How To Smudge Your Home
⚫ A White Sage smudge stick (Best for purifying.)
⚫ Matches, preferably wooden
• Fireproof dish or abalone shell
⚫ Sand or soil for extinguishing herbs at the end.
Open a window in each room your are smudging. This allows the negative energy and smoke a place to escape.
Have thoughts, prayers or intentions in mind that you will say while smudging the room. These can be said out loud or silently. For example: ” cleanse this room of all negative energy and fill it with love.” Feel free to say whatever positive thoughts feel right Just as powerful is to hold a deep feeling of love for your home. (It’s suggested that before smudging a room you smudge yourself first)
Lighting Your Smudge Stick
Light the tip of your smudge stick. (If it does not light easily pull apart and fan out the tip of the herbs a little.) Once its lit blow out the flame after a few seconds and allow it to smolder. You do not want flame, just a light smoke coming from it.
Smudging a Person
You can smudge yourself or another person by waving the smoldering stick from side to side, feet to head and from front to back of the body. You can also hold the stick and spinning slowly around moving it from high to low so the smoke envelops the body whether for yourself or another person
Smudging A Room
To cleanse or purity a room move clockwise around the edge while waving the stick up an down near the walls and up into the corners of the room thinking or saying positive things
Extinguishing and Storing
Once your ceremony is completed extinguish your smudge stick rubbing it in the earth or placing the tip of it in some sand. (Sand is best as its cleaner and allows you to use the stick again more easily.) It is important to store your Smudge Stick in a warm dry place to ensure that it burns easily. The same stick can be used over and over until it burns down.
How Often To Smudge
Smudge your home whenever you feel the need. Some do it seasonally. It’s always a good idea to smudge anytime you feel negativity has entered your home. As a bonus, it rids the house of stale odors and leaves it with a pleasant earthy smell.
Australian First Nations People
The Australian First Nations People have used smudging for 60,000 years to cleanse the environment ♻️ for health, and spirits, as a form of prayer. More in future posts