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. It’s also good 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).

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 who I’ve trained 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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About Karen Kingston

Karen Kingston is the world's leading expert in space clearing, the feng shui art of clearing and revitalizing energies in buildings. She is known for her in-depth, practical and perspective-changing approach. Her first book, 'Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui', has sold over one million copies in 16 languages, and her second book, 'Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui', has sold over two million copies in 26 languages.

One Response to Space clearing when you move into a new home

  1. Velique says:

    Thank you, Karen. Reading this, I suddenly realized why I have only felt really at home in one place, because that place was nearly completed.

    Since I bought your book and CDs, I have progressed and finally tackled years of boxes of books and old electronics and VHS tapes. I have given most of it to the Vietnam Veterans of America and other charities. I still have a lot more to go, but this article really motivates me.

    I have still not lost one pound, though. I’ve given away stuff that may have weighed an actual ton, and I’m still stuck at 222 pounds. It’s disheartening, but I want the stuff gone to a better life (one man’s trash…). So I continue and now expect to one day feel “deeply landed.” Hope so. Thanks ♥

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