The method shared in this post is also applicable for any altar spaces.
All spaces in which you spend any considerable time should be considered peaceful, sacred and self-honouring. Clearing out any negative, stagnant or generally ‘crazy’ energy from your living or working space transform its ‘vibe’ and how you feel being within it.
When you experience the benefits to your own personal vibrancy and sense of wellbeing, you’ll have a fresh take on the importance of regularly space clearing your altar, sacred space or simply your environment.
Simple Space Clearing
There are some very basic steps to giving a space a simple space clearing ritual.
- Physical Cleaning: Give the space a good clean. Dust, vacuum, and remove any excessive clutter. Make sure you are feeling well and strong, having a high vibrant energy yourself, as you proceed with the following.
- The 4 elements: Any of the 4 elements can be good tools of space clearing: water (soak it with Pomelo/ lime leaves or Charged Himalayan Salt), fire (Charged candles), earth (Charged salt, Charged crystals), air (Charged incense, Charged Tibetian Tingsha bells, Charged Singing bowl). Spraying the water, or burning incense (fanning the smoke to all corners of the room), deliberate placement of plants or crystals, followed by clapping three times, 3 times bell-ringing or drumming in areas of the room, all aid in shifting the energy of a space.
- Set the intention of the space. Decide what the room is to be used for, including the ‘feel’ that it should have. Stand in the centre of the space and announce this, out loud, to the room.
Typically, when an area is ritually purified, it is done in a clockwise direction.
The Four Elements
1) Aspersing & Broom (Water Element)
In some cases, you may wish to use asperging as a method of cleaning a space. Asperging means using liquid — the power of water — to purify the area. Although this is typically done by sprinkling consecrated water such as charged Himalayan Salt water or pomelo or lime water around the perimeter of the space.
Typically, the charged broom (only a handful of you have the broom handcrafted by Katherine Goh) is associated with cleaning and purification. You can use a broom to go around the edges of the space, sweeping negativity away as you go.
2) Charged Himalayan Salt (Earth Element)
Salt has been used for purification for thousands of years. Use a bowl of charged Himalayan salt, sprinkled around the area, to cleanse the space and make it sacred.
3) Incense (Air Element)
You can use Sage or Frankincense incenses for cleansing. Burn down 1-4 sticks at the 4 corners of the perimeter of the space.
4) Charged Candles (Fire Element)
In many cultures, fire is used to ritually purify and cleanse a space. You can do this by lighting a charged candle in the center of the space. Normally, 3 white charged candles will be suffice. Placed all charged white candles in the center of the space. To burn down. Note that numerical 3 symbolised new beginnings which is an appropriate representation for preparing a fresh, new and clean altar/ sacred space.
Remember to honor this space as yours. It’s gift for your journey. It’s a way for you to make a commitment to your healing journey and a way to support your Spiritual Quest.
So now you are ready to go. This will be an important tool for you to have to walk your Soul’s Path. Life is a path of introspection, healing, understanding, change and growth. It is a journey, not a destination, so we never outgrow the need to come “Home”.