For example, a home might feel a little wonky about its role if:
- It used to be something other than a home, such as a business or a church,
- It’s in a relatively new neighborhood where the earth has been quite used to being in its natural state, or being something such as farmland, for some time,
- It’s built on land where something intense occurred, such as a battle or other tragedy,
- It’s built on space that was sacred to native inhabitants for a prolonged period of time.
For example, I recently performed a phone consultation for a long distance friend and client. With the help of my handy pendulum, I intuitively tuned into the fact that – even though her home was built within the last quarter of the previous century and was never anything other than a home (such as a business or a church) – it also wasn’t quite solid in its role as a home. After speaking with her about this, I soon learned that her neighborhood was once a battleground during the Civil War. By human standards, the Civil War might seem like distant history, but by the standards of Mother Earth, it was only yesterday. The trauma and unrest of this historical period, as well as the clear role as “battleground” remembered by the very earth under her floorboards, was contributing to a lack of harmony in her home and life.
The good news is that our thoughts and intentions are powerful. By clearly and specifically channeling them – especially through the employment of a ritual – we can heal old patterns and bless the land and space so that it is clear in its role as a happy, harmonious living space. Here’s a ritual that can help you do just that. It can be helpful if you feel that your home is not completely comfortable in its role as home for any reason, including (but not limited to) any of the bullet points above.
It’s best to perform this ritual on a new moon, but there is some prep work to be done beforehand.
Sometime during the waning period before the new moon, perform a simple, thorough space clearing ritual. If you do this often and feel comfortable with it, just do it in a way that feels good to you.
Otherwise, you might begin by moving counterclockwise through each room and area while clapping loudly or shaking a rattle. Then burn a bundle of dried white sage so that it’s smoking like incense (not burning like a log), while carrying a dish under it to catch any burning embers. Again move counterclockwise through each room and area. (This can be substituted with a mister of rose water or essential oils of sage or clary sage in spring water if you are sensitive to smoke.) Finally, stand in a central location and visualize a very bright sphere of blinding golden, white light completely filling and surrounding the space. In your mind’s eye, see this sphere gently spin in a clockwise direction to lock in this new clarity and positivity.
On the morning of a new moon, wake up just before sunrise. Relax your body, take some deep breaths, and center your mind.
When you feel ready, call on angels and/or other helpful beings of your choice. (For example, you might call on Archangels Raphael, Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Metatron. And/or, you might call on The Goddess, God/Goddess/All That Is, or simply on “Divine Energies.”)
Light nine sticks of sandalwood incense, and hold a small dish underneath to catch ashes and embers. Alternatively or in addition to the incense, add nine drops of essential oil of neroli to a mister of rose water and shake. If possible and appropriate, walk in a clockwise direction around the perimeter of your lot while misting and/or smudging with the incense smoke and inwardly chanting this or something similar: “I dedicate this as sacred space. I dedicate this as a happy home. This place is now harmonized, beloved, and blessed – above and below, to the north, south, east, and west, and in all directions of time.”
Next (or first if performing the blessing outside is not possible for any reason), go inside with your incense and/or mister and continue the chant while moving in a clockwise direction throughout each room and area.
Safely extinguish the incense and stand in a central location with your hands in prayer pose. Visualize a sphere of very bright golden white light completely filling and surrounding your home and lot, moving gently in a clockwise direction. Then thank the specific energies and/or beings on which you have called. Finish by saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.”
To anchor in the new energies and intentions, you might bury four white quartz crystal points (any size, but the bigger the better) at each corner of the lot. First empower them in sunlight, and fill them with your intention to establish a positive, harmonious, cozy residential space. Then bury them points up, with the points very gently pointing inward toward the center of the lot.