Sage Smudging rituals

Sage Smudging rituals

Sage Smudging rituals is a beautiful technique for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a space. You want to welcome your intention or wishes and positive energy into the newly cleared open space. Before you start, remember to take time to contemplate your wishes for your family and home.

Things to prepare before start

Smudge stick, candle, fireproof container 

How do I properly use a smudge stick for cleansing and purifying my space?

Holding the end of your stick, light one end with a candle. Gently wave the extinguished flame; the smudge will begin to glow and smoke.

Start at the front door of your home and walk clockwise around the entire perimeter of the home to complete “circumambulation", which makes a space more sacred.

As the smoke ascends, your intention and wishes rise. If you are clearing negative energy, picture its density and see it lifting away as the smoke rises into the air.

Gently wave the stick to fill and purify each space with smoke in your home. Allow the smoke to drift into the hidden spaces such as dark corners and inside closets. 

When you arrive back at the front door, speak your intention one last time to finish up the smudging ceremony.

You may relight and repeat the process until the stick has completely burned.

How Often Should You Smudge?

Determining how often you should sage yourself or your space lacks strict guidelines. Our intuition serves as the best compass for identifying negative energy. If you sense stress or worry weighing you down, it's likely time for a cleansing. Smudging frequency varies based on personal preferences and the unique needs of your environment. Some individuals integrate smudging into their daily spiritual or wellness routines, while others opt for weekly or less frequent sessions. Tuning into your intuition and assessing the energy of your surroundings guides your decision. Increased stress, negative emotions, or environmental changes might prompt more frequent smudging. Ultimately, there's no one-size-fits-all approach—smudge according to what feels most appropriate for you and your circumstances.





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