What does it mean to cleanse a space? As everything is energy, everything has a vibration, a flow, a feeling. Energies can shift and move, energies can become stuck. Our homes or working spaces can hold an abundance of stuck energy so it’s important to move that energy around and even remove it for fresh energy to come in.
Our bodies are very sensitive to energetic fields, even if in our minds, we aren’t paying attention to it. We're constantly reading each other and situations, calculating, weighing in, tuning in, and making decisions based on what we're sensing. Did you know that we can feel the energy in a room next door to us?!? Yes. Through walls. We absolutely can. Our minds and bodies are way more advanced than we're told.
Back to space cleansing... a friend of mine recently moved out of her apartment and into a new one, so we did a cleansing for both spaces. In her old apartment, we cleansed the space by sharing gratitude for all of the experiences she had in it; both positive and challenging. We thanked the space for housing great parties, great company, great love and wished the same for the next occupant. We also asked to remove any and all lingering negativity, resentments, or feelings of dis-ease in the space as to not bring it with my friend to her new place and to not leave it in the space for the next tenant. This ritualistic intention setting aspect to space cleansing can be very potent and immediate.
Shortly after the cleansing, there was a powerful emotional release in conversation among all of us present. Releases often happen during any Reiki session, even space cleansings. These are great! They are powerful. Basically, the cleansing of a space directly affects the energies of the people, or even animals, in the space.
It’s important that the spaces we spend the most time in feel safe, feel like home, and ideally, feel like our sanctuaries. We need to find peace and calm so we can rest and heal from daily life. If you are moving into a new home or even moving out, it’s a great idea to do a cleansing. It’s a reset button. I cleanse my apartment every day. I’ll cleanse it to set intentions for the day, to clear negative energy if I have a guest or experience that doesn't feel good, to provide a welcoming and loving environment, or even to be focused and productive. It all depends on what is needed. Space cleansing has become a practical tool for keeping the good vibes ever present in my life and I highly recommend it.