How to clear energy imprints in second-hand things

Ever wondered why it is that most people prefer new things to second-hand?

New car

Apart from the fact that new things are generally in better condition than second-hand things, a large part of the joy of new ownership lies in the fact that they arrive in your life like a blank slate, ready for you to use and imprint with your own energy to make them feel yours.

The difference between second hand and new

You can save a lot of money buying things second-hand but the drawback is that they nearly always have some level of energetic imprinting from the previous owner. The more the item was used and the longer the person owned it, the more imprinting it will have.

Of course, if the previous owner was someone you love or respect, this can be a good thing. It’s also the reason why so many people seek to own an item that once belonged to a celebrity, because some of that person’s energy will be imprinted into it.

But most objects you acquire second-hand, including antiques, are unlikely to have such desirable histories. It’s pot luck. You have no idea what embedded imprints you’ll be taking home with you or how they will affect you. More often than not, they will have energies that hinder rather than help you in your life.

Most brand new items, by comparison, have no discernible imprinting. This is certainly the case with factory-made items where there has been no human handling at all. Manufactured items may have slight imprinting, and hand-crafted items or pieces of art in which the creator had some emotional involvement will have considerably more imprinting. In my experience, just as much discernment is needed when acquiring these types of items as with second-hand objects.

So, can anything be done to clear out imprints?

Well, yes. Space clearing is designed to do just this. Depending on the skill of the person doing it, it can be used to clear imprints from objects as well as from buildings.

Knowing how to do space clearing means second-hand things become much more appealing, especially in the case of items such as furniture. Second-hand furniture is generally a much healthier option than new because by the time you get it, it is likely to have finished outgassing. Modern furniture made of materials such as wood laminates, particle board, plywood, upholstery fabrics and foam can take anything between two to ten years to finish outgassing toxins such as formaldehyde, during which time you will be breathing in the fumes to some degree or other, depending on how well ventilated your home is.

So while it’s lovely to buy things new, when it comes to furniture or anything that outgasses, it’s a curious fact that these days second-hand is a much better option.

Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2016

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About Karen Kingston

Karen Kingston is the world's leading authority on space clearing and a leading expert in clutter clearing. Her first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, has sold over one million copies in 16 languages, and her second book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui, has sold over two million copies in 26 languages.

7 Responses to How to clear energy imprints in second-hand things

  1. Johnna says:

    How about recycled things? “New” clothes made from recycled clothes?
    Golden jewellery melted down and re-created?
    And about the new clothes: Maybe made from machines but behind the machines people, sometimes children being abused from the clothing indistri doesn’t that make an inprint?
    And if I use a second hand cloth for a long time doesn’t my energi start to “take over the” clothing after a while?

    Thank you for an interesting post!
    Best regards,

  2. Felix says:

    Hi, how about Thai Buddha statues taken over and previously worshiped by others?
    With regards,

    • Depending on the skill of the person doing it, space clearing can clear imprints from any kind of object, and there will be a section about this in the new space clearing book I am writing. A much more advanced skill is to represence such a statue so that it can be used as part of a person’s spiritual practice. There will be information about presencing in the new book too.

  3. Sivarmakrishnan says:

    In a particular community in South India in olden days, newly born children would be housed in a separate room along with mother and only one designated person would be allowed to look after the baby’s needs other than the mother, i.e. bathing, washing clothes, etc. and that person would always be a close relative devoted to the welfare of the family. The intention was avoid exposure to energy transfer to the baby who is like a blotting paper and could catch any energy fast and become sick. Only on the 59th day the baby is brought out for the first time for a prayer and a function called “araketty” when protective amulets are adored. Such was the care taken as a blind practice, but which ensured following the deep underlying principle of keeping out negative energy.

  4. Cj says:

    Hi, I’ve come across this post as I’m looking for information on the topic discussed. Recently I bought a set of twin Mahogany wardrobes from Gumtree. They appeared to come from a lovely home, however I found out they belonged to the mother and father of the seller. It was the first time they had been removed from their bedroom. I have one in my bedroom now and ever since it’s been in there I just get this really bad feeling inside, almost fear and sadness. I can’t explain it and I feel ridiculous that I’m even wondering if something bad happened to one of the owners. I am by no means a skilled space clearer and I don’t know what to do as I can’t get rid of them, nor do I want to. Please help! Any advice is welcome!

    • I’ve heard similar stories to yours many times. Your three options are to space clear the wardrobes yourself, hire one of my professionally trained space clearers to do it for you, or put them back on Gumtree and find new ones that hopefully won’t be so heavily imprinted by the previous owners. To space clear yourself you would need to invest in space clearing equipment, read my space clearing book, and feel confident enough to do the ceremony yourself. Or you can check my International Directory of Practitioners to see if there is a space clearing practitioner available in your part of the world.

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