energy clearing rituals

Will the habits and beliefs you had in 2021 support the person you want to be in 2022?  Or is an energetic reset in order before you ring in the New Year?   Here are 3 powerful energy clearing rituals to support you in becoming an energetic match to all that you desire.   

Energy Clearing Ritual #1:  Release the old.

The nature of life is to accumulate.  Over time, we accumulate material objects, relationships – even habits and beliefs – that may or may not be serving us.  And every New Year, we get a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate what isn’t serving and make space for what will.

During any major life transition (think: manifesting a new job, relationship, level of health or abundance), clearing out the old is essential. It creates space, physically and energetically, for new creations to take root.   

Making space is essential.

Manifestation is equal parts intention and receiving: In order to experience a new and more satisfying reality, we must create room for that reality to unfold. 

In Italy, it was once common for people to throw things out of their windows on New Year’s Eve.  There’s a lot of wisdom in this custom.  Because it’s just as important to get rid of the old as it is to embrace the new.    

Until we’ve made some space, we don’t have clear access to the desires that are waiting to be born within us.  It’s a bit like being so full that you don’t even want to think about food, let alone about cooking an abundant feast.  So the first part of energy cleaning is to make space to clearly receive the creative impulses from your higher self. These messages are always being transmitted to us from the universal intelligence of which we are a part.  But to receive them, we must be open, pliable, and willing.  

Set aside a couple of hours to de-clutter your environment prior to the New Year. 

To make the most of this energy clearing ritual, put on some music and start de-cluttering!  

Go through your desk, your closets, and your pantry and remove everything that carries a lower vibration than you’d like.  Wash the dishes, do the laundry and change your sheets.  Open the windows and imagine your home is breathing, letting in life-giving energy and releasing the old.   Combine this physical activity with an inner awareness of the energy you’re ready to leave behind.

Take a page from Marie Kondo, the best-selling author who sold the world on the life-changing magic of tidying: Get rid of anything in your home that doesn’t “spark joy.” By doing so, you free up precious space for more joyful people, things, and projects.  Nature abhors a vacuum.   

Energy Clearing Ritual #2:  Empty your mind.

In the same way that new possessions require physical space to land, new ideas are drawn to a quiet mind.    

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Meditation is the fastest way to calm your mind so you’re open to receive inspiration from the higher realms.  These impulses are always available, but when our bodies are filled with tension and our minds are busy, we miss the clues.  

Prior to sitting down to meditate, take a few minutes to journal.  Try not to censor yourself, but simply free-write whatever comes to mind.  You can begin with this prompt:  What can I release right now in order to resonate with the vibration of my desires?  Put your pen to page or your fingers to the keyboard and give way to a stream of consciousness.  Think of your journaling like a clearing or emptying out so you have more room for what you desire to attract.  

Energy Clearing Ritual #3: Transmute the energy of what is no longer needed.

For a final energy clearing ritual, release the energy of 2021 through the process of transmutation.  For this, turn to the purifying properties of water and fire.   

As you move from room to room in your newly de-cluttered space, burn sage or incense. And as you do, mentally invite all negative or limiting energy to be liberated and released.   You can repeat the following incantation: 

 “I release all energy from the past year which no longer serves me. All aspects of my life are made fresh and new.” 

Once your energy clearing fire ritual is complete, it’s time to bring in the water element. 

Draw a hot salt bath, light some candles, and soak in the tub while drinking a tall glass of cold water. 

As you release stress and tension, soak in your blessings.  Make mental note of all you are grateful for, and breathe in the energy you want to surround yourself with in the New Year.  Finally, appreciate yourself for entering 2022 consciously and with deliberate intent.  All that you are seeking to experience in the coming months already exists in vibrational or energetic form.  By performing these energy release rituals, you are now vibrating in closer proximity with your desires. 


Christy Whitman is an energy healer, Master Certified Law of Attraction Coach, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Art of Having It All: A Woman’s Guide to Unlimited Abundance.  Her latest book, The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Power is on sale now at Christy communicates with, and for, The Quantum Council, a collection of non-physical ascended masters who desire to help humanity understand that we are divinely designed for well-being, abundance, success, and loving relationships.  You can take the first step in alignment and creating your desires by a free 30-day program called Watch Your Words by going here: