Did you know your home takes on your own personal energy. Did you know that it also takes on others? Fights, arguments, divorces, deaths, bankruptcies, trauma can take its toll and build up and don’t overlook your computer. Anything occurring online can radiate out into your home! Dependent on how attuned you are, you may or may not be aware. Have you ever walked into a home that just had a ‘feel ‘about it that you couldn’t put your finger on?
Energy, good and bad can attach itself to you. Quite often the feelings you have are not your own. You take on others moods, feelings and you may mistake it that you are not feeling yourself. Chances are you’re not! Someone else has projected onto you and in the process transferred their energy.
Saging your home and yourself is a popular way of breaking up the energy and restoring you to factory settings. Some people have a toxicity about them. It is like a smoker, they carry the smell with them and it lingers when they leave. The first thing you do is spray your home or open the windows. Negative energy also has a similar effect. Always have sage on hand so that you are able to quickly dispel the energy and cleanse it from your home. It can be applied to any aspect of your life and don’t forget to do the perimeter of your house also.
When should you sage your home?
When negative/mean/grumpy people have visited, breakdown of relationships, when a virus or illness has entered your home, any traumatic situation, when you move into a new home.
How often should you sage your home?
As regularly as you like and as often as required.
How to Perform a Sage Cleansing Ritual
1. Buy a sage smudge stick (mine was white sage and lavender, and I got it at a natural foods store) and find a bowl to hold it over (traditionally, abalone shell is used). Also set up a cup of water to extinguish it after the ritual.
2. Open every door and window in your house, and turn on fans if you have them.
3. Light the stick, and when it catches fire, blow it out and allow the embers to start to smoke (like you would light incense).
4. Set your intention for each room. Say a prayer of cleansing. Laurie Sue suggested, “I cleanse this room of any impurities, negativity, or anything that does not suit or support the people that live here.”
5. Walk around the room, waving the sage stick so its smoke drifts into corners, along walls, around windows, and along ceiling lines. As you do, imagine the smoke absorbing negativity, problems from those who were in the space before you, toxicity, and anything else you want to go away. See the smoke dissipating and floating out the windows, and imagine that bad energy flowing out of your space, making room for positive, fresh energy.
6. After you’ve blessed every room, give yourself a sage shower. Cup your hands over the smoke and “wash” your face with it, then wave it all over your body as you would in a water shower. Visualize any residual negativity sailing out of your body, out of your home, and into oblivion.
7. Extinguish the stick in the cup of water or – if your stick was very small or is almost done – flush it down the toilet. You can also bury it in your back yard (if you are very sure that it is extinguished).
I have to say that I found genuine meaning in the ritual. I felt like it made the space ours, it cleared away all of the anxiety and stress of the past few weeks, and left us with the opportunity to say, cleanly, we are grateful for this place. Our place. Our home.
At our BIG day out Shamarie Flavel was a total hit with our attendees.
We asked her to speak to our members about the importance of keeping their space and themselves clean of negativity.
Here are the items that she introduced us to on the day. You can purchase them from her so simply visit her Facebook page now and place your order.
White Sage smudge sticks are made from Salvia apiana which is different than the Sage that is used in cooking which is Salvia Officinalis.
The use of scent and scented smoke in rites of purification is very common in many traditional cultures around the world.
The use of white sage in particular comes from the Native American peoples. It has been my experience that White Sage is a heavy duty cleanser of spaces.
It is also the best and cheapest option for large spaces such as homes and offices.
To give your house a good clean make sure you smudge every room, particularly into the corners and then open all the windows and let it flow out.
Serapis Bey Quintessence and Air Conditioner
Serips Bey is an Aura-Soma product that is produced from a combinations of 45 different natural herbs and crystals. I consider this to be equally strong in terms of removing negative energy however, the cost makes it a little prohibitive for large areas.
However, it does have the advantage of being pleasant to smell and does not leave a residual smell. Serapis Bey is very useful for spaces where you don’t want to have a strong smell linger for a 24 hour period. Excellent choice for shop products, furniture crystals and personal use.
It is also very quick and easy – no smoke and you can take it with you any were and it can be used very discretely. There are some secrets I can let you in on to make it last longer and get your monies worth.
There are other products on the market but as I have not used them I cannot vouch for their effectiveness at this time.
Dragon’s blood incense is made from the resin of Dracaena draco and Dracaena cinnabari.
Dragon’s blood has a very long history of being used to protect from negative energies. It has also been used to add potency to ritual intentions, in particular to attract wealth and love.
I would usually use Dragon’s Blood Incense for everyday cleansing and protection rather than an heavy duty clean.
You can obtain the singing bowls from both India and Tibet. The use of sound to break up negative energy is not a new concept. The old practice of drumming, shouting, toning, ringing bells are some examples.
The slightly more modern practice of “kettling” a new home and tying tin cans to the newly Wed’s car are also examples of using sound to cleanse spaces. I
primarily use a bowl from Tibet as it is made from at least 5 different metals.
As I demonstrated on the day the bowl can be struck or your can make it sing by applying the stick to the outer edge in a clockwise manner. If you don’t like smoke or smell this is absolutely the number one best option. The downside is their cost as they are sold by weight.
The upside is that you never have to buy them again. Perhaps of all the methods of cleaning it needs a little bit of training, but certainly not difficult.
We thank Shamarie for her exceptional input to our BIG small biz day out and recommend that you connect with her on her page and even consider a one on one with her at either of her clinics at Gawler and Blackwood.