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
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.
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;
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, so let it be 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, 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 also like to put white sage soap in the shower for everyone to use it not only is soft and wonderful to use but 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 and happiness for all who come /live there.
You may like to write this down and place it under your candle and burnt it after you have finished cleansing.