This ancient spiritual ritual, that is a well established Native American practice, works to cleanse and purify the air. As well as to clear negative and stagnant energy that can become 'stuck' in our homes as well as our auras.
Sage is said to correlate with the head/mind.
So it’s beautiful to use when you need a little help clearing out old thought processes to create some space for the good to come in.
Sage smudging can also help eliminate over 90% of bacteria from the air. And once the smoke settles, can help alleviate allergies, asthma and other respiratory conditions.
Smudges are approximately 10cm long and depending on the size of your space, you should get a good 3-4 uses out of each.
Start by opening all of your windows then stand at the front door of your home. Have a heatproof bowl or shell to catch any ashes.
Light the end of your sage bundle with a match or lighter. Blow out quickly if it catches on fire, be sure to leave the tips slowly smouldering so that they are releasing their smoke. You can also use to feather to help direct the smoke, if you wish, but it's not vital.
Sage your body first - to cleanse your aura - start by moving the smudge around your head and move down towards your toes.
As you walk around, be mindful of the intentions you'd like to set for each room of the home. For example, in the kitchen 'this room will provide the nourishment my body desires'.
Then walk from room to room, in a clockwise direction, making sure to smudge into cupboards, wardrobes and the corners of each room - where energies can become trapped. Be mindful of the intentions you'd like to set for each room of the home as you walk around smudging.
Allow any ash to collect in your bowl/shell.
Once you've finished, to extinguish your smudge, place in a dish of sand. Ensure there are no embers left burning. Then store in a safe, dry place out of the sun.
Be sure to leave the windows open for a couple of hours afterwards to really solidify the cleansing process.
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