Do you love picking up the cinnamon brooms from Trader Joe’s every fall? I sure do! If you have ever wanted more ways to use those scented beauties, I am here to share a few simple rituals for your Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Broom.
These brooms come in two sizes. A mini whisk in a handheld size and a larger one that is about 3 feet tall. They both have some twine so that they can be hung.
I keep mine every year and add them to the decor in my house. I always have one behind my front door to sweep out any bad energy throughout the year and I hang my mini one on my apron hook.
Magical Properties of Cinnamon:
First, let’s talk about the magical properties of cinnamon. Did you know that cinnamon is associated with prosperity, success, protection, healing, and spirituality?
Cinnamon helps move energy in a positive way. That bold scent you smell when you open your broom is filled with warmth and joy.
The scent of cinnamon combined with your intentions can help you create a home and life you love.
Just getting the broom and opening it up will bring the properties of cinnamon into your home.
Clearing and Blessing:
When you first get your broom, take it out of the wrapping and take a moment to really enjoy the smell of cinnamon.
Cinnamon is associated with the Sun and the element of fire. Place it in the sunlight for up to 10 minutes. This will help clear old energy and make it ready for you to use.
You can even just hold it in the sun while facing south and say:
“Sunlight, clear away any old energy on this broom.”
Now the broom is ready to be blessed and filled with your intentions.
As you hold your broom, imagine sparkly white light coming down from the cosmos entering the crown of your head, flowing down to your heart, down both arms, and into the broom.
While you are doing this, take time to imagine yourself in your home feeling prosperous, successful, healed, happy, protected, and connected to the Divine. Then say:
“I call on the Divine to bless this broom with my positive intentions. This broom is blessed and it will help bring prosperity, healing, protection, and Divine blessings to my home.“
You are now ready to go!
Before cooking, energetically sweep your counters and stovetop with your mini whisk. Allow the scent of cinnamon to fill the space and bring about feelings of abundance and healing through the food you are about to cook.
Bonus: Bless and give thanks for your food while cooking and before eating.
Home Clearing & Protection:
Did you know that people used to place a broom above their front door for home protection? If you don’t feel like doing that, try this ritual.
You will first set the intention to clear your home of stuck, challenging, and stagnant energy. Then you will energetically sweep (meaning the bristles don’t touch the floor) your home towards the front door. Then open the door and sweep all that energy out.
Then imagine your house being filled with and surrounded by golden white light and the smell of cinnamon.
Tap into your positive emotions and say:
“My home is filled with positive intentions, prosperity, healing, and Divine blessings. My home is surrounded by golden white light in which only love remains and through which only love may enter.”
Bonus: Imagine angels surrounding and guarding your home.
You can also use either size broom to clear your space before doing rituals, yoga, praying, journaling, meditating, reading tarot, or oracle cards.
It is also nice to give an energetic sweep after having people or workers in your home.
During October, your broom can be a part of your Halloween decorations. The scent of cinnamon fades over time and the brooms can become part of your home decor for the rest of the year.
You can hang it on the wall and embellish with dried flowers, beads, colorful ribbon, charms, bells, feathers, crystals, etc. You can change these add-ons seasonally too. So fun!
Did you know that Deverra is the Goddess of Purifying and is associated with the broom. In Ancient Roman times, an area would be swept before a ritual or celebration to purify and cleanse the area. Brooms were thought to clear out the darkness and allow in the light.
She is the considered the protector of midwives and women in labor. Her names comes from the Latin word Deverro which means to sweep.
Did you know that St. Martin de Porres of Lima, Peru is the Saint of the Broom for his devotion to his work no matter how menial it was?
He is also the patron saint of persons of mixed race and of those who suffer from discrimination.
Intention combined with nature and a connection to the divine can make your life flow. Enjoy using these rituals to help you tap into the energetic properties of cinnamon, sweep away old, challenging energy, and bring prosperity and healing into your life! For more tips and techniques like this, be sure to check out my Free Spirit Guidebook!