Purification rituals

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I am called upon, from time to time, to offer blessings in a new home, or to bless a newly purchased item. I love and welcome these opportunities to perform rituals that shift energy toward a specific outcome. Here, I will share two rituals, one which clears and purifies second-hand or pre-handled items. The second ritual is for blessing a new home. This double-whammy approach will enliven your living space with good energy and set the stage for restful sleep, good health, peace, harmony, and lots of love and good times.


The element of fire is used by nearly every religious group in ceremonies all over the world. Fire invigorates, purifies, cleanses and transforms energy. Candle magick involves the use of fire and candles, combined with setting intentions toward a specific outcome. The more specific your request, the better your results.

In general, energy work (including candle magick) should be practiced with an intent to "do no harm." Willful interference in the personal energy flow of another should only be done with their permission or, as in the case of infants or people who are mentally incapacitated (in a coma, Dementia, severe mental retardation, etc.), with the permission of a legal guardian.


Items Needed

  • dried rosemary needles
  • dried sage leaves
  • dried thyme
  • few cedar chips
  • fire safe bowl or cauldron

Put cedar chips in fire safe container and light them. When the smoke begins to rise, add the herbs (sage, rosemary, thyme). When a good bit of smoke is wafting, pass the item through it and say: "rosemary, sage, and thyme, remove any evil which may dwell within. Cedar, clear this (name the item) and make it new. Smoke, wash away the past. As I will it, so let it be."

If your item is too big to pass through the smoke, walk in circles around the item, using your hand to guide the smoke toward it.

Leave the burning items to extinguish on their own.

NEW HOME BLESSING (candle ritual)

Items Needed

  • white candle
  • cinnamon stick
  • hot water
  • sage oil
  • small spray bottle

Perform this ritual on the first night after moving into a new house or apartment.

Stand in the center of the home and light the white candle. Pass the cinnamon stick through the flame several times, until you can smell the fragrance of the cinnamon. Save the cinnamon stick for further use.

Add hot water to the spray bottle with 7 drops of sage while saying: "sage of cleansing purity, bless my home. It will be a place I love merrily. It will be a place I live happily. Sage of cleansing purity banish sickness, fear, and keep loneliness at bay. In this house, I will welcome true friends."

Walk through every room of the house repeating these words and spritzing each area three times. Don't forget to include closets.

Using the same cinnamon stick, simmer it every night for 7 nights, allowing the scent to permeate the home. Discard the cinnamon stick in the front yard after use.

Tess Whitehurst's Oatmeal Cookie Ritual for Abundance and Luck

Tess Whitehurst is a best-selling author, feng shui consultant and intuitive counselor. I absolutely adore her books. My favorite is Magical Housekeeping. I met Tess in a Reiki class many years ago. Her quiet confidence and magical swag resonated with me immediately. Tess shares magic in a way that makes the extraordinary feel perfectly ordinary and doable for anyone. If you enjoy energy shifting and manifesting, I strongly suggest you add her books to your library. It is with her expressed permission that I share the following ritual to accompany the recipe in the image above. It is a sweet and comforting way to invite abundance and luck into your life, and to share it with others.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. After you turn the knob to preheat, place your open palms on top of the stove and say: "I now summon and activate the luck, prosperous, and life-sustaining energies that live within this stove."
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, oats, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  • In a blender or food processor, blend the tofu, oil, agave or syrup, and vanilla.
  • Pour tofu mixture into the flour mixture, stir and say aloud or mentally, "health, wealth, joy, abundance, luck," over and over until blended.
  • Add chocolate chips and continue to stir while repeating mentally or aloud, "Life is sweet, and all is well."
  • Once the chocolate chips are well mixed, spoon heaping spoonfuls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet and place it in the oven. Just before you close the oven door, blow three kisses into the oven.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are browned.
  • Eat and share with whomever you'd like to bless with abundance and luck.