White sage smudge | 4" California White Smudge | Sustainably Sourced | Ethically Harvested | One or Two
To smudge with white sage, follow these steps:
1. Gather your supplies: You'll need a bundle of dried white sage, a heat-resistant container (such as an abalone shell or ceramic bowl), and a lighter or matches.
2. Prepare your space: Choose a well-ventilated area where you can safely perform the smudging ritual. Open windows or doors to allow smoke to dissipate.
3. Set your intention: Before you begin, take a moment to focus on your intention. Consider what you want to release or cleanse from your space and what positive energy or intentions you want to invite.
4. Light the sage bundle: Hold one end of the sage bundle and light the other end using a lighter or matches. Let it burn for a few seconds, then gently blow out the flame. The sage should smolder and release smoke.
5. Start smudging: Hold the smoldering sage bundle over your container to catch any falling ashes. Begin at the entrance of the room or space you wish to smudge and move in a clockwise direction.
6. Move mindfully: As you walk through the space, use your hand or a feather to waft the smoke around. Focus on corners, doorways, windows, and areas where energy may feel stagnant. Visualize the smoke carrying away any negative energy or impurities.
7. Affirm your intentions: As you smudge, you can recite affirmations, prayers, or intentions that align with your purpose. This can enhance the ritual's effectiveness and add a deeper spiritual element.
8. Extinguish the sage: When you have finished smudging, gently press the smoldering end of the sage bundle into the container or a plate filled with sand or salt. Make sure it is fully extinguished before leaving it unattended.
9. Cleansing yourself: If desired, you can also smudge yourself by gently waving the smoke over your body. Start from your feet and move upward, visualizing the smoke purifying your energy field.
Remember to exercise caution and follow safety guidelines while performing smudging rituals. Respect cultural traditions associated with smudging and adapt the practice to your own beliefs and intentions.