FIRE BLESSING...HOMA FOR THE HOME & COMMUNITY
Updated: Mar 23, 2022
BLESSING OF THE HOMA FIRE. A Homa Fire Blessing sends waves of 'well wishes' and prayers into your home, neighborhood and community and the World. It doesn't have to be big. It is the INTENTION of which it is created. I do a Homa daily to bless my little neighborhood. We are a multi-cultural community here and my intentions are set with HARMONY, ACCEPTANCE, LOVING KINDNESS & RESPECT FOR Neighbors, Nature, and ALL LIFE. As individuals we can do small gestures or rituals to MANIFEST our little Heaven on Earth in our lives and bless other beings. This Homa is Sage leaf and Jasmine Incense. As the smoke and scent drift around the community, where ever it goes receives a blessing.
BLESSING FIRE CEREMONY: for celebrating or blessing a space or event
Do inside or outside. ***Inside watch for smoke alarms and use fire feeders which are minimal smoke producers.
Sacred Lighter or long match stixs (use this ONLY for your ceremonies)
Little twigs or fire starters
Brass Pot or Hibachi Grill (used only for ceremony)
Sand, Salt or some kind of DRY fire putter-outer
Gifts for feeding the fire: Herbs (thyme, sage, rosemary, cedar, pines, lavender, copal, frankincense, myrrh), colored fire grains, incense, sage, sweet grass, seeds, corn, tobacco (pouch tobacco is easier-use only for ceremony)
Rocks, Stones, Crystals, Wands, Directional Poles
Colors: sometimes the ritual calls for a specific intention which may need coordinating color. Ex: Green for $$$
Size: Varies from as small as 1 x 1 foot square and rarely exceeds 3 x 3 feet square ...or a burning pot/ grill.
What is The Homa?
Homa is a Sanskrit word which refers to a ritual, wherein an oblation or any religious offering is made into fire. A Homa is sometimes called a "sacrifice ritual" because the fire destroys the offering, but a Homa is more accurately a "votive ritual". The fire is the agent, and the offerings include those that are material and symbolic such as grains, clarified butter, milk, incense and seeds. This is a Vedic ritual, however, Native American, Celtic, Pagan, Buddhism and many other cultures use the Fire Ceremony has a Sacred Rite for many rituals. Fire ceremony allows us to source from our soul and to re-remember how we have sat around sacred fires throughout time. Any time you feel “blocked”, or are working on what you want to dream into your life fire is an incredible tool to help you change and shift.
When to do a Fire Ritual:
Moving into a Home
After receiving a big blessing: new job, engagement, new car, promotion, etc
Birth of Baby
Astrological lineup that is a huge or rare occurrence.
Seriously….ANYTIME! You feel the need, then do it! Especially when you need to bless your home and community space.
Moon & Natural Cycles:
Working with the cycles of the moon is an extremely powerful way to co-create your Highest Vision for your Life.Our ancestors knew the power of living in harmony with the natural rhythms of nature. New moons are a time for setting intentions and goals, a time for new beginnings. The moon is the most powerful at its fullest, and the full moon signifies a culmination, bringing illumination to the cycle that started at the New Moon.
Blessing your home, land & neighborhood
You can do this as your weekly Sacred Ritual for blessing your home, your neighborhood, city, neighbors. It becomes a very powerful and beneficial act to bless your neighbors in this way...you become the Light Holder in your area. Just think if others would do this, the powerful and positive vibration could really raise the octave of humanity.
Prayers & Affirmations:
Previous to your ceremony, bathe, gather tools, stones, prayers, music, decide the flow and intention of your rituals. Prior to your Homa ceremony, write down your blessings you wish for your home, land and neighboring area. Ex: 'I give thanks for abundant blessings for everyone in a 3 mile radius.
I give thanks for peaceful relations with all my neighbors. I give thanks for positive health and abundant wealth, with good jobs, happy families. I give thanks that all negative behaviors are removed from the area.'
**** if you have negative situations with the neighbors, land or neighborhood you can ask for that situation, behavior be removed.
If you work with divination cards: you can lay out a spread and ask Spirit what your purpose should include.
Create a sacred space. Mark off your area with a salt ring or tobacco, and clear the space/ land. Or set an intended altar/ space/ circle. Light candles or set up a candle ring or a Medicine Wheel (4 Directions), Angel Circle.
Bring out your favorite gemstones: use clear quartz crystals, obsidian/ tourmaline/ selenite (for space markers), you decide your intentions and use stones that enhance that purpose.
Ground yourself to the earth by feeling or visualizing energy leaving your root chakra (at the base of your spine) and connecting to the earth, then bring the energy back up and through your crown chakra (at the top of your head) and connect to your Higher Self. Do a protection ritual.
Ask your Higher Self/ Powers for Their Presence. Ex: Oh Great Spirit. Oh Holy Creator, Father/ Mother/ One, Creator of all life, Giver of all breath. Beloved Jesus. Holy Angels Michael, Gabriel, Uriel & Raphael.
Write out Intentions/ Affirmations/ Eliminations: With Homa ceremony, you can do both Manifest & Eliminate. With Burning Bowl rituals it is best to do intentions and releases in a separate time period. Burn your paper Intentions with humility, gratitude, expectancy and Faith. As the smoke ascends, stand in prayerful intent.
Feed the Fire: if you are serving food at the gathering...and you should, take a teaspoon of each dish and place on PAPER PLATE and place it in the fire. Spirit loves good food ;) Also make a special ritual for lighting the fire...play music, recite a poem, place special kindling/ herbs/ etc.
The fire should then be “made friendly” with three offerings of olive oil, sage or tobacco
The first offering honors the four directions (4 gifts are given) and after your honoring, gift is sprinkled on the fire. The fire should be allowed to burn until you sense it is time for the second offering.
The intention of the second offering is to honor the heavens and earth and again after gift is sprinkled
For the third and last offering, connect the circle around the fire by honoring “all” those present. This may include the spirits of the land or ancient energetic beings you may sense, but not see. Your participants, neighborhood, city, gov., earth etc.
Give Gratitude: always, always, always give heart and soul appreciation. ****All this being said, do what feels right for you.
Closing the Homa: After the ceremony, make sure all intentions are burnt to ashes. Allow the fire to burn down and extinguish naturally if at all possible. Of course, tend to the fire until it is done burning or if it is a gathering, appoint a fire keeper who will stay with the fire until it has embered. Give great thanks for the ceremony and starting with the WEST walking NORTH begin to clean and clear the space of crystals, colors, altars etc. After all Sacred Tools are gathered, then exit the EAST turn and bless the space, bowing in reverence.