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HOUSE BLESSING RITUAL
© Copyright 1980-2007, All Rights Reserved.
When you move into a new home or office, it is always a good idea to cleanse and neutralize the space so that your new life and endeavors can begin in a clean, fresh environment unhindered by any activities or energies left behind by the previous inhabitants. Even if you are staying in a place you have occupied for some time, a cleansing and blessing of the space will help to let go of any blockages you have experienced in the past and give you an infusion of new energy to begin manifesting your current and future goals. Here is a simple and traditional cleansing-blessing for you to use:
Supplies: bowl or chalice with spring water for the element WATER; sea salt for the element EARTH; incense burner/charcoal/incense for the element AIR; candle for the element FIRE (white-purification pink-love energy light blue-peace light yellow-clarity). You can use any one of these colors to key in the specific energy you are blessing your home (or office) with.
Set up a small altar with the above supplies. This can be a coffee table, end table, kitchen table - it doesn't matter. Take up a small pinch of salt and meditate briefly on the positive qualities of EARTH (stability, grounding). Place 4 pinches of salt into the spring water and meditate on the positive qualities of WATER (calming, emotional clearing, psychic awareness).
- Light the charcoal and place it in your incense burner. We recommend that you insulate your burner with kitty litter or sand as you will be handling the burner. Let the charcoal light all the way across and place a small amount of incense (frankincense is a good all-around incense/a mixture of frankincense and white sandalwood is very uplifting/a blend called Purification is also very good) on your charcoal. As the smoke curls up meditate on the positive qualities of AIR (mental clarity, alertness).
- Place your candle in a holder and light it. Gaze at the flame and meditate on the positive qualities of FIRE (purifying, transforming).
- Over your altar say a prayer such as the 23rd Psalm, a traditional invocation for purification and protection or make a simple statement for blessing. Begin cleansing your home (or office, if you like) by opening all closets, cabinets and drawers. Then starting in the Northern most room of the house in the north quarter, (or the north wall of your office), walking in a clockwise motion, sprinkle the salted water on the walls and floor as you walk around the room in a circle. End in the north where you began and repeat with the incense and, last, the candle. Go to the next room to the east and continue the procedure until all the rooms have been cleansed and you are back where you started. Sprinkle the water, cense and hold the candle flame in each closet, cabinet and drawer as you cleanse each room as well.
- If you live in a 2 story house with a basement, you will begin on the top floor, complete it; go to the basement and complete it; then end on the ground level by opening the front door & shooing out all the imbalanced energy that you have gathered after you have cleansed each room on the ground floor.
SEALING THE HOUSE OR OFFICE:
Starting in the Northern most room or at the north wall of your office, make a sign of protection in the air at each window and outside door. This can be a pentagram, hexagram, cross or any sign which signifies protection to you. Make the sign with the hand you write with and visualize the sign blazing bright blue as you inscribe it in the air. Do this in each room. Don't forget fireplaces, mail slots if it opens to the outside, mirrors, sinks, bathtubs and toilets. Again, if you have a multistoried house, start at the top, go to the basement and end on the ground floor.
Finish by sitting in the center of the ground floor. Ground and center yourself and draw energy into yourself allowing it to glow outward from you. Let this energy grow and extend until it penetrates the walls in all directions, above and below you. You can let it extend all the way to your property line if you wish. Let the light glow brightly as you recite a prayer or invocation of protection. See the edges of the light thicken into a shield. You may also choose to ring a bell or chime or play a singing bowl to fill the space with bright, positive, clean energy.
Remember that if you become angry, depressed or exhibit other modes of negative energy later in your home or office that you are shooting small holes in your protective energy shield. You will need to identify the location of the holes and seal them with light. It is a good idea to do this Home Blessing if 1)you are moving into a new space, 2) you have never cleansed your existing space, or, 3) someone negative enters your space and exhibits negativity there. After cleansing your space, make a habit of re-cleansing it at least once annually.
© Copyright 1980-2007 Karen Charboneau-Harrison, All Rights Reserved.