The New Year has just started and, as I chat to my friends and share New Year’s blessings, I realize that almost everyone I know has a cleansing ritual associated with the New Year.
For some, it’s a simple clean sweep throughout the home, after the holiday celebrations. For others, it’s a thorough decluttering of closets and drawers, kitchen and bathroom shelves, fridge and freezer, and more.
These are all GREAT ideas! I also like to add in a spiritual cleansing to the home. This is also perfect to do on the Dark Moon/New Moon, as it purifies the home from lingering or stale energies, and allows you to embark on all ritual work knowing the house is grounded and magically cleansed!
One of my favourite spiritual cleansers is this simple DIY carpet powder/freshener:
Spiritual Carpet Freshener
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp powdered dried herbs such as basil, rosemary, lavender (you can mix or use just one)
- 5 drops lemon essential oil (Citrus limon)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
Start the cleansing with an intention, and ask your guides and helpers- and those of the herbs (plants have spirit too!) you use – to join you in creating an energetic and cleansed space, free from lingering energies. If you are adept at spellcraft, create a spell for this magical cleansing.
Start by sprinkling the floors and carpets throughout your space, and allow the powder to set for 10 – 20 minutes, then vacuum the carpets and sweep the floors to remove the freshener (along with dust and pet hair!). Visualize the cleansed magical space as you do your clean sweep.
What’s next? Over the next few days I will share other techniques such as smudging, and asperging with cedar water, Florida Water and Blessing Sprays.
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