Space Clearing with Tingsha Cymbals

A customer called the other day asking about space clearing with tingsha bells versus smudging.

Space clearing is the practice of removing or clearing negative energy in your home, office or other personal space. The practitioner walks around the perimeter of the room or space they want to clear and rings the tingsha cymbals slowly and methodically.  The resonating sound and vibrations of the hand cymbals cleanse the negative energies and replaces them with good vibrations and a positive flow. Space clearing is an integral part of Chinese Feng Shui.

Smudging works in the same manner, except a smudge stick is used instead of a space clearing bell. Smudging is done with a bundle of sage, cedar or other herbs. The smoke emitted from the smudge stick is believed to attach itself to the negative energy and when the smoke dissipates, it takes the bad energy with it. Negative energy goes up in smoke, so to speak. Smudging was originally a practice of native American Indians.

We have spoken with numerous space clearing practitioners over the years and believe it is a matter of personal preference. Quite simply, some prefer tingsha, while others prefer smudge sticks. In our discussions, we discovered that some who preferred tingsha bells quite often had sensitivities to smoke or were concerned about the clients they worked with. It is possible that clearing an office space through smudging could cause discomfort to office staff, or that many commercial spaces today are deemed “smoke-free”. One teacher pointed out that some states, like California have strict laws about commercial, smoke-free zones and this discouraged them from smudging. Others had concerns with smoke in client’s homes, especially if they have young children, seniors or even pets in the home.

Today, we are more conscious than ever about chemicals,smoke and other potentially harmful elements in our personal spaces. Some space clearing masters indicate apprehension about using smudge sticks manufactured in other countries. They are concerned about the potential for harmful chemicals and ingredients used in the process, especially if scents are added. Chopa Zen Home offers a nice selection of tingsha, bells and chimes for space clearing practices. Visit our store and shop online.

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One Response to “Space Clearing with Tingsha Cymbals”

  1. Tina B says:

    Great insight on space clearing. I have practiced space clearing for ten years. I have smudged and used chimes, but have more success and positive client experiences since I switched solely to tingsha and space clearing bells.

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