Sage Stick (approx 23cm long and 5cm thick)
Sage is used to remove toxic energy, purifying and inviting new energy into your space. Smudging rituals can be done as often as you wish, especially if you have low energy, have been in an argument, moving house and after a clear out and clean. They can be used to cleanse yourself and others too. Once completed, there is an increased sense of calmness, well-being, optimism and physical energy. Sage is considered one of the most sacred of herbs instilling peace and tranquillity, while lavender cultivates peace of mind and restfulness.
Directions of use:
When you are smudging for the first time, de-clutter and clean your living space. Open your windows and start your smudging ritual. Start from your front door, light your stick, and keep the shell with you to catch any embers. Don’t worry if there is a lot of smoke – this is normal, the open windows will help to release all the negative energy.
Now in gentle rotation movements you can move your smudge stick all around the rooms and work your way through your home, finishing off with yourself.
As you smudge you can say to yourself or out loud an affirmation such as ‘I release unwanted negative energy from my home and family, I release any fears that limit me, and I release any energies that no longer serve me. I am now ready to receive abundance and inner peace’. You can change any of the wording to suit your needs and this can be adapted every time you smudge. Remember to keep a fire proof dish with you to catch the embers. When you are finished, stub the smudge stick out making sure it has finished burning (please don’t put it out under water) and keep for another time.
Sage Stick Large