Cleansing your space (also known as smudging
) is extremely beneficial for a number of reasons. It helps get rid of unwanted bacteria and clears negative energy. It also produces negative ions which is known to help increase your sense of well-being, improve mental focus, improve your sleep, and overall have a relaxing effect.
Not only does it have tremendous benefits, but it's also easy to do! We'll show you how to do it in 5 easy steps.
Here's What You'll Need:
- 1 Buffalo White Sage Wand
- Palo Santo (optional)
- A fireproof container
- a match or lighter
* Note: you can use loose white sage or other herbs to cleanse your space as well, but we recommend a wand because it is easier to stay lit for longer and cover a greater area of space.
For your fireproof container, you can simply use a bowl if you'd like but we recommend an Abalone Shell as it brings healing and soothing energy to your cleansing practice.
(abalone shells are from and known to hold the energy of the ocean)
HOW TO CLEANSE:
Choose a time when you will not be disturbed for 15-20 minutes. Gather your smudging material, fireproof container, and match (or lighter) to prepare.
Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself and then light your smudging wand. Gently wave the stick in the air until the end begins to smoke. The smoke is what you want, so blow out any fire.
* if you are using Palo Santo as well, we recommend smudging with White Sage first, then Palo Santo afterwards.
Hold your wand over your fireproof container at all times to ensure it can catch any embers. Wave the smoke around by either using your hand, or a feather if you have one.
Start at the doorway and work your way around the room effectively cleansing every area, object, and corner with the smoke. Spend a little extra time on any corners or dark areas such as closets, as they tend to gather stagnant energy. We also recommend that you cleanse yourself as well. To do this, you simply move the smoke around your body to cleanse your aura.
When you're all done, put your wand out by pressing the end of it into your fireproof container. Make sure it is completely out before leaving it unattended. You can now use the rest of the wand for the next time you are wanting to cleanse!
You can also use crystals to assist you in cleansing your space as well.
Selenite is perfect as a cleansing companion as it is known as 'liquid light' for it's ability to thoroughly cleanse and clear all energy. You can hold it in your hand as you are walking around cleansing, or place it in the windowsill of the room you are in.
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