Lessons from a Shaman: How to Clear Energy in a Space
By Coach Antonia
Have you ever walked into a room and had your skin crawl? Or perhaps you have had a heavy feeling in your office or home that you couldn’t explain. Weird energy? Something science has no explanation for yet? Whatever it is, you can actually affect how a space feels by “clearing the energy of your space.” There are many ways to calm your senses with smells and various rituals but since we all believe in magic, today we will introduce you to a female shaman- Kiana Love of Be Wild Woman, who will demonstrate how to clear your homes’ energy.
But first, let’s answer a few questions.
WHAT IS ENERGY CLEANING AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM.
Although in today’s world we have opened our minds to mainstreaming new-age trends like Reiki, and even seen the scientific data to explain the benefits of meditation, your rightfully inquisitive mind may still be wondering if energy-clearing space is legitimate or only for “hippies.”
The practice of energy cleaning has been carried over by many traditions across the world in their spiritual practices and rituals over centuries and generations. These include using sound and scent to benefit the environment and people in it. In fact, today the traditional knowledge is merging with science to begin explaining how these processes work.
According to smudging expert, Marissa Messager writing for The Numinous, “the apparent benefits are steeped in science – when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood. The aroma of sage, for example, increases the oxygen supply to the brain, producing a relaxation of muscle tension.”
According to Counseling Psychologist and healer, Doreen Virtue, “Botanical researcher Dr. Chandra Shekhar Nautiyal found that burning sage and other medicinal plants reduced bacteria in the air, including Staph. These antibacterial benefits lasted long after the smoke cleared, too.”
As for sound, we can not know for sure what will come in the future, and therefore still explore and question the traditions of the past. Lisa Marie Potter, of the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program, did her own research with both sound healers and leading sound and brain scientists. After having tried sound healing she shares that, “her experiences at the Globe Institute (where the sound healing took place) lead her to dwell upon our history with sound. From the drumming of our African ancestors to the chanting of Tibetan monks to the latest breakup song by Taylor Swift, our species has sought to self-medicate with vibrations for millennia. Those who seek out sound healers feel better after their sessions, even if healers go far beyond what neuroscientists would ever say about the effects on brainwaves.”
Having witnessed it personally, it was more than just a “feel good,” new-age experiment. Kiana’s work penetrated on so many levels, affecting not just the space, but also the people in it. At the end of the session it felt like the space, and my relationship to it, had shifted.
If you feel inclined to believe in subtle realms of energy, you may feel that being healthy is not just limited to the physical world, as we can be affected by energies that exist in the subtle realms too. In my experience, home cleaning addressed these issues directly, and created the space to bring in goodness and abundance. Curious? Try it yourself! Our video has instructions, and suggestions on how to find a professional like Kiana of Be Wild Woman to help.
WHO IS KIANA?
Kiana is an energy healer, intuitive and Wild Woman who is gifted at connecting with a world beyond the ordinary. She can channel her powers to help clear spaces, allowing you to feel your strongest and freest. It also helps in times of transition when old energies, like from a finished relationship, need to be moved out – making room for the new.
In the following video Kiana walks us through her process of doing energy cleaning in an NYC apartment. You will see a full energy cleaning done by this professional, and learn steps for doing it yourself.
If you like to sage your apartment and light candles, you can learn new tools and be inspired to practice energetic space clearing more often. The video is just under 5 minutes – a quick, fun watch!
Getting a space cleared is powerful and ideal when…
- you’re moving into a new place
- you’ve just had a difficult breakup
- you’re feeling stuck in your business and ideas aren’t rolling in like they usual do
- you’ve had a lot of guests and they’ve energetically left their baggage
If you’re looking for more resources on how to live your greatest life, check out our Survival Guide for the Modern (Rebel) Gal . And if you want to clear more than energy, and cleanse your physical body too – try going Veggie on Your Own Terms!
Here’s to your clean energy!