Space Clearing Practices
When should you consider space clearing? Typically, you would choose to clear the energy in your home after a significant event in your life, such as birth, death, sickness, move, or when you feel the energy needs to be refreshed.
There are countless ways to clear your space, all of which are encompassed in one of the 4 elements: Earth, Air, Fire or Water.
The Clearing Process is done in 4 steps:
1. Preparation – meditate on what you want to achieve, and then set your intent. You may choose to take a salt bath to clear your personal energy field. Your intent is very powerful, and can create the atmosphere you want of peace, creativity, or love.
2. Purification – the process of clearing the heavy energies in your space
3. Invocation – calling in of new energies, often you would use the same tools as clearing
4. Preservation – “setting” the new energy you have called in with the intent to preserve it.
There are a few Home Clearing methods that are simple, and don’t require too many tools.
This integrates the elements of Earth (Salt) and Fire. The ingredients are inexpensive, and can be purchased at any drug store. This is a very hot fire, and burns very cleanly, suitable for consuming heavy, stagnant energy in your room.
• 1 -2 cups Epsom Salt
• 1-2 cups Rubbing Alcohol
• 1 Fire proof pot with handle, also have potholder handy, and a trivet to place your pot
Put Epsom Salt in pot, cover with Rubbing Alcohol. Place pot on the floor in centre of the room you are going to clear. Start the alcohol on fire, and watch the flames rise to burn up the energies. Set your intent to allow the fire to consume the heavy energies and recycle them. When the energies have been consumed, the fire will go out. Open any doors and windows while the fire is burning to allow the energy to move.
When the fire has gone out, pick up the pot, add cold water, and flush it down the toilet. Flush the toilet a few times, and set your intent to have the heavy energies go back to mother earth.
Repeat the process in each room of your home which you want to clear.
Smudging uses the element of air to cleanse your space. Smudging is the burning of herbs to cleanse your personal energy field, or to purify the energy in a space. The common herbs used for smudging are sage, sweetgrass, or cedar. These herbs can be collected in nature, or can be easily obtained in book stores, or food stores with natural products.
Begin by lighting the smudge stick, blow out the fire and the herbs will continue to smoke. With your free hand, hold a fire proof bowl under the smudge stick to catch any debris or sparks. If you are using loose herbs, you can burn them in a little pile in a bowl, or shell.
Use a feather to move the smoke of the herbs around the room, paying special attention to corners, under furniture, any areas where energy can be stagnant. Open doors and windows to allow the energy to move through your room. Move in a counter clockwise direction around the circumference of the room to unwind the energy, setting your intent to clear any unwanted heavy energy. Pass back and forth through the centre of the room and direct the energy to the doorway.
When you have completed smudging the room, stand in the centre and ask spirit for assistance in setting your intent to purify the room.
You can use this same method of clearing with the Air element of sound by using a bell or a drum to break up heavy energies.
When you have finished clearing our space, use scented oils, such as lavender or rose oil to invoke new, lighter energies.
To set your purification, place a quartz crystal in the middle of your room. Quartz acts as a generator and activator of energy. You can also place small quartz crystals in plant pots in the four corners of your home to protect your home from heavy energies. Crystals act as catalysts, and possess the ability to distill, transform and transmit your intention.
When the energy is cleared in your home, you will notice a difference. Colors will seem brighter, sounds will seem clearer; the air will feel lighter, no longer hard to breathe in. You will feel lighter and freer.
References: Sacred Space by Denise Linn