FAQ's & How To's
How do I smudge?
I’ve been reading a lot about the terms used when clearing your homes Energy.
How to, what to do.
Here’s some tips I found best explained:
Start at the front door with doors and windows closed and light your smudge/Sage stick. Then, begin to Move mindfully and with care, walking clockwise around the entire perimeter of the home. Be sure to allow the smoke to drift into even the hidden spaces, like inside closets, basements and dark corners. If there are stairs, just go up or down when you encounter them. Then keep moving clockwise until you meet the stairs again. Then continue to go down or up the stairs and resume the main floor.
Moving around a space like this is called “circumambulation”. It’s a practice that’s been done for centuries in ancient cultures to make a space more sacred. And, if it feels okay to you, it’s helpful to chant a mantra or a prayer that you’re connected to. I am Apache Indian so I use the sound of drums and call in my Orisha ancestors to assist. This is a way to fill the space with more cleansing vibrations.
Closing the Ceremony
When you arrive back at the front door, chant your final mantra or prayer. Visualize the entire home is filled with bright white sunlight. Then speak your intention one last time to close the smudging ceremony. Open your windows and doors to release the energy and air out your home.
Here are some prayers I’ve used and have seen floating around in other groups. You can do what resonates with you and your guidance.
May your hands be cleansed,
That they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed,
That they might take you where you most need to be.
May you heart be cleansed,
That you might hear it’s messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed,
That you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed,
That you might see the signs and wonders of this world.
May this person and space be washed clean
By the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And May the same smoke carry our prayers,
Spiraling to the the heavens.
What to say if you want to invite love into your home.
I open this space to divine love, may all the energy that flows through here benefit the heart space. May it hold compassion, nurturance, forgiveness, and truth.
What to say if you're moving into a new home.
Hello, my name is ___; I am moving into this space. I want to thank all of the land stewards and spirits of the land. I want to acknowledge the first people of the land. I want to state my intention of creating a home for myself here, living in reciprocity with the spirits that are present.
What to say if you want to sell your home.
I give my gratitude to this home for creating a container that held me and watched me grow over the past ___ years. I honor the completion of our karmic cycle together and I call in the next cycle that is aligned with my highest spirit and the highest spirit of this home. May we call in the person that is in perfect alignment to tend to this space. May this next cycle be of benefit to all involved.
What to say if you want to remove negativity from a home.
I command any negativity, any low vibrational energy, and nonbenevolent beings within this space to leave and go to the light. You are not welcome here. I command you to leave and go to the light.
What to say if you want to invite productivity into your home.
I call in the divine abundance of creativity [or inspiration, productivity, etc.]. May the [project, artwork, contract, etc.] I feel within my heart come to fruition in a form that benefits my highest good. May it be manifested into the form that best expresses its truth.