HOME SMUDGING & CLEARING INSTRUCTIONS
Items You Will Need:
Smudge Stick or Fan
Large Shell or Non-Flammable Shallow Bowl
Personal Prayer Items
1. TALK TO A REPUTABLE MEDIUM FIRST
(This is not a sales pitch. If it was I wouldn't be giving this information away for free. I believe everyone should know how to do this.)
Before you start, see a medium who is not fear based. After you have decided whether they are legitimate, ask them if they sense anything about your home. The intention is to confirm that there is no malicious entity before you take on this endeavor. Please remember there are spirits literally everywhere. When I say malicious I don't mean spirits- but rather something that is purposefully trying to harm household members. The chances of this in my experience are about 1/100 clients or less. Good news is the more often you do this, the less likely it becomes.
2. PLAN AHEAD
You will need to have the items listed above and well as set a convenient time for the following. Also, the home should be clean and tidy before hand. While you are planning make sure there won't be anyone in your home who is vulnerable like children or mentally/emotionally sick family members. Also, people choose to bless their homes for many reasons. A common reason is fear & anxiety. I understand this. Taking this action is a step toward counquering fear. Other poeple who have a tendency toward fear who are not actively participating in the clearing should not be in the home or on the property during this process. If there is no other option- Do their space first AND last in each step.
3. CENTER YOURSELF
Before you begin do whatever you normally do in order to put yourself in a positive & balanced mental place. Don't attached goals like telling yourself you are not whole enough. There is no "enough" only the actions now you are taking to be balanced. "I am whole. I am protected. I protect myself. I am safe." It is the intention that matters and not a final expectation. It is important to understand there is extremely little chance you have a malicious energy in your home. It is probably only the buildup of angst about everyday life. Don't act on fear in any way. If you feel it, don't show it. If fear is overwhelming, leave the house and call a Medium or Holy Person. I say this because while there isn't usually a reason to be afraid, doing this process with overwhelming fear can create an new issue.
4. GO CLOCKWISE
While you move through the house you will each time start from the East or North and move clockwise to the South and West and back to the NORTHEAST. This action is positive. The "Whys" are for another day. You can start talking to your God and Guides of your faith while you do this.
5. ASK FOR PROTECTION
Whether you believe in the accumilation of energy from a science (ish) or religious perspective doesn't really matter. If you have a faith, let your protectors know what you are about to do and ask for protection, guidance and assistance for the greater good. This is a step toward daily prayer and intention. Speaking outloud with confidence helps. Remember, even of you are not religious, this can serve as personal ritual to prepare for positive change in a very practical way. You can speak your own positive truths.
6. OPEN DOORS & WINDOWS TO THE OUTSIDE
These following steps need to be done in order. Walk through the home clockwise opening ALL the doors and windows to outside. If it is cold in your area, you will need to bundle up as the process takes at least an hour depending on the size of the home.
7. OPEN INSIDE DOORS
Once all the outside doors are open keep going clockwise and open any inside doors to other parts of the home. These include attics, crawlspaces, stairs, elevators, garage (open garage to ouside also) etc. Bypass main household doors an cabinets.
8. OPEN ALL REMAINING OPENINGS
Continue through the home clockwise now opening every single inside door, window, cabinet, appliance etc..
9. GATHER ITEMS
Now that that the home is prepared, grab your sage stick, shell, smudge wand and lighter. Start back at the North/East side of the home. (ALWAYS USE FLAME AND FIRE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE. I take no responsibility for mistakes or fires.) Start by setting the sage safely in the shell or bowl. Light the sage on fire then gently blow it out so that there is only smoke rising.
10. SAGE SMUDGE THE ENTIRE HOUSE
Sage is used to clear the energies. Walk clockwise through the house to every opening and corner wafting the smoke into cabinets, crevices & corners. When you reach a room, do the same moving clockwise through the room. Go from room to room pausing in areas that feel uncomfortable giving it a little extra smoke. Pay close attention to your emotions, reactions and body sensations. Take mental notes. If an area doesn't feel right go over it again. You can use spoken words to assist, "This is my home. This is my sancutuary. Only positive loving energy is allowed in my home!"
11. CEDAR SMUDGE THE ENTIRE HOUSE
Cedar is used for strength and clarity. Repeat all of number 10 with the cedar. Cedar doesn't burn as easily. Be prepared to have to relight it sveral times.
12. SWEETGRASS SMUDGE THE ENTIRE HOUSE
Sweetgrass is used for expressing gratitiude. You can view this as sending out good vibes of your own, and/or saying thank you to your protective guides. Repeat number 10 for the final time with the sweetgrass. Speak, "Thank you to ___________ (The creator's name you use) and my guides__________ (you can name those guides you know whatch over you). I have cleared my home and life of negative energy. Only my protectors are aloud in my home and on my property!" Any expression of gratitiude you want to add helps as it lifts the energy of a home.
13. CHECK IN WITH YOURSELF
Take a moment to make mental notes of any changes in your thoughts, body, sensations and emotions. Sometimes the difference is minor, and sometimes drastic. You may be surprised at how different you feel.
14. CLOSE UP THE HOUSE
Start back at the beginning. Walk clockwise closing up everything. No need to do this in three seperate runs. You can do this is one run. It may take some time. Stay calm, patient and centered. Maybe play some music that makes you smile or be creative. Use and add to those good vibes.
15. SLEEP SOUNDLY
You are finally finished with a thorough clearing and blessing of your home. You may find you react less to triggers and sleep more soundly at night. Keep your items doing less detailes smudges here and there as needed. Repeat these steps in full about once every 3 months, or sooner if needed.
Congratulations! You have succeeded in blessing your own home. Now that you have this power to greater manage your life please always remember this was given to you for FREE. I strongly encourage you pay it forward to friends and family. There is some turmoil in the world right now at this post can help them stay balanced. If the first blessing does not work, you might ask a seasoned practitioner for a more in depth ceremony. They may or may not require an exchange. Please do not attempt to charge others for this gift if you are just beginning. There are many reasons for this. I am excited for you to have paved the way for positive transition in your life!
Love & Light Always,