The effect that the power of sound has on our spirit is fairly obvious. Anyone questioning the influence that sound has over a person’s mood, should try falling asleep to the screech of sirens as compared to the sound of a babbling brook. The gentle melodies of nature are certain to make for a better night time lullaby. When you’re stressed out, you can count on soothing sounds to quell your anxiety. What may be less obvious, is that certain sound frequencies can have the same calming and clearing effect on the energy of your space!
Embracing the power of sound is nothing new. The ancient practice of using sound to deepen meditation and bring harmony within the spirit dates back thousands of years, and across many civilizations. Tibetan bells and crystal singing bowls have gained popularity in recent years thanks to the resurgence of sound baths. Sound baths use a variety of singing bowls, each acoustically tuned to emit a single note, that when played together, creates a blend of tranquilizing vibrations. The reason these experiences are called sound baths is because the vibrations of sound feel almost palpable within the body, as if they are washing through you.
Knowing how to use these cleansing notes in your space can add to the impact of your space clearing. Placing selenite on your window sills and burning sage are two methods of uplifting your home’s energy that talk about often, but incorporating the power of sound to these can elevate the cleansing practice to an even greater level. This is because sound frequencies are adept at blasting through stubborn energy blocks that saging alone doesn’t always cleanse.
5 Ways to Use the Power of Sound
There’s a variety of energy tools at your disposal if you want to give sound cleansing a try in your home today.
Singing bowls are powerful tools for breaking up stagnant energy. Metal singing bowls are especially good at stimulating a fresh circulation of grounding energy. You can either use a mallet to hit the side of the bowl, or circle the mallet around the rim of the bowl to create a lasting note. Once you’ve got the hang of making your bowl sing, move throughout your space, letting the noise reverberate against the walls. Try to get the sound vibrations up toward the corners of the ceiling, the corners by the floor, in the closets and anywhere else that energy tends to get overlooked.
While Tibetan bells have additionally sacred symbolism to them, the ring of any bell will brighten up your space with positive energy. As the sound vibrations disperse blocked energy, the sweet chimes work to uplift the fresh energy leftover. Ring your bell throughout your space, working the vibrations into those overlooking areas.
Drums are a central aspect to the rituals of many cultures throughout the world, and can enhance the cleansing ritual within your own home. Use the beat of a drum to break up stored energy. You don’t need a special drum or rhythmic talent. Just beat the drum at a steady pace as you walk clockwise throughout your home.
There’s a reason that we use chants to cleanse and charge the crystals we sell. Chants help to revitalize and align the spirit of both yourself and your space. If the energy of your home is feeling off, use chants to cleanse the negativity, and get the energy of your space back in sync with the intention of love and positivity. The chants we that use most often are “Om Mani Padme Hum” and these Om mantras. You can find a wide range of other restorative chants online. You’ll want to play the chants loud enough to fill your space, but not so loud that you bother the neighbors. Tip: Our co-founder and crystal expert, Heather Askinosie, also recommends playing Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony to freshen up your space with an exuberant energy.
If you don’t have any tools, and you can’t play chants on a stereo or computer, there’s still one method of sound cleansing that you can likely perform—clapping. This simple technique for dismantling built up energy is surprisingly effective. Just move clockwise through your space, clapping to release those tricky energy blocks in corners, doorways and closets.
Always remember to keep the intention of your cleansing practice in mind while performing any sound purification method. Combine the power of sound with other cleansing tools like sage and selenite, and the energy of your home will feel brighter than ever.