The Native American tribes were known to use sage for multiple purposes such as healing, clearing and ceremonies.
Many benefits can be gained in utilizing sage for smudging.
The smoke of burning sage may also reduce airborne bacteria as it purifies the air.
This can be done before/after meditating, when you’re feeling down or stressed, or just to create a sense of calm.
Light your smudge stick and once lit for a few seconds, gently blow out the flame.
Breathe in a little of the smoke and focus on yourself and your body.
Starting at the top of your body, above your head, move the smoke around and downward in a swirling motion, all the way down to your feet. Get to the back of your body as best you can and work your way up again.
This helps to cleanse your aura of any bad juju you may have experienced.
If you feel drawn to chant an affirmation, you may wish to do this also.
Open the front door and all drawers and cupboards, making sure all windows and other external doors remain closed.
Light your smudge stick and blow the flame out after a few seconds. Place an abalone shell or other heat resistant dish under your smudge stick to catch any embers or ash.
Start your cleansing from the front of the house, working in a clockwise motion in every room.
Be sure to work the smoke in every room, every cupboard, every drawer, in a clockwise motion.
Focus on good thoughts and let any negativity know they are no longer welcome and must leave and never return.
Concentrate on these thoughts through every room.
You may also call upon Archangel Michael for help.
Once finished and you’ve returned to the front of your house, smudge the front door and door way, the step outside, turn around and smudge the outside of the doorway, then pass the smoke up, down and around your yourself.
Let the negative energies know that this is the only entry to the house and they are not welcome to enter.
For extra protection, place black tourmaline and selenite in the 4 outer corners of the house, or 2 on either side of the front door.
You may wish to sprinkle salt outside your home to act as a barrier to prevent negative energies coming through.
Then open your windows and allow fresh air to fill your home.
To extinguish your smudge stick, simply place under gently running water, or snuff it in some sand.
Your smudge stick can be re used time and time again.