Using Space Clearing to Tap the Soul of Your Business – Part 3: Conducting the Space Clearing
Well, you’ve found a baseline for space clearing (Part 1) and decided what you and your business need and want from a clearing (Part 2). Now it’s time to take you through an actual clearing. While this is directed to your business, you can also adapt this ritual for your homes.
As discussed, space clearing is the energetic, or vibrational, equivalent of vacuuming and dusting. Used regularly, space clearing will keep energy flowing smoothly in your space, supporting you, your staff and clients, and the space itself as you build on a healthy, balanced place for your business to thrive in.
When you established your energetic baseline in Part 1 you evaluated each room in your business to learn what was working and was clear, what wasn’t, and what was neutral. In Part 2 you determined not just what you needed and wanted in the space, but leaped right into (yes, you did, didn’t you?) consulting with the business itself to determine its needs and wants, its opinions on what went on in it, and how you could unite both sides. Because everything—yes, everything—is alive, has a soul, a job, and opinions, and that’s crucial to clearing the space and helping your business thrive.
That’s why I call my method of space clearing Space Cooperating: because we and our spaces are cooperating to create the best possible lives for both sides, which includes soul growth. Now to the actual clearing.
Conducting the Actual Space Clearing
So, the day for the space clearing has arrived. Ideally, you are doing this outside of normal business hours so you can concentrate on the task at hand. Or, you’ve arranged for a few hours in the day when clients aren’t present if you’ve hired a professional (which I’d suggest, and not just because I am one, but because a professional offers the experience to deal with tricky situations and the neutrality to balance the concerns and demands of both sides).
If staff are present, brief them on what’s going to happen, and even invite them to participate. Some will join in out of curiosity, others will not, their choice, of course.
First step: Gather your space clearing tools. These include:
- Incense for clearing:
It can be something like sage (not my favorite), copal (one of the best), sandalwood, nag champa (another favorite). Some people are sensitive to fragrances or smoke; if that’s the case, there are unscented clearing sprays out there. You can also create your own clearing spray by soaking a quartz crystal in water for a few hours, and using that water. Experiment.
Smokeless candles or even the kind with batteries offer a nice ceremonial touch.
Lavender is a good clearing flower. Roses are stunning! Also, try buying or gathering a bouquet from your garden. As you gather the flowers, concentrate on your business space, and “choose” what feels right to you (yes, this is using your intuition). You can also walk down the aisle in a grocery store and ask which bouquet wants to join in (because everything is alive and can communicate with us, right?).
- Pictures, crystals, objects that mean something to you, your staff, and the space:
You can set up a space clearing “altar” for these objects (including candles and flowers). They help set the mood and carry the energy for the clearing. And can remain set up afterward as a reminder of it.
- Sea salt:
I love Himalayan sea salt, but any salt will do. Prepare to sprinkle it in the space or set a small amount in a bowl in each room. You can put water in each bowl if you’d like.
- A bell:
I use a small bronze Tibetan singing bowl. Use anything that offers a clear tone—even a water glass.
Second step: gather your notes.
You’ve made notes on what you want from the space and the clearing, and questions for the space.
Third step: open the space clearing session.
Gather all the participants, light the candles, and state your intention for the clearing.
Fourth step: open negotiations with your space.
Granted, this is easier with a space clearing professional who can more easily connect directly with the space, but don’t be afraid to try this on your own. It can take getting really quiet, and allowing the connection with the space to occur however your intuition most strongly works. For example, we are all a combination of intuitive seeing, hearing, feeling, and knowing, but most of us are stronger at one of these skills. Use yours.
If you intuitively see well, look around: what do you notice about the space? If you intuitively hear, ask it to tell you what it needs. If you intuitively feel, how does the space feel to you? If you intuitively know, take the first hit that tells you something about the space, it’s usually the answer.
Granted, most people skip this step, because they have a hard time thinking a space can communicate with them. Don’t be that way. Over time you will become very familiar with how your space responds to the people in it, and your business will improve—I know, I’ve seen it over and over. I tell people: be comfortable with weird! It gets you places!
Opening negotiations includes decision-making. At some point, you will decide what the clearing will involve. Yes, you eliminate stuck energy so the business can run smoothly.
Take what you learned from your wish list, and your space’s, and include that in the clearing. After telling the space (and the people involved) what those solutions are, you can proceed with the clearing.
Fifth step: Conduct the actual space clearing.
Proceed to clear the space. Using the incense or spray, move through each room, making sure your intention for clearing and the smoke/spray spread throughout the space, especially in the corners. You can “sweep” the spray with feathers or simply your hands, and invite the space to clear. Pay particular attention to the space: what do you notice? If the room still feels “stuck” after you clear it, go over it again.
After each room is cleared, put a small bowl of sea salt in it. You can put water in the bowl if you’d like. Change the sea salt/water daily for the next week. It helps to continue the clearing, and it reminds people (and the space) that a clearing happened.
Once the entire space is cleared, go back over it again with your bell. This helps remind the participants that a clearing has occurred. It will also let you know if you missed something—when I use my Tibetan singing bowl, a clear tone tells me the space is clear, but a wobbly tone tells me that the clearing needs a boost. Sometimes ringing the bowl a few times completes it, and sometimes I need to stop, look at what I might have missed, digging a bit deeper to uncover and solve the issue. When the bell finally sounds clear, I know the work is done. So will you.
Sixth step: celebrating the clearing.
Space clearing is essential for a healthy business space, but it can also be exhausting because you are clearing yourself as well as the space. So give yourself a break. Take some time for yourself—drink lots of water, rest, reflect on the experience, get a good night’s sleep. Be sure to thank everyone for participating, and invite them, too, to take some time for themselves.
Your business will thank you for it. So, will your staff and clients. Even those who don’t pay attention to their intuition will likely notice that it just feels great coming to your business. Which is great, right?
Try a space clearing for your business. Let me know what you experienced. I always enjoy hearing from people. And if you’d like conducting a space clearing, you can always contact me; I am available in person in the Seattle area and always remotely by Skype. For more information, check out my website at Robyn Fritz.