In this video I’m going to describe some ways in which you can use space and clutter clearing to improve your mood and productivity while creating cleansed and clear atmospheres in your home or workplace.
Learn how decluttering the spaces in which you work, rest, and play using positive energy and spiritual healing really works.
Space clearing first became fashionable in the 1980s and has since become firmly embedded in our culture. It’s not hard to see why when we know that architecture, interior design, lights, colours, and sounds have a measureable effect on moods, concentration, and positive thinking.
There is both and art and a science to enhancing and optimising all these aspects of the spaces in which we live, work, play, and rest.
However, two things that make space clearing even more interesting and appealing is the fact that it goes beyond the physical, and that it can be practiced by anyone, even those with no talent in the more orthodox aspects of design.
Feng Shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement, designed to harmonise rooms, buildings, and landscapes by controlling the flow of chi throughout, has spread to the West and is now widely practiced but it takes a certain amount of learning and diligence to apply it correctly.
Clear The Clutter
This is the first and most obvious task. During the course of our daily lives we accumulate so much stuff. Our cupboards, wardrobes, and garages are full of it. Most if it will never be used by us again but we hang on to it just in case.
Some people have so much stuff that they don’t have enough room in their houses, garages, or sheds and they end up paying monthly storage fees just to store this their stuff. It might be out of sight but it is not out of mind as the awareness of it nags at us, even if it’s subconsciously.
We are bloated with possessions. I suspect there are strong similarities between the obesity epidemic in Western culture and the excessive accumulation of possessions. Some people hang on to stuff and excess body weight for similar reasons i.e. there’s an underlying emotional or mental cause.
So your first task to to clear the clutter.
Sound in the form of clapping, laughter, and cheering can diffuse tension in an audience. The ringing out of church bells in a parish can have a similar effect on the local neighbourhood.
Clapping, bell ringing, and drumming are space clearing techniques used all over the world.
The same applies to beneficial and uplifting atmospheres. Repeated religions ceremonies over time can create an atmosphere of sanctity and stillness. Just pop into one of those old parish churches tucked away up a country lane, sit in a pew and sense it. It’s unmistakable.
Chanting, meditation, and rituals can make a place holy in the sense that the atmosphere is calmed and transformed into an area of stillness in an otherwise tempestuous world.
Use the Force, Luke
Now that you’ve cleared the clutter and cleaned the house it’s time to get down to business with the cleansing on the more subtle levels.
Here are some of the tools that can be used. It’s not an exhaustive list and there are some books listed below that will provide more detail about these and other methods.
Hand clapping – simple but effective, and you carry the tools around with you.
Bell ringing – Balinese bells are favoured by some but you might use an old school hand bell bought at an antique shop.
Smudge sticks – waft it around and fan the smoke into corners using a feather.
Prayers and chanting – learn the lines and repeat as necessary.
Meditation – full on visualisation of purifying white healing light flowing through the house and removing every last bit of non-physical dirt and grime.
Try to cultivate a quiet meditative state in which your ego and self-consciousness is temporarily set aside. While in this frame of mind visualise a connection between the Divine, the Source, God, or whatever term you’re comfortable with and the space you’re in.
See this connection acting as a conduit, a channel through which you can download a powerful boost of pure energy that gently but firmly removes all vestiges of stuck and stagnant energy.
See it acting as both a purifying and a creative force that enables anyone passing through and occupying the space to use it for their health and well-being.
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