It is important to make sure that you cleanse your area when you have negative energy around you. Using sage, or smudging is one of the things that people do in different cultures around the world.

Why Do Sage Burning?

Sage is something that is from the Salvia plant family. It has many uses that can benefit your mind, body, and soul. There are some studies that show that sage even has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can help to improve your emotions and your mental thinking. This can also help to repel insects and to help you sleep better.

Sage burning has been known in different cultures and one of the most popular cultures that burn sage is the Native American culture. They believe burning sage helps to bring wisdom, healing and a longer life.

How to Burn Sage

Burning sage is something that different cultures have always done. It is important that you set an intention and that you are thankful for the cultures and the ancestors before you that have burned sage in the past.

Even if you aren’t a Native American, you can do smudging to help you in your life. If you have never smudged before, there are some things that you will need such as a feather to help move the smoke around the area, sage or sage spray, a way to start a fire and something that can burn the sage in.

Clearing Negative Energies

Burning sage can help to get rid of negative energies and here are some things that you need to get this done:

Have the Tools Handy

Make sure that you have the tools in order to start your sage burning. You also need to make sure that you have the door or windows open to let the smoke out.

Saying Mantras for Intentions

You need to make sure that you are ready to set your intentions and you can do this by doing a mantra while you are saging. You can come up with your own mantras or you can find ones that other people have said.

Light the Sage

It is important to keep the sage at a 45-degree angle and then use a match to light the sage. Let it stay on fire for about 30 seconds and then blow out the flame. You will see that there are still embers that can blow smoke.

Walk Around the Area

Walk around the area slowly. While you do this let the smoke fill every area of the room, including the corners. Let the negative energy go out the window or the door. Pay attention to corners and to places where there has been negative activities.

Always smoke around the mirrors, the doors and around any technology that is in your area that needs to be cleansed.

Stay Safe

Always be there when you are burning sage and make sure that none of the embers get on furniture or on the ground. Don’t let the burning sage burn on its own and make sure you never leave it unattended.

Saging is great to clear your negative energy in the space but you shouldn’t breathe in the smoke.

Put Out the Sage Fire

Once you are finished, make sure that you put out the embers that  you used to burn the sage. Put this in a fireproof pot or put it in sand or dirt to put out the flame.

Don’t use water on the sage because it will be harder to use next time you want to smudge. If you put it out with sand or dirt it will be ready when you are ready for your next cleansing.

Saging Yourself

You can go beyond sage smoking the room and you can sage yourself. Do the same things as you would do above but instead of focusing on your area, focus on your body.

Imagine that negativity is leaving your mind, body, and soul as you move the sage up and down around your body. Smudging yourself can help you to get rid of any negative feelings or thoughts in your body. You can use the smoke to make sure that you are cleansed and while doing it, say a mantra.

Try not to inhale the smoke and make sure that you are keeping the embers far enough from the body so it doesn’t catch your clothes on fire or burn you. Once you get done, put the sage out.

When Do You Smudge?

You should smudge whenever you feel that negative energy is in your space. Use your intuition to guide you on this. If you feel stressed, it could be a time to smudge.

Buying Sage

You can buy sage at any energy shop or small shop. If you know a Native American that owns a shop, you can find sage there. Make sure that you are finding good sage. You can also use things such as rosemary, cedar, or juniper to sage with.

Final Thoughts

It can be a great thing in your life if you burn sage. If you are feeling negative or you have had something negative happen to you, sage your area or yourself. You can sage in your home, or your office and you will be able to keep up positive energies in your area.