Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.
If your home has been a little hectic (or you’ve even spent too much time there lately), you may want to clear the air – shift the energy.
You can buy white sage online – lots of places have them. Just google.
Light the end so you have a good flame, then gently blow it out so it’s still smoldering. I put a heat proof container under the stick as I walk around the house to catch any flying embers.
Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating good sayings/wishes in your mind as you diffuse the smoke. Once the space is cleared, allow the sage bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in a heat-proof shell or container.
Open a window or door to let the bad energy escape too.
Do this every month or so.
I have a video in my Instagram highlights to show you how.