Bring The Ancient Art Of Sage Cleansing Into Your Home

This is a short tutorial on how to use sage to purify your home using Smudging.

Peace, blessings and welcome to Smudging with Sage.

Sage is a plant that's native to North America. It's used by indigenous peoples for a very long time. They use it to purify their spiritual, mental and emotional being.

It also purifies their bodies and their sweat lodges spaces.  

In fact, there are over 900 different varieties of sage. 

One is the sage it's used for cooking and also for medicinal teas that is salvia officinalis. This is not the one that we're going to use for smudging. 

White sage or Salvia apiana is the one you burn for smudging.

This is the sage we have at Chakra Palace, harvested and dried to perfection!

You'll need a lighter, a candle and you'll also need a heatproof bowl or Abalone shell and of course your sage bundle.

We recommend using a candle to light sage to avoid the sulpher smell of matches.

Open a window to allow for the negative energy to move out and the positive energy from nature to come in. 

If you do not have an Abalone shell to catch the ashes use a heat proof bowl. 

Light the sage and let it burn for a moment.

Let the flame go out and get a flow of smoke build up around you. 

Move the  sage bundle  around your body, over you head and visualize.

Visualize negative energy accumulated on your body moving out,  replaced by positive energy 

Say a prayer, 

Please remove all negative energies. I ask that only those things that are positive and in my highest good those energies remain or in my in my spirit field.

Say whatever feels great, whatever feels good to you. 

Whatever makes you feel powerful. 

Move all the smoke around your body so that you feel like you've washed your body. 

Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and of go into the space of renewal.

When you feel ready, take the smoke around the house.

Use your hand or a feather to move the smoke through your house.

Waft it from the ceilings to the floor the floor. Allow it to "wash" over your entire home 

Start at the front door and work your way through the house.

Then return to the front door, open it and clear that last little bit.

Some people like to say prayers as they return to the font door. 

Some people like to do the sign of the Cross some people like to draw a pentagram in the air to aid their cleanse. If you practice Reiki and you want to use Reiki symbols. All these things are great!

Use that which feels powerful to you.

Concentrate on those areas that don't get a lot of sunlight. Places where dark negative energy accumulates. Good cleansing often requires you to smudge in closets and underneath the bed.

A simple ceremony you can is around five minutes.

To extinguish the sage use a little bit of water.

If you don't mind the smoke allow it to burn out. Depending on the size of the sage want that will take 5-10 minutes.

This will raise your mood and clear out any negative energy.

A good time to use the smudge ceremony is after you've had an argument or some type of negative event in the home. 

Other examples of good times to smudge are,

  • unexpected guest or strangers in the house
  • something you own breaks,
  • or, bad news.

If this is your first time smudging congratulations for trying something new. It will awake something spiritual inside you.

Peace and blessings and namaste to you.

- Chakra Palace.