Clearing Items of Negative Energy -
By Tina Erwin
You often hear someone discuss the fact that they can feel energy. Sometimes, a very sensitive
person may become uncomfortable in an antique store, sensing the various energy signatures
[vibrations] coming from everything from the silverware to the furniture. Perhaps what they are
feeling is predecessor energy. This is the energy that has been imbedded in an item that was owned
by another person. Some people love how old antique furniture feels, others find it quite
Other people can become exceptionally uncomfortable in homes were someone died a violent death,
there was terrible fighting as a precursor to a divorce or terrible physical, mental, emotional or spiritual
abuse took place over a long period of time. Those sensitive people probably will not be able to
purchase a house like this unless they use the tools provided below, to actually clear that terrible
energy and heal that house. Other people will not specifically feel it, but will find themselves affected
by this powerful predecessor energy.
Can predecessor energy affect you? Absolutely, of course the energy of other people can affect you.
The classic example is the person who buys a house and feels like it is haunted, as if something
happened in those rooms that cannot be explained. He or she can feel it. Ask any seasoned real estate
agent and he or she will tell you that the darkness that exists in some homes can definitely be felt.
One agent would not stay inside a listed home during an open house because it felt so haunted to her.
Some people love antique jewelry, they love the design, the old fashioned jewels and the fact that
each piece is unique. Great, but what if the previous owner of that jewelry was murdered, or died a
tragic death, or was wearing it when something terrible happened to them? What if they wore it while
several things happened to them? What if the memory of the difficulties of that person’s life was so
great that even family members did not want to own it? That is precisely why it ended on consignment
with a fine jeweler, so that it could be sold to someone else.
You enter the shop and see this lovely bracelet, or ring or pendant. It looks so lovely on you that you
purchase it. Probably, you never even washed it in warm soapy water before you used it. The jeweler
may have brightened up the gold and the stones and that would have been it. Over time, as you wear
it occasionally, you do not notice that various difficulties begin to happen to you while you are wearing
that piece of jewelry. You may or may not ever make the connection between the piece of jewelry
and your difficulties. This happened to a lady who purchased a gorgeous emerald and diamond ring. It
took 10 years to figure out how toxic that ring had become for her.
You buy a piece of furniture from someone who lost everything they owned because they went
bankrupt. You get a really good deal. You never notice that from that day forward, you have increasing
difficulties financially. Probably, you would not have ‘washed’ the furniture or desk, or chair, or
energetically cleaned it in any way.
This can happen to cars as well. All kinds of things happen to cars and happen inside cars. Get a feel for
the car on every level before you purchase it and then work on cleaning that vehicle physically and
energetically. Millions of people inherit things from positive and negative family members. People buy
used items and people buy items made from recycled things. The issue of clearing any item of
negative energy is exceptionally important. This is not to make anyone feel paranoid, but you wash
your hands, your food and your body because of the negativity you pick up in one day of living.
Imagine what a piece of jewelry, furniture, car or house would have picked up in decades of use.
When do these things get really, really cleaned physically and spiritually?
The next question is, how do you clean items as large as a house or as tiny as a ring? Part 2 will address
this important question.
Tina D. Erwin, CDR, USN, Ret, has studied metaphysics all her life to enable her to understand her own
psychic abilities. These intense studies were further enhanced by the experiences of a dynamic 20-year
career in the Navy, working for the U.S. Submarine Force, retiring at the Commander level. Her most recent
book, The Lightworker’s Guide to Healing Grief , offers hope and help when facing a loss. Erwin currently
writes a weekly column on metaphysics called Light Times.