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Christan Hummel

Tips for Springtime Space Clearing
by Christan Hummel

As we enter into Spring, it is a time to clear out the old energies of the past to create a fresh space for the new seeds of our intentions to sprout. The start of Spring presents an opportunity to turn our attention to the new growth, new potentials, and new life beckoning, and clear out the energetic remnants lingering from the past, for a fresh new start. What better place to start than in our own homes.

While feng shui and space clearing have become a multi-billion dollar industry catering to the likes of corporate CEOs as well as Hollywood celebs, there are some simple techniques that any novice can use to spring clean the energies of their home or office, in preparing the space energetically for the year ahead. These are simple spring cleaning tips that will allow you to clear your space of the vibrational imprints of the past. Although these tips are by no means comprehensive, they will provide a quick and easy way to align the energies of your environment with your intentions for the year.

The following "Six C's of Space Clearing" will empower you to sweep out the old and make way for the new growth of Spring in your environment.

1. Clutter: To our subconscious mind, clutter triggers images of stagnation, stuck energy and places where Life doesn't move. It usually represents the things we are resisting and where we don't want to put our attention. Simply put: clean out the clutter. Piles of laundry, papers, boxes, mail...whatever it is, when we see clutter, our mind equates it with chaos and dead energy. So make a point to dive into your clutter like a heat seeking missile. Go straight to it, you know where it lives! Put it away, find a home for it, if you use a pendulum or know dowsing, you can use it to help decisions about it, address it! Once you move the stuck energy in your home, you will be surprised at how it moves the stuck energy in your life.

2. Corners: Keep them especially free of clutter as corners are the places where the Life energy or Ch'i of our environment comes to a stop like traffic at a four way stop sign. Co-create with your environment to discover the plants, artwork, or objects in your corners which will move the energy: the running water of a fountain, the flow of air represented by wind chimes, or even the life sustaining energy of a plant can be enough to keep the energy moving and flowing instead of stagnating in your corners. Follow your intuition and allow it to tell you what will make the space feel more harmonious, peaceful and joyful and redirect the dead energies of a corner. These energy transformers for the corners of your home or office will have a powerful effect, as your corners are special energy spots in the house.

3. Closets: Clean them out! They are the bowels of our homes and offices, the storage bins for old, dead energy. If you don't use it, loose it! Keep your closets clean, neat, and free of unwanted, old, unused items. Yes, you looked marvelous in that dress you've been holding onto for the last five years, and one day you'll loose that extra 10 pounds and will fit in it again, but for now, give it to a friend, or family member who can use it. When you loose that weight, you'll owe it to yourself to buy a new dress! Don't allow your closets to become black holes, or they will reflect that energy. Again, use your intuition to let you know what you need to keep and what can be ditched to make room for the new.

4. Ceremony: This is sadly lacking in our modern society. Where we do have any kind of ceremony it is usually around a sporting event, food, or commerce. Ceremony is a time when we honor life, the seasons, and those aspects of living beyond the physical. It brings us in touch with the worlds beyond our everyday, and reminds us of a vastness of Life beyond our immediate attention. Make time for ceremony in your life and your home and you will open a doorway into another dimension beyond this one, allowing fresh new ideas, inspiration and energies to flow into your home.

Rather than follow text books or recipes about which ceremony is "right" for your space, feel the unique connection you have with your space, and allow yourself to follow whatever ceremony you are guided to use. Look for a ceremonial act that seems to match your energies and the energies of your space to inaugurate the new energies of spring. It could be a simple ceremony like a ribbon-cutting ceremony to initiate the new energies of your place, or popping of the champagne cork to signify the bringing in of the spring season. Whatever the ceremony, when you do it with intention and awareness, it heralds in the energies of your intention in a much more profound manner than when we simply and perfunctorily go perform the same act. Even the simple ceremony of smudging a new dwelling can be quite profound when done with an awareness of the intention. Burning a candle each night and ceremonially letting the problems and worries of the day burn in the fire, is a simple ceremony and one which keeps the energies of your home clean and clear of the burdens of the day. Ceremonies to acknowledge and honor the ancestors of the past, through music, song or dance, is another way in which ceremony helps to keep the energies of your space clear and clean. Keep ceremonies simple and heartfelt and they will do wonders to keep the energies of your space aligned with higher dimensions and energies.

5. Consciousness: The power of this cannot be overstated in my experience. Where we put our consciousness, we put our life energy. Use this time to find the aspects of your home or office where you have vacated your consciousness, those closets, corners, and dead zones that you pretend are not there, or wish weren't. For some people, it could be a room where their dead parents used to live, or where the kids used to live before they went off to school, or the pile of paper in the office that calls out for help, but we pretend isn't there. Put your consciousness into that space, with intention, and yes, even ceremony, and notice the MAGIC that happens when you do! Energy flows where attention goes!

6. Cycles: There is a rhythm to Life, a time for growth, and a time for death. Cycles are important to observe: moon cycles are often used for planting, cutting hair, beginning new projects. Similarly, observing the cycles of the sun of day and night, being more active during the daylight hours, and winding down in the evening when there is less energy available. As well there are the larger seasonal cycles, solstices, equinoxes, and the times in between them (what the Celts called the cross quarter days.) When we are in tune with and align consciously with these cycles of nature, the rhythm of Life, we find more harmony and balance in our lives.

Spring is a natural time to go forward and celebrate the energies which are coming out of the hibernation of Winter. How much more potent a time it is when we greet these new energy and enthusiasm unencumbered by the past. On Feb. 1st (ground hog's day) it was a time between the Winter Equinox and the Spring Equinox, traditionally honored by the Celts as the time to plant the seed of the new idea so that it may sprout in the spring. Now that spring has come, we can support those tender little sprouts of Life by clearing out the past and creating a space for them to grow and flourish.

When we follow these cycles, we harness the Life energy of the planet and begin to dance to the same beat of Life. So by paying attention to the cycles of Life, we begin to work with them to receive the gift of their energy.

With some small investment on our part, we can dramatically change the energies of our environment making our homes a sanctuary to reflect our highest intentions and dreams.

© Copyright Christan Hummel 2005. All Rights Reserved.

Victoria Moran
Christan Hummel is author of the "Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit," lecturer, and workshop leader. She has taught thousands around the world how to use sound for personal healing and awakening, and to activate power points for planetary transformation. She is the co-creator of the international seminar, Geobiology-Earth Acupuncture, and has presented at The British Society of Dowsers, the national ASD conference,and regional ASD conferences in the US. She is co-founder of Earth Transitions, and a former Flower of Life facilitator who has worked extensively with leading edge inventors to create a global grassroots pollution clearing network now underway in over 25 cities around the world. She has studied with the Alice Bailey teachings since a teenager, and integrates a knowledge of ancient Vedic and indigenous approaches from around the world in her work. Christan provides a unique synthesis of modern science and ancient wisdom in an easy and understandable manner accessible to us all. www.earthtransitions.com




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