Many things linger in hotel rooms. From scents to emotion to spirits, I know I've been in some sticky spaces. The normal go-to for space clearing, white sage, and smudging, you can't always use in a hotel room, especially if you want to get your deposit back, so in this post, we cover a few alternatives.
try an ionbox
The use of crystals is commonly recommended for clearing spaces and with reason - they work.
But say, for example, you have to travel light, a Himalayan salt lamp isn't always going to fit in your luggage weight requirement. Furthermore, crystals, however beneficial they are, often get picked up by airport agents, so carrying them can waste time and alert gate agents, possibly prolonging your trip.
So what do you do if you want to save time and travel light, yet still be able to clear your space once you get there!
I recommend trying something like a portable ion generator, for example, the Ionbox. The Ionbox does the same thing crystals do - emits high vibe energy into the space - but it takes up less space, works faster and most importantly... it weighs hardly anything. Read my review on them here.
In my eBook, Space Clearing: A How To Guide, I go over all the ways you can space clear, including smudging with white sage and white sage alternatives. But burning anything in a hotel room is a big no-no especially if you're interested in getting that deposit back. Also, to the untrained nose, smudge is often mistaken for the smell of weed, so if you're traveling for work, so please do keep that in mind.
So what's a traveling mystic to do? You try a smudge spray!
They work the exact same way as burning smudges, but rather than emitting smoke particles into the space (particles which 'grab onto' and help drop out the energy), they work by using water molecules to do the same thing. It's a much cleaner way to clear and great for people and dogs with allergies, not just for hotel rooms, to boot. Some of my favorite smudge sprays come from MaKenzie Flynn, but you can find many great smudge spray alternatives and you can even make your own.
Send clearing energy to the room before you get there
Ever hear of distance healings? Meditations for world peace? Sending prayer to a place or a person?
Well, research shows that stuff works and perhaps more importantly, that you can do it too.
To clear a hotel room, just send clearing energy to it before you get there. This works even if you don't know what room you have yet, because you'll just send clearing energy to the whole hotel. Gifting all with cleaner space. Go you.
Don't know how to Reiki? Well, then it sounds like it's time to learn.
Josslyn Streett has a great blog on how to do it for hotel rooms (located here) and with it, you'll be a natural in no time.
Lilou Mace also recommends, as I do, calling in your angels and ancestors to help clear the space before you get there. Visualize yourself doing this on the plane and it works. In fact, Oprah has said she calls in her ancestors and all those who have come before her, before any big speech or event, so if it's good enough for Oprah, it's good enough for you! Members: There's a Space Clearing Meditation in the Member's Meditation Room you can use to help clear the space energetically before you get there, too.
don't forget... Sound Clearing works too
Sound can also raise the energy of the room, helping to clear it and bring you up to a place where you actually feel settled into your space.
In this article by Maya Moon, she discusses how one can clear a space with a rattle. But you can also use sound healing bowls, chimes, or my personal favorite, tuning forks. Plain 'ol music that makes you feel good works to raise the vibration of the space, too - just make sure you do it during waking hours, as to not bother the other guests! The last thing you need is to successfully clear a room, only to have an entire floor's worth of negative energy being sent right back at 'cha.
So to recap:
- Experiment with trading in your salt lamp for a light and portable high-vibe energy generator like the Ionbox.
- Don't rule out your mother's 'ol habit of misting spaces - it works for scent clearing, it also works for clearing energy.
- Give energy healing a chance - try Reiki.
- Call upon your angels and/or ancestors to clear the room before you get there. I've had clients do this, and also I use it myself, with great success. Start visualizing it on the plane.
- You can also use sound healing, chants, guitar tuning, and simply spreading out your energy to make the space feel like your own.
Most importantly, when it comes to space clearing hotel rooms, it's that you feel at home in your new space, for however long you're going to be there.
So settle in, spread out your energy, unpack your bags and as you do all of those things, try out a few of the techniques above. Your hotel room should be feeling as close to home, as best as it possibly can, in virtually no time at all.
Amanda Linette Meder
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