nstructions for Space Cleansing and Purification
Why is it a good idea to perform a spiritual cleansing?
Performing a spiritual cleansing of a home or sacred space, whether it is done indoors or outdoors, removes negative energy that may cause disruptions or distractions. In essence, you are clearing and blessing the space to make it a much more pleasant place to live, work, or use. There are many ways to perform ritual cleansings. The following is a simple method that has worked for me over the years. For questions or comments regarding your experiences, please e-mail me at Arachne@ForestWitch.com.
What materials do I need?
v Holy Water (optional)
v Sage oil mixed with distilled or pure water in an atomizer (used instead of burning materials for those with smoke allergies)
v Sage – Desert sage or white sage, depending on personal preference
v Sweetgrass braid
v Cedar or sandalwood incense, depending on personal preference
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What’s the difference between desert sage and white sage?
Desert sage looks like brown twigs bundled together and gives off a sweet fragrance. White sage looks like a bundled bunch of grayish dried leaves. White sage smells more like ritual smoke. Both are good to use in the cleansing ritual depending upon your personal preference.
Step-by-step instructions for ritual cleansing:
[Upon entering the home say]: God's peace be in this home and in all who live here.
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
Lord God almighty, bless this home that it be the shelter of health, purity, and self-control; that there prevail here a spirit of humility, goodness, mildness, obedience to the commandments, and gratitude to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. May this blessing remain on this place and on those who live here now and always. Amen (It is sprinkled with holy water).
Purify me with hyssop, Lord, and I shall be clean of sin. Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Have mercy on me, God, in your great kindness.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. Lord heed my prayer. And let my cry be heard by you.
Hear me, holy Lord and Father, almighty everlasting God, and in your goodness send your holy angel from heaven to watch over and protect all who live in this home, to be with them and give them comfort and encouragement; through Christ our Lord. Amen.
God the Father almighty, we fervently implore you for the sake of this home and its occupants and possessions, that you may bless and sanctify them, enriching them by your kindness in every way possible. Pour out on them, Lord, heavenly dew in good measure, as well as an abundance of earthly needs. Mercifully listen to their prayers, and grant that their desires be fulfilled. At our lowly coming be pleased to bless and sanctify this home, as you once were pleased to bless and sanctify the home of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Within these walls let your angels of light preside and stand watch over those who live here, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
[Repeat until entire home is blessed.]
In the addition to the above prayer, when you come upon particularly unruly energy, clear it using this banishing spell by Dion Fortune:
“In the Name which is above every other name, and in the power of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, I exorcise all influences and seeds of evil; I lay upon them the spell of Christ’s Holy Church, that they may be bound fast as with chains and cast into outer darkness, that they trouble not the servants of God.”