Wise, Old Sage
One of the most ancient and common dried plants used today in cleansing energy is Sage. Sage is used to ‘wash off’’ the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space. Objects are likewise washed off with sage smoke to rid them of unwanted influences. Here is the theory behind smudging. When you smudge, the smoke that is produced attaches itself to negative energy. It takes the negative energy with it and releases it at another point in time into another space. It is very effective when you’ve been feeling depressed, angry, resentful, or unwell, or after you have had an argument with someone. It is also great to smudge yourself, the space, and all the guests or participants before a ritual, ceremony, or celebration. You can smudge your home or work space as part of a general spiritual house cleaning and you can cleanse crystals or other objects of any negative energy as well.
The Open mind center has a wide variety of sage and cleansing tools. Stop by! Pick up the tools that you need to clear your space.