White sage Salvia Apiana is a cleansing and purifying sacred herb that Native Americans have been using for thousands of years to ceremonially clear the energy of people, objects and places. It can be used to break up feelings of negativity as well as clear your energy field and helpful for meditation, intuitive studies or prayer.
Clearing the energy in your house is easy, here is an article I contributed to in The NZ Herald:
How to use White Sage Video Instructions:
House Clearing Instructions using White Sage: Start at front door, light sage and allow to burn (flame) for a short time until it is burning reasonably will, then put out the flame by waving through the air fast or blowing out and you will then have a smouldering smudge stick. Ask Great Spirit to help you shift the energies, say your own prayer if you wish. Move in a straight line to each corner, working in a clockwise direction around the house, lifting up the smoke at every corner. Sage in cupboards and dark places as you go, until you end up back at the front door. Sage the entrance of the door with it open to allow negative energies to escape. Put sage on doorstep allow to burn for a couple of minutes and then you could put out if you wish to use the smudge stick in the future. Put out in some sand in a container such as a Paua shell or saucer.
How to Anoint your Home
Anointing is a ritual in which something special is rubbed with an oil. It evokes a sense of ceremony, ritual and spirituality. Anointing a Sacred space, helps protect you from energetic harm and is like a blessing to objects.
Rub any one of the following essential oils, undiluted, on your doorjamb:
Cinnamon; clover; cypress; dragon’s blood; frankincense; any of The Coven ritual oils. www.thecoven.co.nz
Walk through the door and close it securely. Take the remaining essential oil and anoint every other door and window. Light a candle and say:
My home is my temple, and here I will live and love and be healed. And so it is by magic sealed.
Next, burn a bundle of Sage and pass the smoke around for purification. This is called ‘smudging’.
Healthy House Warming Ritual
When you or a friend move into a new home, place a bundle of dried hops or Eucalyptus on the front door. Walk through the door, light your favourite incense and a brown candle, and sit or stand in the centre of the front room. Whisper:
House of my body, I accept your shelter.
House of my spirit, I receive your blessings.
Home to my heart, I am open to joy.
And so it is. And so it shall be.
How to use Sage Crush
Sage Crush is mainly used for cleansing and maintaining. You’ll need a paua shell and charcoal block. Light one side of the charcoal block, then place it in the shell. Sprinkle sage crush over it and enjoy the aroma. For cleansing purpose use a smudging feather direct the smoke to the area you are cleaning.
Smudging for self-clearing is not suggested if you suffer from asthma or respiratory illnesses. You can either purchase a spray instead or enjoy the benefits of this wonderful cleansing herb by having a Sage bath. Put 5gm of Sage crush into a cup of hot water. Leave it for 30 mins then pour off the tea and pour into your bath. Sage bath is also used for relaxing the hyperactive mind.
White Sage is wonderful and I do hope you enjoy using it.
You can purchase White Sage Smudge sticks, Sprays and loose leaf/crush from our online store HERE.