How To Use Sage To Clear Your Space

January 21, 2022

How To Use Sage To Clear Your Space, Your Home and Personal Energy

We focus on looking after ourselves in life, our bodies with exercise, diets and skin care so why shouldnt we take care of our energetic bodies too?

One way we can clear our energy is to burn Sage. So how do you use Sage if you have used it before?.


Burning Sage is one of the oldest and most pure spiritual practices to clear your person, groups of people and or spaces.

So What Kind of Sage Do I Buy?

There are a number of products that you can use, including either of the following suggestions:

  1. Sage: Salvia apiana: is an evergreen shrub that is native to southwestern United States of America "Californian White Sage"  or "White Sage Smudge Stick" . It is harvested and tied in small bunches which are then burnt.

Purchase from your local Farmer's or Food Market. It is important to remember that intention and cultivation of this product because it is used as a spiritual tool and is of vital importance.

  • Palo Santos:Bursera graveolens, is a wild and native tree from the Yucatan Peninsula to Peru and Venezuela it is related to Frankincense, myrrh and copal. Palo Santo ('holy wood")grows in coastal areas of South America. It is the bark that is burnt and has a fragrance of sweetmess, with hints of mint and sage.
  • Sweetgrass: This was used by the Native American people and was harvested along wet meadows, prairies and lakeshores. It was then braided and left to dry out before use.

What is It About The Smoke?

" Smudging" is a phrase that refers to burning botanicals in their natural state to clear and refresh  your home or personal energy leaving it with a fresh and clean scent.

Sage helps to clear up about 94 percent of bacteria in the air and also offers rapid delivery to the brain with efficient absorption to the body. Negative ions are released when Sage is burnt and released into the air.

The Latin word for Sage is salvia which derives from the word heal. Sage can also assist with giving wisdom, clarity and increasing spiritual awareness.

How Do I Cleanse Myself or My Space Using Sage?:

Before you begin it's important to remember to open a door or a window so the energy you are releasing has a pathway out. Once you have lit the sage, ask for any unwanted energy to leave your space, see the energy leaving in your mind's eye as well as voicing this out loud.

An example of what to say is as follows:

"Any energy that is not of my highest and greatest good to get out, with love, but you are not welcome to stay here. Please leave through the open window/door"

Let's Get Ready To Sage:

It is important to have a small dish/bowl or traditionally a small abalone shell was used to hold the sage as you move around. The shell is the perfect shape and is able to hold the heat of the burning Sage. It is important to remember that Sage sheds embers, when it burns, so it will need a container. A feather is then used to move the smoke around and direct it to the area you intend to clear.

Let's Do This:

Once you have collected your items. Hold the Sage bundle as far from the end you are going to light. Hold the Sage at a 45-degree angle, light the Sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you can now see orange embers on one end.

Then you can start the process of clearing your space.

The Sage is packed and dried in bundles. Sometimes the bundles are packed too tight and will hinder the Sage actually staying alight. If this is the case then loosen the ribbon around the edge of the bundle. Holding the dish of sage which is smoking and a big feather walk around each room of your home. Maintain your focus on the energies of clearing, renewal, cleansing and bring the energy to a new clear space. Ask yourself to become a clear channel and fill the space with intention.

This process will bring the energy of wisdom, clarity and increasing oneness for Sage.

Palo Santo is thought to dispel evil spirits, soothes depression, emotional pain and other ailments. It can also enhance creativity and brings good fortune.

There are other options that can be used when travelling is a Sage "Clean Slate" product produced by Paper Crane Products.

Written by Sally

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