Why it’s not OK to do space clearing with a baby or child present

Child with harmony ball

The space clearing ceremony I have developed is completely safe if all the steps in my Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui book are followed, but it is not designed to be done with babies or children under eight years old present. They will need to be taken care of away from the home during the ceremony.

Why it’s not OK to have children present

Children are more vulnerable and more sensitive to energy changes
Young children, and especially babies, are vulnerable to picking up energetic debris that is cleared during the ceremony. They are also very sensitive to energy shifts and may become unsettled while the space clearing is going on, which means you would have to stop what you are doing to attend to them.

Everything needs to come to a standstill during the ceremony
Ideally during the entire ceremony, and definitely while activating offerings and doing the clapping and belling circuits, all activities in the home need to come to a complete standstill. This includes playing games and turning off equipment such as TVs, computers, tablets, phones and other gadgets.

Which parts of the ceremony can children participate in?

It usually works very well for children who are three years old and above to come back into the home for the harmony ball part of the ceremony, near the end. They can be present while you’re frequencing the harmony ball, and if you have an extra one to give to them to use, they can join in the circuit where you go from room to room, shaking out the new frequencies into the space. You, the adult, must be the one who does the actual frequencing (you can’t give that level of responsibility to a child), but they can certainly follow around behind you.

Most kids really enjoy this, and because they’re smaller than adults, they can get into places you wouldn’t be able to, such as under tables and in closets. It’s very cute to see!

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Karen Kingston is the world's leading authority on space clearing and a leading expert in clutter clearing. 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.

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