In part 1 of this 4-part blog series on space clearing to tap into the soul of your business by Robyn Fritz, she shares how to find a baseline for clearing.
Using Space Clearing to Tap the Soul of Your Business: A 4-part series Part 1: Finding a Baseline for Space Clearing
Whether your holistic business is brand new or established, your first thought for maintaining and growing it should be space clearing.
I know, you’re thinking financing, client attraction, and retention, staffing … yes, all those are essential steps. But without a clear space, you’re fighting an uphill battle. Here’s why.
Us and our spaces are a complex bundle of energy. Everything we think, feel, do, say, all of our existence, really, is energy.
Looking just at our businesses, energy is the unseen essence of the space, which flows freely to keep things healthy and thriving. When it doesn’t flow freely it becomes “stuck,” and that causes problems.
How can you tell if the energy of your business needs a boost?
One clue is how you, your staff, and your patients/clients feel in it. If people feel uncomfortable, tired, grumpy, uninspired, or simply lackluster, your space is probably stuck. Business can and will slow down as a result, because it’s harder to be successful, let alone thrive, in a stuck space. The first response should be space clearing.
Think you’re fine, your business and employees are thriving, and clients are pouring in? Great. Help good things continue by, you guessed it, space clearing.
Space clearing is the vibrational equivalent to vacuuming and dusting. It keeps the energy of a space clear and moving—in other words, clean.
We tend to forget that nothing stays clear without assistance. That’s why we’re always cleaning—so things are spotless and inviting. Vibrational clearing is more intense than physical clearing because both people and their spaces (and the objects in them) are alive and have feelings (yes, really). As people move through their day, bits of these emotions and thoughts spin off and are left behind in the places we visit—your office. As these bits mingle in a space, they can either meld into some awesome whole or, more typically, clash a bit (or a lot). It’s no one’s fault—it’s life.
Now, don’t balk at thinking your spaces are alive. Instead, deal with the results. Notice how your space feels after a tense staff meeting or after a day of difficult client appointments. Depending on how your intuition works, it can feel heavy or dense, or look dull or cloudy. That’s stuck energy messing up your space—until you clear it.
Getting “stuck” is part of life. What matters is how you deal with it.
You can spend a lot of time exploring how people feel using whatever techniques work for you (psychotherapy, energy healing, staff meetings, play, CAKE), but if you don’t pay attention to the space you work in, you’re trying to get better in murky water. And you’d rather have the cleanest water possible, right? So here’s how you figure that out.
FINDING A BASELINE FOR SPACE CLEARING
To create healthy business spaces, and keep them healthy, you first need a baseline. You get that by checking your space out, literally and figuratively. With all your senses.
Repeat each of the exercises below in each room of your business. Start by closing your eyes and concentrating on the task before you. Then proceed to the exercise, repeating it for every area or room, including outdoor spaces.
How does it look to you? Is it bright, dark, colorful, bland, messy, dingy?
How does the place smell—moldy, fresh, stale, empty?
What happens when you touch the space: a wall, desk, any physical part of it? Is it sticky, wet, rough?
Sure, you’re not actually going to taste a space. But imagine that you could. Would it be bland, bitter, sweet, fresh, sour, chemical-laden?
What do you hear in the space? Street traffic? Wind? Creaking floors? Silence?
How does the space intuitively strike you? To begin, close your eyes so you can be as “other-sensory” deprived as you can. Just be present with the space. Note how your body reacts. Note where the reaction is coming from (direction, room).
Is the feeling dense, heavy, light, too airy to breathe in, colorful, bland, dark?
Spaces are colored by what happens in them, just like our bodies are affected by our experiences. Knowing a place’s history can help, as long as it’s one element in your understanding of it and not the entire story.
What do you know about the spaces—have they experienced high turnover, unhappy or stressed humans, cold or heat?
WHAT YOUR BASELINE MEANS
Combine everything you know to determine areas that feel perfect, neutral, or “stuck.” This is your baseline. The parts that feel stuck, or need attention, particularly need space clearing. Be grateful for the others, and spend some time figuring out why they are that way (and keep them clear with regular space clearing as well). You’ll be clearing the entire space anyway.
- In Part 2 of this series I’ll explore what you need and want from the space and how to find out what the space has to say about itself (a step most space clearing experts don’t even consider.
- In Part 3 I’ll show you how to clear your space, from an initial clearing to daily maintenance.
- In Part 4 I’ll wrap things up by discussing how clear businesses work with true stories of how others have tapped the soul of their business so both sides could grow and prosper.
In the meantime, here’s a first step to help your spaces get and stay clear: sea salt. Put a few tablespoons of sea salt in a small bowl in each room of your practice (or use Himalayan salt lamps). Sea salt is an ancient (and effective) clearing device, and will immediately make a difference in how your business feels.
Try it, and let me know how it goes for you. For more information on space clearing and intuition, including how I can help you clear your spaces, see my blog or website, Robyn Fritz.