A New you Starts with sacred smoke, Bells, and Fung Shui.......
to Purify and Bless your Space.....
Purging and Cleaning and cleansing for the New Year!
IS it just me or does it feel "Heavy" in here?
GOOD LORD!!! We thankfully.... FINALLY made it to New Year! The last year brought all of us a lot of cleansing and clearing and weeding of our gardens and although I am very thankful for that...
It is time to "plant" that freshly weeded garden and start growing that heaven on Earth we keep talking about...
We must create our space!
We all should know by now that when we go through things in our home, the energy of the events will stay there until cleared out...
Im talkin...... the energetics frequencies of words, thoughts, actions, deeds. I am talking about arguments and fights and misunderstandings (especially during Mercury retrograde)..
I mean, have you ever just walked into a room and felt "Tension"? You may not know exactly what happened in there, but you can sure sense that something did.
You may have had no idea what occurred there prior to your arrival, yet you somehow knew that it was something unpleasant. By contrast, another place you entered gave you a feeling of joy and wellbeing for no apparent reason.
The differences between rooms that feel great and ones that seem depressing can be explained, at least in part, by the fact that some environments are simply more beautiful or physically inviting than others.
However, there is a deeper truth underlying these explanations, which relates to energy.
Some environments exude an energy that is nurturing, while other spaces can deplete you and even cause you to feel depressed, irritated, or angry.
We all have the ability to sense energy. When we enter a space, we not only react to the style of the furnishings and various colors and textures, but we also perceive the energy surrounding us.
Positive energy makes us feel good. Negative energy brings us down.
Space Clearing offers a simple and highly effective way to turn the latter into the former. It can turn a depressing place into a haven of beauty, harmony, and effervescent joy!
Feng SHui and Space Clearing?
Many people have heard of the art of Feng Shui for creating harmonious environments; however, most people haven’t heard of Space Clearing, which is a mystical component of this ancient science.
Results produced are dramatically deepened by Space Clearing, because a Feng Shui cure implemented without first clearing the interior of the environment is like placing a beautiful bouquet of flowers into a dirty vase.
The two done together can generate lasting, powerful results in your life. I am finding it works miracles on attitudes in the house (lol)......
This blog post is meant to teach you specific techniques to cleanse the energy of your home, which are not just your normal smudging......which in turn can produce a remarkable and positive influence on the way you feel, and have an effect on every aspect of your life.
This is a more detailed process that I do at least twice per year and more some years when more is needed (you will feel it)....
This particular Space Clearing involves a four-step process which is greatly effective, especially at the beginning of a New Year when we all have intentions of "New beginnings" on the brain in the first place... this just helps us finish clearing out last year's ick... and brings in the new plantings which we will harvest later in this year!
Each step is integrally linked to each of the others, and together, they create a kind of magic.
These steps are: Preparation, Purification, Invocation, and Preservation.
First and foremost you must Prepare the Space (Preparation)
Getting ready for a Space Clearing involves preparing yourself and the space you plan to clear.
To prepare the space, first you will want to do a thorough cleaning. It’s also a good idea to get rid of some of the clutter.
I truly love this part, because as I go through each room and literally purge and donate things that I have not used since the last thorough cleanse (I do this every January and every June)..
I would like to believe that even the art of thinking about someone in need receiving the blessings I am about to bestow upon them.... makes the energy of the whole process even ore lovely!
Regardless though whether you donate or throw them away..... things that are laying around or stuffd in drawers and / or closets (or on shelves) are a sure fire way to collect dense and negative energy..... the more "Clutter" or stuff laying around.... the more energy cannot flow in the room and it will stick......
Feng SHui... is the art of clearing clutter and using the energy in the room to help you place furniture and things so that everything flows without restriction...
That is what I want you to think about as you go through each room....... does it flow? If not, then what do you need to move? What needs to go?
This is such an important step to doing a huge cleanse like this.......
Doing a clearing in a space that has not first been cleaned and de-cluttered is like dressing in formal wear for a very special evening without bothering to first bathe and wash your hair.
The results simply won’t be the same.
Spend some time planning what type of Space Clearing you want to do, and then gather everything you will need for your ceremony.
Each Space Clearing is as unique as the person doing it, and every ceremony should be individually tailored to the specific needs of each home or office.
There is no one best Space Clearing method.... I love them all... but with this one I suggest you use the "Sound" method with bells and chimes...
However, if that doesn't resonate with you or you are not drawn... then go ahead and use whatever method makes you feel the best. Standard Smudging will work here.. but I am looking to show you other ways too.....
To discover what is best for you, use your intuition, and imagine using the tools and doing the rituals that first come to mind (your higher self and Divine Guidance will tell you which tools will work best for which rooms/energies)...
The "Ritual" of it isn't what matters.... it is the intention behind the action that makes this beautiful (your unique gifts and talents and energy... period!)
You can look online til you are blue in the face and still not find a method that feels right for you... then you create your own and that is perfectly OK!
Your own intuition is the best guide to selecting the techniques that will produce the greatest results for you.
But no matter what ritual or method you use to clear your space..... it is vitally important that you clean, de-clutter the home, and then prepare/purify YOU!
Preparing yourself......make sure you are connected from above and below!
Make sure your energy is in the best of integrity so that you are creating the highest and best environment........RAISE YOUR VIBRation!!!!
To prepare yourself for the clearing, take a purifying bath with salt or essential oils added to the water. or you could order my "Spiritual Cleanse" (or any of my blends) blend, which I formulated to use when I am preparing myself for this and many other energy clearing sessions.
After your clearing bath, you may want to clear yourself with sage or other sacred plant smoke, according to your intuition!
It is up to you, but some people actually have a certain outfit or attire they wear for this process too......
Engaging in these rituals prepares you physically, emotionally, and spiritually for your Space Clearing.
LIKE I SAID THOUGH......
The most important aspect of the preparation stage is your overall intention for the clearing.
Where intention goes, energy flows, so take some time to tune in to the source of your inner wisdom and ask yourself what you’re hoping to achieve from your clearing.
The more focused you become about what you envision, the easier it will be to turn that vision into reality, and the more powerful will be the transformation of your environment.
The energy of the clearing will follow your intent.
For example, if your intention is to fill your home with love, then the energy created by your Space Clearing will activate love.
When you have cleansed yourself physically, mentally, emotionally... then spiritually cleanse and align yourself from above and below:
1) close your eyes and take a few deep breaths...... when you are relaxed enough and cleared your mind.... envision white healing light of God(source) coming down from above and entering into the top of your crown.... feel it as it goes down through your chakras (picture it cleansing and clearing and charging and balancing) and out the bottoms of your feet.
2) Send that beautiful white light down as deep and wide into the earth as you possibly can (remember you can only send your energy up as high as you are deeply rooted in the Earth... o when you think you can't go any further.... do it again!)
3) wrap that energy around all the crystals and Fairy and Elemental energies that can most serve at that time and feel all the love of Mother Gaia......
4) bring all of the fully loaded energy back up with love and Grace and pull it back into the bottoms of your feet and then back up through the chakras in reverse.....
5) When it reaches the crown.... envision sending it up...up... up..... past the planet and tie it around the Heart of the Universe........you will feel when you are connected.
YOU are now connected from above and below and in your highest and best energy of alignment!
FEEL IT.......... Breathe it in!!!!
The Blessing/ANGEL Altar
One of the most fun (and essential) parts of your Preparation process will be planning and collecting the necessary items for a Blessing/Angel Altar.
The Blessing/Angel Altar is a temporary shrine set up at the beginning of the clearing near the entrance to the home, or in some other central location.
It sets the tone and holds the energy for the entire ceremony, and it is a physical representation of your intention.
It’s also important because it helps to ground and integrate the energy that is stirred up in your home by the Space Clearing.
The Blessing/Angel Altar should be both beautiful and inspiring, and ought to include symbolic representations of the hopes and dreams of all the occupants of your home.
Examples of objects for your Blessing Altar could be roses for love, rice for abundance, and a candle for inner light... oh ya and of course ANGELS!
Also, all of the Space Clearing tools that you use should be placed on this altar. For this specific cleansing I am suggesting you use tool that make noise.... or sound like bells, chimes, etc.
The Blessing/Angel Altar can be set up on a small table or shelf on which you have placed an Altar Cloth.
The kind of fabric you choose for your Altar Cloth will greatly influence the way the entire altar feels, so this is an important choice.
Homespun red cotton from South America will have a very earthy, grounded energy, while white embroidered silk will have a more formal energy that is attuned to celestial energies.
The colors, textures, and fibers that you choose sets the basic tone for your Blessing/Angel Altar, which in turn will set the energy of your clearing.
PLEASE... do not let it frighten you if you aren't experienced in making Altars...... these can literally be done with just a few Angel nick knacks and a few pennies or whatever you have around the house that reminds you of the things you want to bring on in... if you dont have any fancy tools.......
Remember... there is no rules or limits.... follow your own inner guidance and you will become a master at making Altars for energy that brings Magic and Miracles to your home and family in no time!
PURIFICATION.....ahhhhh With a bell or chime
(any ol bell will do)
This is the step where you will do your actual Space Clearing.
Begin by sitting or standing before your Blessing Altar.
Ask for guidance, and pray for your home and its occupants. This can be either a simple or an elaborate part of your ceremony.
Gather the tools that you’ll be using, such as a bell and a chime, and place them on a tray, called a Blessing Tray.
You will carry this tray from room to room as you journey through your home performing Space Clearing.
As you enter the first room, place the tray down and look around the entire room to begin to assess the energy there.
Stagnant energy will often make a room seem a bit hazy. You might want to walk around the circumference of the room with your hand extended, in order to “feel” the energy of the room.
Stagnant or negative energy can cause your hand to feel heavy or uncomfortable in places where you encounter it.
Once you’ve assessed the energy, choose a tool, such as a bell (whatever resonates) from your Blessing Tray, and stand at the entrance to the room.
Take slow, deep breaths to center yourself. Imagine that you are grounded into the earth, and at the same time, connected to the heavens.
WIth focused intention..... ring your bell (or whatever tool you have that makes noise)
Listen carefully—it should sound crisp and clear. If it doesn’t sound pristine, continue to ring your bell again until it sounds bright and distinct.
This change in tone indicates that you’ve cleared the energy in that area.
Continue around the circumference of the room in a clockwise manner (the direction normally used in the Northern Hemisphere), ringing the bell until you return to the place where you began.
Move your bell in a figure-eight to seal the room.
You can then choose another tool, such as the chime, to further refine the room’s energy.
Once again, circle the room, completing with a figure-eight. Continue using this procedure in each room until you’ve gone through your entire home.
Ring the bell to clear the HUmans in the house too...
Upon completion of your Space Clearing ceremony, you might want to clear the energy of the individuals who dwell in the home as well, as this deepens the effect of the house clearing.
The body benefits from Space Clearing in the same way that buildings do. Each of us has an aura of energy surrounding our physical selves, and these auras can become clogged by stress and by inner and outer influences.
The methods and tools described in this post can be adapted to a personal clearing as well.
For example, the same bell that you use to clear a room can be gently rung and then moved up and down the body as an individual stands, sits, or lies down.
Any place on the body where the sound of the bell seems to stick or becomes dull requires a bit of extra sound generated next to it until the sound becomes clear.
Complete your Space Clearing ceremony by returning to the Blessing Altar to say prayers and ask for blessings for all the occupants of your home.
Your Space Clearing has broken up the stagnant energy and has cleared the negativity.
Offering an invocation draws in the positive energy that is desired, and brings healing and transformation into the cleared space.
A typical blessing might be: “May the Creator within all things bring blessings and peace for all of the members of this household. May this home be filled with joy, laughter, and love. So be it.”
Just as each clearing ceremony is individually tailored to the hopes and needs of the people who will be using the space, so, too, the Invocation will reflect the unique intention underlying the ceremony.
If you wish to create a space filled with quiet, meditative energy, then your prayers will call in this kind of energy.
If you want to fill your home with love and healing, ask for this to be so.
Or you may wish to call in a feeling of joy and sociability.
Whatever energy you invite will be the energy that permeates your home. Ask and you shall receive.
The final step in Space Clearing is to preserve the new and radiant energy that you’ve called into the home.
Doing so keeps it alive. Just as plants and other living things need to be carefully tended in order to thrive, energy also needs to be renewed in order for it to maintain its healing power.
There are several ways you can preserve the energy created by Space Clearing.
1) One way is to dedicate a small home fountain to inner peace and serenity. Thus, as the water circulates through the fountain, the intention of peace is radiating throughout your home.
2) Another preservation method is to place a small stone near the base of a healthy plant.
Write a powerful word, wish, or symbol on the stone in waterproof ink. Or, you can paint or write your prayers on a piece of paper, which is buried in the soil of the plant. Each time the plant is watered, the words or symbol will be energized.
3) Setting up a permanent home altar is another wonderful method for Preservation. As you spend time meditating at your altar, your thoughts and intentions will once again connect you to the energy of your home and revitalize its power.
Your home then becomes a sanctuary that is filled with love, joy, and sacred space.
I also suggest that between these large purging and cleansing sessions, you do weekly cleansing with Sage and intentions of love and light.
I send you all love and light and the highest and best in the New Year.... let's all continue to awaken and align with our highest dreams and aspirations and align others to do the same.. working towards peace, unity, and brotherhood of man!!!
~ Becky Jo
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