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Everything You Wanted to Know about Space Clearings

Updated: Aug 14, 2023

A Space Clearing is energy healing for your home, office, or other physical location and is one of the services I offer at Just Be.

When you have an energy healing session, I am working to shift and release any detrimental energy to help raise your vibration for optimal well-being on every level. That’s also what I do in a Space Clearing.

The energy of spaces you frequent, especially your home, has a major effect on your well-being. And that effect can be helpful or detrimental. The importance of Space Clearings is major, but you might be unfamiliar with them.

I invited you to ask me your questions about Space Clearings, and below I share those questions and my answers.

I think the house down the street has bad energy, can you do a Space Clearing on it?

No, and here’s why. The house down the street belongs to someone else, not you. It is not ethical for me to work on someone’s home that has no ties to you other than being your neighbor, so I would need the owner’s or renter’s permission to work on that home. However, something I can work on is the energy of your neighborhood.

While the neighborhood technically belongs to several households, it also belongs to you, it is public domain, and the energy of your neighborhood affects you. Any energy healing on a neighborhood would provide benefit for all. From experience, there are neighborhoods with “bad energy” and that does negatively impact all who live there to varying degrees.

Do you come to my house to do a Space Clearing?

No, I do not. I don’t have to physically be in the space I’m working on to effectively heal the energy. It doesn’t matter where you’re located or where I am located, you can still receive a powerful Space Clearing from me through my energy healing services.

What’s the difference between smudging and a Space Clearing?

Smudging is the practice of burning sacred plants or herbs to help clear stagnant energy and is very effective in doing so.

A Space Clearing takes a deep look to identify where energetic shifts need to happen. In many cases, you can also discover recommended physical actions to take in your session, such as rearranging objects in your home or what color to paint your bedroom.

Both smudging and Space Clearings help improve the energy of your home and I believe they complement each other. I recommend Space Clearings at least 2x a year and smudging in between those sessions to maintain a healthy vibration.

If you feel there is a negative presence in your home, you can try smudging, but it might be difficult to release that presence if it has been there for an extended period. In those cases, a Space Clearing is usually much more effective.

When do you recommend having a Space Clearing?

There are some instances where I absolutely recommend a space clearing:

  • During the spring and fall.

  • When you are buying a new home.

  • When you are selling your home.

  • When the people in your home don’t feel well, keep experiencing challenges, or aren’t getting along with each other.

  • When you feel there is a negative presence in your home.

  • When things keep going wrong in your home.

  • When you have experienced theft/vandalism in your home or on your property.

Why would I do a Space Clearing when I’m buying or selling a home?

When buying a home, you would want to do a Space Clearing to release any residual energy left behind from previous occupants.

Sometimes the need for a Space Clearing can be obvious, like if you knew the previous occupants were very ill, experienced something tragic in the home, are selling because they are going bankrupt or getting a divorce. You wouldn’t want to take on that energy for yourself or your family.

But other times you may not know the situations of previous occupants, so a Space Clearing just ensures that residual energy is released and your new home is ready for you and your family.

If it is a new build, a Space Clearing might still be helpful, especially if there were a lot of challenges during building or if there was tension or greed among the contractors working on your home. A Space Clearing just helps to set you up for success and happiness in your new home.

When selling, I have found homes to sell much more quickly and for top dollar when I clean up the energy and release your attachment from your home during a Space Clearing. When you do a Space Clearing for your home you are selling, it’s almost like your home emits a beacon that calls in the perfect buyer for your home. I highly recommend it.

I’m renting my home, can you still do a Space Clearing on it?

Yes, absolutely. It is your space you are living in and you deserve the energy of that space to be supportive of your well-being.

Do Space Clearings get rid of ghosts?

Yes, a Space Clearing will be able to identify if there are any negative entities or other spirits that need to be released from the home. Not all spirits are “bad” spirits, and they may need compassionate support in crossing over. No matter the type, I’ve worked with them all and know how to quickly and safely release them from your space.

Are there things I can do on my own to keep healthy energy in my space?

Absolutely! After you have a Space Clearing, there are many things you can do to help maintain that healthy vibration for an extended period. (Coming soon…my favorite good vibe hacks for spaces!)

I own my own business and work at home. Would a Space Clearing help my business grow?

Potentially. From an energetic perspective, there are many angles to look at for helping you grow your business, and I would include the space you work out of as one of them.

A Space Clearing would help create the most supportive environment for you. It is also possible you could learn ideas for decorating and rearranging your workspace to enhance your activities and results.

Energy healing can help you grow your business and I would look at your space and other aspects (like your ability to receive and energetically-aligned strategies/services, for example) to support you.

My workplace is miserable, but I don’t own the business. Can you do a Space Clearing on it?

Yes, but in a limited capacity.

It would be most appropriate for the business owner or manager to request the Space Clearing, but they may not be on board with that. In that case, the Space Clearing would be limited to only the areas that directly impact you, like if you have your own office, cubicle, or department for example.

Are there certain places that commonly have the worst energy?

While any place can be affected by detrimental energy, some of the most common places with low-vibrating energy include schools, bars/nightclubs, and jails/prisons.

That doesn't mean these places ALWAYS have low-vibrating energy, just that it is common. But the good news is that detrimental energy can always be shifted to something better with energy healing.

Is there a way to recognize bad energy in a space?

Yes, there are several things to look out for, including:

  • A space makes you feel uneasy, drained, or agitated.

  • You can actually see a sort of haze in the space.

  • You can sense that something is off in the space.

  • You can sense a negative presence in the space.

  • Something bad frequently occurs in that space (this can even include roadways and intersections where accidents happen often).

  • Your dog avoids certain areas in your space.

  • Your cat frequently urinates in the same place, outside of its litter box.

  • Light bulbs often burn out sooner than expected.

  • Appliances or technology frequently break down or malfunction.

How do I know if I need energy healing for myself or if I need a Space Clearing?

The simple answer is you can ask me! If you feel like you are working on yourself- healing and practicing self-care- but aren’t getting anywhere, you will want to work on the energy of your space (most likely home) to create a more healthful and supportive environment for you.

There are many, many different things that impact your well-being, but two things have the greatest impact: your energy and the energy of your home.

Why would my home ever need more than one Space Clearing? Shouldn’t my space be good after one?

The reason why more than one Space Clearing may be needed is because you bring a lot of different energies into your space. Every time you leave your space and return, you could be bringing in energies you picked up outside of your space.

Anytime you turn on your TV or use a device with a screen, you could be bringing energies into your space. If there has been sickness, sadness, stress, or arguments, that energy can get stuck in your space. Whenever you bring other people or products into your space, those energies can impact your space.

This is not saying every energy you invite into your space is bad, it's just recognizing that you bring all sorts of energies into your space on a regular basis that could be helpful, neutral, or detrimental to the energy of your space.

A Space Clearing is like a cleansing bath for your space. You don’t need to do it all the time, but it is needed occasionally. That’s why my recommendation is to do a Space Clearing in the spring and fall each year. Both times of year are natural for cleaning up. Spring to bring freshness and fall to let go of what no longer is needed.


Was your question answered or do you have other questions? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading!

Be love. Be Light. Just Be.


About the Author: Hi, I'm Serena James! I'm a Soul Empowerment Guide passionate about helping people seeking more joy and prosperity in their lives to find it by working with their energy.

I'm the owner of Just Be Energy Healing and author of the book Vibe Higher. Be sure to check out my Resources page to support you on your journey of self-discovery and living in alignment with your soul purpose.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. Any action you take as a result of this information is self-prescribed and your right to do so.

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