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