Today I decided to cleanse my home by burning sage my co-worker kindly brought me as a house warming gift. I’ve never burned sage before so I was a little skeptical about the energy I was welcoming into my home. I done tons of researched and realized that burning sage was the beginning of my journey to finding peace.
I learned that burning sage is one of the oldest and purest methods of cleansing a person, group of people or space. White sage particularly is the best for these purposes. They say smoke from dried sage changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response. So as instructed from research I began my cleansing session from the back of the house (bedroom) and worked my way up to the front (living room/ Kitchen). I made sure in my bedroom I went from corner to corner, on top and underneath by bed, while opening all my drawers and closet door. Once done with my room I closed the door so the smoke could work its magic, I did the same after cleansing every aspect of my bathroom as well. While I’m moving from corner to corner I chanted “please release all negative energy from my home” while inviting positive energy in. I repeated this method in my living room, kitchen (while all drawers open) and laundry room.
Once done with my home I decided to cleanse myself. I feathered to direct the smoke over my body from my feet up to my head, then back down again. Hoping to erase all negative energy from my life. I then open my bedroom and bathroom door so all the smoke can travel throughout my apartment. I gently sat my bowl on the table and let the sage burnout on its own. After 15 minutes, I opened my balcony and front door clearing out the smoke and negative energy, and proceed to burn frankincense to balance the energy. I felt amazing after!