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. 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!
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. 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Remember to set and keep the intention of your cleansing practice in mind while performing any sound purification methods. Combine the power of sound with other cleansing tools like sage oils and crystals and the energy of your home will feel calmer and brighter.