LOL. Sis is really out here on the front lines of protest burning sage…and I love the fuck out of it. Cleanse these demon ass police. Cleanse the white supremacy plaguing this nation. Cleanse the blood that decorates its walls. She bae.
‘Sage’ of (all kinds), cedar, juniper, sweet grass and lavender are plants that are used to make ( sticks) (smudging bundles) for removing negative energy, from spaces, sacred items and also for healing.
With all the energies moving in and around your home its a great time to set the stage with a quick cleansing. Smudge the entryways and corners with sage, sweetgrass, juniper, or cedar. You can also asperge (sprinkle) with salt water moving counterclockwise from one room to the next. As you work repeat the following: May the winds inspire you earth protect you water heal you, and fire always warm the hearth As you move through the space, clap your hands to disperse old, stagnant energy, then use a bell or rattle to welcome fresh, sacred energy. If you have one or more sleigh bells, they’re perfect for this Midwinter cleansing.
Since it is believe, in many cultures, that the plants we use to burn and purify ourselves provides us with access to their soul and power, it is essential that people ask permission before gathering these plants. To take only what you need without damaging the plant and give thanks for what you take. ‘My advise is to learn how to grow your own ‘healing plants’ and then use them however you wish’. (Recently I was given some fresh picked ‘Juniper and cedar’ sticks. they smelled so awesome and I like using them in my house for cleansing)…
‘Remember if you do not pick these plants yourself, know that someone else did that for you and that you could still give thanks for the life of those plants and the people who did pick them’. Smudge is not an incense. Don’t buy smudge sticks from health food stores or from anywhere that you can’t be sure the sacred plant was not treated respectfully from seedling to harvest, as these are sacred herbs/plants. Please don’t abuse the plant.
i don’t know about you, but if you are like me you don’t always have time to cleanse your space, or you just want some added protection. one way i found to be very useful, is haning a jar and putting a bit of sage on my front door. i did this just right now and i already feel at peace after a taxing day at work(:
(p.s. i also put in some rosemary as well, because i didnt have alot of sage. btw make sure you are watching it especially if you have fammable objects near!