Above is a Native American Smudge video showing you how to smudge and ways of
doing it. Smudge is a very old practice that is still used today by many.
If you try this you will feel the energy change almost right away. Cleansing your home is almost
the same as personal smudging . You want to get the smoke everywhere within your home from room to room.
Why Smudge? Well when we return from a long day burdened with stress, as the negative
energy releases from our bodies it dissipates into our surroundings. Overtime this may build up, leaving us wondering why
we no longer feel the satisfaction of coming home to our safe comforting environment. Negative
energy can stagnate in corners and the dark places in our homes. You may notice your experiencing trouble sleeping or having
feelings of anxiety and restlessness. Perhaps a feeling of being watched. You may notice uneasy feelings in certain rooms
or arguments always happening in one area of your home. Maybe you just want your home to feel fresh and light again.
When I do my readings I always do a smudge first. I use white sage as well as some other herbs such
as cedar or blend of 'protection' herbs. I have used this practice for many years now and believe strongly in the cleansing
effect it has on me and my 'area'.
How to Smudge
Get a shell, abalone or scallop shell is what I always use. Any small,
flat, heat-proof container will do.
Light the sage and let it flame for a minute or so. Extinguish the flame so the
sage is smoldering and smoking.
Take the smudge container or wand and using circular clockwise movements, encircle
yourself with the smoke, asking that all negative energies be cleansed away.
You can do this for the whole room and
even the whole house. Start at the most northerly room and working again, clockwise, through your home, let the smoke from
the sage permeate throughout. Try and finish off the smudging process by ending up at an open door towards the most northwesterly
part of your home. You should have come full circle around your home. Doing it this way gives the best results but the important
thing is to smudge all area's.
A note of interest: this may set off your smoke alarms. So be prepared to disconnect
it during your smudging and be SURE to re-engage it upon completion of your smudging.
I say a little Prayer of sorts
over and over as I do my smudging, asking the 'powers that be' (Spirits of the sage)
to remove all negativity and unwanted energies. You can say anything you like the important thing is to direct the energies
at removing all negative vibrations etc. from you and your home.
IT WORKS!!!!...when first doing this on a regular
basis, you may find yourself feeling agitated or uneasy and not sure why. It is because you are 'clearing' with the help of
the smudging. This would indicate that there is a lot of 'negative' energies in your environment. I do not have a set amount
of times to smudge. I personally smudge myself and my room once a day, because of what i do, and my home once a week. You
will find your own feel for how often for yourself.
My daughter & I enjoy the scent of the white sage before bed as
well . It is very relaxing and worth trying before bed.
Sage is the most potent herb for smudging (White sage or Buffalo sage ) but
you can also use cedar and sweet grass. I have a mixture of this that I also burn sporadically for extra strength in removal
of unwanted energies.