Sage is used in ceremony and to cleanse the energy of a space. This preparation is called a “smudge stick”
This stick is long lasting and can be used multiple times - just be sure not to stamp it out like a cigarette - let it burn itself out because (if there is no wind) it will and it will stop burning when its work is complete.
White Sage smudging is the quickest way to clear out negative energy from objects, surroundings and all of your sacred spaces. It is one of the oldest and most well-known herbs for energy cleansing. Using sage to cleanse your space helps to neutralize the energy there, enhancing your intuition. This helps to relieve stress and worry, open your mind and clear away negative thoughts and feelings.
The use of sage is deeply rooted in Native American history. Sage and tobacco were planted around crops to protect the food from hungry animals - they don’t taste good! Sage was also used for healing, energy cleansing, to remove negative energy and ritual ceremonies. Today sage is used prior to ceremony and ritual to give attendees a balanced energy and pure thoughts going in.
When to Smudge
Whenever you need to re-balance your mental body (self-destructive/limiting thought patterns) or emotional body (fear, anger, depression), or when you desire to let go of/transform any negative energy that is not for your highest purpose and deepest
**Please make sure that a smudge stick is COMPLETELY out before leaving the area unattended**
Burning Instructions: Light the wand from the end with the least stems and waft around the space or place the burning wand on a safe surface.
Keep out of reach of children, animals and flammable material.
Cleansing Your Stones and Jewelry:
Your gemstones will work best when they are cleared and cleansed.
Steadily hold your crystals or jewelry pieces in the smoke of a burning smudge until the smoke flows in a steady stream up after circling around the stone or piece.