How to Perform a House Cleansing

by Nancy Ritz - 22:46 on 02 February 2018

How to Perform a House Cleansing

Make the ceremony of the house cleansing your own.  This is your sacred space and by setting your intention before beginning is very important to the outcome of the cleansing.  It doesn’t matter where you start, top to bottom or bottom to top, as long as you work your way through the entire house.  The following instructions are just a guide for you to begin with, follow your intuition during the process so that it feels right for you.

1.     Buy a smudge stick.  You can choose from white sage (the most popular) to any of the multitudes that are available.  Use a abalone shell or a bowl to hold it over.

2.     Light the stick, and when it catches fire, blow it out and allow the embers to start to smoke (like you would light incense).

3.     Set your intention.  Visualize white light from heaven coming down.  Say a prayer of cleansing.  “I cleanse this room of any impurities, negativity, or anything that does not serve the people that live here.  If there is any spirits here, the light is here for you to return to the light.”

4.         Walk around the room, fanning the smoke drifts into corners, along walls, around windows, and along ceiling lines.  As you do, imagine the smoke absorbing negativity, problems from those who were in the space before you, toxicity, and anything else you want to go away.  Imagine that bad energy flowing out of your space, making room for positive, fresh energy.

5.         After you’ve blessed every room, give yourself a sage shower.  Cup your hands over the smoke and “wash” your body as you would in a water shower.  Visualize any residual negativity sailing out of your body, out of your home, and into the light.

6.         You can extinguish the stick in the cup of water if you need to leave the house or allow the stick to smolder and go out by itself.

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