Clear your energy, honor your rhythm, live your wisdom
- George Denslow
An EnergY Clearing
We have all had moments where we feel like we need to change up the energy, and energetically clear oneself or the space we reside within.
Let's say you are having a bad day....or maybe you recently moved into a new home or office.... perhaps there is a full or new moon.... or maybe the space just feels weird, odd, or stagnant....perhaps you have run into a toxic presence or situation, like a fight or disagreement....In any of these situations an energetic clearing can lift the heavy or unwanted energy and shift oneself...or a space...in seconds to minutes.
One of my most favorite energy clearing tools is the Native American ritual of smudging. Smudging is the burning of sage, sweet grass, and other combinations of herbs, to assist a person or space in releasing all that is no longer needed. It is an incredibly powerful tool and I have witnessed the most skeptical people speak of smudging’s transformative results.
- It is important to know that when one smudges oneself or a space, to make the declaration that, ‘all negative energy will be released.’ In addition, be sure to request the ‘welcoming in of love and light.’
- If you are smudging a space, it is critical that you reach all corners of the room for that is where old energy builds up and is in need of being released.
It is quite easy to find smudges stick today, I see them everywhere! It has been exciting to witness this energetic clearing tool spread in popularity within the collective consciousness.
If smudging sounds a bit too ‘out there’ for you the ringing of a bell can be utilized as an energetic clearing tool. Similar to smudging the ringing of a bell breaks the stale energy within the space or an individual. I often utilize a bell when I am unable to smudge (i.e. in an office).
- If you do not have a bell, the clapping of hands can be a great substitute.
- Again, if you are clearing a space, remember to ring the bell or clap your hands in all corners of the room!
Opening the Windows
There is a reason that spring-cleaning is a popular energetic clearing ritual with the change of the seasons. Opening the windows and allowing fresh air to enter changes the energy in oneself and the space in which you reside. This is another great tool to utilize (and it doesn't have to only happen in Spring).
Whether it is you, your home, your office, or any space you feel needs a clearing, it is important to do so - release the unwanted energy and begin again. Energetic clearings are rejuvenating for oneself and the space in which you inhabit.
I encourage you to try it, even create a routine in which you energetically clear on a monthly basis (perhaps around the phases of the moon - or whenever it feels right to you).
Clearing oneself, clearing one’s space, is incredibly beneficial for the mind, body, and spirit.
Photos and artwork by Sean Kelley.