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How to Smudge: 4 Simple Steps

You can use this to cleanse your room, your house even your Office! White sage is great to clear negative or stagnate energy. There’s no real set time you should smudge your place or yourself, if you’re reading this perhaps it’s a good sign to give it a go, just follow your gut feeling it’ll tell you when. I recommend doing this before and after you move houses. Energetically it ‘clears the air’ and welcomes positive liveliness.

Smudging is not hard; it is really simple and really effective. This is a safe and simple procedure that anyone can follow. Minors can be in the room when you are doing this, however I don’t recommend it for their little lungs so please be mindful of how much you use. The house doesn’t need to look like there was a fire in there after you’ve finished; a single story house can be smudged in about 5 minutes.

I recommend smudging yourself too!

It’s a great grounding tool – I do this before readings or healings to ensure there is no stagnate energy around me which allows me to receive clearer messages for my clientele.


• Smudge stick or leaves • Lighter or matches • A fireproof container. • Feather (optional)


Step 1

Ensure all doors & windows are closed and children are out of the house/room.

Step 2

Light the smudge stick or leaves and blow out the flame so that there is just smoke coming out. Hold the smudge stick over the fireproof container at all times in order to avoid any lit herbs falling on the floor.

Step 3

With the smoking sage stick go to a corner of the room (this is where most stagnant energy likes to stay) and say “I bless and cleanse this room with love & light”. I tend to spend a little time here to make sure that it gets a really good cleanse. Continue to do this to each corner making sure that the smoke connects each corner together.

You may chose to have your own prayer sometimes I will change wording according to what I feel but this easy to say and easy to remember. As long as your intentions are clear and come from the heart for the highest good then, I believe, anything you say or don’t say is fine.

Tip: If you prefer you can use a feather, to disperse the smoke around, but usually just gently waving your hands to disperse the smoke is enough.

Step 4

Once the room has been smudged and the smoke extinguished. Allow the sage smoke in the room to settle for a few minutes then open up a window/ door to allow the smoke to clear outside the house and not inside. We do this to make sure that negative energy leaves the house to transition into love & light other then another room in our house/office.

When cleansing the house to sure to remember to cleanse the closets, the garage, the laundry, basements, etc. I always tell people you can never be too safe!

Again, it is my belief that as long as your intention is that of light & love (positive) I believe there is no wrong way of clearing energy. When working directly from the heart you can’t go wrong, that is my belief.

Be sure to call in your Arch Angels, in particular, Archangel Micheal for love & protection if something doesn’t feel right.


Once your smudge stick is lit and smoldering, direct the smoke around your body, starting with the area above your head and continuing down to your feet. Do not forget to breathe deeply while you do that. Or you can go get first what ever feels right for you. Again I say a prayer “I cleanse myself with love and light”.

The same steps apply when you are asked to smudge somebody else. It is usually a good idea to smudge yourself before and after you smudge the house. Clears your energy and is a great grounding tool, please be sure to drink plenty of water after each cleanse (Water is the best grounding tool).


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