Space Clearing Is Just Waving A Smudge Stick Around Right? Space Clearing Process – Part 1

February 25, 2016

Helen Joy Butler - Space clearing tools

Ummm … no. Yes smudging can be part of your Space Clearing practice but if you were looking for long lasting change in your home and life there is a little more to it than that.

Over the next three weeks I’d like to share with you my process of Space Clearing

To take you through the concept of Space Clearing

How it can benefit you, your home, your family, your business

Examples of Space Clearings I’ve done, and

Practical ways you can space clear your home

So let’s start at the very beginning and ask –
What is Space Clearing?

Space Clearing is a ritual where you actively clear the energy in a space.

This isn’t clutter clearing, where you shift physical clutter from your home or business (though that activity alone will start to shift dense, negative energy from your home).

This is energetic clearing where you actively choose to shift negative, dense, heavy energies or feelings from a space and replace them with positive, uplifting feelings you want in your home, business and life.

Space Clearing has been used for centuries by cultures all around the world. According to Denise Linn, who I did my Elemental Space Clearing® training with:

“In ancient times, people understood the importance of creating a sense of harmony in their dwellings. They developed techniques and methods to release stagnant energy and to invoke vitality in living spaces.

Native Americans used drums, rattles, and burning herbs in their rituals. The Chinese used gongs, chanting and incense. In medieval Europe, salt and prayers cleared energy. In the Middle East, smouldering resins, such as frankincense and myrrh were used to dispel negativity.

Some of these traditions have survived virtually unchanged in modern times. The priest swinging an incense censer in a church and the person who throws salt over the shoulder to avert evil are both employing ancient techniques of space clearing.” 

(p 11, Elemental Space Clearing Workbook, Denise Linn)

How do you know if you need a Space Clearing in your home or business?

Have you ever walked into a room and known that the two people in front of you have had an argument?

How do you know this? Is it something in their body language or the way they interact with each other, or is it the feeling in the room? Perhaps you’d been in this same room yesterday when it felt clear and bright, and now it feels heavy and thick – but you can’t quite put your finger on why it feels so different.

One of my teachings in the Your Home, Your Heart, Your Sanctuary ebook is the concept of

Our home and environment directly impacts our personal energy


Our energy and experiences directly impact our home and environment

To me, these two concepts go together like an infinity symbol.

Helen Joy Butler - Infinity SymbolWe stand on one side of the infinity symbol, with our energy affecting everything in the space; and our home or business stand on the other side, with its energy affecting us.

These two energies continue to flow – with our energy impacting the space and the energy in the space impacting us – with the ultimate outcome being each side working together, in flow or out of flow. This ultimately affects how we interact with the space and everyone we come in contact with each day.

This is why the concept of Space Clearing is so important.
By clearing the space both of physical and energetic clutter we are able to focus on, activate and bring in the change we are looking for.

The reasons you might choose to have a Space Clearing are many and varied. They include:

  • Moving into a new home – to remove any negative or dense energies from the previous owners and to bring in positive, loving intentions for their family in their new home
  • Sickness – to remove the heaviness of long term illness once the patient has returned to full health
  • Lack of energy and vitality – feeling yuck and wanting to bring more joy, fun and connection back into their lives
  • A continued spell of bad luck – to bring in good fortune
  • The change of seasons – particularly at Spring time when there is the usual practice of spring cleaning
  • A new year – to activate beautiful intentions for the year ahead

I have done Space Clearings in my own home when

  • My Hubby had been really sick and, once he was better, to bring vitality back into our home
  • I was looking to activate continued growth and good fortune in my business
  • I launched this website I did a mini-clearing on it before making it “live”, to infuse it with love and joy
  • 2016 started, to set intentions for my family for this year

So is Space Clearing simply waving a smudge stick around?

No, it isn’t, though this practice alone will certainly shift energies in your home.

In next week’s article I will share more with you about Space Clearing, specifically the concept of intentions, altars and the actual space clearing process I use (and the fact that burping is often a big part of it!!).

In the meantime though, I’d love you to think about the energy in your home. It is most likely different in different rooms, so if you can take some time to walk from room to room, close your eyes and take a few breaths in each space and just connect in with its energy. Is the energy in this space light, heavy, inviting, dense? Try and get a sense of how each space feels and, if it feels right, please go ahead and share it here.

To book in your own Space Clearing please visit this page or contact me.

With much love,

Helen xx

Helen Joy Butler - Intuitive Professional Organiser and Elemental Space Clearer


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