Do you ever find yourself walking around your home and you suddenly get the “heebie-jeebies”? Or maybe you are house shopping or visiting a friend, enter a room, and something feels “off.” I’m not (necessarily) talking Ghostbusters here, but all things are comprised of energy and some will remain from previous residents, incidents that happened on the land the home was built upon, and even may live on from your own experiences (e.g. that terrible night of teething, disagreement with your spouse, etc).
As I mentioned in my previous post, we just went through the home buying process. Once all was approved and we got the keys, the order of appointments we scheduled went something like this: painters, vent & floor cleaners, and a Home Clearing. Our previous owners had a series of renters after living in the house for several years. Aside from a multitude of people coming and going, unfortunately we also recently learned that our sellers are now going through a divorce. Plus, on one occasion when we were walking through before our move, I got some serious above-noted “heebie-jeebies” in the room that was to become my office. Imagine trying to focus on writing, organizing, and/or distance healings with a case of the “heebie-jeebies”… Not gonna happen! And if I felt uncomfortable, how was my two year old going to feel in the space? (Enter protective Mama Bear here – no funkiness welcome around MY baby!)
I have read and heard about multiple methods used to clear a space. Some people may have their home blessed by a church group or priest. Others might use sage or oils. I even learned how to do space/object clearing myself during my Reiki classes. I do this sporadically at home (you never know what the cat dragged in, so to speak) and also prior to healing sessions being conducted in a rental space. This ensures that we have a “fresh” environment to live and work in.
But, for a job the size of our new home, with the intensity of the energy that I was feeling and the history we were already aware of within its walls, we called the “big guns” for assistance. For us, the “big guns” come in the form of a powerful healer named Margaret McCormick. She does all of her work at a distance and sends a detailed report of her findings (this service costs $50)… And, unsurprisingly to me, our house had quite a bit going on. For instance, there were 529 energy “imprints” which are defined by Margaret’s Guides as:
“Anger, pain and suffering and other negative emotions leave what we call imprints behind. This is like a segment of energy caught in that time and space that is encapsulated; an imprint of that moment in time. It is caused by intense emotions.
These imprints will last through time and space for many, many years. Cleansing can erase imprints. There is nothing there to send to the light, but it can be what we describe as erased by cleansing. An imprint is vibrating at a negative rate and is, therefore, a negative energy.
You might view these imprints as a “thing”. They are not a soul, they do not have a consciousness, they are like a picture snapped at a certain time and place, capturing that energy of pain, violence, or anger in that moment.”
What did she do with the imprints? She “transformed them into a Divine frequency of love.” Who doesn’t want that? Anger, pain, sadness, and other negative emotions transformed into LOVE. Yes, please!
Now for my maintenance plan… As I mentioned, I have been trained in space clearing techniques and I also learned how to do energy gridding (with my Reiki Master, Dr. Anne Reith). I was drawn to working with crystals from the start and I will use them to amplify not only my healing sessions, but also grids that I create. Reiki energy gridding can protect the designated space from unwanted energy and will fill the area within the grid with certain attributes. Utilizing the crystals I have chosen for our home (citrine, green aventurine, and Tiger’s eye), I set the intention of this grid to include: protection, peace, harmony, clarity, focus, and calm. My grid can be reworked (I can change the crystals and intentions at any time) and it will need updating over time.
In closing, there is no one correct way to clear your home. If you are thinking about doing so and not certain about which road to take, I suggest turning inward and trusting that inner voice. It is the Divine guiding you. What feels like the right way to you? And the winner is… the first answer that popped into your head or heart! Go with that!
And finally, a quick and important side-note; the “heebie jeebie effect” wasn’t the same as knowing instinctually that something “wasn’t right.” If my husband or I had had that feeling in our guts, heads, or hearts, at ANY point, we never would have made an offer on the house. Not to be redundant, or maybe, definitely trying to be redundant… I am a big (huge, enormous) believer in trusting that inner voice- it is there to protect you! In our case, it felt more like the house needed a deep cleaning; a removal of not only dirt and grime, but also the energy residue that was hanging around. And the way it feels now? You know how good it feels after you have finished cleaning? That “sitting-on-the-couch-after-taking-a-long-hot-shower-and-sighing-while-you-sip-on-or-take-a-bite-out-of-whatever-your-desired-indulgence-might-be” happy feeling? Kinda like that… only waaaaay better. 🙂
With Love & Gratitude,
P.S. If you’d like to learn more about Margaret McCormick or schedule a Home Clearing with her please visit: www.MargaretMccormick.com.