I’ve always been fascinated by how effectively vacuuming removes not just physical debris but also refreshes the energy of a room.
A vacuum cleaner is a physical, mechanical device, designed to suck up dust and all the inevitable bits that get dropped on the floor. But because stagnant energies also sink to floor level, it does a remarkably good job of revitalizing them too, through its vibrating, sweeping, sucking action. Or as Hoover’s oh-so-memorable advertising slogan of 1919 put it: ‘It Beats, as it Sweeps, as it Cleans’.
And now we have a new generation of devices called robot vacuums, which have been designed to clean up after us automatically without us having to lift a finger. The good quality ones are still too pricey to be mainstream, but it looks like the future of cleaning is heading that way.
My question is, because no human operator is involved, does your home feel as clean after it’ s been cleaned by a robot vacuum as it does if you clean it yourself using the good old-fashioned handheld variety?
Technically (and depending on the efficiency of the model, of course), there may be no difference. The same amount of dust and dirt gets hoovered up and the floor looks equally clean. But just as food tastes different according to the love and care that is put into it by the person who cooks it, so a room can feel different according to whether it is vacuumed by a mechanical device or by a human who puts care into it. Scientists can’t measure this subtle quality, but most people can sure as heck taste it in food, and I’m pretty sure more sensitive folk will be able to feel the difference with a robot vacuum too.
So does it really matter?
Well, here we get into the realm of etheric awareness and space clearing. If you’ve ever had your home space cleared by one of the professionals I’ve trained, you will know how different it can feel after all the stagnant energies and astral imprints have been cleaned out and new, higher frequencies have been instilled. It is as if a fresh wind has swept through, cleansing and revitalizing the space at a very deep level, and resetting your home as a clean slate on which to write your life.
My husband, Richard, and I, regularly space clear our home and keep it energetically maintained in this way, so that it supports us in our lives rather than holding us back. Because of this, we have noticed a huge difference between how it feels when we vacuum the floors ourselves and how it feels when we hire someone to do this for us.
When we vacuum ourselves, we presence and own the space as we go. When a professional cleaner does it for us, he or she may use the same equipment, and it has the same mechanical action, but it never feels as clean. On a physical level there’s no difference, but at the higher levels, just as with food that is cooked without love and care, something is tangibly missing.
Or rather, here in the West it is. During the 20 years I lived in Bali, we were fortunate for much of that time to have a wonderful woman called Padmi who cleaned our home beautifully. Not just at the physical level, but at the higher levels too. The Balinese have space clearing rituals they perform on a daily basis, and they naturally carry spiritual forces of purification in their blood. Padmi did not just beat as she swept as she cleaned. She loved, cared for, and presenced our home too. Ah, how we miss her now!
The difference space clearing can make
There is definitely a spiritual component that can be integrated into the mundane action of cleaning a home, and this produces a result that is very different to having a cleaner or a robot do it for you. But for people who really need this type of help, is there is a way to have the best of both worlds?
I’m happy to say that there is.
Providing the cleaner you hire is someone you like having in your home, who does the job with the same love and care you would put into it yourself, or the robot vacuum is one that you like the look, feel and efficiency of, then this can be counter-balanced by doing a deep and thorough space clearing ceremony at least once a year in your entire home, following the 21 steps in my book. This will have the effect of clearing out stagnant energies, owning the space, and permeating it with new, higher frequencies to support and nurture you and anyone you live with.
So it’s not at all the same if a robot vacuums your home, but the missing aspect can be more than compensated for if you regularly space clear or, better still, hire one of the space clearing practitioners I have trained to do it for you at a much higher level than you could possibly do it yourself.
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