Free space clearing in Perth, Australia

Space clearing altar

As part of an Advanced Space Clearing Practitioner Training, I am offering a free space clearing for a two or three-bedroom house in Perth, Australia, on a date between 8-12 December 2018.

The ceremony will be conducted by an experienced certified practitioner and overseen by myself or Richard Sebok personally to guarantee its effectiveness. All services, travel time and travel expenses will be supplied free of charge. The only cost involved will be a nominal $80 for flowers. The consultation will, of course, be completely confidential.

If you live in Perth and would like to be considered for this, please click on this link and complete the form:

Request a free space clearing

Please note: If you are located more than 25km from Perth CBD, it will take up too much of our training time to travel to you, so please do not apply. And please do not forward this offer to friends to request free space clearings in other parts of Australia or the world. This is a one-time offer for the area within 25km of Perth CBD and between 8-12 December 2018 only.

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Win a Large Balinese Space Clearing Bell and Stand

Large Balinese space clearing bell

Enter our free prize draw to win a Large Balinese Space Clearing Bell and Stand, value $395 AUD (flower not included 🙂 )

Open to anyone anywhere in the world. Simply click below to enter.

Your name will not be added to any mailing list and you will not receive any junk emails as a result of entering the prize draw. This is not the type of marketing ploy you find on so many websites these days. It is a genuine giving.

All names will be put into a virtual hat, and the winner will be notified by email on 28 October 2018.

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Prize draw rules

  1. The prize is one Large Balinese Space Clearing Bell and Stand, shipped free of charge to anywhere in the world.
  2. The winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries received.
  3. No purchase is required to enter the prize draw and no entrants will have their name added to any mailing list.
  4. Entry to the prize draw is limited to one entry per person. Multiple entries will be disqualified.
  5. Automated entries, bulk entries, or third party entries will be disqualified.
  6. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered in to.
  7. The prize draw will end at 12 noon UTC October 28, 2018.
  8. The winners will be notified by email on October 28, 2018.
  9. No cash alternative or online course alternative to the prize is available.
  10. Karen Kingston International Pty Ltd is fully compliant with the Data Protection Act and will not pass on the details of any person entering the prize draw to any third party.
  11. Entry to the prize draw is via online form only.

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Space clearing books

Space clearing books

Here’s a question I’m being asked quite often at the moment:

I just purchased your book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, and I see you have stated on your blog how outdated it is. Are you saying the techniques are no longer of value?

My books

Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui was written in 1995 and published in 1996. It became one of the bestselling Mind Body Spirit titles at many bookstores around the world in the following years and sold over a million copies in 16 languages.

My next book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui was published two years later in 1998. It has sold over 2 million copies in 26 languages and continues to sell well to this day.

Both books have become “must read” classics in their respective fields.

Revised editions of the books

Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui has been regularly updated and revised and is now in its fourth edition. But when I attempted to do the same with Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, I quickly realized it wouldn’t work. My space clearing knowledge and skills have moved on so much since that book was written that an entire rewrite is needed.

When I first started teaching space clearing to public audiences in 1993, I could cover everything I knew in the space of a one-day workshop. By the time I wrote Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui in 1995, I knew enough to teach on the subject for about two weeks. Today, Richard and I could teach a professional space clearing practitioner training for over a year without running out of material. The depth and scope of our knowledge and skills has developed beyond anything I would ever have believed possible when I first started pioneering this work.

The new space clearing book

The basic steps of the space clearing ceremony described in Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui are still valid but the explanations about them are now very out-of-date and no longer reflect how we do the ceremony ourselves or teach other people how to do it. The new book will explain much more about how space clearing works, when to do it, when not to do it, who can do it, who can’t do it, and everything that people need to understand in order to do effective space clearing in their own home themselves.

It will also include some elements that I left out of the first book because I didn’t know how to explain them at the time and now do. And some techniques that I included in the first book because I thought they were useful but have long since realized they are redundant (salt and incense, for example).

There will be more information about the origins of space clearing, including a more detailed description of how I pioneered it and the developments that have taken place since 2004, when I was joined in the work by my husband, Richard Sebok. And the new book will give me the opportunity to correct things such as the strange example of a flower offering you can see at this top of this article, pictured on the front cover of the US edition of the book (I was not consulted about this image and cringe every time I see it).

I’m happy to say that Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui has stood the test of time, but Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui needs to be left now to go out of print and be replaced by the new book that Richard and I are writing together, which we intend will become the go-to guide for twenty-first century space clearing.

When will the new book be published?

It will be finished by the end of 2018 and published in 2019. Announcements will be made nearer the time on my website and blog. If you’d like to be notified by email, the best way to request this is to sign up to receive my free monthly newsletters.

Is it OK to space clear using the information in the old book until the new one is available?

Yes. The essence of the basic steps of the ceremony described in Chapters 6 and 7 of Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui is still the same. But when you read the new book, it will be very clear why such a major update and rewrite is needed. There is so much more to space clearing than I was able to convey in the first book. The new one will help people to go much deeper and obtain substantially better results.

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Is it OK to sleep on a mattress on the floor?

Mattress on floor

This article is in response to all the teens and twenties who have asked me about this, and for anyone else who has ever had occasion to sleep on a mattress on the floor for a while.

High and low energies

High energy tends to collect in high-level places, and low energy collects in low-level places. That’s one of the reasons why so many great spiritual cultures in the world have been located at the tops of mountains. It’s also why penthouse suites are so sought after, because the people who live in them have both a psychological and energetic advantage over people living below them.

It’s also been found that people who live up mountains are generally happier and more optimistic than people who live in valleys, where the energy tends to collect and coagulate. Valley people tend to experience more struggle in their lives and are more likely to experience depression. It’s much easier to feel elated on top of a mountain.

How this relates to buildings is that low energy collects at floor level along with dust and etheric debris. So you might think that it’s not a good idea to sleep on a mattress on the floor. However, sweeping or vacuuming very effectively cleans this up, so providing the space is regularly cleaned, sleeping at floor-level is fine from that perspective.

Beds in Japan and Bali

In Japan, it’s traditional to sleep on a futon on a tatami-matted floor. During the day the futon is rolled up and put away and then brought out again at night.

In Bali, where I lived for 20 years, sleeping on the floor is also the norm, but only for people who cannot afford a bed. Many don’t even have a pillow — they just sweep the floor, roll out a mat, and sleep with their head in the crook of their arm. They mostly have great posture, a healthy immune system, and back problems are very rare. Sleeping on the floor also develops a closer relationship to land energies and makes a person more grounded. The Balinese are a nation of very grounded people.

Those who can afford a bed usually prefer to sleep on one for the purely practical reason that it’s a tropical country and it’s less likely they will be walked over by venomous spiders, scorpions and other creepy-crawlies in the night if they’re in an elevated position. If you ever visit Bali, don’t worry. These hazards are not common in western-style hotels. But they are an everyday hazard in rural homes.

A traditional Balinese bed (the kind you find in villages, not in hotels) has a wooden frame and a firm cotton kapok futon that is not treated with any of the highly toxic fire retardants that are now legally required in the West. However, futons do become damp if placed on the floor (both in Bali and in the West) so it is best only to use them on a raised wooden bed so that there is adequate air circulation around them. I slept on a pure cotton futon on a raised wooden bed during the 20 years I lived in Bali and still do to this day.

Check for underfloor wiring

In countries where homes are built with a maze of electrical wiring running under floorboards,  there is another important issue that needs to be considered.

Underfloor wiring can emit high levels of electromagnetic fields (EMFs), and sleeping on the floor will bring your body into closer proximity, which can be a serious health hazard over time. In an apartment block, the floors will contain not just the wiring circuit for your apartment but also the lighting circuits for the apartment below, which can double your exposure, especially in the case of unearthed halogen lights (very popular these days).

The only way to test for this is to use a reliable EMF meter, such as the EMFields PF5.

So is it OK to sleep on a mattress on the floor?

So, to summarize, I would say that sleeping on a mattress on the floor is fine providing the area is regularly cleaned, there are no venomous insects, the floor is not damp, and you are not sleeping in an electromagnetic field of more than 0.2 volts per meter.

In the West, however, dampness and/or high EMFs at floor level usually make it impractical to do this for very long.

Related article
Sunshine purification of beds

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Why smudging is not a space clearing technique

Smudge stick for smudging

What is smudging?

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. The aroma and the upward motion of smoke is believed to energetically cleanse a person or space. It’s inexpensive and anyone can do it. No special skill is required.

However, it is not a space clearing technique, and how it ever came to regarded as one is a complete mystery to me.

Why smudging doesn’t clear energies

When I first started developing space clearing back in the 1970s and 80s, I meticulously researched the effectiveness of hundreds of different types of joss sticks, resin incenses and smudge sticks. I discovered that some aromas can help to lift the energy of a space, and the best I found was a very pure resin incense called Basilica, made by the monks of Prinknash Abbey in England. It is particularly good for lifting the dense stagnant energies in a cluttered home to make it easier to do space clearing.

However, aromas of any kind do not bring about permanent change. As soon as the incense smoke disappears from the air, any uplifting effect is lost. The professional space clearing practitioners I train have never used smudge sticks and no longer use incense of any kind. There have been so many developments in my space clearing techniques over the last twenty years that incense is no longer needed.

Why smudging and space clearing don’t mix

If you add smudging to the space clearing ceremony I wrote about in my first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, or the updated version of the ceremony in the new space clearing book I am writing at the moment, it will have the opposite effect to the one intended. It is not compatible with the ceremony and will actually drag the energies of a space down rather than lifting them up. I never burn smudge sticks in my own home or any other enclosed space.

Do smudge sticks have any use at all?

Well, not to me, they don’t, and certainly not for space clearing. But if you happen to like the smell and find it helpful to use them in other types of rituals, that’s entirely up to you.

Related article
Some facts about incense that you may not know

Other space clearing myths
Why singing bowls are not designed to do space clearing
Space clearing and salt

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