Energy Clearing (also called Space Clearing) is using your intention to clear old or undesirable energy from a space and then using your intention to bless the space. Throughout history every culture has had a way to clear and bless space. People used drums, bells, sage or other tools for clearing their space. The format of the ceremony varied but the results were the same – a sense that the place was “freshened up”.
Energy clearing creates space that is healing, powerful and peaceful to be in. The following 4 step process will help you use your intention and focus to clear old energies from a space. This improves the feeling, harmony and balance in the space.
Use the following steps whether you are clearing your space between clients or you are clearing and blessing your home.
Step 1: Preparation
- Clarify your intention for the space and write it down. (e.g. I would like people to experience balanced healing. or I would like my home to support my health and relationships.)
- Choose tools (essential oil, clapping, bell, drum, feather, music)
- Straighten office or home as best you can
- Relax and focus
Step 2: Purification
- Hold your intention in mind
- Expand your awareness to fill the room/house
- Offer prayers and gratitude
- Circle the room/house with your chosen tool and your intention to release any stuck energy.
- Clear yourself – Use the tool and your intention to clear energy from your body
- Offer prayers/Read your intentions
- Use chosen tool to activate the prayers and intentions into the space (circle the room again).
Give something back to the space. (write your intention and leave it in the space or use a flower)
If you do this at your office between clients, each client will walk into a space that is clear of the energy of the person before them. If you do this periodically for your home, you will continuously clear away energy from any ungrounded emotional upsets.
Related article: Space Clearing: What is it and Why Would I Do It?
This is a fun exercise you can do toward the beginning of a clutter clearing or organizing project.
First, choose a room in your office or home. You’ll need three different colors of sticky notes. You will then use the sticky notes to categorize everything in your space as “love it”, “putting up with it”, or “neutral.
Color #1 – Love It
If you walk into the room see something and smile, put it in the “love it” category. Don’t stop at your decorative objects. My old computer was a “putting up with” because it was so slow. My new computer is in the “love it” category and I’ve notice that I enjoy my work time more now that I have it.
Color # 2 – Putting up with it
Sometimes it’s a surprise how many items land in this category. If you have a lot of sticky notes in this color, don’t be alarmed. Remember that the awareness that you are gaining is allowing you to move forward powerfully. No more “head in the sand” existence.
Color #3 – Neutral
There are many things in our world that have no particular impact on us. You may not have an opinion about the color of the walls for example. If more than half of your sticky notes are in the neutral category, you can add some items that you really love to the room. Your experience of living and working in a space where you enjoy the colors, decor and appliances is much different than living and working in a neutral zone.
Once you finish the exercise, get some paper and take notes. You’ll most likely come up with a list of changes to make based on the information you’ve gained from this exercise. You’ll also have a sense of gratitude for the things in your space that are really working.
Together forever is such a sweet sentiment unless you’re talking about spending the rest of your life with your clutter.
How does it happen? How does our collection of things grow to be so unmanageable? Well for starters we live in an abundant society. Stuff is everywhere and we need to stay conscious to keep it from accumulating.
Here are some tips for clearing clutter and organizing at work and at home.
Clearing Clutter At Work
- Have a clear throw away/recycle date for things like catalogs and magazines. You only need to keep most of these for 6 months to 1 year.
- Make sure you have a system for organizing incoming and outgoing mail, bills and marketing projects. Creating a system avoids duplication and saves time.
- Check your storage or office supplies areas every season. Avoid clutter build up by purging regularly.
Clearing Clutter At Home
- Stop using your bedroom as a catch-all for the things-you-have-no-idea-what-to-do-with. I’m talking to myself here as well.
- Develop a process for entering your home in a sane way. As opposed to the insane way (the dump and jump) dump of mail, purse, laptop, bag etc and then a jump into the next thing on the agenda like fixing dinner or paying your bills. The new sane process might include scheduling yourself to arrive home a half hour before you need to start something else. What would that be like?
If you have some long-term build up of clutter and have decided it is time to lighten your load, congratulations! Remember to be patient with yourself. Your clutter did not arrive overnight and will not disappear magically either. Most people will long-term relationships with clutter need to spend at least a year sorting and organizing to get back to a work-able amount of stuff.