How to Perform a Cleansing Ritual
Written by: Dark Angel - Jackie
If your home is definitely haunted by a ghost and you want to try to
rid your home of this ghost, here is a cleansing ritual that you can try.
~ A smudge stick of sage
~A lighter or matches
~A plate to catch ashes (an abalone shell works
great, do not use anything flammable like paper or
Go to the room that is furthest from the front door.
This will be your starting point, and you
will work towards the front door. Stand in the
center of the room, and light the end of the smudge
stick. Hold it over your plate so the ashes don't
drop on the floor. Very gently blow on the end to
get the stick burning enough to produce smoke. Do
not blow very hard, because you may blow embers off
the end of the smudge stick and burn carpet or
furniture, or worse yet, start a fire. When there is
steady smoke from the end of the smudge stick, stand
still and close your eyes. Focus internally, and
imagine a bubble of white light inside of you,
deep in the center of your body.
Imagine this bubble expanding in all directions, out
past your body. As the bubble expands beyond your
body, imagine this white light pushing negative
energy away ahead of it. Let the bubble grow until
it is filling the room, and all the negative energy
has been pushed out through the window(s) and door.
In your mind, command the white light to stay and
fill the room, right up to the window(s) and door,
and tell it to stay in this room and protect it.
Walk towards the door to this room, and as you do,
imagine the white light moving ahead of you, pushing
negative energy away. Keep holding the plate and
smudge stick ahead of you as you go, gently blowing
as necessary on the stick to keep smoke going. The
smoke, along with the white light, is what does the
As you walk out into the hallway, if there is a room
across from you, this would be the next place to go.
The idea is to try to sweep the house from one end
to the next. Imagine the light filling the hall and
staying there as you go across into the next room.
As you enter the next room imagine the white light
ahead of you, expanding to fill the room and push
negative energy towards and out the window(s).
Stop the energy at the windows and once again tell
the energy to stay in the room and fill it.
And yes, energy will flow through windows. If there is
no room, continue down the hallway to the first room
you come to. Enter this room, surrounded by white light,
and allow the white light to expand and fill the room from
the doorway to the window(s), again pushing negativity
ahead of it and out the window (s). Continue down
the hallway to the next room and repeat. Every room
behind you should be left filled with white light as
you move ahead. Keep repeating until you have come
to the front door.
Once you get to the front door, snuff out the smudge
stick by tamping the lit end down into the plate
until you smother out the embers and it's no longer
smoking (like putting out a cigarette). Take the
ashes and either: A) sprinkle a line across the
doorway on the porch or if there are two potted
plants on either side of the doorway, put half the
ashes in one and half in the other. This will help
to further protect the house. The front door is the
one most used to enter and exit, so it's always
opening. It is therefore more likely to allow ghosts
in and needs more protection. If you are working
with a two or more story house, start in the
uppermost story, furthest away from the stairs.
Treat the stairs as though they were the front door
to the house. Fill the uppermost level with white
light, all the way to the stairs, and fill the
stairwell as you go down to the next level.
You may use the option of saying a prayer of
protection before and after you cleanse, but the
white light surrounding you will act as a shield
between you and negative energy. You are, after all,
surrounded by it throughout the whole process, but
if you are more comfortable with prayer, it
certainly can't hurt.