#Six Best Feng Shui House Blessing Techniques
The overall purpose of a house blessing is to bring positive energy into your home. Whether moving into a new home or attempting to rid negative chi from your current home, one must be proactive about welcoming positivity into his home. Let’s read more about Feng Shui house blessing tips.
If this is done separately from a housewarming party and for different reasons. A house-warming party is more of a celebratory event, while a house blessing is very purposely structured to prepare the new home for positive experiences.
As with almost anything in life, you have the option of hiring someone or going the (Do It Yourself) route. While consulting someone to select an auspicious date could cost approximately $70. By hiring an expert to conduct the house blessing ceremony could cost nearly $1,700.
One DIY alternative is a Feng Shui rice blessing. But a rice blessing is conducted outside around the home’s perimeter to remove negative chi not only from home but also from the land.
It seems too formal for what you are trying to accomplish? A Feng Shui cleaning ritual may do the trick (see Preparing in Advance for more details).
If this does not replace cleaning your home, the purpose is to show negative energy and the exit and positive energy the path into your home.
#2. Determine a Clear Purpose
Home blessings can be conducted for various reasons: moving into a new home or cleansing your home from negative chi, which can stem from life occurrences, i.e., bankruptcy or divorce. So consider your reason for conducting this ceremony; a custom chant could include this during the ceremony.
While moving into a new house is symbolic of a fresh start. If it is a previously owned house, the purpose is to remove potentially negative chi from the previous owner(s). With a new home, you would intend to bring harmony and positive chi to the house.
Feng Shui Beginner outlines some do’s and don’ts for preparing your new residence.
DOs and DON’Ts for Feng Shui House Blessings
- Say something positive. Do not fight, rebuke children or cry on moving day
- Buy new mops and brooms. Take a nap in your new house on moving day
- Cook desserts on moving day. Invite anyone outside of immediate family members
#3. Choose an Auspicious Date
While choosing an auspicious date for your house blessing is an important step in the process. According to the Feng Shui tradition, an auspicious date is when the planets are aligned favorably for your good fortune and prosperity.
A Chinese almanac and birth information are used to determine an auspicious date for your Feng Shui house blessing. So the dates that are provided for free are general and not fined tuned to the birth data of the individuals residing in the home.
If there is a fee to have auspicious dates fined tuned specifically to your event, as mentioned above. A sample of the generic dates for moving into a new home in 2016 is as follows:
|August||1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 15, 18, 22, 28|
|September||2, 3, 8, 10, 14, 20, 22, 25, 28|
|October||4, 7, 15, 17, 26, 27, 29, 31|
|November||5, 14, 17, 18, 23, 29|
|December||5, 8, 9, 21, 28|
You may move your things in at any time convenient for you, except for the bed for newlyweds. Your move-in date is considered the first night you will be sleeping in your new house.
#4. Clean Before you Cleanse
Before beginning any Feng Shui house blessing ritual, one should start with a clean house. So dust and dirt harm your state of mind and health, which contributes negative energy to your home if you need a bit of help getting started, but follow the best practices below.
- Purge – anything you don’t use, get rid of it…it’s collecting dust.
- Sweep & dust – get rid of cobwebs & dust from high to low…ceiling corners, windowsills, baseboards, etc.
- Wash curtains – place a tablespoon of thyme in an old sock, tie, and add during the rinse cycle
- Clean mirrors – use rubbing alcohol…according to Lisa Marie Rosati, it strips away negative energy
- Vacuum – mix baking soda with dried lavender flowers and apply to carpet/rug before vacuuming, so rugs and carpet are believed to hold negative energy
We have discussed the need for a house blessing as you are moving into a new or previously owned house. Then have you considered cleansing your home from the negative energy that may have seeped in after hosting an event?
Suppose this spiritual spring cleaning is a great way to restore positive chi energy to your house. A large portion of this cleaning ritual involves smudging. For more information on smudging
Open all doors and windows and play calming music. Get in the right mindset, focused on your goal. Smudge yourself. Burn the incense and swirl the smoke around you from the top of your body to the bottom, including underneath each foot.
Recite your affirmation statement while smudging your home. But smudge your entire body once more. So place a pinch of rock salt in each corner of all the rooms in your house. But rock salt is believed to absorb negative energy.
#6. Make Advanced Preparations
If you ever been preparing a meal and realized that you are missing an ingredient? So making sure to have everything needs well in advance is crucial to having a successful home blessing. So one type of house blessings is a rice blessing.