Cleansing A Sacred Space
A couple weeks ago, we talked what a sacred space was and how to set up your own. If you missed that post, check it out here.
Now, you’ve found your space. You’ve decided to make it sacred. You’ve gathered the items you want to fill your space with. It’s time to really infuse the space with the energy of you.
Cleansing is so important. It takes away old lingering energy and sets it back to neutral. If you’ve bought something for your sacred space, or are reusing something you already have, it’s important to cleanse the object of any hands that have touched it before, of any energy, and refresh it. This allows you to put your current intention into these objects so they better serve you.
Cleansing doesn’t have to be a whole ritual, but it can be if you’d like. You can wait until the full moon, a phase perfect for releasing, fill the room with sage smoke, and dance and chant. Or, you can do something as simple as sweep the floor, vacuum the couch, or wipe down a vase you’d like to fill with flowers.
The most important thing to remember is that this space is about you. So do what feels right.
Some practical solutions are to sweep, mop, and dust. Some more auditory versions include ringing bells, or playing music of ringing bells, or cleansing drums. It’s common to let smaller objects sit in salt, or water-safe objects to sit in blessed water or running water like a stream. Smoke and incense are also popular. While white-sage is most popular, it’s an endangered plant, and palo santo or cedar will work just as well.
Take as long as you’d like. Sing your favorite song as you clean or sit in silence. Match it to the full moon or new moon.
And once your space is cleared energetically and physically, it’s finally ready for you to set your personal intention within it. We'll cover that topic next week.