The beauty of a House Blessing is it brings clarity of intention to what you want your home to be used for. "The home is where the heart is" so why not make a special ceremony to bring in positive energy and celebrate this unique time of establishing roots where you will lay down your head at night. Our home is where we spend most of our time. It is our personal haven to be who we want to be without any outside influence. We can pick and choose who we allow to enter it. The front door is the Threshold to your personal space. I had the honor to bless a home that a special couple had purchased. It was a yellow farm house that looked like something out of the Prairie days, but it actually was owned by a gentlemen who painstakingly build it from scratch. It was a replica of a old farmhouse, but it had all the modern amenities. Unfortunately this craftsman died shortly after he completed it. He was rather young so it made for this story to be somewhat somber. The home and the twenty acres sat empty for five years. No one wanted to purchase it, but I think since the previous owner had such a strong connection to the house and died so suddenly maybe he just couldn't let it go, and was waiting for the right owners to take it over. Well the right owners did come along and it was these people that contacted me to do their blessing. They had called several ministers, but no one wanted to do it. I jumped at the change to. I have owned many homes in my life and the moving in never felt complete until my husband and I did a ceremony. It always helped us transition and feel connected to the structure and the land. It's not the house that makes the home, its the energy inside it. In fact every time we moved out of our homes, I would be the last to go back in and clean it for the new owners. I would feel a bit nostalgic, but with all our belongs out, I felt the spirit of the house was gone. I was able to let it go, because the spirit was in our hearts and we took it to our next home.
I had very short notice to put something together because they were moving in the next day and they wanted to do the blessing before they moved in all their belongings. The elements that are important in blessing a home is to clear out any negative energy and bring in the positive and above all set intentions for the coming life entering. I was very pleased what I put together. It was warm, sacred, and empowering to the couple. I ended with blessing the threshold to the home and the land around it. The couple walked thru it holding hands. There was closure to this transition and the blessing created a opening for them to feel grounded as they honored the previous owner for waiting for them.