Buffalo White Sage Wand Large
Clear your space of negative energies with White Buffalo Sage. Buffalo white sage is scared. Burn the white buffalo sage to purify the mind, body, and spirit before praying, and to purify your atmosphere of all negativity.
Smudging is an ancient ceremony in which sacred plants are burned, and the resulting smoke is wafted throughout a space (or around someone’s body) to bless the space (or body).
If you’re feeling stuck, negative, sluggish, or perhaps as if a spirit is following you around like a creepy ex-boyfriend…it may be due to some bad energy in your field. Stuck energy can gather like unwanted guests at a house party. The most effective way to combat an energy traffic jam is smudging. Smudging can clear your emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual, and physical body—as well as your environment (home, office, or other physical space). It helps tackle any bad juju you sense looming, clears the energy in your field, and allows you to start anew.
A good rule of thumb is to clear your energy once a week and your space somewhere between once a month and once a season. But if you’re someone who interacts a lot with people on a daily basis at work, or is constantly entertaining at home, then you’ll want to up the ante and energetically cleanse yourself and your space more frequently.
Do a thorough walk through of your entire space, spending more time in high traffic areas where people spend more time, like the conference room in an office building, or a living room at home. Pay extra-close attention to doorways, as this is where energy can get stuck. Same goes for anywhere that has a high concentration of water or metal (like the kitchen or bathroom), as both act as conductors for the spirit world.
Light Up: Once you’re ready to light your sage or palo santo, grab it as far from the burning end as possible. Hold it at a 45-degree angle, light it, let it burn for about 10 seconds, and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on the lit end. If the sage bundle will not stay lit it is tied too tightly. The oxygen won’t be able to get in, and the sage won’t stay lit. Loosen the ribbon around the sage and take the tip you are lighting and hit it against a hard surface to give it a little breathing room. This will help to keep your sage smoking.
Walk and Fan: Now you can start clearing your space. Walk slowly through the space while holding the abalone shell and fanning the sage or palo santo smoke around the room with the feather. If you start to see the glow of the embers fading, blow on the end that’s lit—but gently so you don’t send ash flying onto your outfit or carpet.
Lights Out: The best way to extinguish the smudge stick is by pressing the burning surface firmly against a stone, fireproof bowl, or in dirt or sand until smoke no longer rises. (Although the shell can stand the heat, you save the finish by not mashing the smudge stick into it.) Don’t use water to extinguish the hot embers—it will ruin the tip of the stick and it makes it harder to light next time. Once you are done using the smudge stick, you can keep it in a bowl or plate until you are ready to use it again: Make triple-sure that every bit of fire and smoke has been extinguished and rest the stock in the shell or non-flammable container.