Space clearing, as this process is called, is derived from time-honored traditions to cleanse, purify, and harmonize your home’s energy. When you take the time to perform these ancient rituals, you enhance your home’s vitality. As this service is one of my specialties, I perform these techniques on a regular basis in my own home. The results my husband and I have experienced have been noticeable and tangible. Visitors often comment how good our home feels to them, we have noticed an increase in our health and well-being, and I personally sleep better.
Clearing out the ‘old’ and invoking your intentions is a great way to boost the effectiveness of manifesting your desires. There are four basic steps when performing a cleansing. They are preparation, purification, invocation and preservation.
The preparation step is the most time consuming but is well worth the effort. It is important that you prepare your home with a thorough cleaning. Ideally, purging unused items will be beneficial as you symbolically ‘open up’ space for the new to enter your life. The next step is to plan the process. Decide if you will use Sacred Space Sprays*, white sage, salt, musical instruments, clapping, etc., as your space clearing tools. Determine your intended outcome in advance, which is a very important step. What are your intentions for yourself and your family? What kind of vibe do desire in your home? What goals do you wish to accomplish?
Once you have cleaned and purged your home and planned your ceremony, you are ready to prepare yourself and your tools. Treat this event as the special occasion it is. Start with a cleansing process of yourself, wear special clothes, spend time in meditation and prayer and connect with your spiritual or religious beliefs. Do the same thing with your tools. Cleanse them and imagine a heartfelt connection to them.
Gather specials objects and mementos, beautiful altar cloths, your tools and anything else for your space clearing. Locate the ideal place to set up a blessing altar and arrange your belongings in a meaningful way.
Now you are ready to begin the cleansing ritual. Start at your blessing ‘altar,’ state aloud your prayers and intentions, ask for spiritual guidance and protection, and begin with your designated space clearing tool. You may wish to start at your front door and move in a clockwise direction, following the perimeter of each room. While doing so, imagine the tool you are using breaking up and clearing out all the old, stagnate energy. Ask your spiritual helpers to for assistance in removing the old energy.
Once you have cleared each room return to your blessing altar, clear yourself and household members and begin to ‘release’ your intentions into the entire dwelling. Again, ask for your spiritual helpers to assist you in this process. State aloud your prayers and intentions and use visualization techniques to ‘see’ the new energy flowing throughout your entire home. Do this process with reverence and respect. Offer gratitude and appreciation for any assistance you received.
After you have completed each step, it is important to preserve the new energy. Set up a small altar with fresh flowers, candles and meaningful objects. Spend a few quiet minutes each day at your altar and continue visualizing all your intentions in as much detail as possible. In order to show appreciation for all that you have asked for, do something unexpected or charitable to others for several days. To close, each household member including yourself should bathe shortly afterward and spend the rest of the day in a special way.
After you have performed your ceremony, notice how beautiful and sparkling your space looks and feels. Take notice of the synchronicities and events that take place in your life. Repeat this process as often as necessary. I personally, space clear every couple of months to stay on track with our goals and to refresh the energy in our home. I guarantee you will notice a wonderful difference. Enjoy!
For more detailed information about each step check out this link. www.innerself.com/Miscellaneous/space_clearing.htm
www.AlaskanEssences.com *Sacred Space Sprays
www.ancientforestincense.com White sage bundles and incense
Recommended Reading: Space Clearing by Denise Linn