I’ve recently been giving my office a total overhaul and the energy of my space has shifted so much – it’s now a space that I walk into and love, whereas before it wasn’t so much. So I thought I’d share a few ways that you too can create a good-feeling space, using easy energetic methods.
Have you ever walked into a room and just felt an instant discomfort or unease, or a sense of it not feeling good? When we feel that, it’s our intuition telling us that the energy of the room is not clear, and is lower vibration than where we’re at. And on the flip side, have you ever walked into a room and felt light and free, uplifted and inspired? That’s also your intuition speaking, this time telling you that the energy of the room is high vibrational and a very good space to be in.
The energy of the space that you spend time is so important in helping you maintain your own high vibrational energetic level, that is is worth taking the time to keep your space nice and clear. We are energetic beings, and we are naturally influenced by the energy and the people and the ‘things’ around us. So if you spend a lot of time in a space that is low vibration, that you just don’t want to be in, that feels cluttered and overwhelming, you’re doing yourself a big disservice.
Thankfully, it’s very easy to clear the energy of a space and bring it up to a beautiful high vibration. Here are 10 easy ways to do it, which all work, and all of which I use interchangeably myself. You can pick one or pick a few, choose the methods that resonate most with you. And notice that you’ll be drawn to different ways at different times and in different spaces. There’s no ‘one right way’ but rather there are many effective ways.
#1 Sage Smudging
Probably the most commonly known method, using a Sage smudge stick is a powerful way to cleanse any space. A smudge stick is a bundle of dried herbs; you light the end until it is smoking (not flaming) and gently waft the smoke around a room or space. When using this method, remember to open up windows and doors so the energy has somewhere to move to. And make sure you get the smoke into ‘sticky’ places – corners, behind furniture if you can, behind doors – anywhere that can otherwise feel a bit stagnant.
#2 Space Clearing Sprays/Mists
There are many different types made my many different people, so it’s a great idea to choose a spray or mist that you feel intuitively drawn to. And you can simply spray it around the room, much like you would with a smudge stick, making sure to get into any sticky or stagnant areas. This is also a great option if there has been negativity in the air – arguments between people, upsets, frustrations etc. A few quick sprays will instantly lift the energy right back up. I like the Space Clearing Mist made from Australian Bush Flower Essences, but a quick google search will yield plenty of options for you.
Using sound is one of the most effective ways to clear a space, especially using a singing bowl or crystal bowl. Simply walk around the space with your bowl as you make it ‘sing’ and be sure to move it into those sticky-energy spaces. But if you don’t have that, even putting on uplifting music will shift the energy of your space.
#4 Essential Oils
Diffusing essential oils is a beautiful way to change the energy of a space. In particular, Lemongrass essential oil is excellent for clearing stagnant energy, and I’ve always found Clove Bud oil to be helpful if I’m wanting to physically clear or declutter a space. Which leads to the next point.
#5 Physically Cleaning and Clearing
Actually physical cleaning and clearing a space is a great way to shift energy and raise the vibration of any space. In particular, moving furniture and cleaning behind hard-to-reach spaces (think couches, bed heads, bedside drawers etc) is a great way to clear the space and freshen up the energy. This is especially good when combined with other methods like smudging or spray mists.
#6 Calling on a Higher Power
You don’t have to do it alone! You can ask for help, from whatever higher power you refer to – the Universe, spirit, source energy, guardian angels, God, any of the Archangels, your own higher self or inner being – simply ask for the space to be cleared, and be receptive to any ideas or intuitive hits that you receive after asking. The help will always be offered, our job is to be open to receiving and then acting on any guidance we receive (even if it seems unrelated).
#7 Using Crystals
Using crystals to clear a space is another great way to lift the vibe. Certain crystals can be kept in an area to keep the energy high by absorbing lower vibrations all of the time (Black Tourmaline and Smoky Quartz are great for this), but bear in mind that they do need to be cleansed regularly. Pop them out under the full moon, give them a few days outside on the earth or hold them under running water until they feel ‘clear’. Selenite is a crystal that can be used for specific clearings, like in those sticky spaces in corners, areas where there isn’t much movement or flow of energy. You can get a piece and use it like a ‘wand’, it will powerfully direct a very high vibration energy that you can wave around and clear the space with. Do not put Selenite under water, and because it is such a high vibration crystal, it doesn’t need cleansing like others do.
Similar to using singing bowls or music, chanting is a way of shifting both your own energy and the energy of the space around it. If you’ve never chanted before it might feel a little weird… like you’ve become that cray cray woo lady. Who cares! Simply chanting a long ‘aum’ (om) is always a great start, and if you want to, try the full om mani padme hum (YouTube it to get a feel for it). Seriously though, the ‘aum’ is a primordial sound that resonates through all of life, it is not specific to any teaching or religion as such. It is for us all, like breathing.
#9 Visualising/Seeing It
This is a good one to practice alongside calling on a higher power. You simply visualise or see white light clearing the whole space around you, especially into any of those sticky-energy areas. You don’t even have to be in the space or even nearby – you can use the to clear a space on the other side of the world and it will be effective. Spend a few minutes doing this, until you sense that the energy has shifted. It will.
#10 Using Reiki
If you’re attuned to the Reiki energy, this is a great way to clear a space and raise the vibration. All you do is simply send the Reiki into the space, especially the sticky areas, and allow the energy to guide you, just as you would if you were doing a Reiki healing on a person. You can also give Reiki specifically to the walls, the floor and the ceiling, and if you’re attuned to the symbols, you can drop those in too. This is a great one for things like hotel stays where you might not have access to other ways of clearing space. If you’re not attuned to Reiki you can use your intention to do the same thing (and maybe consider becoming a Reiki channel!).
So that’s it – 10 easy ways to energetically clear your space. I hope at least a few of these methods will resonate with you and that you give it a try. For me, there’s nothing better than a freshly-cleared space (well, except maybe chilling in the freshly-cleared space with my favourites). Leave a comment and let me know if you decide to try any of these, or if you have something else that works for you.
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