Someone emailed me today to say that the method for using salt in my space clearing ceremony is not at all clear in the German edition of Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui.
Actually, I’m quite glad, because the use of salt is one of the things I dropped from the ceremony many years ago as being unnecessary. Not only that, it’s downright irritating to have crunchy rock or sea salt underfoot for days after.
So I hope other people have been equally puzzled by this part of the book and not attempted to do it. It’s one of many updates I will be including in the new revised edition I am working on at the moment. Salt certainly does have purifying properties, but frankly it is better used as a mouthwash than for space clearing.
I also want to once and for all dispel the myth that it’s a good idea for therapists to keep a bowl of salt permanently in their treatment area. I don’t know who first thought of this but they clearly didn’t understand how quickly salt becomes saturated with energetic debris and can lower the vibration of a space rather than raise it. I’ve seen therapy rooms where the salt hasn’t been changed in a year or more, and the effect is absolutely nauseating.
Salt, if used, must be changed every day. But why bother? It’s minimally effective as a purification technique, and good quality salt doesn’t come cheap. It’s far better to do regular space clearing to keep the whole area energetically clean and clear.
Other space clearing myths
Why singing bowls are not designed to do space clearing
Why smudging is not a space clearing technique
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