How to Cleanse Yourself Using White Sage

by mlstevens

If you're into the new age healing techniques or are interested but don't know where to start, here's a little something to get you started. This is the first cleansing ritual I learned to do and made me what to learn more. It's very easy and, if done properly, will make you feel a lot better. It's done to help cleanse yourself of any negative energy surrounding or on you.

Sit down someplace where it's quiet and you won't be interrupted.

Put some white sage into a bowl and light it on fire.

Blow out the fire so that all you have is smoke coming from the sage.

Cup your hands together, like you would to catch water coming from a tap, and gather the smoke.

'Wash' yourself with the smoke by moving it all around your body (like you would do a wash cloth while bathing). While doing this repeat to yourself something about getting rid of negative energy and envision a white light starting to surround you fighting off the negative energy. I usually say, "Release me from any negative energy around or on me." or "Let the white light cleanse me of any negative energy." Find something that you're comfortable with and repeat it while 'washing' yourself.

Continue with this until you feel 'cleansed' (you should start to feel lighter).

Tips

  • You can do step five either with your eyes open or closed. I prefer closed as I'm able to imagine the white light easier.
  • While 'washing' start at the top of your head and work down covering every body part or vice versa. You want to make sure you get rid of all the negative energy anywhere on your body.
  • The smoke from the sage might go out during this process so be prepared to re-light it until you're finished with your cleansing ritual.

Items you will need

  • White Sage
  • Bowl
  • Matches/Lighter
  • Quiet Place

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