Cleansing and Sage
The ritual of burning herbs and herbal resins is common to many cultures in the world. From the rich frankincense of the Churches and the Middle Eastern bazaar, to the heady incenses of Asia . The raw energy of brush burning in many native cultures in America and throughout the world. The purification of space through this modality is a global phenomenon. Burning sage is one of the oldest methods of cleansing a person, group of people or space. While Native American sage burning is the most commonly recognized form of it today, it has nevertheless been a shared practice in other cultures too.
From the ancient Celtic druids who used sage as a sacred herb for burning as well as medicinal purposes, to the Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon whose ‘Palo Santo’ (sacred wood) sage burning ceremonies are still practiced to this day.
Spiritual cleansing is done to remove the negative energies or unwelcome spirits from your home using purified herbs. Smudging clears away any negative energy, thoughts and bad feelings and helps in clearing one's body's aura. Spiritual cleansing with sage is done for protection against evil and negativity. Smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification. The effectiveness of smudging is based on the theory that the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and as it clears it takes the negative energy with it, releasing it into another space to be regenerated.
Sage is a herb which is held sacred in many religions due to its effective purifying energies. Sage is used as herbal medicine due to its anti-biotic, anti-fungal and antispasmodic properties. It heals by bringing the patient back in to balance and cleanses the body negative spirits and impurities. The botanical name for sage is Salvia and it is commonly called white sage.
House cleansing with sage: Ritual
A sage cleansing ritual for driving off negative energy from your home is not difficult.
White sage for smudging is available in the form of wrapped long bundle. If you have loose sticks of white sage, place a handful of sage in the earthen bowl. Light the end of the sage stick. Hold it in upward position and say your prayers, chants or requests for positive energy to cast out of any negativity. Offer the smoke of the sage smudge in all the directions of the house. Walk through the entire house.
Once you have completed the spiritual cleansing process of the entire home, extinguish the remaining sage bundle and you can save it for future use. Conclusion: Spiritual house cleansing by using sage brings harmony and peace inside the home. It purifies the space.
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