Many benefits can come from utilizing sage for smudging. Smudging comes from Native American rituals that are considered a way of spiritual cleaning or spiritual purification. You can smudge yourself, a partner, your home, car, office space, you name it! If the energy you’re feeling is unwanted, it’s definitely time for an energetic release.
Ways to use your Sage Wand
1. Sage smudging an object
Bringing new items in your home is exciting! One of my favorite things to do is go to thrift stores and find old knick-knacks and valuable items that can be repurposed. It’s important to smudge new items when bringing them into your home to rid any unwanted energy that could be still with the item from its previous owner or someone else who handled the item before you. You never know when an item of clothing may have been tried on or returned by another customer. To sage the item, just take the sage smudging wand and allow the fumes to pass over the item that you wish to clear for a few seconds.
2. Sage smudging an area or room
Before you begin smudging, open the door and windows in the chosen room. Light the sage smudging wand and allow the sage to burn until it smokes. Hold your wand in your dominant hand and, starting at the beginning of the room, rotate the smudging stick clockwise and continue throughout the room. Feel free to say any affirmations and visualize your intended outcome while moving throughout the room. When the direction of the fumes are pointed in a uniform direction this can indicate that you can move to the next location, if the fumes are scattered then continue with a one counterclockwise rotations then a clockwise rotation. Repeat your affirmations and visualizations.
Sage is known for clearing all energy, either good or bad. Making whatever it cleansed open for a fresh start. Utilizing frankincense after saging your home, car, or even your office space can help bring all the good energy back in and provide an inviting fragrance.