When I first began space clearing in 1978, the only piece of equipment I had was an English school bell that I had won in a raffle. It was just what I needed at the time but it did not take me long to realize that I would need a much better quality bell than that to do effective space clearing.
I lived in England then, and not being able to find anything better I did the next best thing and acquired a range of smaller bells. Instead of doing just one circuit of my home with my clangy school bell, I added several extra circuits, using progressively smaller and higher pitched bells, refining the energy more and more each time. This involved a lot more mileage and the result was better, but still very far from what I knew it could be. I tried many different types of bells from all over the world but was never really satisfied.
Then in 1990, I discovered Bali and Balinese bells, and my space clearing work moved to a whole new level. There is no doubt in my mind that I would not be writing this today if I had not discovered Balinese bells back then. I quickly found that one circuit with a Balinese bell did the same job as using all the other bells I had and much, much more.
What’s unique about Balinese bells
The sound, of course, is beautiful. I’ve never heard any other bells that even come close to the pure, resonant tones of Balinese bells. But what is unique about them is that because of the way they are crafted and the metals they are made of, they amplify stuck energies. You can literally hear the sound of the bell momentarily fade as you walk past a stuck area and then hear the sound return to full volume one pace further on. In my space clearing workshops, I demonstrate this effect by taking a number of volunteers from the audience and ringing a Balinese bell close to the front of each person’s body, from base to crown chakra. Even people who have no experience of working with energy can easily hear how the sound of the bell changes as it passes over areas where there is stuck energy, and how different each person sounds.
Another unique quality of the bells is that when the sound is intentionally directed into the walls and furniture, they have the ability to shatter embedded imprints, clearing the history of past events in each of the rooms more effectively than any other kind of bell I’ve ever tried (and I’ve tried hundreds!).
Which size bell do you need for your home?
There are 2 sizes of bell — large and small:
- The large Space Clearing bell is needed for homes with many rooms or large size rooms, and can also be used for smaller homes or smaller rooms. In other words, it’s multi-purpose.
- The small Space Clearing bell is only suitable for smaller homes (1 or 2 bedrooms), or homes that have small rooms.
The main difference between the two bells is the size of dome, which determines the volume of sound. Put simply, larger rooms require a larger volume of sound. They also have slightly different handles, and different sizes of carved wooden bell stands.
Is using cheaper equipment better than doing no space clearing at all?
People don’t realize how connected they are to the spaces they occupy and how much they are affected if their space gets messed up. It is much better to wait and save up to buy the right equipment for the job. Other types such as Tibetan bells, Tingshaw cymbals, and so on, are not designed for space clearing and are not of high enough quality to be used for this purpose. And improvising with a wind chime or other sound-producing object will have no effect at all.
You can find more information and photos on my online store, and I will be happy to answer any questions about bells in the comments section below.
How space clearing bells came to be in the world
Why Balinese bells are the best kind to use for space clearing
How to care for a Balinese space clearing bell
How to do personal belling
Copyright © Karen Kingston, 2013