kitchen sink with food scraps and spoon

I have a friend whose home is warm and welcoming. It just plain feels good to be there. I tell her all the time how much I love her space, and she talks about continually “working on” the energy of her home. This intrigues me, because I wonder what someone could do to make their home feel good to other people – beyond having nice decor and being really friendly, maybe.

Over the last few years I’ve developed my own ritual for blessing my home and making it welcoming to others. It’s nothing fancy, and although I use incense when I perform the blessing, I’m pretty sure that’s not the most important part. I’ve included the words I use, below. Feel free to take them and adapt them for your own personal use, if blessing your home is something that feels appealing to you.

To do the blessing, I light a stick of Nag Champa incense, and carry it through every room of my home. In each room, I walk from corner to corner, clockwise. In each corner, I say one of the following blessings:

  • Bless everyone who comes into this place.
  • Bless their intentions.
  • Bless their creativity.
  • Bless their relationships.
  • Bless their energy that’s stored as potential – their “vibrational escrow.”*
  • Bless all the food that’s brought into this home.
  • Bless the cooks, and the cooking fire.
  • Bless our bodies, which are another kind of cooking fire.
  • Bless our elimination, which gives back to the universe that which we do not need.
  • Bless our rest.
  • Bless our regeneration.
  • Bless our laughter.
  • Bless our play.
  • Bless our spiritual practices.
  • Bless our curiosity.
  • Bless our discipline.
  • Bless our wisdom.
  • Bless the manifestations of Spirit, which we often recognize through the symbols of fire, water, and air.
  • Bless the Shadow, which makes us whole.
  • Bless everyone who leaves this place. May they go from here seen, loved, and fed. Blessed be.

What is the energy in your home like? Do you feel like you can change it or improve it? What are some of your favorite ways of doing that? Is there anything else that you’d like to try?

*Vibrational escrow is a term used by Esther and Jerry Hicks in their Abraham books and workshops. It’s similar to Deepak Chopra’s idea of pure potentiality – that state where everything that’s possible – everything that we might wish for – exists, waiting to be brought forth. For more information about Abraham-Hicks, check out their website.