Somebody Sage Me! Using Sage in My Home

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Hi, hello, and welcome! Long time no see, I know. I posted this on Instagram, and got a lot of response. So, I thought that maybe I would come back, blog a little, get back in the saddle, if you will, on this blog, and talk to you guys about whatever the heck I want! I decided to cleanse my house with a little sage because the full moon and bad weather had me way off of my good, high vibes. I just so happened to be inspired to share, and several people felt the same way and had questions. I do not consider myself an expert on any of this stuff. I just looked it up online, and I've only smudged my house 3 or 4 times. But, I am an expert on myself, and I know what makes me feel better. If you use sage and do things differently than I do, please feel free to share in the comments. I only ask that it's helpful and not rude. 

The first time I decided to smudge my house, I had a small bundle of sage sitting around. I had gone with a friend to Whole Foods to get the beauty bag, and we decided to split a 2 pack of sage. I had never used it before, but it sounded like a good idea. That sage stayed on my kitchen counter for days before my husband started asking me when I was going to sage the house. We had been having really strange activity with his alarm clock, and by strange activity I mean the thing was going off whenever it decided to go off and in whatever manner it wanted. The radio portion decided to come on at 3 am. The alarm would go off in the late afternoon. It even made crazy white noise. It was bizarre! We got rid of that alarm clock, but after all of that, my husband was quite interested in me smudging the house. 

To cleanse your house you need: 

  • a smudge stick - sage - I have gotten mine at Whole Foods, Sprouts, and Amazon. It's not difficult to find.
  • a lighter - I use a candle lighter and take it with me throughout the house. I have to relight mine a lot, for some reason.
  • A bowl or plate that won't catch on fire - I have an abalone shell because I'm fancy, but I didn't start with it. You need something to collect the ashes that fall from the smudge stick. DO NOT set your house on fire, okay! 
  • A bowl of sand or water to extinguish - I'll admit that I skip this step because I have a difficult time keeping mine lit. (There's got to be a joke in there somewhere!) But, do make sure the stick is completely out before you go about your day.
What I do:

  • Before I light up, I make sure all of the doors to rooms and closets are open, so I won't forget anything.
  • When I'm ready to begin, I like to state some kind of intent like, "I cleanse this space of any negative energy and replace it with love and joy." I've used other people's words before, and it didn't feel right to me. So, I come up with something that fits my situation or how I'm feeling. I encourage you to come up with your own intention to know how you want to feel when you're finished.
  • I start at my front door and move clockwise throughout my house, along the walls, giving it a good wafting and concentrating on the corners.
  • I get everything, including the closets and the garage. It doesn't take long at all.
  • I end up back where I started and extinguish the stick. 
That's what I do! Like I said, I looked up others' rituals online, and through giving it a try a few times, came up with what works for me. You can do this throughout your entire home or just one room. There's something quite empowering about acknowledging the fact that you don't feel quite your best, stating that you would like to change how you feel, and physically doing something about it. 

Thank you so much for joining me! Do you smudge your home with sage? Talk to me in the comments!

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