Smudging A House with James Pask: Space Clearing
BY: JAMES PASK
What is smudging?
Smudging is taking a herb that’s been around for a very long time called white sage, or there are other different herbs that are used in different cultures, in different countries, and it’s taking a herb that is known for its cleansing abilities, and you light the dried herb, and then you let it go down so it’s smoldering and giving off smoke. And then you go round your house with either a smudge stick or some of the sage or the cleansing herb in a bowl, and you then use a feather or something to wave the smoke around the space that you’re clearing. And so it’s really interesting because this has been used, for example, white sage has been used by Native American Indians.
In Australia where I live, the aboriginal cultures used different types of eucalypt and other leaves to do what they call a ‘smoking’, which is similar to the smudging, to cleanse and heal a space, a person, or an area. And the idea is these different plants have different healing qualities, and accessing a dried herb and connecting to and asking the spirit of that plant to help cleanse the person or the area, the house that you’re working with is how to do it. And so once you’ve lit it, you simply walk around the house, and you’re just asking for any negative energy, whether they’re thoughts or they’re emotions and feelings that have been left in your space or any unwanted presences or energies, to leave and leave now, as this is your space and you have the rights to your space. And therefore you’re commanding these things to leave, and you’re using that smoke, whether it’s the sage, eucalyptus, or other things that have been used, all the herbs and things that are used to cleanse a space, to move through, and you can see the smoke going through everywhere. And the best way to do it is to have the door shut, let the smoke move through all the different rooms in the houses, and you repeat the same sentences as you’re walking around the house. And then once the whole house is all full of the smoke, and then you open all the doors and windows and let the smoke out, and with it it’ll take the negative energy out.
Why do I need to smudge my home?
Well, the reason why you need to smudge your home, simply put, it’s because you need to give it a cleanse. So we all physically clean our house daily, weekly. We often, every year, give it a spring clean. And if you imagine if you never cleaned your house, you never wiped the bench, cleaned the shower, dusted, vacuumed. You never did any of those things. Imagine after a year, 10, or 20 years of this, it would absolutely be filthy and disgusting, so we clean the physical world very regularly. We cleanse our showers, the toilets, everything, the house, the cupboards.
And we know that everything is about energy. So everything that you see physically around you – your house, your car – everything first started in the invisible world of thought or energy before it manifests in the physical. And so just like there’s a left and a right, there are a light and a dark. There’s a physical world and a metaphysical world, or what we call a visible world and an invisible world. And so you’re actually living in that energy. Yes, you’re inside your house, and you can touch the walls and the ceilings and floors, but that’s also actually made up of energy. It really comes down to quanta that come together to form molecules and atoms that form the things you see around you. And what we think is just spare space in rooms is actually full of energy as well. It’s just we can’t see it.
And so you’re sitting in this energy constantly in your home, and depending on what’s happening in that energy, you can either be positively affected by that or negatively affected by that energy. And so this is why you want to do the cleansing. Just like we cleanse our physical house, we want to cleanse the energy or the invisible side of our house, and so smudging is a way to do that. You can take that smoke, and you can go round with either a smudge stick, and you can let the smoke go through all the rooms and asking any negative energy to leave, and you can cleanse out the negative energy in the home.
Because what happens is over time, let’s just say, we’re dealing with you in your home, and even if you built a brand new home, there are still things and certain energies that have taken place on that land in that area. And in that land, there’s certain lay lines and meridians of the earth and energies of the earth that come through there and impact that land or the valley, the area that you’re in, that your place is built in. And so that’s just the land and what’s taking place on the land that can be affecting it. And what’s underneath, whether there are stormwater drains that are near your home and the energy of that can be affected. If there are phone towers, mobile phone towers. All these things can be affecting the energy of your space. And the other thing is people. If people are living on that land, you’re in that house, and you’re thinking thoughts, and we know our thoughts become things. And so if you’re fighting a lot, or thinking negative thoughts, then these thoughts and these feelings that you have, it’s all energy, and they get stuck on, like dust does, energetically into the walls, ceilings, and floors of your home. And what takes place is these thoughts and feelings, unless they’re cleaned out regularly through smudging and so on, they build up, just like dust accumulates physically. And so what’ll happen is like attracts like, especially if you’ve had the same thoughts and feelings. So just say you’re going through some financial pressure, and you’re not feeling good about finances, and you’ve got a lot of despair and worry, than that despair [inaudible] at you every day. You’re thinking and feeling that. You get home from work and you’re feeling stressed. You have a glass of wine. And you’re thinking despair energy around thoughts and finances and money, and they’re vibrating off you, and literally getting stuck into because of everything’s energy. It’s joining the energy of your house and after a while, builds up like how mold can accumulate in your house and it starts to join together and becomes what you call a black mass. This black mass vibrates out, and wants to be fed, like everything in the universe that wants to be fed. Your cat. If you don’t feed your cat, it cries out until you feed it. And it’s the same with these black masses. Once they vibrate out, what their food energy is is your thoughts and feelings of despair and stress. And so while you’re feeding it, it’ll just feed off that, and it grows. It gets to a certain point. And even though the financial stress might’ve gotten less and you’re feeling better about it, because you’ve got this big black mass, this conglomeration of energy of despair around finances and you haven’t fed it for a while, it starts vibrating out, just like your cat crying at you, “Feed me. Feed me.” But you can’t hear it or see it. But all of a sudden, it vibrates out, and it’ll actually start to attract you thinking and feeling the same way. So all of a sudden, you start to have more of the same thoughts and feelings of despair of some sort to feed it, and it can really impact the people living in the home. And so these are some of the reasons why you need to do a smudge on your home. And, of course, in many houses you move into, not only are you dealing with your thoughts and feelings in there, but you’re also dealing with the thoughts and feelings and the energy of the previous people that either lived in your home or worked in your workspace. And we find this very, very often where people move into a home, and previously the people in the home may have had some relationship issues, and maybe they’re selling the home because they got divorced. And you can imagine, to get to a point in a home where you got divorced, imagine the years of all the negative feelings towards each other and relationships, and the arguments. And all that different energy and thought are in that house. And then you move in there, and you’re a happily married couple, but all of a sudden within six months, you guys are fighting more than you’ve ever fought before, and you think, “Oh, what happened? Ever since we moved into this house, we’re just not getting along well.” And it’s because that same energy is in there and like attracts like, and so it starts to affect the people living in there. And so that’s why it’s so important to cleanse your house. Smudging helps with these things but more, in my experience after doing this in many houses for years. I just found that you were continually having to go back there and smudge the place. And so what I found is to actually do a proper clearing on it, smudge is something you can do yourself to maintain and keep the energy clear and stop things from building up, but, realistically, you need to do a proper clearing to reset the energy in the home by a professional. And one of the things I do is I do it from a distance, and the reason I do it from a distance through a surrogate is if I enter your home and enter that bad energy, I’ve actually gone into the negative energy’s home, and then I’m not in control of that. I’ve gone into its home, and it runs that place, not me, and so I’m at a disadvantage trying to clear that. But if I do it remotely through a surrogate, I control that energy because I go in from a distance through a surrogate, which under universal law, I then control whatever comes up, and I can deal with whatever goes on. It’s a very, very safe and effective way of clearing a house, office, land, and so on. What I’ve found is that, smudging is a good way to maintain once you’ve had a good clearing on a house, but, realistically, what you need to do is get a proper clearing done where we go back and clear any unwanted energies, whether they’re spirits or all of the things that might haunt the house. And even if there’s nothing that’s haunting the house, just clearing the build-up of thoughts and energies and negative things that have taken place, just like I said, just like you physically clean your house, you want to give it an energetic cleanse. And once we do this, we can show and teach you the ways of maintaining the energy that’s been reset, and one of the ways is by smudging.
What else can I do to cleanse my home or office apart from a smudge?
Things you can do to cleanse your home or office apart from a smudge is to bring some light and bright colors into your house. Also, you can play some nice music that either has a feel-good vibe, a happy vibe. Music about positive experiences rather than the blues [laughter]. And you can also let sunlight in and air the place as well. You can use some indoor plants and crystals to bring that beautiful energy into the home. You can use essential oils throughout the home. These are all things you can do. And you can play like a crystal bowl or Tibetan bowl in the home to use these energies to cleanse your home or office. And they’re really fantastic things to do, and they really create a good frequency or good vibration, and they can really help stop things from building up and can clear any light energies, anything that hasn’t sort of accumulated too much, out of the fields of your home and land.
But, realistically, to do a proper clearing, you need to get a professional to go in there and cleanse it properly, clear things off the timeline of the land, of the house, and the dimensions of sky that come up off the ground because every six feet off the earth, there’s a new dimension, and all these areas need to be looked at to clear a place properly. And then once that’s done properly by a professional such as myself, then one of the things we do if you do BOOK A CLEARING through us, is you then get a FREE E-COURSE to look at after the clearing’s been done, to show you and teach you how to actually maintain the energy of your home that you can do yourself. And I’ve mentioned a few of those ways above of how that can take place.
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