How to Rid Your Home of Negative
Energy with Sound Healing
If you've been in the spiritual community for long, you’ve heard people refer to ‘smudging,’ or what I refer to as ‘cleansing’ a home with sage. You’ve probably seen someone smudging their aura or other’s auras upon entering sacred space, or before a ceremony. Both of these types of smudging will help keep your energies clear of negativity and heaviness, as well as warding off evil. Most people upon cleansing a home, remark that the air seems cleaner & brighter. I’m sure someone can explain why this is, but that’s not the point of this article.
My point is, somehow, through the great mystery and miracle that is life, smudging works - and we can also smudge with SOUND.
Smudging with SOUND is less well known, but it’s just as effective.
If you’re tired of doing the same old smudging routine, or you don’t like the smell of sage, read on my friend. We’re going to get you the low down on how to smudge your home, yourself, or your office, with bells.
WHAT IS SOUND HEALING?
Remember when we took science class as kids, and they told us that everything in the whole world is made up of tiny molecules, that are constantly in motion? Even though the objects around us appear solid they are actually moving and we can either speed up their vibration or slow it down by adding our own vibration or SOUND to it. This is SOUND HEALING in action. The physical vibration that the sound waves create, vibrates the molecules around us, for the desired effect.
In this article, our desired effect is clearing a home of stagnant or negative energies.
Some people say that the earth itself has its own vibration, perhaps this is what started all these objects around us vibrating in the first place? Or is that Creator? Hmm, big question right?
Some people say that the language of the ethereal plane is nothing but sound vibration.
That there are NO WORDS, JUST VIBRATION. It is said that beings such as Angels and Spirit Guides communicate telepathically, and through nothing but different tones that contain volumes of information in them!!!.
Sound Healing is the ancient science of vibrating molecules by sound, to effect a desired outcome.
Sound Healing is able to effect change at the molecular level, and is very effective in going around the ego self. WE DO NOT JUDGE SOUND, IT SIMPLY IS. This is why Sound Healing as a modality can be so effective. The client simply listens to the tones around them. We don’t have to confront our deep dark Shadow Selves in a session (although that definitely happens!), we don’t have to talk about our feelings (although those come up too!), we can simply relax, in a no-pressure, healing session and let physical vibration affect our mood. Sound Healing is proven to change our brain waves and induce different states of consciousness.
Each decade science is catching up a little more with what the ancients knew thousands of years ago - Sound Healing works.
WHY DO WE CLEANSE OUR HOMES?
Have you ever entered a room and you could tell that there had just been an argument there? This is common. Most people can feel a tense energy such as this and remember at least one time in their lives that they felt this. This is WHY you cleanse a home. Most homes are made of gypsum; this is what dry wall is made of. Think of stone work, granite countertops, tile floors, the wood frame, stucco siding, all of these materials occur in nature (or mostly natural), and collect energy naturally.
This is why we cleanse our crystals and ceremonial objects such as Tarot cards, wands, healing crystals, and instruments, all things, made from nature, which collect imprints from the people around them, or the people handling them. Periodically at least, it is wise to cleanse our homes, tools, and selves of negative or stagnant energies.
YOU WILL NEED
You will need a series of bells to best complete this exercise, although you can clear a home with your voice, toning, music, or even clapping your hands! You want a set of bells, you can use, say 3 of them, but use what you have. If you don’t have 3 that’s fine. You can also substitute a singing bowl in your line of bells too. The only thing that matters is you will be going from the most unpleasant sounding tone, to the most pleasant tone, and stick with either brass or quartz. It’s more effective if the house is clean to start with or at least the clutter picked up a little. It’ll still work if your house is a mess, don’t worry! Intention is everything.
There are many different tools that you can substitute besides just bells. I got my brass bells from the thrift store, happening upon them one at a time. I now have three vintage & antique brass bells, and one large Tibeten bell & dorge, and harmonic set of Tingshas that I use for this process.
Use what you have at your disposal, such as a brass singing bowls, quartz singing bowls, bells, clapping of hands, Tibeten bells, and disharmonic or harmonic tingshas. I put some links at the end of this article to simple and affordable brass bells that will work for our purposes of cleansing a home. I also added other Sound Healing instruments that can be utilized for this method.
If your budget affords it, purchase a quality set of Tingshas, such as the ones below, or a Tibetan bell and Dorje set for the final 'intention setting' round of this bell cleansing.
What do I mean when I say Harmonic or DisHarmonic?
Tingshas are made one of two ways. Either they are smooth, and make a pleasing sound, or they are DisHarmonic, and make a displeasing sound. You can usually tell the difference because the DisHarmonic Tingshas have markings on the bell surface and make a more unpleasant tone.
A more displeasing tone in the bell or Tingsha is helpful at the beginning of the clearing process as they break up energy better. A Harmonic, or pleasing tone in the bell or tingsha is helpful at the end of the clearing process, when you want to set the 'tone' of a room to harmony.
When you compare the tones of the bells you have, you will notice that some sound more pleasant, or harmonic than the others. Be mindful of how harmonic or disharmonic your individual bell/bowl/tingsha is in comparison to your other tools, so that you can start from disharmony, and move towards a beautiful, harmonic tone. You want to use your most beautiful sounding bell on the last 'round' of cleansing.
Before you begin, say a prayer, in whatever way makes you comfortable. Invoke whatever good energy means to you – be it the Virgin Mary, Jesus, the Angels, elementals, Buddha, whatever it is that makes you light and happy. Imagine your shielding, coming up and around you, and get grounded, centered, and clear. Once you’ve done that you are ready to begin.
Most people say to work in a clockwise motion, although I haven’t found that to make a difference. There are different schools of thought on this; I was taught to go in a COUNTERCLOCKWISE direction to REMOVE energies, which is what we are doing here. Crack a window or door in each room as you go along. This gives the energy somewhere to go out of.
Start with the most coarse, harsh sounding bell you have and work progressively to the most pleasant beautiful sounding bell. Grab your ‘crappy’ sounding bell. Ring the bell in the center of the room imagining your guides or angels, or Jesus, or whoever you pray to, filling the room with light and happiness. Imagine that with each ring of the bell, you are physically breaking up the energy patterns present in the room (you are!).
Ring the bell loudly and briskly, and ring it from floor to ceiling. Don’t forget to ring your bell in every corner and closet. Imagine the negative energy leaving through your open window or door in the room. You want to pay attention as you go along, that you are ‘herding’ the negative energy so to speak, either to the open window or door, or to the next room. Just as if you were painting, don’t ‘paint yourself into a corner.’
Do the same in hallways, bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages, everywhere. Once you are done with that ‘round’ of the bell, grab your next bell up. This next bell will be clangy sounding, but not as harsh as the first bell. Repeat the process again around your home.
Now, grab your third bell. This bell should be beautiful, and harmonious sounding. When you ring this bell, it FEELS GOOD. That’s the bell or bowl that you want for your final 'round.'
SEED YOUR INTENTION
Think of an intention that you want for your space. Do you want to feel relaxed in your home? Happy? Rich? Fun? Feel close to family? Have a loving relationship? Imagine that you are seeding your intention into the space. What color is your intention? Is it a white or golden light? Is it another color perhaps? Imagine the color of your intention permeating your home as the bell rings this intention into your space.
Grab the third and final bell and visualize your intention spilling out from you and filling the room up completely with this intention. Do this for every room in your home.
And, there you have it!! You can adapt this ritual in any way you like to make it your own.
You can confidently use Sound Healing to cleanse your aura or home at any time.
If you set up your CD/mp3 player to play music that is soothing, and that has a lot of instruments, you can amplify your intention by using it in addition to the three bells you just used. Classical would be perfect, or your typical yoga or massage music is perfect too.
Set it on repeat and leave it for a few hours at least, 8 hours would be preferable. A convenient way to do this is to set it up before you go to work in the morning, and then you can return to an energized and peaceful home in the evening.
I linked Jonathan Goldman Reiki Chants below, this CD is AMAZING for sound healing. I can't recommend this CD enough, Goldman translated Reiki symbols into musical notes and them played them to make this CD. The result isn't just cool in concept, the sound is incredible.
If you have any questions let me know. Happy clearing!