HOW TO SAGE YOUR SPACE
Try to get yourself in the best mental headspace. If time allows, clean up your space of any trash & clutter. Open all your windows & exterior doors. If you are experiencing inclement weather, you can open one door or window at a time, but be sure there is at least one window open in each room while you are saging. It is key! All of the negative energy you are cleaning must exit out of your windows & doors. If there is no exit, activity could increase.
Walk out your front door to begin saging your entire home. Light your sage stick over a fire & heat proof container; I prefer to use my abalone shell, but you could use an ashtray or ceramic bowl. Lightly blow the flame out and make sure it is smoking. Smoke = clearing negative energy, airborne bacteria and microbes.
Always state your intentions clearly either aloud or internally. Something like:
Angels, ancestors, and spirit guides - Please assist me in clearing my home of any negative energy or any residual energy that is no longer serving me. Cleanse, dispel and dismiss these energies through the open doors and windows. Only love & light may enter here. May all those who enter this space, feel cloaked in love & warmth.
Next, think of a short paraphrase from the above, as you will be repeating this phrase throughout your entire home - each room, entryway, etc. My most used phrase is, “Cleanse, dispel, dismiss this space of any negative energy.” And also, “Only love & light are welcome here.”
Sage Your Space:
Encircle your front door clockwise three times, while either thinking or saying aloud your short mantra. Envision any negative energy immediately evaporating and being pushed out the door. Next, walking clockwise around your room, ensuring your sage stick is still smoking, direct the sage smoke into each corner of your room, always moving clockwise. If there is a door in that room, encircle it with smoke three times, walk through the doorway and cleanse that room clockwise, until you are back at the door you entered. If there is a window in the room, ensure it is ajar and encircle it three times. Again, move clockwise throughout your space, saging walls, corners, and any objects. If you feel a particular area or object needs more cleansing, simply repeat your intention and cleanse it again. Maintain your intention phrase, “Cleanse, dispel, dismiss” or something similar throughout your home until you are standing at your front door. Again, encircle the backside of the door three times, thanking your angels, ancestors and spirit guides for assisting you in cleaning your space.
Sage Your Body:
After lighting your sage stick, begin directing the smoke around your feet and ankles, slowly moving the smoke up your body. Maintain your intention phrase, “Cleanse, dispel, dismiss” or something similar. Imagine the smoke cleansing away any negative energy or any residual energy that is no longer serving you working up your body.
I like to “clean my chakras” as well. After I have saged my legs, I hold the stick close by each of the 7 chakras from root to crown picturing a slow moving turntable that rotates three times, cleansing more as it turns. If you feel a particular area needs more cleansing, simply repeat your intention and cleanse it again. Once I have cleansed my crown chakra, I picture a bright white light from head (crown) to toe illuminating my entire body. Be sure to thank your angels, ancestors and spirit guides for assisting you in cleaning your body of negative, non-serving energy.