Smudging is a wonderful way to cleanse the energy of your space, your home and even yourself. We can all unconsciously pick up thought patterns, energetic attachments, feelings and more.
It’s a good idea to smudge if you have been feeling off in your home or space, have recently been ill, had an argument with someone or your sleep has been disrupted. As a rule of thumb, I like to smudge weekly and more as I’m guided.
You can use white sage, herbs, Palo Santo, cedar or even sweetgrass. I personally like to use Palo Santo and burn Nag Champa incense to finish smudging and infuse positive, uplifting energies.
What you’ll need to smudge:
I like to start first with the Palo Santo. Light the match and as you do, start calling in light.
“I ask that Divine light surround me, filling this space with the light and protection of the Heavens. I welcome all those from the light to cleanse and purify this space, releasing anything that no longer serves to the light. Filling this space with divine love and light to ensure that only energies that contribute may enter. And, so it is.”
Begin to take the smoke and metaphorically wash your hands in the smoke, take some over your eyes, your ears, your heart, and your head. Waft the smoke over your body as you clear away all energies that are no longer serving you.
Begin to move through each room or space clockwise. As you move through the room or space, continue to repeat the prayer and fan the smoke up into the corners of the room, around and under furniture, in closets, behind doors, shower curtains, crawl spaces, etc.
If you are using Palo Santo, it will at some point stop smoking and if you are smudging a larger area, or home, you will need to light it again until you have completed the smudging.
Once I’ve smudged my entire house, I will light incense and I finish with gratitude and thank all those from the light for their assistance. I may also light a candle to infuse the space with light. Listen to your inner guidance as you may be guided to make changes in the space with furniture, water features or even crystals to support the higher vibrations.
Enjoy the nice, clear energy of your home or space! And, if there is still something not quite right in your home or space, be sure to reach out as there may be energies that require a little extra help to clear.
Shauna Marie Chandler
Reiki Master/Teacher, Angel Readings, Sacred Geometry