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How to: Sage

How to: Sage

How to Sage video

Palo Santo video



         You can Sage a Person, Object, a Place, or your Mind, Body & Spirit. This Spiritual Ceremony is called Smudging.

                   Smudging calls on the spirits of sacred plants to

drive away negative energies and restore balance.

The Smoke attaches itself to the negative energy

and removes it to another space.

The Burnt Sage  holds onto all the negative, so make sure to  and throw away the used sage, (give it back to Mother Earth)

If  you have Chosen to use a bundle of Sage rather than separate pieces,  

You Must cut off any of  the burnt  pieces.

Tools Needed to Properly Sage

4 Elements

1. Abalone Shell = Water  

 2. Feather  = Air    

3. Sage = Earth   

4. Candle = Fire  

Matches  &  Candle to Light the Sage

*Important: to achieve the best results you must incorporate the use of all   4  elements .


The use of an Abalone shell, is the element of water,

which balances the other Elements 

  Fire,  Air,  and  Earth.

Use a candle, if you don't have one only use matches

but Never use a lighter.

*The more respect you give to Mother Earth,

the more energy you'll get back!

Elements used to properly sage



Important: Before you smudge any person, object, or place, you should always Sage yourself to be certain that you do NOT have any negative energy.

You can do this with  one leaf of Sage  allowing the smoke  to surround your head,  your entire body, and finally the bottom of your feet.


Before you begin, be sure the area is well ventilated as the smoke, contains and carries the negative energy,

so it must have an escape route.

(Be cautious of setting off smoke detectors)

Remember this is a  Sacred Ceremony  so Please:

- Clean the area to be smudged. It always helps to dust, vacuum, tidy up, etc..

- Wear or hold an item of protection such as an amulet, talisman, or  a Protective crystal.

- Black Tourmaline combined with a Pyrite are a great choice to use

to mirror away & collect negativity. 

(After using your crystal be sure to click over to our

tab to remove all unwanted energy)


How To Sage


* Make sure you have a window or a door Open to allow the Negative to escape.


*Begin by lighting your sageAbalone shell (from a candle ) then place sage in a (call in Divine Source, state your intentions.)


"God please help me remove out any negativity within my environment and ONLY allow your white light, positive, loving energy to remain."

*Verbally Call in the

 4  directions:

(When giving respect to these, move the abalone shell

in the direction you're stating:}

To the North

(Move shell upwards)

To the South

(move shell downwards)

To the East

(move shell to  your left)

To the west

(move shell to your right)

To Grandfather Sun

  (move  shell  up to the left)

To Grandmother Moon

   (move shell up  to the right) 

To Mother Earth

(move shell back down) 


 *Outside your front door   directing the Smoke Clockwise around the frame saying:

"All who Enter in, Enter in through the White light"

*Step inside and begin your Prayers, ask Saint Michael to remove any Negative or any unwanted unclean Energies.

*Every Doorway, every Window every Mirror.

Encircle clockwise saying

"all who Enter in Enter in through the White Light"

*Make sure to get every doorway, window, and mirror to create positive barriers for all these entrances.

*When you have finished removing all of the Negative, take your burnt sage outside and give it back to

Mother Earth.

Restore your  Balance

*You must restore the Balance by finishing with a Positive Sage.

*Remember the Positive Sage can be lit and relit until the bundle is finished.

(I CC, personally bump my Music Dance and Sing because that is the Happy Energy I prefer .

As I go around smudging the entire house,

I personally say the Lord’s Prayer, and the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel,

 Before I pass through a doorway, I move the seashell clockwise saying:

"All who Enter in, Enter in through the White light"

I also do this around every Mirror and every window.

As you walk throughout your home front to back make sure the smoke encircles everything. 

It is a lot of work and it may be tedious, but doing so will ensure that all darkness and negativity will be gone.



I also put a thin line of  Sea Salt & Holy Water

along the path of the front and back doors .

I also make a Cross with Holy water above all doorways and mirrors after I have saged the area.

"Just put the Holy water  on your finger"


*When you are finished smudging extinguish the sage in a metal tin filled with water.

Dump your used sage outside in the earth.

Always give thanks to God (or Mother Nature,

Divine Source, etc.) and the 4 elements.


 *Lastly, clean your abalone shell of all the burnt sage. Scrubbing off any black from the Abalone shell will help it release out negative and be ready for the next use. " CC uses white vinegar & soap"



 Without a Shell & Feather

  You can light your Sage bundle with a  candle or matches  but never with a lighter!

Follow the same steps as above.

Sea salt used in saging
Sea Salt used in saging


(If you choose to not use the 4 elements you may NOT

get the full effect that is needed to remove all negativity.)

Relighting the same piece of sage will release all negativity trapped inside.

 To avoid releasing old negative energy make sure to cut the string that's holding the sage together, carefully separate into as many big pieces of branches and leaves as you can, and burn them individually.

Doing this will get you more use out of your sage and will help avoid using the same



Be sure to be in a positive and healthy state of mind before you smudge.

You must always sage yourself before you begin.

Attempting to remove negativity while in a negative state of mind can be counterintuitive and even disastrous in some cases.

Do NOT leave bowls, smudge sticks, candles, charcoal or other items used for smudging unattended.

* Always extinguish your negative sage in water.

Extinguish your Positive sage by tapping it on the edge of your shell or

ceramic bowl.

Many Blessings, Light  and Happiness

Cleansing A Person

When cleansing an individual you would want to recite the following prayer/passage to fully remove anything attached and make them aware once again. ALWAYS, ask God (or Mother Nature, Divine Source, etc.) to assist you in this cleansing 

"We cleanse our ears, so that our ears will only hear the spiritual truths given us by our Creator, listen to the truth as it is shared with us by the Creator, the Grandfathers, Four Directions, Four Kingdoms, and be open to the request for assistance from others, to hear only the good things and allow the bad to 'bounce off'."

"We cleanse our hearts so that our hearts will feel the truth, grow with us in harmony and balance, be good and pure, be open to show compassion, gentleness and caring for others.

We cleanse our feet so that our feet will seek to walk the true path, seek balance and harmony, lead us closer to our families, friends, community, walk closer to our loved ones and help us flee our enemies, and lead us closer to our Creator."

A Smudging Prayer

As I encircle your Crown Chakra I ask Divine Creator (God) to remove any Negative Energy or attachments, so that God's light can enter and flow freely throughout your entire body.

As I encircle all of your Senses I ask Divine Creator to remove any Negative Energy or attachments so that you may See, Smell, Hear, and Speak LOVE.

As I encircle your Entire Body, I ask Dive Creator to remove any Negative Energy or attachments, so that you may Feel and be a Vessel of LOVE.

As I encircle the Bottom of your feet, I ask Divine Creator to remove any Negative Energy or attachments, this will allow you to stay Grounded to Mother Earth and appreciate all her beauty.

May you and your space be cleansed by the smoke of these fragrant plants, and may that same smoke carry our prayers, spiralling, to the heavens.

Palo Santo Prayer

Circle clockwise with the Palo Santo Stick around each one of

your senses as you say this prayer!


Top of head / Crown Chakra - "I encircle my Crown Chakra to allow all of God's (Divine Source's) Light to enter in and Flow through my entire body."

Eyes / Third Eye: "May I only See the Beauty that God (Divine Source) has to offer."

Nose: "May I only Smell the Beauty that Mother Nature has placed on this Earth."

Ears: "May I only Hear words of LOVE"

Lips: "May my Lips only speak words of LOVE"

Heart: "God (Divine Source) please fill my Heart with tons of LOVE"

Right Hand: "So, that I can Give the LOVE I need to Give."

Left Hand: "And Receive the LOVE I need to Receive 

(Direct the Palo Santo Smoke out of your Right Hand)

Encircle your Body: God (Divine Source) Please keep me Surrounded in your LOVE & Light all day long. Amen.

Burning sage stick
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