Saying Good -Bye To A Home........Honoring Passing Spaces.

'When we move from one residence to another, we often get so caught up in the forward thrust of where we are going that we forget to properly say good-bye to the home we are leaving behind. Yet saying good-bye is an important part of moving forward. It gives us a sense of completion so that we are able to fully inhabit our new space, having left nothing of ourselves behind in the old one. In this way, we honor the space that has held and nurtured us. At the same time, we cleanse it and empty it of our energy so that the new residents can make the space theirs. Plan a walk through your home that begins and ends at the front door. Ideally, you will be alone or accompanied only by a person who shared the space with you. Prepare yourself mentally to be as present as you can during this process. As you enter the house, you might say, "I have come to thank you for being my home and to say good-bye."

You might touch the walls with your hands as you move through the house, or you might burn sage as an offering, as well as an energy cleanser. Spend some time in each room expressing your gratitude and gathering or releasing any lingering energy from the room. As you do this, you are freeing your home to embrace its new occupants. Remember to visit your outside spaces as well. Plants are especially sensitive to the energy around them and will appreciate your consideration. As you make your way back to the front door, know that you have completed your final journey through your home and that you have honored and blessed it with this ritual of farewell. As you close and lock the door behind you, say one last good-bye. Now you can walk freely into your future and fully inhabit the new spaces that will keep you safe and warm. "
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SOURCE:........ (DAILY OM)

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16 comments:

  1. Good Saturday morning Surjit,
    Energy clearing is a gift when you live in a home -- as well as when you leave it...

    I'm a big fan of Karen Kingston, and went to a workshop of hers on it, and have my home cleared and blessed every year...
    It really does make a difference... The intent, the energy, the clearing of the old and making way for the new...

    It feels very good to come here to visit...

    Thank you for the sweet comment you left me this morning... We nourish each-other. Life has many tiny moments that make it worthwhile - thank you for being part of that experience...

    *smiles*

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  2. Thanks Annie.Your posts and comments reveal how considerate you are towards every one and evrey thing.Only those, who are blessed,are capable of doing such noble deeds.God Bless you.Your kinds words are a source of inspiration for me.Best wishes.

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  3. Surjit;
    I too enjoyed this Daily OM. We recently had our house cleansed as well, and it made it seem like new.
    Thanks so much for your wonderful insights and your kind words

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  4. Thanks Beth,for sharing your valuable views.Best wishes.

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  5. Surgit, thanks for visiting and commenting on my site. Your site is lush and beautiful. I'm particularly moved (no pun intended) by your post about saying goodbye to a home. When I was a child my family moved often. I endured great sadness with every move. As an adult I've learned to greet each change with gratitude and reverence. When we moved across the US last summer, I did a similar farewell ritual to the first home we ever purchased. It was wonderful to reach a point of completion and move on feeling good.

    Thanks for sharing the ritual. In today's highly mobile society, many can benefit from this knowledge.

    All the best,
    Charmell
    www.CoachChar.com
    Success, Empowerment and Personal Development

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  6. Thanks Charmell, for your kind words.I am glad that you have liked my contribution, and my simple blog.Best wishes.

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  7. Yes, indeed, this is what we do, whatever place we leave. What I came to realize is that whatever we have to give up, it is only material things, and the memories live on in our minds. Nobody can take our memories away from us and the most important are the ones we love, and our love, we can take everywhere with us.

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  8. Yes Martine, I fully agree with you.No body can take away from us our memories,the most important are the ones,we love.Thanks for sharing your valuable views.Best wishes.

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  9. Hi,
    I can also related to saying goodbye to a home.
    When I was young my parents decided to leave. I was very upset as I had to leaving my friends, school and the beautiful surroundings. At the time, I dispised leaving.

    I didn't take a liking to the new place. Time went by, and I didn't really know that I was getting used to our new home... until it was time to leave again...!

    Sham

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  10. Thanks Enhance Life, for sharing your practical and valuable experiences with us.Best wishes.

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  11. In my life I have left behind six homes. One as a baby that I do not remember, the second as a child that I do remember, and the other four as a grown person. During these times I was not spiritually aware enough to give a proper goodbye. Now, if I ever move out of my home I will be aware enough to say goodbye in a meaningful way.

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  12. Thanks Sophia, for sharing your memories and your valuable views. I am glad that you have liked the post.Good Luck.

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  13. Indeed! This is all a part of one feeling one's feelings. Saying good-bye to anything is just as important as welcoming something new. When ever I have moved from a home in the past it always held some sadness.This was indeed a a beautiful way to handle it and I wish I had read this post back then!

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  14. I agree Desriee,that saying good-bye to anyhting is just as important as welcoming something new.Thanks for sharing your valuable views.Good Luck.

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  15. This is an inspiring post. To say goodbye to something in the proper way leaves you with peace in your heart and the right attitude to new beginnings.

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  16. Yes Elsie, I agree with you.To say goodbye to something in the proper way always leaves us with peace and satisfaction.Thanks for adding your valuable views Best wishes.

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