I’ve often been asked how to magically/energetically prepare a new (to you) home before moving in. And, searching my blog archives, it struck me that – shockingly – I’ve never blogged about this precise topic.
So here’s how to cleanse your house before moving in.
First of all, there is a lot on your mind when you move. And this is an understatement. Believe me, I am well aware: I have had more than my fair share of moving days within the last year. (From Los Angeles, I moved to Missouri last October, and then to Colorado last month!) What I’m getting at here is that we definitely don’t want your space clearing and blessing preparations to crowd your responsibility roster even a tiny bit more than it’s already crowded. That’s why I’m offering three different options below. Choose according to what feels the most appropriate for you. (For example, some of you may be moving across states, like I did recently, twice! Others may be moving only a few blocks. And of course there are plenty of other variables – like kids, dogs, and cats – that may make your move more or less overwhelming.)
Take inspiration from one, two, or all three of these, depending on what feels right. Even commitment level one can be plenty powerful, you trust it is powerful, and provided it feels powerful to you.
Commitment Level 1: Low
The night before your move-in date, as you lie in bed, energetically tune into the new space. Perhaps think of the address, and place your attention on an inner vision of the home. Ask Archangel Michael and Archangel Raphael to powerfully vacuum and clear it of all negativity, stagnation, and residual energy from the former occupants. See or sense them doing this with glowing vacuum tubes of light. Then request and envision these angels filling the space with very bright, golden white light. See and sense this light raising the vibration and attuning the space to the most positive possible frequency. See it become a glowing sphere completely encompassing the space like a sun, and gently spin this light energy in a clockwise direction to seal it in.
Commitment Level 2: Moderate
Before you actually move in any of your stuff, if it’s necessary, perform a physical cleaning to make sure your new space is sparkling clean. Then, light a giant sage bundle so that it’s smoking like incense, and carry a dish underneath it to catch any burning embers. Move in a counterclockwise direction around each room and area to powerfully clear out old energy and raise the vibrations. Extinguish by sealing in a large jar or running the burning end under water. Then stand in a central location or near the front door. Hold your hands in prayer pose and say a blessing prayer. Call on angels (or other divine helpers of your choice) and name all the positive qualities you’d like to call into the space.
Commitment Level 3: Advanced
If you have time and you feel really enthusiastic, a more involved clearing/blessing ritual would be great to do before you move in your physical stuff. Once you’ve cleaned physically as necessary, clap, bang on a pot with a spoon, or shake a rattle loudly while moving in a counterclockwise direction around each room and area. This will break up stagnant energy and prepare the space for a new energetic imprint. Then, light a sage bundle and move around the space in a similar pattern, as described in the “Moderate” section above. When that’s complete, while holding a delightful-sounding chime or bell, move around each room and area in a clockwise direction. Ring the chime while you repeatedly chant positive qualities you’d like to draw in, such as “Love, light, harmony, abundance, health, peace.” Feel that you’re generously scattering these qualities into the ether. Finally, stand in a central location or near the front door. Hold your hands in prayer pose and call on angels or other divine helpers of your choice to bless the space. Visualize a vibrant sphere of pink or golden white light completely filling and encompassing the space, and send it gently in a clockwise direction to seal in all the beautiful positive energy you’ve conjured up.
This should give you some ideas to work with. Follow these as written, or riff on them to create a similar ritual that works for you. For example, you might switch out the sage for nine sticks of frankincense incense, or mist with rosewater instead of ringing the bell. And again, be mindful of your responsibility level! You’re already doing a lot, so be sure not to burden yourself with unnecessary stress, when simply following the directions for commitment level one can do the trick. You can always do more involved space clearing and blessing rituals later, once you’ve settled in and your schedule feels a bit less hectic.
…And hey: congratulations on the new space!