How to Use Sage To Cleanse A Home
Before you can do anything, you need to have a basic understanding of what sage is and how it can help remove unwanted entities from your home. Sage is a herb that is dried and burnt to release the smoke, which has been used for centuries in spiritual rituals. It also happens to be one of the most popular tools for cleansing and purifying spaces in various cultures all over the world.
The process of cleansing a home or other space with sage involves burning it in order to help drive away any unwanted entities that might be lingering there. This can clear out the negative energies that may have built up over time, making it a great choice for those that are hoping to increase the positive forces in their life and create more positive outcomes. There are a number of important steps to follow in order to make sure the cleansing is done properly and effectively.
First you will need a source of sage. This can be purchased at most herbal shops, but I have found that the grocery store is my best bet because it tends to be sold very inexpensively there and is really easy to find almost everywhere.
Next you will need to light the sage and place it on a piece of paper that will allow for the smoke to be released. Sage likes to be burned at low temperatures, so make sure you don’t burn it too high because this could damage your house and pose a fire hazard. Also make sure that the burning of sage does not affect any other household members or pets in your home, because if they get sick, it can be pretty difficult to get rid of all the negative energy they picked up from the sage since once it has passed through their system, it is supposed to go straight back out into the universe (hence why purification rituals are done outdoors).
Now you will want to make sure you walk around your entire house with it while you are burning it. This is important because walking allows the sage smoke to be introduced in every room of your home and makes it easier for the cleansing effect to spread throughout. You should walk clockwise around the perimeter of your home, making sure to light a new piece of sage each time one burns out. Continue this process until you have completed a full circle and covered every area of your home with clean, fresh smoke from the sage.
Sage can also be used to help cleanse other items, such as crystals and talismans that may have been exposed to negative energies or entities as well. This can be done by placing your crystals or talismans on a piece of paper and burning the sage near them and the container they are in to help cleanse them of unwanted energies. Once they have been cleansed, simply wash your hands with some soap and water in order to remove any sage residue, and you can then use your crystals or talismans in whatever spells or rituals you want.