FROM THE ETHERS
Stop putting people on pedestals. Because I am a teacher, I feel some may think that I know all or that I should. I am a teacher, but more importantly I am also a student. I gain knowledge every single day.
Earlier in the week, I had an appointment for my first house cleansing. I got my daughter to come along because she knows a little more about this than I, although I am a quick study. She carried a wooden box with her supplies – a couple of black candles, some crystals, blue sage, an abalone shell, a larger golden bell and two smaller bells.
As soon as we arrived, she opened her box and then her compass app, so she could place once stone each at the farthest East point and West point of the house. She opened all the doors in the house, and we began the smudging process. My daughter carried the shell and smoking sage while ringing her bell sporadically as we, the client and myself, followed behind with our bells. The sound breaks the Spirit energy. We did the whole house and made sure the windows and doors got a little extra.
The client had called because she was trying to sell the house and was having difficulty. She had resided there with her mother and brother for years. But later it was just her mother and brother. She wondered if her mother, who died five years ago, didn’t want her to sell the house. During the reading, my daughter stood up. I asked what was up and she said, ‘It’s time to close the doors.’ She felt Spirit had left the house.
You know for a long time I thought house cleansing would be considered hocus-pocus. Like anything else, it is truly about the intention. Think about it – thoughts are things. Every single word that we speak could be construed as a spell. Be mindful.
I can say with great confidence that nearly every single person at one time or another has dabbled in hocus-pocus. Remember those birthday candles on your cake? You made a wish (set the intention) and blew them out – candle magic. We all have a little witchy in us.
Lori Carter is a freelance writer and Spiritualist Medium -- truly a Spiritual Being, and aren't we all.