A house blessing is designed to clear the home of negative energies and protect those who live there. It is great to do when you are just moving into a new home.
A blessing removes any residue from the last occupants and allows the house to fill with your energy.
While it is recommended to always do a blessing when moving into a new place, you can do these more often such as once a year, twice a year, after a traumatic event such as a death or serious illness.
Home Blessings can be done in many ways, this is mine.
* Handheld drum
* White sage smudge stick & bowl
Twice a year (though do it as often or as little as you prefer)
This method works best if you have two people. One with the smudge stick and one with the drum.
Have the drummer set up a slow, steady, gently beat. Drums help to disrupt stagnant and negative energies.
Light the smudge stick and start at the front door. Say your personal blessing, whatever words work for you. I believe it should be something you create yourself, ask for protection, ask for the cleansing of the space.
With your athame in your power hand, draw up your personal power and release it through the athame as you inscribe a pentacle (or other sacred symbol) in the air in front of the door. Then follow that same pattern with the smudge stick.
Walk around the perimeter of the house until you get to the next door or window (I rarely do interior doors). Let the white sage follow you. Repeat the above at all windows and doors (also chimneys if yours is open).
Once the downstairs is done, go upstairs and repeat. End back at the front door.
Finally, give the door steps at both front and back a good sweep. Brushing away from the house.
Cleanse your athame and drum before using again.
If you do not have a second person, you can do this rite in two parts. Start with the drum and stand in the middle of the house creating a steady beat. Move to the front door and then around the house. Then return to the front door, take up the athame and white sage and complete the rite.
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