Why Cleanse your space?
There are many different reasons that you may feel your house, or work place, may need cleansing, the major ones include;
*moving into a new house or place
*a stressful event ie marriage break up or ill feeling between family members
*a death in the family
*paranormal events around the house such as objects moved, people seeing things etc
* to help sell a house
* upheaval in the work place
Do I need Help To Cleanse My Space?
Most of the time I feel it is better done the person living there as its also a way of stamping your mark on your home.
Anyone can do a cleansing following the guidelines below.
Some people like to get a minister to bless their home when they first move in or after a death.
If the problem is one that involves cultural aspects, you may want to look at getting in a Maori Healer or cultural equivalent.
I often work remotely with the home owners while they do the cleansing, over 3 days do a candle ritual spiritually cleansing of the house and grounds.
For this I do need photos of the house/place the fee is $120.00
How often should cleansing be done?
There are many other situations that cleansing can be helpful; don't be afraid to cleanse your space as often as you feel the need.
I recommend, monthly for workplaces and homes as a rough guide, sometimes burning of incense or candles does the regular clean and once a year a big clean can be done.
It is governed by how the place feels,
adapt the... if in doubt clear it out policy
Cleansing should be a planned event and tailored to meet your needs depending on your spiritual beliefs.
This is the approach I use that encompasses many cultural beliefs, I find this approach works very well.
In my opinion cleansing should be done in 3 phases;
Ridding Negative and Banishing ill Feelings
Sealing and Protecting the Space
Before and After Each Step
I recommend that you do a personal cleansing before and after each step.
This does two things firstly it puts you in the right mind set and keeps you from taking on any negative energy.
I have put up a separate page on personal cleansing if you need extra information on this
Getting Rid of The Negative
Set your intent, ask the Angels/God who ever you identify to help achieve your goal.
A good example of a heaven sent request is " Mother father God Angels please be with me today and fill this "space/ house/ property" with your light, love, peace and protection, and so it is
Thank you "
Open the windows and doors and get cleaning add to your water either banishing water or a good lemon smelling detergent, wash and clean every thing you can move furniture vacuum underneath.
Tidy up and put things away.
Let your thoughts be positive on getting rid of clutter and negative things, release and forgive.
Cut some lemons into wedges and place some in each room to remove any bitterness.
Place a small dish of blessed salt in each room to remove negativity
Leave the salt and lemons for three days. ( Best time to do this is after the full moon and before the new moon)
On the third day bury the lemons and salt, or remove them totally from the property.
A black candle maybe burnt over 3 days to help rid negative energies.
For an added extra Doreen Virtues Chakra clearing CD or similar clearing music (like American Indian Drumming) can be played during this time
Make sure your house is clean and tidy.
You may choose to get a minister of your choice to do this for you. Inviting some close friends to help can be an option worth considering.
Light a white candle and ask for blessing of the cleansing process.
Arch Angel Michael is the Angel of protection and clearing.
Good example of a heaven sent request is " Mother Father God Angels Please be with me/us today let your love and light fill every nook cranny and space of our home/property. Please let all sources of negativity and negative energy be lifted away, let all spiritual influences be positive and peaceful. Please protect and watch over this home and family.
So let it be thank you"
Light a sage wand or sage leaves, (Palo Santo can often be used with the sage or instead of it brings a beautiful calm to a space) first circle the smoke around you for cleansing and protection, you may at this time like to do the same for other members of the household but it is not a necessity.
I am a great fan of lavender being included in my rituals for is calming and peaceful energy
I also like to put white sage soap in the shower for everyone to use
it is not only is soft vegetable based soap but is also wonderful to use.
Its great at washing away all manner of things from the whole household.
Working methodically smoke/smudge each room, a fan or branch of bay leaves will help spread smoke.
Ask for your house to be filled with love and light, health, peace and happiness for all who come /live there.
You may also like to include things like success here as well
You may like to write this down and place it under your candle and burnt it after you have finished cleansing.
The Sealing and Protecting of the Space.
This can be done in several ways depending on what the reason for cleansing is.
My favourite is asking Arch Angel Michael to watch over, care for and protect this space.
Rosemary may be burned for protection, then protection oil can be crossed on each internal door and around the edges of external doors and windows.
A bunch of dried rosemary or bay leaves may be hung in areas that have been a problem or at front and back doors.
Amethyst crystals may be used in family rooms to provide protection or one buried at each corner of the property to form a protecting field.
Salt lamps and selenite crystals also will help shield and protect
Blessed salt should be used to seal each room just a pinch will do and left for 7 days before the room is vacuumed.
Blessed salt is used outside to form a ring of protection around the house.
Blessed salt is salt that you have asked to be blessed for the purpose of protection on all levels spiritually, emotionally and physically.
Finally a Saint Joseph statue is buried after being covered in protection oil facing the house,
Saint Josephs function is to protect houses and children.
Repeat sage yourself and if feeling drained make a cup of sage tea with honey in it,
give thanks to God etc for helping you.
I like to shower after I have cleaned up my tools