Cleansing with Incense and Sage

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For thousands of years, cultures around the world have believed that a person’s energy is like scent—once you come in contact with someone else’s vibes(The good or bad), they tend to linger for a while. 

Smudging can be used to clear negative energy from anything and can be done as often as needed….

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Set an intention

  1. Burn a candle, set an intention.
  2. Then light the sage using the candle.
 

“Blow it out the fire and let the embers glow.”

time to smudge 

With both hands, bring the smoke into your heart, over your head and down the front and back body to cleanse yourself time to get your smudge on.

It’s a real good idea to have a door or window open while smudging. Negative energy has to have someplace to go! 

If you are raising the energy of the place, person and/or objects, using sage or bay leaves for antibacterial properties. May help to induce lucid dreaming or visions – you keep windows closed and walk clockwise inviting positive energy or Guides to come into the place.

Any large space that might re-contaminate your environment if not cleansed.

 
What to do after a smudge?
 

Never leave burning sage or incense unattended.

Make sure to put sage or incense out completely after every use.

Store it in a safe, dry place out of the sun.

Can I smudge with incense?
 
You can use incense to smudge yourself
 

It can be a spiritual tool. For healers and laypeople in traditional cultures, smudging has long been used to connect to the spiritual realm or enhance intuition.

 
burning sage is used to achieve a healing state — or to solve or reflect upon spiritual dilemmas.
 
Can cleanse or empower specific objects?
 
You can smudge specific objects
 
Not only can you smudge yourself or specific spaces, but useful with new items, gifts, or secondhand items. Any item can be smudged.

Negative history or energy attaches to a new or unfamiliar objects. Smudging is know to help bring peace of mind and make the object sacred to you.

What are the benefits of smudging?

May help boost cognition

Dissolve negative energy, improving mood, and strengthening intuition, smudging with sage might improve your memory and focus.

May help boost your energy levels

By ridding the body, objects, and spaces of bad energy, this can help welcome in fresh, new, and more positive energies. This could have an energizing effect and help with fatigue. Even documented uses as anti-fatigue.

May improve the quality of your sleep
 
Many traditions used sage as a way to safeguard against negativity that could interfere with sleep. It’s also been used to improve soothe anxiety.
 
May help improve your mood and/or soothe stress
 
Well documented, white sage is an important traditional remedy for treating anxiety, depression, and mood disorders in certain cultures. If burning sage can lift one’s mood and it may also be a great ally against stress by activate certain receptors in the brain. These receptors are responsible for elevating mood levels, reducing stress, and even alleviating pain.
 
Smudging is a sacred religious practice ritual. Treat the ritual with respect.

 

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