With moving house and in particular in emigration, we uproot our life and transplant it in another place, leaving known territories and loved ones behind. This can lead to feelings of loss and grief mixed with those of excitement and anticipation.
Another important step is taken when a child leaves the familiar and comfortable surroundings of the family home for college or their first own house.
A special house blessing ceremony can help us easing this transition by acknowledging the gratitude we feel towards our old friends and our family while at the same time expressing our commitment to expand our horizons. For those who are left behind it opens possibilities to wish you well on your journey.
This ceremony can be adapted to incorporate a house blessing.