Have you ever heard of the term “Smudging”? It’s where people burn dried sage, plant-based resins, incense or herbs to help to clear negative energy from their energy field/aura and environment.
Before you start to think this sounds a little too out there for you, smudging has actually been backed by science and there are some amazing health benefits from clearing your space with smoke.
Smudging is a great way to cleanse and purify any bacteria in the air. It also helps to reduce stress or tension that could have built up in your energetic environment by grounding the vibration generating negative ions.
It is recommended that you frequently smudge yourself and your living space/office to keep the environment at a high vibrational frequency. I personally like to burn sage at the end of everyday to clear my own energy field. You will know when you need to smudge generally by how you feel.
Have you moved house recently and feel like you want to clear the space of any stagnant/negative energy from the previous owner? Ever come home from being in a big crowd and felt a little 'off'? Perhaps you feel drained after having a heavy/heated conversation with someone or after being around certain people? It may be time to do some cleansing as it can be a great way to reset the vibe/mood.
So how do you do it? You can buy dried sage/smudge sticks from most health food stores, new age/crystal shops or online. Open a window to ensure you don't set off the smoke alarms and keep a ceramic bowl with you to catch the ashes. Light the sage/smudge stick with matches/lighter.
If you are cleansing a space, walk slowly around the room/s ensuring the smoke blows into the corners with the intention to clear any negative energy. If you are cleansing your energy field, slowly move the smudge stick down your body starting at the top of your head and finishing at your feet. Do this for the front, back and sides of your body to ensure the smoke is surrounding you.
Here are some examples of intentions you can set while cleansing:
MAY I NOW ASK THAT THIS HOME
IS CLEANSED OF ANY HEAVINESS,
IMPURITY OR NEGATIVITY AND THAT
THE LOVED ONES THAT RESIDE HERE ARE
BROUGHT TO A STATE OF PEACE,
OF POISE AND OF PERFECT HARMONY
IN BODY, IN MIND AND IN SPIRIT.
MAY WE BE GRATEFUL FOR HEALTH,
ABUNDANCE, LOVE AND HAPPINESS
AS A CONSTANT MANIFESTATION.
SO BE IT, SO IT IS.
IT IS MY INTENTION TO THE UNIVERSE
TO DISCONNECT FROM ANY SCERIC OF
ENERGY I HAVE TAKEN ON FROM OTHERS
ON A SOUL, CELLULAR, DNA OR ANY
OTHER LEVEL, THROUGH ALL SPACE
TIME AND DIMENSIONS, WITH EASE
AND GRACE, NOW AND ALWAYS,
SO IT IS, SO IT IS, SO IT IS.
Give it a try!