Negative energy, negative vibes... they happen. And when negative energy does happen, what's the first thing most wellness-y people will recommend? Remove your negative energy with sage!
Want to clear the vibes in your home? Sage. Feel like your in a funk? Sage. About to start a new job? Sage. Move into a new place? Sage. About to meditate? Sage. You get the drift.
So, you get your sage, but then what? What is the dried bundle of herb going to do for you?
Sage is commonly used to cleanse, protect, and heal - whether it is a place or person. It's focus is clearing energy...
>>Hold up<< so what's this energy we keep talking about? Well, think of it as emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual vibrations that not only fill you up but follow you around too.
Sometimes our energy/vibrations might be running on a lower frequency than normal (due to a number of things like work, stress, relationships). Sage is often recommended to clear your current vibes, so you can make room for bringing happiness, love, and kindness into your life.
Ceremonially, when you light your sage you then also set your intention to cleanse the room, home, or person and to pull out anything that isn't desirable. Some may say this is "imaginative bull***t," but we strongly disagree. Using this tool and setting an intention can be so powerful in your self growth journey.
.:OK:. so let's get to it! Below is our guide on how to cleanse a person with sage. Just grab some sage, a friend, and take turns clearing the energy from each other.
How to Cleanse a Person with Sage
Have the person who will be cleansed stand with their legs slightly apart and their hands in a T shape.
Set your intention - I’m going to clear the energy from this person. Have them set their intention as well - I’m going to pull all undesirable energy from myself.
Break off a piece of the sage (no need to light the whole bundle), light it up and then blow it out after a few seconds.
You’ll start by facing them and then work from their feet to their crown (head). Trace their body upwards like a chalk outline (up their leg, to the arm, then around the crown, then the other arm, down the leg again). Pause at the hands and do a couple swirls around them. Then bring the sage up the crown and do a couple swirls.
Have them turn around and repeat the process on the other side. However on this side, have them lift one foot at a time as you do a couple swirls around each foot.
Swirl it around the crown one last time as you both imagine and focus on pulling all the energy out of the body.
Ta-da! Weird/stagnant/negative vibes be gone!
Want to sage, but not down or can't have smoke around - try our Sage Spray! You'll get the same effect but without smoke!
Think of our "Intro to Wellness" blog series as a beginner’s guide to wellness and holistic ideas. We’ll be teaching you things like… how to use crystals to your benefit, how to cleanse a person with sage, how to build a crystal grid, how to use self care tools to decrease stress, etc. This series is all about helping wellness wannabes become wellness pros!