SMUDGING ~ SPACE CLEARING & CLEARING NEGATIVE ENERGY. (it’s a perfect time to do this after a Full Moon)

Smudging is an ancient ritual which cleanses and purifies the air and the energy around you, your home, your work or anything else you want to clear energetically.

The use of dried white sage, however, is a 2,000-year-old Indigenous American practice. The shamans used dried sage plants on their fires as a ritual of calling upon ancestral spirits.

Any conflict, anger, illness or evil was absorbed by the sage smoke to be released or cleansed from the energy field of a person and transmuted with love.

Some ideal (or necessary) times to sage smudge your aura and/or space, home office, sacred space etc would be:

When you move into a new home and you want to clear the energy.

When you begin a new job or start your own business

Before and after a guest enters your home

Before and after a healing session

Before meditation

After an argument or any illness or any general negativity that is going on in your home, office, sacred space or in your life in general!

When you return home from crowded situations


  1. Use loose dried white sage or a white ceremonial sage bundle (aka wand), which is usually bound together by some string. I will put a photo of mine in the comments below.

You can find sage bundles at your local metaphysical shop or I get mine online from Amazon or eBay. You could make one out of dried sage but I haven’t ever done that myself (yet) 🙂

  1. Next, place it on any heat-proof burning surface like a shell or a little dish.

Light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. I usually blow on it so it’s just glowing, (you don’t want a flame coming off it because it would be dangerous, so please be careful doing this). A lot of the time I find that I have to re-light my sage bundle as I’m walking through the house as it can go out but don’t worry about that. I also use White Sage Incense Sticks or Palo Santo Sticks (again I get these from Amazon).

  1. Once you have a nice smoke going, use your 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 removing any unwanted negative energies from your energy body.

There are various things you can say when smudging but it doesn’t matter what you do say as long as you make a clear intention that you are removing all negative energies that do not serve you. Some people like to say things like:

“Into this smoke, I release all energies that do not serve me, all negativity that surrounds me and my home and loved ones. I release it all with love, and so it is!”

Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your house or area you are smudging. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways and into the dark shadow spaces. I usually put the Reiki symbols in each of the corners of each room but smudging is enough to clear the energy).

I keep saying the prayer or incantation as I’m walking through the house as it keeps me focused on the intention that I’ve made.

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.

So that’s how easy it is to smudge and clear the energy in your space.

Have a go and tell me how you get on 😊

Love Trudy x



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