Q: I will be moving into a new home soon. The energy is great in and out of the house. But I wonder if bringing in things from another place that wasn’t so great will affect that – should I “prepare” them?
A: Congrats, how fun for you to move to an awesome new place!
Even though moving can be so refreshing and uplifting, because it brings so many changes, it’s also stressful. In fact, I remember learning in Psych 101 that moving is one of the single most stressful things that people go through. Which is why the last thing you need is one more time and energy consuming task – i.e. clearing a bunch of items.
And so…why not set up some energetic conditions that help get rid of any lingering negative energy from your old space as you pass through the threshold to your new space? Here’s a ritual I designed with your situation in mind. Try this one or create something similar.
Threshold Ritual to Cleanse Your Stuff While You Move
After the moving truck arrives but before you begin to move everything in, if you haven’t already performed some sort of new home blessing/clearing ritual, perform a simple one by clapping or rattling loudly and then smudging with a bundle of dried white sage in each room and area. Then stand in a central location and visualize a sphere of bright white light completely encompassing the space. Say a simple prayer or invocation to summon the energies you’d like to experience in the new space – e.g. love, harmony, peace, prosperity, etc. (You would want to do something like this anyway – see Magical Housekeeping or The Good Energy Book for more ideas).
Then, place a violet or indigo candle on either side of the inside of the threshold through which you will be moving your stuff (front door, garage door, back door, etc.), and light. (Place these in vases or jars if you fear that they may catch things on fire.) Also attach a small sachet of sea salt and dried rosemary (tied in cotton fabric) above the door. Hold your hands in prayer pose as you stand just inside the threshold, facing out. Say something like:
“Merlin, sorcerer, divine energy healer, I call on you.
Saint Germain, master alchemist, I call on you.
Thank you for helping me establish a beautiful and loving vibration in this new home.
As each item passes through this threshold, please transmute the old energy it contains into pure positivity and love.
Please continually enhance the energies in my new home so that every molecule sings with heath, wealth, happiness, and joy.
Thank you so much for your amazing help!
Blessed be. And so it is.”
Extinguish the candles once you’re finished moving and, when convenient (I know you’re busy!), release the sachet in a moving body of water.