Regularly clearing and cleansing our homes is something I highly suggest given the tension, anxiety and uncertainty we are experiencing right now. The energy of our thoughts, emotions and worries can linger energetically where we spend time. Burning white sage, often called smudging, is a wonderful way to do so. The smoke of the white sage purifies and cleanses any space you spend time in. Studies have shown that burning white sage creates smoke that eliminates approximately 80% or more of airborne bacteria – for up to one month.
“Our homes are powerful, sacred spaces. They are extensions of our heart.
Within our homes, we hold everything we love.
We hold our families and our animals. The walls of our homes protect ourselves and our children from the elements.
A home offers us a private space to express who we are, both in how we behave and with what we surround ourselves.
We hold memories that are precious to us in the form of photographs
and trinkets, symbols for a loving space within us
that holds moments in time where our hearts were open and happy.”
– Ramdesh Kaur
Based on the above wisdom let’s keep our homes happy, healthy and filled with positive energy.
How to cleanse your space:
You want to clear out all the energy of anyone who has been there, energy from arguments, emotions etc. and from used items you may have purchased and placed in any of the rooms. You can place the white sage in a bowl or shell, and use a feather (or your hand) to move/wave the smoke into every corner of each room, over the furniture and even around your entire body including your hair, palms of hands and bottoms of feet. (be careful!)
Make sure you open up all windows in your home before you begin. This helps to keep the smoke detectors from going off and allows the old stagnant energies to be released.
Saying a cleansing prayer and/or setting an intention beforehand is important. You can repeat it several times as you move through each room; as it will aid in changing the energy and vibration of your home.
Now take another walk through and notice how you feel! Ideally your space feels lighter, more spacious and energetically positive!
Sample prayer for you: Prayer for the Sacred In-Dwelling
Divine Grace is the substance and the activity of my home; Divine Grace is the consciousness of every individual who enters my home, whether family or friends. Nothing enters my home to contaminate or violate its sanctity because the state of being in Divine Grace is my only home. As long as my home appears on Earth as a material structure, it will express the harmony of Divine Grace. Those in that home will either reflect that harmony or they will be removed because nothing unlike Divine Grace can remain in my home – my temple, my being, my body. Anything of a discordant nature that would enter or might temporarily be permitted to enter, will be removed in perfect timing and in such a way that it will injure no one, but be a blessing to everyone involved.
Because Divine Grace is my consciousness, nothing can enter that consciousness that is out of Divine Grace. Even if in ignorance or out of compassion I permit something to enter, which has no place there, it will not long remain. The consciousness of Truth and Life, which I AM, will heal it or remove it. I AM willing that everybody and everything that enters my consciousness, and, therefore, my space, shall be either healed or removed. I shall not cling to anyone by saying, “With all your faults, I still need you and want you.” I take my stand with Divine Grace, and, if necessary, leave or allow to leave any family member or friend in order to dwell in the Sacred Place of the Most High.
* Let me know if you have any questions at all!