Whether you are about to move into a new home, recently moved, or have lived somewhere for a long time, a home blessing can bring positive energy into your space. Though most religions have some form of a home blessing, there are spiritual rituals that can serve the same purpose without the need for prayer or theology. By setting intentions for each room, you can help yourself better organize your life, avoid stress, and prevent feelings of confusion or distraction. Here are some tips to bless your home and help you make the most of your new space!
Cleaning up your space is an essential first step in blessing a home. If you have not yet moved in and the space is empty- that is even better! Having an open space makes it easy for you to get familiar with every room in the house and its potential uses. Many people choose to burn sage at this point, as it is thought to clear out the energy of the previous owners and make room for you to set new intentions.
Look at a Floorplan
One of the main aspects of blessing a home is for the owner to familiarize themselves with all the space available to them and make the best use of it. It can be hard to reset the purposes of each room if they are already decorated or cluttered, so looking at a floor plan can help you think logically about the best way to use your space. You can even print it out and write down the ideal purpose of each room, including what it needs to contain and what type of energy you would like it to elicit. This may also be a good time to think about rearranging your furniture and implementing some feng shui!
Invite Friends or Family
Bringing loved ones to perform a home blessing with you can further solidify your good intentions for the space and the times you hope to share within it. It is also a spectacular excuse to show off your new home! You may consider asking your loved ones to say a few words about their hopes for your time in the home and what it will bring to you.
Set intentions for each room
Designating a purpose for each room ensures that you will make the most of your home and spend your time there comfortably and successfully. Oftentimes, homeowners will light a pink candle during this stage, as pink is thought to bring the energy of love and kindness. You may choose to walk into each room with the candle and state your intentions for them aloud. For instance: “May this dining room be a place to celebrate with loved ones, enjoy homecooked meals, and come together as a family.” If you work from home, this step can be especially beneficial to mentally separate your office space from the spaces in which you relax, eat, or sleep.
Personalize your Home Blessing
After you have set the intentions of each room, many sources say that you should open all east-facing doors and windows to invite in the energy of the sun! If that doesn’t work for you, maybe you will choose to sit down for a meal and share all of the things you hope to do and accomplish while you live in the home. If you are religious, look into the specific rituals that your religion uses for a home blessing and try to incorporate them into this process. No matter how you perform your home blessing, the most important thing is to take time to appreciate the space that you have and open it up to positive energy.
At the end of the day, your home is your sanctuary and you should feel happy and calm when you are there. Contact me today if you have questions or would like to start the process of buying or selling a house!