Smudging 101: 4 Different Ways to Use Sage
4 different ways to clear energy.
Some days I wake up feeling out of whack. My mood is unpleasant, my energy is low, I feel irritable and sort of sluggish for no reason at all. Sometimes you just wake up on the wrong side of the bed and you have no idea why. This may be happening due to some stagnant energy in your field that is blocking the positive energy. Your field can include your emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual or physical body, and your environment—whether it’s your home, office, or other physical space. Stagnant or negative energy can have extremely detrimental effects on your mental and physical state and is even believed to manifest into things like a lack of happiness and success as well as pain and disease.
Whenever I feel like there is negative energy blocking my peace, I smudge my environment.
What is smudging?
Smudging is a symbolic exercise found in feng shui practice, many Native American traditions, and alternative healing practices. It involves burning selected herbs or other materials in a manner that fills the home or other space with the fragrance of the smoke and it is thought to clear negative energy.
If you’re a beginner or someone interested in different ways to smudge, below are a couple examples of how your sage can be used.
Clearing negative energy in your home .
No one wants a home filled with negative or stagnant energy. Your home is your sanctuary. It should be a place filled with peace, positivity, and good energy. Clearing my home with sage is something I do a few times a week. It has become apart of my cleaning routine. After cleaning my home, I walk around my entire home with Sage to clear the space. I want new, fresh energy in my home to keep me positive, creative, happy, calm, and grounded. ( video)
Clearing energy in your work space.
I think it’s important to clear the energy in your workspace before beginning working on anything. I’m a writer and I make jewelry. Before beginning any of these activities, I clear my space. As a writer, I need to have a fresh mind and fresh thoughts to write great things to keep me creative. So I sage my workspace and the crystals I’m using in my workspace that day. My workspace crystals are included in the Create set that I currently have available in the store. This set of crystals promotes motivation and courage, and consistency. They help you set goals and accomplish them, they calm stress and nervousness, and help strengthen your weaknesses. (video)
Using Sage While Meditating.
The very first time I used sage it was because of meditating. I’d read that clearing your space with sage and/or using a singing bowl will help your experience. Since I was having trouble getting into meditation the first few times I gave it a shot. Lighting sage before beginning to meditate definitely helps. Clear your space with sage as shown in previous videos, and then take a few deep breaths to begin your meditation session. I find that it calms my rampant thoughts and helps ease into meditation. (video)
Clear your crystals.
Before using your crystals for healing, you should clear your crystals first. You want to clear any other energy that your stone has absorbed before using it. Remember that everything has energy and energy is transferable. Light your sage and hold your crystal above it and let the smoke cover your crystal. As you’re clearing your stones, set them with intentions for use. For instance, If I’m clearing Amethyst stone, I’d say “I want to use Amethyst to bring me peace and rid me of insomnia.” Setting your intentions can be that simple when clearing your stones. If you’re long winded like me and like to journal, you can write down your intentions. Write them down and say them aloud while holding your stone in your hand. (video)
There are just a few ways you can use your sage sticks. I hope this helps your experience with Sage. For those who may have been interested in ordering sage, I hope this gives you a little more information on how it can be helpful.
A video of how to use your sage is below.