While many of us know about the wonderful effects of sage smudging, most don’t know how to perform the ritual properly. We only know that it works to cleanse one’s space. Maybe you have moved to a new home or office or want to rid an existing room of negative or evil spirits. Maybe a death occurred or other bad experience like an illness.
Burning sage involves a few simple steps. It will have a pungent odor, of course, but it will dissipate. You must use the dry, white type known for its special healing scent. The smell can evoke memories, thoughts, and actions from the past; this is why it resonates so well for serious users. People come to love the earthy quality of burning sage. It creates a primeval feeling as if you were connecting to some kind of ancestral time of human existence. It is the smell of the long-distant past and evokes an atavistic ritual that connects with the earth.
How does it work? Who knows, but it does. It isn’t reserved for a sacred space, however, and can re-energize any place you reside or work. Your own body will also feel the effects of the metaphysical cleansing power of sage. It is like it has its own special alchemy, somehow embedded in the smoke. You perform the ritual as prescribed and the atmosphere shifts and transforms.
Most types of incense have an effect on stress and negativity, but sage is unique. The vapor connects man to the spiritual realm. The ancients of China and Greece knew the ritual over 2,000 years ago, even in the Americas. It was common practice for shamans to call forth ancestral spirits. The smoke is said to absorb evil, illness, or conflict and cleanses the energy field around the ritual-performer.
While sage is somewhat universal, other dried plants have been used to evoke peace and love, like sweet grass. In any case, modern man finds the cleansing ritual quite powerful and effective as a form of “aura polishing.” There is no limit to the time or place you can burn sage. It bodes well for a new space, to cleanse a room for guests, to enhance yoga or healing, as an accompaniment to meditation, or to rid your environment of any illness, conflict, or bad vibe. The process is relatively simple. Let’s break it down into a few steps.
The ceremony of burning or smudging sage should be uplifting and feel sacred. Shifting energy is an enormous positive experience. This spiritual cleansing is ideal for most everyone, but it takes some effort. You will want to use a new sage bundle for each ritual. Have the essential elements prepared ahead of time and ready for use in an instant.
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