Monday, November 25, 2019

Why I Burn Sage/Smudge

Why not burn sage?

Burning sage is something I have done for years. I burn it when I am happy, sad, frustrated, fearful, anxious because of what it does for me. 

Not only is the sage a way to remove negative energy, but my little ritual is a way to remind me, that it is all temporary. Be in the now. Burn it when I am happy, to be grateful in the moment, burn it when I am sad to remove the negative energy in my life, and to move passed it. Burn it when I am frustrated to remind me that I am not in control, and if I can't change it, I can change my outlook. Burn it when I am fearful or anxious to remind myself, fear and anxiety are a lie. 

Burning sage is said to remove negativity, brings healing, wisdom and clarity. 

Ancient cultures smudged as antimicrobial, meaning it keeps virus's and bacterial at bay, it is also known to repel insects. 

Some use sage to cleanse objects. This may be something as spiritual as tarot cards or crystals, or something as mundane as a new lamp you just bought at a local thrift store. The meaning of the sage and the burning of the sage is to remove negative energy. So why not smudge your new second hand purchases!

I have my sage in a glass bowl that was my grandmothers. I have added different stones and crystals to the bowl to enhance the significance of the smudging - stones and crystals that also are said to promote happiness, protection, grounding and removal of negative energy. 

I may just light the sage, and allow it to smolder until puts itself out, or I may fan it to keep it going and walk thru my house, smudging each room, especially windows and doors. 

When I smudge, I also have an intent. The intent of the sage burning is to remove negative energy from me and from my surroundings. I may just have a quick thought, or I may say a prayer while lighting the sage wand, as a ritual to remind me why I burn sage, and why I am grateful for the moment I am in. 

Do you burn sage? Do you have a favorite sage or ritual that you do?

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