I’m often asked, especially around the New Year, how to smudge your living space with sage. This ritual can be done anytime you wish to reset the energy of your home., i.e., when you move into or out of a home or office, when you change jobs, when a relationship ends, your birthday, or when you are looking to let go of a home or office.
24 hours before you smudge, obtain/gather these items:
- One gallon jug of Distilled Water
- A water spray/misting bottle (no lettering on it)
- Large Sage Stick
- Wooden matches
- Black permanent marker
When you get these items home, using the permanent pen, mark the outside of the gallon jug of distilled water and the spray bottle with the word, “LOVE.”
Fill the spray bottle with the distilled water from the gallon jug. Let sit for 24 hours.
Upon waking on New Year’s Day, fill a small bowl with the water from the gallon jug. Light the Sage stick with the wooden match. You want the sage stick to flame up at the end and light all the tips of the sage. Then, blow out the flame and keep blowing onto the end of the stick until it smokes.
Beginning at the front door of your home, hold the smoking sage stick above your head toward the top center frame of the front door. Make a counterclockwise circle around the inside of the front door. Turn to your left, and walk the inside perimeter of your home/office. If you have more than one level, do the main floor first, then the next level up, and then the lower level or basement.
When you get back to the front door, hold the smoking stick above your head again toward the top center frame of the door and make a clockwise circle inside the front door. Now turn to your left, and walk again the inside perimeter of your home/office. Main level, upper level & lower level or basement.
Back at the front door, one more clockwise circle inside the front door. Then, step outside of your front door and make one more clockwise circle around the frame of the door. If possible, another clockwise circle around the outside of your home. If you do this step, when you get back to the front door one more clockwise circle around the frame of the front door.
Step back inside your home/office and hold the sage stick with both hands at chest level. Stand facing north and turn counterclockwise, (to the left), once. Once completed, turn clockwise (to the right) once.
Extinguish the sage stick into the bowl of water.
Take the spray bottle (on the mist setting) and spray into all the corners of your home/office. Pour yourself a glass of water from the jug and drink it. Drink this water throughout the day.
Turn on any ceiling fans, open all the windows, and allow the fresh air into your home/office.
The 9 Day Energy Reset is ideal to begin on the 1st, 10th or 19th of the month. The most powerful day to begin is New Year’s Day.
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