How to Clear Energies with Smudging

December 04, 2014

Smudging is something I do on a regular basis to clear and cleanse my energy field and the environment around me. If you haven’t heard of the word smudging, it is the term used by North American Indians to clear unwanted or negative energies through the burning of specialized herbs like sage, cedar and sweetgrass.

Why do we want to smudge?

We are in constant contact with other people and their energies, which are often not the kind of energies that we want to take home with us. Smudging is an effective way to literally clean these energies from ourselves and our space. To read more about the effects of negative energies you can read my blog post (link).

Smudging can be used to clear energy from a person, place or object. Smudging is also an effective way to clear unwanted energy from crystals and gemstones, and it can be used to bless and energize as well. As an added bonus, it smells wonderful.

How to smudge?

There are many different ways to smudge and there is no right or wrong way, what is important is the intention behind the smudging ceremony. Although – as mentioned above – a variety of different herbs can be used, my favorite happens to be sage, as this seems to be the herb that clears the most energy and smells the best (at least from my practices).

We have everything you need to get started with your Smudging Practice! (here)

Instructions on how to smudge:

1) Using an abalone shell, place some dried sage leaves inside.

2) Hold your intention in your thoughts for a minute or two (cleansing negative or unwanted energies, bringing positivity, removing doubts, eliminating negative thoughts, etc).

3) Light the sage while holding your intention and let it burn for about 30 seconds, then carefully blow out the flame.

4) Use a feather to fan the smoke over your body (or someone else’s body) starting above the head and slowly moving down the body to the bottom of the feet, covering all your chakras and don’t forget about your hand and feet chakras (as in smudging underneath each foot).

5) To smudge a home or space, walk around the perimeter of the space all the while fanning the smoke with the feather. Make sure you get into all corners. Have a window open and allow the smoke to blow out the window, as the smoke carries the unwanted energies along with it.

6) Discard of the ashes by returning them to the earth - don’t forget to give thanks and express gratitude.

Burning the sage inside a shell combines all four elements – the sage representing the earth, the shell representing water, the flame representing fire, and the smoke representing air.

We have everything you need to get started with your Smudging Practice! (here)

When is it best to smudge?

Because I am often in the hospital seeing sick patients, I like to smudge ever day after work. If you are a healer, caregiver, nurse, practitioner, medical professional, work in hospitals or high stress jobs, I would smudge daily. Other times to smudge are after an argument, if you are feeling sick or off, if you are experiencing anxiety or any negative moods. You should also smudge when moving into a new home. Your home and car should be smudged on a regular basis.

Smudging can be performed anytime and anywhere you feel the need to clear the energy. Before you know it, you will know exactly when a smudging is needed. Clearing the air of unwanted energies will help you feel lighter, brighter and happier!

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3 Responses

Keith Ruskin
Keith Ruskin

May 24, 2018

I have been where you are now, and it wasn’t pleasant. I even had my dreams invaded. I was there with my ex-wife and my 100 lb. Old English Sheepdog. I’d come home from work and my ex would tell me that the clock in the kitchen flew off the wall onto the floor. Or the space heater would suddenly tip over, falling to the ground. That was until one night when we both saw orbs at the top of the stairs, and both heard two children (a young boy and a young girl say “They’re not here right now.”) It wasn’t fun. I went upstairs and meditated and they did not bother me, because they were children, I guess. That being said, I dealt with a ghost while my ex and I were caretakers in a house which was built in 1670. He, the last tenant-owner of the house, tried unsuccessfully to kill his wife, then blew his brains out with a shotgun, on the steps leading to the summer kitchen. He was a very nasty and powerful entity, who, fortunately, didn’t impose himself on us because we were such loyal and diligent caretakers of his old house, the one in which we were resident caretakers. My advice to you is only my advice, you must follow your own Heart. My advice would be to get out of there as quickly as you could. You have such a brief sojourn on planet earth and every day that gets you robbed of your precious time, is a day lost, which you will never gain back. Never. I think some beings on this earth realm are not meant to be played with, if you get my meaning.


November 14, 2016

Everyday I try to ask the Angels n archangels to surround me wth a divine white lite of protection n keep all negative energy away from me .. Especially Wen I leave my house . … I think every one should , I feel better n lighter , I hope this helps someone , thank you for your time … O if I don’t have sage , will frankincense and myrrh n Sandelwood incense help ?


November 15, 2015

Hi, I recently bought four of your bracelets. I received them and immediately wore one. I am a nurse and recently went into a more specialized service which turns out to have a lot of negative energy on the unit. I have fallen ill and have been lethargic and unable to concentrate there. I noticed this because I had so much more energy and goals to continue my education further. When I first started there I noticed dark figures moving fast there on the unit. I have seen this before on another unit I worked on and was not good. To take it a step further I heard a male voice from no where say “welcome”. I was stunned and shook my head hard to get back to what I was doing. Since then I have not felt right. I am want to start smudging and just don’t have the energy to do anything. I fell bound up for some reason. I have bought what I needed to start smudging. In desperation I bought your bracelets for protection. When I went back to the unit my first night with the bracelet on I saw a shadow figure dart by and the lights flicked earlier that shift. There is a strange vibe on that unit. I just wanted to share with you my experience and I know that there are other nurses with strange stories that happen on their units. I just can’t seem to shake off this negative energy.

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