“What’s wrong Jessica?” I asked
“We just finished moving into our new home,” she said.
But Jessica’s face told another story. “I don’t feel like my family and I are the only ones there. Something just isn’t right.”
“Have you tried a house blessing?” I asked.
Sometimes moving into a new place doesn’t bring the joy we had hoped for. We may experience a form of uneasiness.
Now, we’ll discuss the process of doing a House Blessing.
What you will need:
- Large container of Kosher Sea Salt
- One white candle
- Spring or purified water (enough to asperge your entire home)
- Bowl (small)
- Bowl (large)
- Pitcher (this holds water for refilling your large bowl)
- Anointing oil
- White altar cloth
Set up your altar with the white candle (representing Fire) and the other Three Elements (Air, Water, and Earth). Put the white candle in the middle and the other Elements on their sides of the altar. Pour some water into the large bowl. Set the small bowl on the West side.
Section off the house with salt by making boundary lines blocking entryways for each room with the salt. (Set the salt in lines.) This will contain the energy in each room so that you can work on it as an individual space.
Start with blessing and purifying each Element by placing your athame in each Element–and say:
For the white candle: Light the candle, then place athame over it and say:
I CONSECRATE AND BLESS THIS FLAME IN THE NAMES OF THE GREAT LORD OF THE SUN AND GRACIOUS LADY OF THE MOON, THAT THIS FLAME BE THEIR SACRED LIGHT TO CAST OUT ALL DARKNESS WITH ITS USE.
I CONSECRATE AND BLESS THIS WATER IN THE NAMES OF THE GREAT LORD OF THE SUN AND THE GRACIOUS LADY ON THE MOON, THAT THIS WATER BE THEIR FERTILE ENERGY TO CREATE NEW BLESSINGS WITH ITS USE.
I CONSECRATE AND BLESS THIS SALT IN THE NAMES OF THE GREAT LORD OF THE SUN AND THE GRACIOUS LADY ON THE MOON, THAT THIS SALT BE THEIR LOVING BODIES TO GROW NEW HOPE WITH ITS USE.
I CONSECRATE AND BLESS THIS INCENSE IN THE NAMES OF THE GREAT LORD OF THE SUN AND THE GRACIOUS LADY ON THE MOON, THAT THIS INCENSE BE THEIR SACRED BREATH TO BREATHE NEW AND POSITIVE STORIES WITH ITS USE.
Take three pinches of salt and mix with the Blessed Water. Place incense on charcoal—or if using stick incense, light the incense-stick using the white candle.
Bless the oil with the Elements saying:
I PURIFY WITH EARTH AND WATER.
I CLEANSE WITH FIRE AND AIR.
Dip the small bowl into the large bowl to scoop up some Blessed Water.
Move around the space first with the water, asperge and say while going in deocil (clockwise):
I PURIFY YOU WITH EARTH AND WATER.
– Ring Bell
Next, move around the space while fanning the smoke of the burning incense and say:
I CLEANSE YOU WITH FIRE AND AIR.
– Ring Bell
If you sense any more negative energy, guide it with your hands. Direct the negative energy to the large bowl of holy water so that it is absorbed and cleansed. Shake the energy off your hands as you place your hands over the water bowl.
After purifying and cleansing the space, take up the athame and go to an entryway and trace a banishing pentagram there and say:
I CAST OUT ALL BANEFUL ENERGIES AND SEAL THIS [DOOR or WINDOW or FIREPLACE]
Then take up the oil and dab on each corner of the door frame/window/fireplace saying:
YOU ARE NOW CLOSED TO ALL NEGATIVE AND BANEFUL ENERGIES.
Once done, move to next room and start all over again.
When you have completed the ritual for the whole house, pour the last batch of the holy water down a sewage drain that goes away from the house.
This will help you clear all the nasties and bad energy from your home. You can also smudge your home afterwards just to make sure.
You deserve to enjoy your home in peace and harmony.
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