A traumatic event such as a burglary leaves an imprint in a home, in a very similar way to how your skin becomes scarred as a result of a wound. Just as the skin is open and painful for a while and there is the risk of infection, so a distressing event can make you feel vulnerable and hurt for a while, and there is the possibility of deep-seated emotions being triggered.
How space clearing can help
Our home is an extension of ourselves. Its physical boundary marks the perimeter of our space and the area we permeate with our energy. When an intruder breaks in, it causes an energetic violation of the space, and this feeling can linger long after the event. In some cases, especially if there’s been a physical confrontation with the burglar, a person can feel so traumatized by the event that they never feel safe in their own home again.
This is the type of situation where space clearing can be very effective. It doesn’t magically bring back any items that were stolen, but it can restore something equally precious — a settling of emotions for the occupants of the home.
How to space clear after a burglary
The technique for space clearing after a burglary is the same as the 21-step ceremony described in my book, Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui, with special emphasis on the belling and harmony ball circuits. The belling circuit is when the most vigorous clearing of energies is done, and the harmony ball circuit is when new, higher frequencies are instilled in the space.
Whether you do the ceremony yourself or have someone else do it for you will depend on how experienced you are at space clearing and how traumatized you feel by the burglary. If you’ve never done the ceremony before, this is probably not the best time to start. But if you are familiar with it, already own a space clearing kit and feel confident about doing each of the steps, it can be very empowering to do the ceremony yourself to re-own your space.
Another option is to ask a close friend or relative to do the space clearing for you, but it will need to be someone who knows you very well, is a frequent visitor to your home, is familiar with the ceremony because they have already space cleared their own home, and was able to get a tangible result. However well-meaning they may be, do not invite someone who is none of the above but is willing to have a go. That can cause more problems than it solves.
Professional space clearing
The best remedy of all is to have a professional space clearing done to deeply remove the imprinting caused by the burglary and quickly restore integrity to the space. All the certified space clearers in my International Directory of Practitioners have done extensive training to be able to work with clients at this deep level. The sooner it’s done, the better, but the ceremony can also be conducted months or even years later.
Can you be present during the ceremony?
If you feel very affected by the burglary, it will be best for you to step outside the building during the clapping and belling circuits, but it’s fine to be present for the rest of the ceremony, and can be very healing to witness the part where offerings are activated in each room of the home, and to participate in the harmony ball circuit towards the end of the ceremony.
Other types of support
In addition to the help that space clearing can provide, there are victim support organizations in most countries that offer free counselling and practical help to people who’ve been traumatized in some way, so do your research to see what’s available in your area. Life certainly brings its challenges at times but there’s help available these days if you just know where to look.
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