Why Use Sage?
Of course, white vinegar and Chlorox are great, but there’s a great reason to burn sage at home … clean up her negativity.
It is a spiritual cleansing; an energetic cleansing.
This is important because negativity is everywhere, from the moody girl in the doughnut shop to the Evening News.
Sage cleaning his home can:
- Let those who live there free things that no longer serve them. Stains can even help kick the drama on the sidewalk, and I couldn’t use more of that?Make it easier to connect with your spirit guides, angels, and loved ones in spirit
- Help you gain clarity
- Increase your spiritual awareness (intuition) and access to divine guidance
If you want to purify you are at home, there is no better way than to perform a simple wise cleaning ceremony!
Fun fact: the Latin word for “Sage,” Sage, means ” to heal.”
When Should You Perform a Sage Cleaning?
You can clean your home with salvia at any time. But it’s a great idea especially when:
- Someone in the house has been sick
- You have had visitors (especially if there were shared negative emotions during the visit)
- You’re gonna meditate or diary.
- Returned home from a area full of people (this helps to remove the waste energy of other people)
- You’re moving to a new home
- You had an argument at home (phone arguments also count)
- Notice that your family is more irritable (teenage daughters aside!)
- You’ve been thinking about doing a wise cleaning. (This is your intuition trying to get your attention.)
- He recently cleaned, disordered, or organized his home.
Ugh, quite a list! You can also clean your car or yourself for any of the above reasons.
I Don’t Like the Smell of Sage Sticks. Any Advice?
Oh, yes! You can use a more subtle sage spray mixed with lavender like this.
But first, you might want to give yourself a chance. Most people get used to the smell of sage and notice it brings a sense of renewal and purges their mind and body!
And, of course, you can always combine sage with another herb that is also used for cleaning, like:
- Sweet grass
These combinations of herbs will make the smoke smell sweeter … and they’ll add some extra cleaning power to the ceremony!
How to Perform Clean-up of Sage
Salvia’s cleaning is easy to do. The most important part of this (or any ritual) is intention.
Then, before you begin, say a little prayer or invite your spiritual guides and Angels.
Or, simply ask your divine helpers to help you purify the energy of the home.
Step 1: Gather the Required Elements
Obviously, you’ll need wise. You can use loose Sage, a stain stick or, my personal favorite, Sage spray. You can shop in a metaphysical store or online.
Here are some tips on where to get quality sage tippy-top:
- I like these Amazon white sage sticks because they have over 1,000 five-star reviews.
- Besides, I’m in love with this sage spray and I keep several bottles in my house, it’s so easy! Just spray around your house or car and that’s it!
- You can also make your own sage. Cultivating your own sage is fun. In addition, he can establish the intention of love and purification whenever he tends to it. A pot in a sunny kitchen window is so nice! Once you have a healthy portion, tie it with a rope and hang it upside down in a dark, dry place to dry. Once the sage is completely dry, voila! Is ready for use!
Non-combustible Plate or Bowl
You will use your fire-proof dish or bowl to hold under the burning sage and collect the Ashes. (If you’re using sage spray, you won’t need a plate.)
Traditionally, an abalone shell is used. But if you don’t have one, you can always use a small ceramic bowl or some other kind of flame-retardant dish.
Do not avoid doing a wise cleaning because you do not have the right container. The most important thing is to establish a loving intention.
During times when I didn’t have a fancy bowl, I used a normal bowl and filled it with some ash water.
Step 2: Establish Your Intention
Once you have the items, it is time to set your intent for cleaning. Ask yourself: what led you to believe that a wise cleansing ceremony is needed?
Set your mind on thoughts of cleansing, healing, wisdom, or spiritual connection. Then light the wise.
Tip: you may need to re-ignite the sage during the ceremony, so it’s good to have a lighter or matches handy.
Step 3: Purify Yourself First
When you wash the dishes, do you use a dirty sponge? Of course not, because that would be super gross and the dishes won’t be cleaned.
We can apply the same idea to salvia’s cleanup. It all starts with you. Don’t be a dirty sponge. 🙂
Before cleaning your space, take a moment to purify yourself by directing the smoke (or spray) into your body, starting at your feet and up to your head and then backwards.
You can use your hands or pen to direct the smoke to where you want it to go (just be careful with your eyes and nose).
Tip: To get a good stream of sage smoke, blow slightly over the burning sage. Keep your bowl handy to collect any falling ash or sage leaves.
Step 4: Clean Your Home
Now, start walking around your house with your sage, keeping your intention in mind.
You may also want to include a spell or prayer as you move through your home. Since your intention is the power behind the ceremony, you can use any loving word you want. Here are some examples:
- Bless and purify this house and all who enter
- Negative energy, loving vibrations in
- Fill this home with love, light and positive energy
Choose a simple statement that feels good in your heart, and then repeat it out loud or in your mind as you guide the smoke through the House.
Where should it start?
Some people recommend that you start in one room at home and work from corner to corner, from one room to another. You can totally do that, but what I recommend is to let your intuition guide you.
After all, this is a spiritual and intimate ceremony, Why not keep it that way? Besides, you can’t mess it up, so don’t worry.
- Be sure to pay attention to dark places, corners, doors and busy areas. Allow the purifying smoke or spray to clear the energy.
- Sleep and work areas are also good places to focus.
Above all, let your intuition guide you through the stain ceremony. If you allow it, your intuition will help you feel which areas of your home need more attention. Take as much time as you need.
Step 5: Finish the Cleansing Ceremony of the Wise
There are a couple of different ways to finish. You should choose the way you feel guided:
- Option 1
Once you have finished cleaning salvia (stains), you may let the embers die on their own or rub them in the flame retardant container or shell. Let everything cool down and throw it away.
- Option 2
Rub the embers or let them die. Then bury the sage or ashes to signify the purpose of the negative energies that lived in space. Imagine replanting them on Earth and recharging them into new and positive energy.
When you are ready to perform your next salvia cleanup, use fresh sage or stain stick. Purify as many times as you want and let your intuition guide you like a GPS.