“ You could simply say : ‘Sacred and holy ones, please clear this place of stagnant and negative energy,’” he says. “And after you are finished working, you can thank them and the sage for their help.” According to him, it’s a solid stand-in that’ll do the job just fine.
Sage smoke offers rapid delivery to the brain and efficient absorption to the body. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air. When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.
How to smudge your living space, an object, and more Light the end of a sage bundle with a match. The tips of the leaves should smolder slowly, releasing thick smoke. Allow the incense to linger on the areas of your body or surroundings you’d like to focus on. Allow the ash to collect in a ceramic bowl or shell.
Cleansing With Sage Open up windows and doors to allow the smoke to carry away the negative energy. Then, you can light the sage and let it burn for about 15 seconds. Many people start the cleansing process by fanning smoke near their heart, head, and along the front and back of their bodies.
Store your sage safely Some people like to wait 20-30 minutes to allow the sage smoke to reach maximum potency. Then, open any windows and your front door to let all of that stuck energy out.
As long as you burn sage for only short periods of time, it’s unlikely to cause problems, Fleg adds. But if you have asthma or other lung problems, check with your doctor before using it. When Yeager has a patient with lung problems, she won’t burn sage with the person in the room.
Benefits of burning sage are believe to include: Removing bacteria from the air. Repelling insects. Improving intuition. Purifying specific objects. Improving mood and reducing stress and anxiety .
Method: gather your foraged ingredients. Tie the bundle at the base with a secure knot. Starting in the centre, wrap the string toward the top of the bundle before returning to the base. Hang the bundle upside down in a cool, dry place for at least a week. Now it’s time to smudge !
Sage is used for digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn. It is also used for reducing overproduction of perspiration and saliva; and for depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Again, as long as your crystals are not sensitive to either light or water, you can submerge the crystal in a bowl of sea salt and water and then place it in bright sunlight. The sun will further energize the cleansing water itself, and as the stone becomes cleansed, the sunlight will begin charging the stone.
The flames are then gently blown out and the smoke, which heals the mind, heart and body, is wafted over the person , either by hand or with an eagle feather. A person can smudge themselves, or, someone can lead a smudge by holding the container and directing the smoke over others.
How to Use: Light the end of an incense stick and let the flame burn for ten seconds. Blow out the flame – make sure the end is still lit – and place the stick in an incense holder. Let the incense burn until it’s fully extinguished.
White sage is burned for meditation, smudging and cleansing of spirit and dwelling. In some beliefs, white sage smoke is believed to provide a barrier that prevents negative spirits from entering the room in which the ceremony is being held.
Salt water If you’re near the ocean, consider collecting a bowl of fresh salt water. Otherwise, mix a tablespoon of sea, rock, or table salt into a bowl of water. Make sure that your stone is completely submerged, and allow it to soak for a few hours to a few days’ time. Rinse and pat dry when complete.
When the dominant culture in society takes aspects from another culture that’s experiencing oppression, that’s best understood as cultural appropriation . White Sage and other smudge products (burning sweet grass, palo santo, etc.