Space clearing is the art of clearing and revitalizing stagnant energies in buildings. Depending on the level of skill of the person doing the ceremony, it can also be used to clear historical imprints from the walls, floors, ceilings, furniture, and other items in a place. However, space clearing outdoor areas doesn’t work, and even if did, it’s not advisable to do so. Here’s why…
How space clearing clears stagnant energies
The space clearing ceremony I have pioneered and developed over the last 35+ years is primarily designed to clear stagnant energies that accumulate in rooms due to poor circulations of energy or physical clutter.
The 21 steps of the ceremony include placing and activating flower offerings in major rooms and doing a number of circuits that involve specific clapping, belling and harmony ball techniques. When done in the prescribed order using high-quality space clearing equipment, most people report getting immediate and very tangible, life-changing results.
How space clearing clears astral imprints
Space clearing can also be used to clear imprints that build up in rooms over time as a result of whatever activities happen there. If you live in a newly built home, you will only have your own stagnant energies and imprints to clear, and it’s wise to do this at least once a year. But if you move into a home that has previously been occupied by other people, their stagnant energies and the history of their lives will all be imprinted in deeper layers, and they will affect you whether you are aware of them or not.
The basic space clearing ceremony described in my Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui book will clear the most recent, surface level imprints at the same time as stagnant energies, and just about anyone can do this. Some people also have the subtle body structures to develop more advanced skills to be able to clear more deeply embedded or traumatic imprints.
The ceremony looks pretty much the same to an observer whether it is done at the basic or advanced level, but the energetic effects are on completely different levels. This apparent “sameness” of the ceremony, by the way, is why it’s so easy for people to be duped by untrained space clearers into believing that deep changes have been made, when in fact nothing has happened. I’ve unfortunately come across this many times when hand sensing energies in buildings that have supposedly been space cleared by someone claiming to be a professional, yet all the historical layers of imprints are still there.
Why space clearing outdoor areas doesn’t work
The main reason why space clearing outdoor areas doesn’t work is because stagnant energies don’t collect outside in the same way that they do inside buildings. In outdoor areas, there is a constant washing by the elements — the sun, wind, rain, and so on. So you can clap in corners and ring bells all you like in your garden and it will have no effect at all, except perhaps to alarm your cat or annoy your neighbours. It’s a complete waste of time.
The land energies of outdoor areas can, however, become imprinted with the history of events that have taken place there. I’ve researched this over many years in my travels around the world, visiting the locations of historical events, old battlefields and places where various kinds of traumatic events have happened. What I’ve discovered is that there is a way to remove the imprints in such places, but it’s a very different technique to space clearing and it would be unethical to do so.
Why it’s unethical to clear land energies
Surely it would be a good thing, you may think, to remove the trauma of past events and heal land energies, if it is possible to do so?
But here’s the thing. If you clear an area of land in this way, you must then take custodianship of it and maintain it energetically, as the Balinese have done, generation after generation, with their hundreds of thousands of daily purification ceremonies conducted all over the island. To clear an area of land and just walk away, assuming all will be well, is pure folly. It creates an open invitation for low-level elemental forces, parasitic astral beings, and other undesirable energies to move in.
However well-meaning you may be, if you clear land energies and don’t stick around to maintain the space and also ensure it will be maintained in future after you move home or die, then it will almost certainly create a much worse situation than before.
Fortunately, very few people in the world are able to operate such deep level clearings, so this is not a common problem. And those who can clear land energies generally only do so for a specific purpose, such as building a temple. That’s absolutely fine if the temple is entrusted to a spiritual community who are taught effective purification skills to energetically maintain the building. This is the case in many Hindu temples, as an example.
What can be done about vandalized areas
Someone wrote to me this week to ask if space clearing can help with a small stretch of lawn and sidewalk next to a friend’s business that keeps getting trashed and graffitied, even though it is regularly cleaned by the city and the spaces on either side are nicely kept.
I’ve already explained in this article why space clearing is not the right solution for this problem, but I’ve been asked this type of question before so do have some practical suggestions that may help.
In my Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui book, I explain how clutter builds up:
You know what it’s like. You’re walking down the street and you see that someone has thoughtlessly thrown an empty cigarette packet in a corner near the roadside. The next day you walk past the same spot, and the empty pack has been joined by a few more items of trash. Before long it becomes a full-blown garbage dump. Clutter accumulates in the same way in your home. It starts with a bit and then slowly, insidiously, it grows and grows.
So the most important thing is to keep the area clean. In this case, perhaps the city can be persuaded to clear it out more often?
Other effective measures include “No dumping – violators will be prosecuted” signs, preferably backed up by security cameras so that anyone littering the area will be caught on camera. In an area that is privately owned, lighting and beautification can also help enormously, as shown in the image at the top of this article. When a space feels owned, others are far less likely to trash it.
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