Now that Spring is here, we are ready for a renewed sense of self. It's time to begin working on cleansing our environments, our inner selves and our sacred spaces. Taking the time to go within to connect to your truth, uplift your energies by letting go of what no longer suits you. It truly is such a beautiful time of year. Be sure to check out my 30 day Spring workshop, I'm having a Spring sale this week so don't miss it.
Years ago, when I moved into my first apartment in NYC, a friend came over to my home with a beautiful sage stick and did a cleansing ritual to my space. At the time I was a little skeptical but looking back, that apartment always had the best energy and the most incredible things happened for me there. I always felt so safe and protected in that tiny little apartment.
From that moment on, I always loved saging and smudging rituals. Sage is a sacred herb used for centuries in purifying sacred spaces, releasing negative energies. In Ancient Egyptian times high priestesses and priests would burn Sage in sacred temples, during worship and while performing rituals. Sage not only removes negative energies but also purifies the air and removes bacteria from it.
After you sage a home or a room, the energy just feels lighter and clean. It feels like you are loving your home with intention and that is very powerful when it comes to living blissfully. It will help you to feel more connected to your space. Your home should feel like your sanctuary, where you rejuvenate yourself. It is where you preform self love acts like cleansing yourself, relaxing and taking care of your body, healing yourself, making memories with your loved ones, etc. Your sacred space deserves it and so do you!
First of all, can we just talk about how beautiful these sage sticks are? You can get the basic ones from any holistic store but I prefer to use these gorgeous floral sage sticks. I enjoy the lavender ones and white sage with Eucalyptus. You can also use Palo Santo, it has a more musky smell which is also very lovely. For me, something about the sage is really beautiful.
THE RITUAL PROCESS
BLISS VIBES ONLY: To start before any Ritual or Manifestation, always be sure to raise your vibration by cleansing yourself and your home.
MIND CLEANSE: Journal away any negative or doubtful thoughts. Get it all out on paper so that your mind will have only positive thoughts going on inside of you. Journal what you would like to release from your life and what you would like to manifest more of.
BODY CLEANSE: I always like to enjoy warm bath with sea salts, flowers, my favorite crystals to cleanse off my body. Water is a truly powerful cleansing and healing Feng Shui element, which will enhance the experience.
SOUL CLEANSE: Set the mood by playing beautiful meditation music or your favorite background sounds. Talk openly to God in prayer that comes from the heart.
CONNECT TO YOUR SACRED SPACE: Light your favorite candles and use the flame from the candle to light the sage. Move around the room or rooms from corner to corner allowing the smoke to move around the space. Feel free to put out your favorite crystals to use with you as you do your Cleansing Ritual. Pyrite and amethyst are my favorite for any sort of cleansing or manifestation.
INCORPORATE FENG SHUI: When doing a sage cleanse, I like to identify each area of the room according to the Feng Shui bagua. (You can see how to do it in this post) When saging each area, I like to say a prayer or affirmation for what I want to either cleanse the area of or receive more of. For example, in the Wealth and Abundance corner, I would say something like "All my needs are taken care of and provided for" or in the Travel area I would say "I can't wait to take my trip to Bali". Let the sage smoke fill that area with the energy of your dreams.
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