Purchase: Sage Kit
How To Use Sage & Smudge Feather:
When should I sage:
When you move into a new living space
When you begin a new job or start your own business
Before and after a guest enters your home
Before and after a yoga or healing session
After an argument or any illness
Upon returning home from crowded situations
After wearing your crystals for a few days
3-step sage smudging ritual for your aura, space, and crystals:
- Use white ceremonial sage bundle, which is usually bound together by a thin string. Your kit comes with two bundles for you to use. Make sure to open window or door so the negative energy has a way out when leaving your home and or crystals.
- Next, place it on any heat-proof burning surface like your abalone shell that came with your kit. Light the one bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. I often find that I have to re-light my sage bundle a few times during the ritual process. So keep your lighter near you and start setting your intentions and prayer.
- Once you have a nice smoke going, use your NDA smudge crystal feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. Say a prayer as you are doing this and envision the smoke taking away the negative energy and cleansing you, your space, and or crystals. If you are saging your crystals you will just simply use the feather to direct smoke to the crystals and pray over them.
- The power of intent is integral here. If you burn sage with the intention to cleanse your home of negative energy, then it is incredibly more likely to do so. Any effect of the plant must be rooted in your mind.
- Concentrate on gateway areas: windows, doors, closets, hallways. Use your intuition. If you pay close attention to your space, you may notice that some areas are more in need of cleansing than others.
- Consider focusing on busy areas--workspaces, kitchens, entryways. If you have a pet, consider saging their space, but do not disturb them with the smoke.
- Moderation is key. Do not fill the area too thickly with smoke, or your gentle cleansing may become a choking nightmare.
- Try not to inhale the smoke directly; this may harm your lungs.
- This process may set off your smoke alarm if you own one. Either moderate your smoke-spreading, avoid rooms with smoke detectors, or remove the batteries from the smoke detector before burning your sage.
Consider burning sage more often. If you can burn sage at least once a week, you may notice that the practice imbues your home with light and calm.
- You do not necessarily need to perform a full smudging ceremony each time that you burn sage--depending on how strictly you wish to adhere to the traditional rituals. Consider burning sage casually, as you would burn incense.
- Consider burning sage to acknowledge significant changes in your home: a new member of the family, a new pet, a new job, a new passion. The practice of burning sage can be whatever you want it to be. The important thing is that you believe that the sage can help you make your life more meaningful.
The sage ceremony lifts the veil between every day and the sacred. As you say your prayers, you are shifting energy at will.
Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways, and into shadow spaces.
Once space is cleared, allow the sage bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell. You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual.