Every Witch Way “House Blessings”

This issue I am going to give you some ritual ideas for a House Blessing or Clearing.  House blessings are spiritual rituals intended to clear negative energies from a space, bring harmony and light and protect the inhabitants.
If you are noticing negatives energies or feelings in your home: perhaps unexplained tiredness, arguing, a restless, listless or “down” feeling – it is probably time to do a house blessing!   Often times, dark or negative energies or spirits gather like dust bunnies – and can heavily affect the people living within.
House Blessings are highly recommended for moving into a new home or apartment, after a divorce, death or break up or any life or situation changing moments.  And sometimes you just need to get the “stale” out and start off on a clean slate by removing old or negative energy out of the home – kind of like a “Spring Cleaning” – in ANY season!
If you’re moving into a new home and wish to bring in as much harmony as possible, it is smart to perform some type of cleansing and blessing on your new residence. Locations can hold the energy of previous owners or events that have happened there, and it is unlikely that it is all positive and loving. Don’t take chances. While moving time is often stressful and busy, try to set one day aside to spiritually prepare your new home.
A house cleansing should be a celebration, so if you want, you can invite your friends and family and ask them to participate in blessing your home.
Use the following as a guideline.  Feel free to adjust or make your own as spirit leads you.
Create sacred space in your own manner / Invite deity / angels / Call the corners, etc.
Be aware of the basic elements:
East / Air              Intelligence, organization
South / Fire         Warmth, Passion, Change
West / Water     Love, contentment, unity, purification
North / Earth      Stability, strength, nurturing
Then – Go room to room through house clearing bad, negative, dark, stale, thick energy.  Using a combination of any or all of the following:
Sage to Purify
Broom to sweep out
Bell to ring out
Water to Cleanse
Salt to purify
Knife to cut through bad energy
Now, replenish what the space with good, loving, positive, light, energy. Again, going room to room – and while in each room – claim and state the elements you want in that room.  ie – for examples – (but bring your OWN intentions that you want in each room) sample:  sustenance, nutrition, togetherness in the kitchen.  Love, sleep, rest, sex in the bedroom.  Cleanliness, elimination, beauty in the bedroom. Etc., etc.
Go room to room with:
Incense to sweeten – Air – purify
Candle – fire – light
Water/ Crystal – water – emotional flow
Branch – earth –  grounding
Chime – to ring in good
Thank the elements, deities, guides, angels, friends and family members that assisted you
Close the circle.  Enjoy your new home!
‘Til next time… with love, blessings and big, big hugs from Hollywood!  ;o)  xox Patti