Performing a spiritual cleansing
The process of performing a spiritual cleansing is
a deeply moving process that begins at down and ends only when the last
door way is salted and the last lintel is anointed. I explain the full
process here and encourage everyone to do it as described. If you can
not do it all, then do as much as you can every day until it’s complete.
How Do You Begin?
- Gather your ingredients together the night
- De-clutter your house before you start.
- Gather all the laundry into a laundry room, or
wash the laundry before you start.
- You begin just before dawn.
- You perform this work with out speaking.
Take a spiritual bath and dress in clean clothes
you can work in. It is best to take the bath before you begin, so that
you can add your bath water to the wash water. Some like to take the
bath afterwards, but if you do that, you still need to prepare yourself
before hand. If you prefer this, make sure you wash your hands and your
feet, and your forehead with a spiritual cleaner. I use the wash water
I prepare for the house, using a clean white cloth.
- Prepare your wash water in a bucket, as
directed on my recipe guide. Use what is left of your bath water
- Put some of the wash water into the spray
- Make up the Floor/Carpet Sprinkle
You clean the house from top to bottom, from back
to front at dawn. Do not speak while performing the work. If you are
working with someone however do not frustrate yourself trying to
pantomime, simply speak to each other in respectful tones that you would
use in church. While you are working, recite any of the following
psalms or pray out loud or to yourself.
Psalm 3 – Against demons, headache, migraine or
Psalm 23 – For abundance good luck and success
Psalm 37 – Protection from Enemies and Gossipers
Psalm 53 – Protection from those who do evil.
What you will need:
- Spiritual Bath or Cleaner (Chinese Floor wash
is preferred, but you can make your own from most household
- Incense (Frankincense and Myrrh are preferred,
but sandlewood sticks are fine and often easy to buy at the
- White candles (Kosher candles are preferable,
but white tea lights are fine. A plain white glass encased vigil
candle can also be used.)
- Kosher Salt (Regular salt is acceptable if
that’s all you have)
- Anointing Oil (A hoodoo oil such as Van Van,
Uncrossing or Firey Wall of Protection is preferred, but Olive Oil
is good as well, otherwise any non-animal cooking oil is
- Floor/Carpet Sprinkle (Van Van sachet powder
is best but you can make your own.)
- A broom (new preferably)
- A mop (new preferably) and bucket
- A Duster (new preferably)
- A vacuum if you have carpets
- White cleaning rags (new preferably)
- Spray bottle (new preferably)
Wash each room in the following manner:
- Light a white candle dressed with your
anointing oil in the room. Light your incense. You may light one
candle and some incense and leave it in each room, or carry them
both along with you from room to room. If you suspect your house of
having evil spirits, do not bring the candle or the incense along,
leave it burning in the room.
- Anoint your duster with the wash in the spray
bottle, or simply put a little olive oil on your palms and lightly
anoint the duster. Dust every surface of the room, specifically the
ceiling corners of each room. Don’t forget the ceiling fans and
- Again, working top to bottom, and front to
back. Lightly spray down the curtains, fabric furniture, and bed
covers. Ideally all the beds have been stripped from the night
before, and the bed cloths are washed and ready to be made up, or
will be washed later and added clean to the beds. In this case,
spray down the mattress.
- Using your wash water, clean the window sills
and the base boards. If you have difficulties getting down on your
knees to wash the base boards, use your duster along them.
- Open all your cabinet doors and drawers. I
like to knock three times on them before I open them. Leave them
- If the floor is wood or tile, you will now
wash the floor from back to front.
- If the floor is carpet, or you have area rugs,
sprinkle the Floor/Carpet sprinkle on it back to front, recite your
Psalm fully while praying, and then vacuum the sprinkle up.
- Take your white cloth dressed with anointing
oil and step backwards out of the room, then reach up and wipe down
the door way of room, especially the lintel.
If you need to make fresh wash water or expect to
need more then one, do one of the following processes.
- Throw EACH of the buckets outside to the east
and make a new bucket up.
- Carry a cup of the dirty wash water forward
into the next bucket of wash water.
- After making up the first bucket with your
spiritual cleanser, use only a cup from it in each cleaning bucket.
Augment that bucket with more Chinese floor wash, Pine Sol, Ajax or
Lysol cleaner and throw outside to the east when done.
This is my
preferred method when I am washing the whole house, as I like to
make herbal infusions as part of my cleaning.
This is the most important step:
Final wash on the front door; Wash the front door
from the inside out, paying special attention to the lintel and stoop.
Sweep your porch completely. Dispose of the last bit of wash water
outside to the east.
"Let no sadness come through this gate, Let no trouble come to
this dwelling, Let no fear come through this door, Let no conflict be in
this place, Let this home be filled with the blessing of joy, and
You will now bless the house inwards.
- Use one of the drawing or blessing washes from
my recipe guide, or simply wipe down your door frame again with the
white cloth and anointing oil.
- Go from room to room:
Put a dab of anointing/drawing oil in the corner of each window
Put either kosher salt or a small pea size bit of camphor in the
corner of each room and in the center, under the bed/area rug or in
a small bowl or jar as close to the center of the room as possible.
Continue from room to room. Do not forget:
- Closets – do not over look your closets!
- The lintel of every door frame
- Open all cabinet doors and drawers
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