Home Blessings

They are the happiest…who find peace in their homes.” ~ von Goethe

Why a house blessing or dedication?

Welcome HomeYour home is your reflection; why not a heaven on earth? The state of your home can impact your behavior, emotions or mood, and mental health. In turn, you influence the atmosphere of your home. Ideally, your home is a refuge to de-stress: a haven for rest, rejuvenation, nourishment, recreation, and comfort for you, your family, friends, and pets.

Also, at the least, we spend about eight hours a day, or 240 hours a month, in the home, asleep, and we are subtly affected by our surroundings, even then. Aside from those basic sleeping hours, many of us also work out of the home. As such, the atmosphere of the house is exceedingly important to our health and well-being.

We are here to help you celebrate and initiate your home ownership in a brand new home, or in an older residence to sweep away any energy “cobwebs” that may linger from years past.

A new home is a blank slate – an empty canvas — for your comfort, contemplation, and creativity.  A blessing ceremony or dedication will initialize a new home with your spirit and intention, and support a foundation for love, peace, and joy by way of uplifting sounds, symbols, and light.

A house blessing or dedication can reboot an older home, disperse any negative vibrations that permeate the space, and charge the atmosphere with positive energy for a fresh start and peaceful, harmonious surroundings.

When is the best time?

The ideal time to have your home blessed or dedicated is while it is still empty, before you move in; however, the ceremony can be done at any time, including after a renovation, whether you live in a house, an apartment, a cabin, or a room in a shared home.

Who should attend?

The ceremony can be an intimate occasion with the homeowner(s) and Officiant only, or a group event that includes family and friends. It can also be combined with a housewarming party.

What’s involved in the ceremony?

The dedication or blessing may include lit candles, scented water, salt, flowers, music, bells, songs, chanting, prayer, poems and other readings, welcome wreath, essential oils and oil lamp, a new broom, a guest book, and a tree planting. Food and beverage, such as a welcome cake and a sparkling toast, may also enhance the occasion, if you wish.

When places are actively sensed, the physical landscape becomes wedded to the landscape of the mind, to the roving imagination, and where the mind may lead is anybody’s guess.
~Keith Basso, Wisdom Sits in Places