Yesterday a friend and I did a home blessing. We smudged the whole home, like the Native-Americans, using sage. First we smudged the front door, and said “Let all who enter here be blessed with peace, laughter and goodwill.”
Next, we smudged the kitchen and said, “Bless this kitchen where we cook good food, prepared with nourishment and love, where laughter happens and where so many stories are told. The kitchen is where wholesome, nurturing food is served with love for our miraculous human bodies. We trust that everyone feels welcome and valued in our kitchen.”
And then we blessed the living room. “May it always be blessed with authentic and real conversation.” Next, we blessed the office. Imagine what would life be without human relationships that have been created and nurtured in offices all over the world. Having blessed it we said, “May we always have meaningful, purposeful work to do, and may we always reach out to the world through something creative that empowers and inspires us.”
Next we blessed the bathroom, because in it we come to wash off the daily grime of the journey, to feel living water on our skin, and look at ourselves in the mirror. “We trust that all who enter here feel blessed by what they be seeing truth reflected in the mirror. May they see only kindness and compassion.”
Finally we blessed the bedroom, where sleep, rest, and dreams of the future happen. “May every guest that ever sleeps here, relax peacefully throughout the night and may all who wake up here feel refreshed and inspired to create as they embark on each new day.”
All the blessings somehow changed the living energy of the home.
Blessings can come in at any time in any form you choose. You might want to bless your own living space, making it more alive with energy. It can inspire you. It can fill you and all who enter your home with new life. You never know when the creative muse will choose to enter.