Many times in our life we are surrounded by woes and the general non-constructive energies of today’s world. There is terror, pain, sorrow, and many other negative things around us. But, our home should be a place of serenity and a power base to recharge and feel at peace.
To keep our homes clean and pure we clean them. On the physical plane we do this by vacuuming, washing windows, disinfecting surfaces, and all the other house-hold chores many of us dread. But to cleanse our homes spiritually we must look inside ourselves and bring forth love and positive energy. Here is a prayer that will calm your mind enough to find the pure energy to cleanse your home and reclaim it as your power base.
In Paganism, we use supplies when doing certain prayers. These supplies are symbols that allow us to remember what we are asking for. Some supplies are as simple as a lit candle, some can get elaborate, such as a sage snuffer to symbolize air. Do not feel that these supplies are necessary for a prayer to work. A prayer is a prayer no matter what you supplement it with. Like I said earlier, these are symbols to keep you on track.
Another disclaimer, if you are searching for prayers and supply lists include anything that you cannot find in the natural world (I speak of supplies such as dragon’s blood, wolf’s bane, etc.) please think twice before saying the words of the prayer. Thank you.
Now, back to the prayer.
1 White candle -White symbolizes purity, which is what you are seeking in the end. Also the flame symbolizes the fire element.
2 bay leaves- This symbolizes the earth. This will remind you that you are a creature of the earth and that it is always with you in any endeavor you choose to pursue.
1 bowl of water-This symbolizes the cleansing which you seek. Water is an element that is gentle but can make its way through the darkest and hardest of places. Let it find your soul and cleanse it of the muck and mire of this world
Place the bay leaves in the water and have the candle in front of it. Feel the energy from all of the objects and if you feel that they are giving you a bad energy then by all means throw it out and start again. You must begin this prayer with purity of heart and purity in all the objects you use (if you decide to use the list of supplies).
Now the words of the prayer:
Goddess on high hear my cry
God on high lend your ear
I come before You for this:
To ask for harmony and bliss
Spirits of sadness, auras so dark
I ask You to be away from my heart
Elements of earth, water, and of air
Cleanse this room, do not let happiness tear
I call the corners, North, West, East, South
I ask You to cleanse this house
Cleanse this space, Cleanse my heart and mind
Do not let doubt rule me this time
May I not miss beauty,
May I not miss love,
May I not let myself get in the way.
Blessed be, and by the God and Goddess, So mote it be
At this time you can blow out the candle.
I hope this helps purify your home so that you will feel safe, energized, and at peace in your most sacred of space.