear out I will dust, hoover and mop everywhere properly. Pay particular attention to all corners as these tend to hold extra dust. Make sure your home is clean and tidy and all excess things are neatly put away. A good clear out and clean is the perfect base for space clearing. The home will already feel much better and will have positive energy flow.
Now your home is ready for a space clearing ceremony. If you are a meditator, it would be lovely to do a practice to support your awareness. You can use bells, drums or any other instrument to go through your home. Sound has a healing energy and is believed to clear out negativity. Make sure you spend some extra time on corners as these areas tend to attract stagnant energy.
If you don’t have access to bells or any instruments, you can just use your hands and clap. You can even try a lids of sauce pan to create a sound. Alternately you can play music, maybe try some OM sounds or you can even sing yourself. Take your time with this and make sure you do it with awareness of the space and set the intention for space clearing.
Use room fragrances, such as essential oils to uplift the energy in your home. You can use essential oil burners or natural candles to scent your home. You can also create your own room fragrances, read my tips on how. Make sure you go through your home with the fragrance and again, pay special attention to the corners of your home. If you are using a room fragrance in a bottle, make sure you spray the whole space.
If you prefer, you can also use incense sticks or cones. Again walk around the space of your home and let the smoke clear the energy. Many people love the incense as they have a special scent and feel warming. Smoke can feel comforting and grounding.
There are many essential oils that are popular for space clearing. Most commonly used are tree essential oils, made from resin, bark or needles. They are all grounding and create a powerful strong energy. Tree scents are also a great connection to the nature, so feel cleansing in your home.
After doing your space clearing ceremony by cleaning, using sounds and fragrances, take a look at the space again with new eyes. How does it feel to you? Does it feel more open, bright and positive? A lovely way to add grounding energy to your home is to use plants. They also work well in corners of the rooms. Green colour brings some nature to your home, which always holds a positive energy. Read more about fragrant plants, to get inspiration.
Space clearing final touches
You have now finished your space clearing ceremony and your home is again open and positive space. Now take a look at what is needed to keep it that way. Do you need storage space? Do you need and colour? Maybe new cushions or curtains to create a new feel to your home. Perhaps you could add a few candles for final touches.
Crystals and semi-precious stones are lovely and can be added to your home for positivity. Try amethyst or clear quartz on a window sill. Place onyx or obsidian on both sides of your front door to dispel negative vibes. You can also place stone pebbles in a glass bowl and place it on your coffee table or side table. Stones are another lovely way to bring some grounding energy to your home. Read more about how you can create a good Feng Shui to your home to get some inspiration.
Hope you enjoyed my tips on space clearing. Do you have your own favourites to use? Do you clear your own home on a regular basis? Please leave your comments below