Space clearing is the art of clearing and consecrating energies in buildings. It can help to dispel negative energies and also deal with hauntings. It’s as essential to the energy maintenance of a place as physical cleaning is to the physical maintenance.
Every religion in the world offers ceremonies or rituals to elevate people temporarily to levels of the astral light they cannot easily attain by themselves so that they can experience enhanced states of being. To facilitate this, temples are constantly purified to maintain their atmospheres at high levels, especially at times of high ceremonies.
Space clearing is designed to raise the level of the astral light in our own personal spaces and, in so doing, raise the quality of life that it is possible for us to experience. In other words, depending on your knowledge and skill, you can use these techniques to cleanse the astral light and create sacred space wherever you are. If you want your life to be more meaningful and purposeful than the general level it is being lived at today, space clearing is vital.
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, the floor, the ceiling, the furniture, objects, plants, animals and people in that space. It’s imprinted in the very fabric of the structure. Repetitive patterns get 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. People sometimes say, “You could have cut the air with a knife!”, meaning that the atmosphere was so dense it was as if the argument were physically tangible.
The residue of these energy ripples accumulates around the edges of the room, and it builds up, particularly in corners, and in nooks and crannies. If you’re reading this inside a building, stop for a minute, look up, and imagine what the place you are in would look like if it had never physically been cleaned since the time it was built. Imagine the build-up of dust, cobwebs, and so on. The worst areas would be in the corners and any nooks and crannies. Well, of course no-one would ever want to live or work in such a space, but on an energetic level, that is exactly how a building looks and feels if it has never been space cleared.
Everyone creates a certain amount of energetic gunge on a daily basis, which leaves a residue in their homes in the same way as everyday living creates cleaning and tidying on a physical level. As Jane Alexander so succinctly put it in her article about space clearing, “Most of us are probably living in the psychic equivalent of a rubbish dump”.
Very few western homes are so well designed that there are no areas where energy gets stuck. Most buildings are designed without any thought being given to the way energy can flow around them, and awkwardly positioned furniture can then add to the problems. How much stuck energy builds up depends on the feng shui of a place (how well energy flows around it) and the activities of the people who are living in the place.
First, there is an assessment. As well as you telling me your experiences, I will tour the place and see what I can sense.
Having identified the causes for the negative energy, I will explain what needs to be done. If it involves spirits, there may be some time taken to communicate with them and to find out why they are there. Sometimes, they will move on, other times an accomodation can be reached with them. Then, we can clear each room using one or all of symbols, meditations, visualisations, crystals, sound or smudging. I am happy for you to be involved in this (so you can repeat it when you feel the need to) or you can just let me get on with it.
Just about everyone. There are very few buildings in the world that are so well designed that they don’t need regular space clearing. Many people now choose to do this ceremony as part of their regular building maintenance programme so that the space is energetically as well as physically clean and clear. It is also widely accepted that traditional feng shui works better and faster when done in conjunction with space clearing.
The length of time it takes to prepare depends mostly on how much cleaning and clutter clearing you have to do first, and for some people this can take a while.