Why Balinese bells are the best kind to use for space clearing

Balinese space clearing bells

From time to time I receive an email that says: ‘Much though I would love to, I cannot afford to buy a Balinese bell. Can I use a different type of bell to do space clearing instead?’

Why Balinese bells are the most effective

I really do appreciate that Balinese bells are more expensive than mass-produced bells such as Tibetan bells. That’s because of the purity of the metals used to create them, the skill involved in making them, and the time it takes to produce them. Handcrafted items are always more expensive than mass-produced.

But they are totally worth it and I’m thankful they exist in the world. I would never have started teaching space clearing publicly if I hadn’t discovered them. It takes a full month to create a space clearing bell, and there are only a handful of Balinese craftsmen and women skilled enough to make them. That’s why they cost a bit more.

Without doubt, a highly quality bell is the most important piece of equipment needed to conduct a space clearing ceremony. If you use a lesser quality bell, the results you’ll get are unlikely to inspire you to ever do space clearing again. Your first time will probably be your only time.

Balinese bells are the only type I have ever found that are so effective at clearing stagnant energies in buildings and, depending on the skill of the person, can also be used to willfully shatter astral imprints too. I’ve tested hundreds of other kinds of bells in my travels around the world and none have even come close.

The level of craftsmanship skills in Bali is extraordinary.  The island is, after all, the purification centre of the planet. And the family of master bell-makers I work with produces the highest quality bells in Bali, and has done for hundreds of years. I’ve really done my homework on this.

Why Balinese bells are the safest

When I wrote my first book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, I was very mindful of the various types of perverse energies that can be found in some buildings, so I included clear guidelines to minimize the possibility of people picking any of these up while doing space clearing.

So this is another reason why, in all honesty, I cannot advise anyone to ‘save some money and have a go with just any old bell’. I have a responsibility to make sure that people have the right equipment to do the job safely, and Balinese bells are the only ones I have ever found of this quality.

The truth is, I would not have written my book at all if I had not discovered bells of such high calibre that people could use to do space clearing in their own home.

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Space clearing when you move into a new home

Moving house

One of the most important uses of space clearing is to clear out the predecessor energies of previous occupants when you move to a new home and land your own energies in the space. Until you do this, it will never be truly yours. There will always be residual energies from the past affecting everything you do there.

If you move into a completely new building that no-one has ever lived in before, you might think this wouldn’t apply, but in my experience space clearing is still very helpful. It clears out any energies left by the builders and harmonizes the space after the disruption of all the building work, so that it immediately starts to feel like a home. Without space clearing it can take much longer for this to happen.

Is it best to space clear before you move your furniture in, or after?

Well, it’s definitely easier to space clear an empty building than one that’s full of stuff, that’s for sure. The same number of offerings are required but it’s a lot quicker and easier to walk around the space, and certainly less energy sensing, clapping and belling are required.

However the space clearing ceremony I’ve developed is not just designed to clear the stagnant energy that builds up over time in the walls, floor and ceilings of a house. It also very effectively clears the energy of objects such as furniture, decorative items, equipment and personal belongings. So it really is best to do space clearing AFTER you’ve moved your stuff in, not before. And it’s advisable to do it as soon as possible so that you’re not living with the energetic crud of whoever occupied the space before you (known as predecessor energy in feng shui terminology).

The final part of the ceremony, using a harmony ball, is also much more effective when you have furniture and personal belongings in place to consciously anchor new, higher frequencies into.

Why it usually works best to space clear twice

When you first move in to a place, it’s usually chaotic for a while. You may have workmen coming in and out, fixing this and that. You may need to redecorate, have new carpets laid or buy new furniture. And it can take a while to simply decide where each item you own belongs in your new home.

When all this has been done and everything calms down, it will feel very different to when you first moved in, and you’ll be different too. When your home is in chaos, parts of you are in chaos. When the energy of your home settles down, a deep part of you lands too. This is why it’s so important not to let this process drag on for years, as some people do. Weeks, okay. Months, understandable in some circumstances. Years? Life’s too short to live in limbo for so long.

The first space clearing you do soon after you move in is essential to clear out predecessor energy, but I also highly recommend doing another space clearing ceremony when you reach the point where everything is in place and your home is as you want it to be. This will allow you, and those you live with, to deeply land in the space, and will greatly speed up the process of making it truly feel like your home.

Professional space clearing or do-it-yourself?

Given the choice between calling in a professional space clearer to help with the first or the second space clearing, in most circumstances it would be best to get the deeper level of expertise for the second ceremony. The practitioners I train are taught advanced techniques to facilitate a very profound landing of a person’s energy in their home, which generally requires a much greater degree of skill than a predecessor energy clearing.

Of course there are exceptions to this, such as a situation where someone is moving into a new home where traumatic events have taken place, such as a divorce, bankruptcy, chronic sickness or some other kind of heavily imprinting occurrence. These are circumstances where it is usually best to get expert help right from the start. And if your home wasn’t space cleared when you moved in then any professional space clearer I have personally trained, who has maintained their skills through annual Continuing Professional Development training, will know how to combine both the first and second types of ceremonies into one and do them both for you at the same time.

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Resources
If you hear of a professional space clearing practitioner who claims to have been trained by me but their name does not appear in my Directory of Practitioners, it means they either did not train with me at all, were not able to achieve the standard required for certification, or have not been able to maintain their skills. If in doubt, you are welcome to email me to check a person’s credentials.

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Space clearing to help clutter clearing

Clutter-free room

In Chapter Five of my Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui book, I explain how much better space clearing works if you do clutter clearing first. For some, that was where the bookmark stayed while they attempted to do this, and that’s why I wrote my second book, Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

While there’s no denying you’ll get a much deeper result if you clutter clear before doing space clearing, if you find yourself unable to get going with clutter clearing or unable to complete it, then my best advice is to skip it and do the space clearing anyway, just as your home is, no matter how untidy or cluttered.

The reason is that space clearing is the most effective way I know of loosening the stuck energy that accumulates around clutter. The ceremony works best if it’s done with a specific intention in mind, so for this first one you do, make clutter clearing itself your primary focus. It will make it very much easier to do.

You’ll probably find, as most people do, that after ousting your junk and reclaiming your space you will want to do the space clearing ceremony again, this time with the focus on you rather than your junk. So this is yet another example of how clutter makes everything harder work. You’ll be space clearing twice instead of once. But hey, at least your life will be moving forward again, and that’s what counts.

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How to use a miniature space clearing kit

Miniature pink space clearing kit

Designed for small homes

Miniature space clearing kits were originally made especially for use by Japanese people, many of whom live in very small homes. But they have also proved to be very popular with New Yorkers living in small apartments, and other people around the world living in tiny homes or studios, where a small or large altar cloth won’t fit the table space available.

Perfect for travelling too

Miniature colourizersSome people use a large, medium or small space clearing kit when they are at home and prefer to take a miniature kit with them when they go travelling because it takes up a lot less luggage space.

The colourizers are exceedingly cute, and fit neatly in a small satin-lined palm leaf box that has enough extra space inside to place a folded miniature altar cloth on top. The combined weight is approx. 525g (18.5 oz), or 300g (10.5 oz) without the box.

Can be used to create a personal altar

Miniature altar cloths and colourizers can be purchased separately to create a personal altar in your home. The gold-threaded weave is of very high quality and looks and feels extraordinarily beautiful.

Resources
How to choose the right colour for you
How to create a space clearing altar

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How to clear energies in objects

Wooden chest

Second-hand and inherited items have the advantage that they have usually finished outgassing, but they may be imprinted with energies from the previous owners that you would not want to live with.

An example

A vivid example that comes to mind is from the time when I visited the house of a friend, whose beloved grandmother had died and bequeathed the property to him. Not having met her, and knowing nothing about the cause of her death, I was quickly able to deduce from hand sensing an old wooden chest that belonged to her that she had suffered with colon cancer for a considerable period of time. The chest was deeply imprinted with the agonies she had endured. It also had layers of stagnant energy around it because of all the clutter that had been stored in it for many years.

Prior to this, my friend had been unable to understand why something he found so beautiful had made him feel so depressed after he placed it in his bedroom. He wanted to keep it because it reminded him of his grandmother but could feel it was affecting him in undesirable ways.

The space clearing ceremony I have developed is designed to clear stagnant energies and, depending on the skill of the person doing the clearing and how closely they follow the twenty one steps of the ceremony, it is possible to use it to clear astral imprints too.

On this occasion, I space cleared the entire house, including the trunk, which removed both types of energies from it. But there is also a technique, adapted from the space clearing ceremony, that can be used for individual items you inherit or second-hand items you buy, to clear the energies without having to do the entire space clearing ceremony each time.

It’s not a substitute for space clearing. I still recommend doing the ceremony at least once a year to keep the energy of your home fresh and clear, or more often if you have experienced any major life changing events. But it can be used for clearing specific items, as necessary.

Equipment you will need

  • Cleaning materials, suitable for the item
  • A Balinese space clearing bell

The technique

Step 1: Roll up your sleeves and clean the item to remove physical grime and etheric debris. Plain water is best unless it has a special finish that needs a particular type of cleaning product because water may damage it.

Step 2: Wash and dry your hands.

Step 3: Keeping your sleeves rolled up, clap above and around all the sides of the item to break up any stagnant energy surrounding it. If it has compartments, open them up and clap inside. If it has shelves, clap out each shelf. Gentle or muffled clapping won’t do a thing. The sound needs to be loud and sharp – the kind that reverberates around the room, and would seriously startle someone if you did it unexpectedly. If your skin is quite dry, using hand cream may help you to create a stronger sounding clap.

Step 4: Wash and dry your hands.

Step 5: The final part is to bell the item. Balinese space clearing bells have unique properties not found in any other types of bells. I’ve tested hundreds of different types over the last 40 years in my travels around the world, and have never found any that come anywhere close.

Ring the bell all around the item, while consciously directing the sound deeply into it. Don’t be timid. Ring the bell loudly and strongly. Shattering astral imprints takes quite a bit of will. The bell will help you but the depth of clearing that can be achieved will depend on the level of oomph you can put into it.

What to do if you don’t have a Balinese space clearing bell?

I’m sorry, but I don’t have any suggestions. This is the only method I know that truly works. Steps 1 to 3 will help to remove physical grime, etheric debris and some of the stagnant energies, but using a Balinese space clearing bell in Step 5 is the only way I have ever found of shattering astral imprints so effectively. You can try using other types of bells or other techniques but it won’t be the same.

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