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CLEANSING AND CONSECRATING YOUR SACRED SPACE

CLEANSING AND CONSECRATING YOUR SACRED SPACE

When you feel you are ready to perform the cleansing and consecration ritual for
your sacred space, you should consider extending the ritual to cleanse,
consecrate and empower your tools as well. You will not need your wand as it
should be cleansed, consecrated and empowered before you use it. During the tool
cleansing portion of the ceremony, you should cleanse and consecrate, then
empower the chalice and pentacle.

For this ritual you will need:
Broom
2 illuminator candles
Chalice with holy water
Lighter
Silver candle
Birthday candle
4″ diameter pentacle
small bowl of earth
4 element candles (red, blue, green, yellow)
Incense (sage)

After you have gathered all the necessary items (don’t forget the candle holders
for the candles), place everything on the altar and cover them with a black
cloth until you are ready to use them. Black is the recommended color because it
shields your items and helps keep the dust off.

Next, choose the date and time of your ritual. You can use an astrological
calendar or simply pick the date of the next New Moon. Sometime during the day
you choose, you should literally house clean the sacred space that you plan to
dedicate. Half an hour before ritual, go over everything from beginning to end.
Double check items needed. You don’t want to break your focus. Magick and ritual
are interchangeable and often each depends upon the other for success. If the
will and emotion are strong enough, however, you can perform an entire ritual in
you mind and still achieve a high level of success. This ability comes with time
and practice. Assuming you have done all of the above, go take a shower or
relaxing bath with scented oil. Choose clothing that is non-restrictive – even a
bathrobe will do, or you can perform the ritual skyclad. It’s your choice.

Place each of the element candles at the appropriate compass points. East –
yellow or gold, South – red or orange, West – blue or purple, North – green or
brown. Place the silver candle on the altar. If you will be cleansing and
consecrating tools, be sure they are placed on the altar or work table. If you
like, you may use a rope or cord to make a nine or five-foot circle around your
altar. Stand before your altar. Breathe deeply. Light the illuminator candle
(they come in handy for this purpose). Circle the room in a clockwise direction
and light each element candle. Pick up your broom and sweep the circle as you
walk inside in a clockwise manner. Repeat:

“Sweep, sweep, sweep this place
By powers of Air, I cleanse this space”

Shut your eyes and feel the element of air move within the circle. Return to the
altar and pick up the silver candle. Light it from the illuminator candle of the
left, walk around the inside of the circle in a clockwise manner and say:

“Light, light, I light this place
By powers of Fire, I cleanse this space”

Concentrate on fire energy, entering and flowing around the circle. Return to
the altar and pick up the chalice of holy water. As you walk clockwise inside
the circle, sprinkle the water with the fingers of your right hand and say:

“Liquid, liquid, I wash this place
By powers of Water, I cleanse this space”

Feel the element of water flow in a clockwise direction around the circle.
Return to the altar and pick up the bowl of earth. Walk clockwise around the
circle, sprinkle the earth and say:

“Dirt, dirt, as I walk this place
Powers of Earth, cleanse this space”

Feel the element of earth bring her gifts to the circle. Return the bowl of
earth to the altar and move to the center of the circle. In the Goddess
position, say:

“Spirit, Spirit, fill this place
Powers of Divine, consecrate this space”

Feel the power of the Goddess and God enter you and your sacred space. Say:

“I now direct the energy of the universe to forever fill and bless this place”

Feel the energy raise from you body and meld with the universe. When the energy
begins to dissipate, turn back to the altar. Lay your hands upon the altar and
say:

“This altar is dedicated to the Lord and Lady of light. May it serve me well.”

If you will not be cleansing and consecrating any tools or jewelry, you will
want to end the ritual here by thanking the God and Goddess, as well as the
elements, for their participation. When you are through, ground the energy you
have raised either by putting your palms to the floor and feeling the sensation
of being drained to Earth Mother, or back out of the energy and watch it
collapse in upon itself, into the Earth. Then raise your right hand over your
head and in a counter-clockwise motion, circle it around the room and say:

“The circle is open, but never broken.”

If you plan to use this ritual to cleanse and consecrate specific items,
continue with the following steps, then that the Goddess and elements. Stand
before the altar and pick up the first item to be consecrated. Imagine a glowing
gold light from the heavens spotlighting the item. Pass the item over the
incense and say:

“I cleanse and consecrate this ______ for positive means. All negativity is
removed from it in any time and space.”

Repeat this process through the remaining three elements. Pass it through flame,
sprinkle it with water, and finally with the earth element. Now lay the item
down on top of your pentacle. Place your palms about one inch over the item,
then form a triangular opening with your hands. Imagine a silver orb in the
opening of your hands. Let it glow brighter and brighter. Raise the energy from
your body and gently put it out between your hands and into the Silver orb. With
your mind, lower the orb onto the item and let it be encompassed. When the
energy dissipates, say:

“By the will of the Lord and Lady, I have empowered this _______. May their
blessings shine upon the through it always.
By the free will of all
And harm to none
As I will
So shall it be done.”

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October 17, 2010 - Posted by | Consecration

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