White Sage Smudge Sticks, 3.5 inches for Purifying, Clearing Cleansing Environment & Crystals,Stones, Metaphysical, Incense, Rituals

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Perfect for blessings, prayers and purification.

Listing is for one stick. Each stick is approximately 3.5 inches

An important part of purification rituals in many cultures and traditions, sage smudge sticks are often used for blessings and the removal of negative energies.

To clear your crystals and stones with Sage:

For a sage smudge stick, simply light one end and wait until the smudge smoke is fully noticeable. Pass the crystal through the smudge smoke at least 4 times back and forth through the smoke turning after each pass. So one pass through the smoke and turn and pass it back through the smoke. One pass through is back and forth, so a total of 8 motions for an entire crystal to be cleansed. This only takes a few moments to complete.

New research indicates smudging or "medicinal smoke" can help in many areas of our lives including reducing bacteria.

Also can help purify air.

To sage smudge your environment:

Some ideal (or necessary) times to sage smudge your aura and/or space would be:

When you move into a new living space

When you begin a new job or start your own business

Before and after a guest enters your home

Before and after a yoga or healing session

Before meditation

After an argument or any illness

Upon returning home from crowded situations

And here is a simple 3-step sage smudging ritual to try:

1. Use loose dried white sage or a white ceremonial sage bundle (aka wand), which is usually bound together by a thin string. You can find sage bundles at your local herb shop or health store, Wiccan/pagan bookstore, metaphysical store, and even some yoga and healing arts centers. Or, if you have a sage plant, you can make your own — just bundle and tie it, and then hang upside down in cool dark space until it is completely dried out.

2. Next, place it on any heat-proof burning surface like an Abolone Shell — a traditional vessel used by Indigenous American people that represents the element of water. Light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. I often find that I have to re-light my sage bundle a few times during the ritual process. If you are burning loose leaf sage, the best method is to use a charcoal burning disk inside of a censor or small cauldron.

3. Once you have a nice smoke going, use you hand or a feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. As you do this, visualize the smoke taking away with it any negative energy from your life, any darkness or malady.

If you feel comfortable with this incantation, repeat the following:

"Air, fire, water, earth. Cleanse, dismiss, dispel."

The sage ceremony lifts the veil between the everyday and the sacred. As you say your incantation, you are shifting energy at will.

Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating the incantation in your mind as you diffuse the smoke.

Once the space is cleared, allow the sage bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell or container. You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual. Once buried, the sage has done its work in completing the elemental cycle. Ideally, you should try to use a new smudge for each cleansing.

Happy Enchanting!

(credit: Mindbodygreen.com)