Whenever you have people over. Whenever something amazing happens. Whenever a fight occurs. All these things leave impressions on the energy of your home. Have you ever walked into a home, particularly when you are house hunting, and you can feel the energy, good or bad, in the place? Some shops feel great to be in. Some homes feel comfortable to be at. That is the energy.
I think we can all agree that the world we live in is not black and white. It’s not spiritual realm verses physical realm, but rather a more interspersed and parallel existence we share. I have people at my house often and I work as a medical intuitive and a medium. Things can get funny around here. I had set up a good perimeter around our yard and for a long time it worked, people walking by me could not see me wave, never came in the gate without being invited, they would just walk on by. Recently I keep getting strange folks coming to the door. Electronics have been acting weird. A raven…a raven y’all (not normal)…was cawing so loudly in front of my house it drew me to the porch to see what he wanted. Then I felt something touch my back. Time to smudge!
Now traditional smudging is how I was taught but it is not that easy to keep it lit and balance a feather, a lighter, and a shell. My husband and I have used incense with great success and it is far easier to wield and has a lovely glowing tip which just feels like magic as you swirl the smoke. Never use just sage to smudge with. Such a common myth. You have to combine herbs. Sage itself opens portals and you will end up with a house full! We used incense sticks of sage and lavender.
We started in the basement. He went with the sun (clockwise) and I went with the earth (counter clockwise) around each space muttering to ourselves. Ask for protection. Ask that only those that walk in the light remain. Ask for blessings. Express gratitude. Raise the energy so that only love and positivity remains. We then did the upstairs. Then we went outside under the ink dark sky and dancing stars with the bright moon leading. Around the perimeter of the yard we watched the bold red tips of the incense sticks and smoke swirl and permeate the air. Create a barrier. Create a force field, if you will. It is up to you to keep the energy strong and protection in place. The powers that be will help you when called on but you can’t just say a quick prayer and expect it to be done. YOU are responsible and truly able to wield the power and wisdom necessary to have a safe haven and a positive energetic space. The whole universe conspires to help you when you go through the process of raising energy for a purpose.
Some spritzes of witch hazel infused with essential oils like sage, cedar, sandalwood, lavender, rose, and frankincense around doorways and in the air will help set the blessing.
This should be done as often as needed. You will certainly feel the difference. It is empowering knowing that there is a way to protect your home and loved ones while cleansing the air and creating a beautiful, comfortable space to dwell.