Negative energy seeps into our space constantly so it’s important to keep a positive flow throughout your environment with house cleansing rituals. There are many different tools and methods you can use.
When your home is purified, it restores balance and harmony to your life, which is essential for giving you and your family a happy and healthy place for deep healing and rejuvenating the spirit. When you make energy cleansing a part of your everyday routine, you can live life at the highest vibrations. It's the perfect remedy for easing the stress and anxiety that comes from the demands of modern living.
Stagnant energy in your field can include your emotional energetic, mental, spiritual or physical body & your environment.
One of the most common and best ways to clear stagnant or negative energy out of any space — whether it be your office, home, car, or physical space — is to burn white sage or palo santo wood sticks. I think it is safe to say that the white sage is the more popular option and it is definitely more powerful. Sage clears out alllllll of the energy in a space or in your energetic field, the good and the bad. It pretty much leaves us with an energetic blank slate. Palo Santo on the other hand is less aggressive and only removes the negative energy from a space and allows the good vibes to stick around. Personally I just love Palo Santo.
The Practise of Smudging
Smudging is a form of energy clearing where plant medicines are burned to purify the air and the energy of any space. As the smoke carries, it picks up on dense energy and transmutes it into energy that supports you.
This sacred ritual allows you to clear and release any negative energy in your room or space, including yourself. With your prayers and intentions, ground yourself as you become a pure channel of Divine Light. As we become more sensitive as we go deeper on our spiritual journey, it’s important to smudge yourself daily so that you aren't a sponge and picking up everyone’s energy around you. You are a walking expression of Divine Light. Just as a fly is attracted to light, you’re more likely to attract denser energy because it’s craving to be healed by light. As you ground yourself, you are able to stand in your truth with ease and conviction, being the observer of the energy around you.
Smudging Sticks - SAGE - Cleanse Away
Sage comes from the Latin word “Salvia” which translates as “to heal.” Burning Sage brings forth wisdom and clarity as it increases your spiritual awareness. Carrying more of the Masculine/ Yang aspect, White Sage has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years for cleansing, purification, warding off evil spirits and negative energies. White Sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish evil spirits, and to encourage protection. Collecting heavy energies from an individual or a space, as the smoke clears, the Spirit of White Sage carries with it the negative energy that was once attached back up to the Spiritual Light to be regenerated into something positive.
Palo Santo ~ Holy Wood
Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. In Spanish, the name literally means “holy wood,” the smell has hints of pine, mint, and lemon, with a beautiful sweet and woody aroma. This makes it smell much more fragrant than white sage, which has a more pungent, intense scent. It can be used as you would a Smudge stick or incense. It is a wonderful tool to use before going into Meditation helping to clear and raise your vibration but also ground for deeper connection to Higher Power.
Palo Santo is able to be used once these trees have naturally fallen in the rain forest and lie dead for 4-10 years before they are harvested. This Sacred Plant Medicine helps keep the energy grounded and clear while enhancing creativity and bringing forth good fortune. Palo Santo has been used by shamans and medicine people for centuries for spiritual purifying, energy cleansing, and healing. This plant medicine helps calm the immune and nervous systems for faster recovery of illnesses. For health and wellbeing benefits; helping with headaches, common colds and flu, asthma sufferers and for stress, anxiety, inflammation, and emotional trauma.
Providing energetic protection, Palo Santo helps remove negative energy as it uplifts your Spirit. When burning this Amazonian Sacred Medicine, the smoke helps set and seal your intentions. Use as you would the Sage.
Palo Santo works great for routine energy clearing, it doesn't burn as long as sage and has a sweeter scent to it. When you use Palo Santo it clears negative energy and brings in positive.
It has been suggested to first sage a room and then use palo santo right after to bring in those good vibes.
How to Smudge yourself & your space:
As you clear your space say a simple prayer to ground your energy and intentions:
You can use a clearing Mantra that is spoken aloud.
I welcome transformational growth and abundance, may I have your support to clear this space so that my truest intentions can flow clearly from my heart onto the page.
I know what I need. I am ready”
OPEN A WINDOW !!! This is the most important part of a smudging ritual. You need to open the window so that the smoke and negative energy have a way to completely leave the room.
1. Set an intention before use or say a prayer, then light the end of the smudge stick and gently blow out any flame and allow it to smoulder only.
2. When smudging yourself begin at the heart centre wafting the smoke up towards the throat then up and over the head and then down and around the body ending at the feet.
3. When smudging a room, walk clockwise around the perimeter smoking from the ground upwards, swirl it counterclockwise in every room or closet. Pushing the negative energy out makes room for positive, fresh energy. The smoke is traditionally fanned using the hand or a feather (eagle feathers are treasured for this) and directed over a person or throughout a living space. Use your intuition whilst smudging and noticing if there are any areas that are needing extra attention or a longer period of saging for clearing.
Also burn at the front door to clear away energies of people who have come into your home or office.
4. Once your smudging session is complete, extinguish the smoking end by placing the stick in a fireproof bowl of metal, glass or clay. It will then be ready to use next time.
Other Options of Prayers you can use.
A Smudging Prayer for cleansing yourself & Space
May your hands be cleansed, so that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, so that they might take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed, so that you might hear its messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed, so that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed, so that you might see the signs and wonders of the world.
May this person and space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that same smoke carry our prayers, spiralling, to the heavens.
Once you have finished the sacred ceremony of cleansing open up all the windows and doors and let the sun shine in and breeze blow through. Then visualise your whole space glowing in bright white light, cleansing, purifying and placing a protective layer around your space.
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