Bed thwacking is not a service that Richard or I offer professionally because it is something most people can easily do for themselves. All you need is a sturdy baseball bat or something similar, and some enthusiastic application, as you can see from this photo of Richard, who is a master bed thwacker!
If you’re not familiar with the concept of bed thwacking, you may be wondering what the point of it is. It’s necessary because everything that happens in a building is imprinted in the walls, furniture and objects. Mattresses generally get the most imprinting because they are made of very absorbent materials and they also get the greatest degree of up-close-and–personal usage. Most people spend a third or more of their lives in bed, so they leave a deep imprint of themselves where they sleep.
Over the 35+ years, I’ve developed the ability to read these imprints with my hands and can tell just about everything about the person who sleeps there by doing so.
Often I’m called in when someone has started a new relationship and are living in the same place that their partner lived with his or her ex. The focus of the consultation is on getting the old partner’s energies out so the new relationship can really begin. The space clearing ceremony I’ve created can very effectively do this, but something more is needed to shift the deep levels of imprinting that build up in mattresses. Unless you do this, you may think you are sleeping with your new partner but, in fact, you are still sleeping with the imprints of your old partner too. Energetically there are three people in the bed! And unless you clear out the imprints of the previous partner, it’s very likely that the new relationship will go the same way as the old one.
My advice is always to start a new relationship you are serious about in a place where neither of you have lived before. That will give it the best possible chance of success. But if you are not able to do this, then at least get yourself a new mattress. The rule is: New relationship, new mattress.
But what if you can’t afford a new bed just yet, or if you sleep alone but just want to refresh the energy of your own bed? That’s where bed thwacking comes in. Drag the mattress outside the house if you can, but if this isn’t possible just open a window, peel back the bedcovers, and start thwacking it with the bat, or other hard object, vibrating the energies out. When you’ve done one side, flip the mattress and do the other side.
Now, be warned. Loads of stuff will come out. You’ll probably see dust flying around and there will also be energies you can’t see. So if you do this indoors, don’t stay in the room afterwards. Leave the window open so there is some circulation of air, and come back a few hours later after the dust and other energies have settled. Do a quick once-round with a vacuum cleaner and that’s it.
One reader wrote to tell me, ‘I have always beaten a mattress after the end of a relationship. I find it incredibly therapeutic! I strip the bed and get it all in the washing machine – a nice hot wash – and then I set to with the mattress. I vacuum both sides and beat both sides. I use my hands and fists, I shout and holler (and swear a little too). Then I vacuum again. I feel really good and it helps me deal with the end of the relationship as well.’
If you do bed thwacking every few months it will keep your bed feeling fresh and clear. It’s not as good as buying a completely new mattress but it’s the next best thing, and because it’s not a complete solution it means that some of your energies will still be embedded there, so it will still feel like ‘your bed’. But don’t forget that while bed thwacking will remove much of the energetic debris and some of the dust, it won’t remove the deep layers of bacteria, fungi, mould, perspiration and flakes of dry skin that physically accumulate. You will still need to buy a new mattress at least every 10 years to get rid of that.
Copyright © Karen Kingston 2013