I recommend a space clearing when :
- You are moving into a new home / business
- Prior to placement of remedies for Feng Shui purposes
- When you are trying to sell your home
- When energy feels stuck
- When the household is sad, lacks energy and members have poor communication
- When you feel there are unsavoury presences in your home.
According to Kingston (1999, p. 6) the term Space Clearing was one that she coined many years ago for the branch of Feng Shui that she pioneered and has become best known for. She describes Space Clearing as “the art of clearing and consecrating energies in buildings”.
A space clearing has the effect of removing any stale energy and replacing it with energy which contains positive intentions. It is especially important to conduct a space clearing when you move into a new premises to ensure the energy left by the previous occupants is removed and you can replace it with energy that will support you and the goals you have. Ensuring the energy is clear also allows any Feng Shui recommendations that your Feng Shui consultant gives you are supported energetically. You can hang windchimes till the cows come home, if you don’t have the area cleared of negative energy and/or clutter they will not be very effective in remedying a situation that is present there. I recommend a space clearing is done every 6 months and once you have completed one with me you will be able to do this yourself as needed.
The clearing is most effective when clutter is kept to a minimum so if possible clean and tidy the space, sweep, mop and vacuum and clear out clutter prior to our appointment. Also ensure all food and drink is away in cupboards or sealed in containers. On the day I will need you to provide me with a copy of a floorplan of your home. This doesn’t have to be to scale and needs to indicate where the smoke alarms are located and who sleeps in each bedroom. You will also need to decide on an area which can be used as a focal point in your home where two candles can be left burning following the ceremony. Making this area as meaningful and beautiful as possible brings the best results (ie fresh flowers, family photo, deity, nice tablecloth etc). It is also best if the area is unlikely to be disturbed by animals or people for at least 48 hours after the clearing. You will need to open all windows and doors prior to my arrival and ensure any pets you have are in a safe place.
Prior to my visit I will send you a questionnaire so you will need to take the time to think about what it is you want to have happen in your life as well as what you want banished from your life as this will be an integral part of the ceremony. If you would prefer I can do the ceremony with no one present but it is preferred to have at least one of the occupants involved in the clearing if possible.