Ancient Principles Help You Clear Your Clutter

Space Clearing expert Christan Hummel says that sometimes clearing away the energetic clutter lingering in one's house or office can produce major, even dramatic improvements in the environment you live in. Drawing on an aspect of feng shui known as space clearing, Hummel describes personal and social examples of how space clearing can remove the hidden clutter that drains energy by blocking the invisible life energy flowing through a living space known in China as "Ch'i" which is the foundation of the science of feng shui.

According to Hummel, author of the "Do It Yourself Space Clearing Kit" (ISBN-13: 978-0975479308), kicking the clutter habit can not only clean up the visual appearance of your home, but help your health, finances and even relationships.

Space Clearing is a great way to enhance steps you took to usher in the New Year with new ways of organizing and make your Spring Cleaning more effective. Going beyond the physical throwing out of things, and getting organized, Space Clearing gets at the energetic cause of our clutter. By applying these simple tips, you can do a lot to keep your clutter from coming back.

1. Energy follows thought�so watch your thoughts. Leave the bad energy behind and be aware of the thoughts you bring into the home.

ACTIONS: Control the energy you let into your home. Respect your own space. Take off your shoes and leave them at the front door. Consciously leave your daily worries at the threshold. Gain from the experience and knowledge of the ancient cultures that left their shoes at the door as a potent symbol of leaving the worries of the day at the door, and not bringing them into the home.

2. Thoughts linger in an environment. Clean out the room of bad energy.

ACTIONS: Clean up rooms physically and clear them out through ceremony, sage, smudging, intention, sacred sounds...

3. You carry energy with you wherever you go. All of us take the troubles and emotional upsets of our office home with us even if we leave our papers behind.

ACTIONS: Practice letting it go. Exercise, bathe, relax, meditate, do a cleansing ritual. When you shower or take a bath add your intention that all the stresses of the day go down the drain. Light a candle at the end of the day to symbolically "burn" your worries and problems of the day. Use these suggestions as models to develop your own cleansing practices.

4. Past actions/traumas/emotions leave a residue and can be cleared with intention.

ACTION: Simple ceremonies can help to lift the old vibrations and leave the space clear to receive the highest intentions. You can slowly and steadily overcome the bad energy left by old battles, previous deaths, divorce, family difficulties and other hardships.

5. Clutter blocks energy flow. Your home is like a mirror of your body. It has a circulation system and when life energy flows freely, then the environment is healthy. Your home will reflect the energy and intention you put into it.

ACTION: Clear it out. Make decisions. Put it away until you can decide. Keep the pathways open and clear so the life energy can circulate in the home.

Attention to these ancient principles can help you make your life in the present more efficient, more enjoyable and more deeply attuned to your natural rhythms and to those of the world around you.

About Christan Hummel
Christan Hummel is the author of the Do-It-Yourself Space Clearing Kit. She travels internationally, lecturing and teaching people how to access nature in a co-creative spirit.
She is available for interviews by contacting her