# How to sage your home

## How do you cleanse your house with sage?

Hold the sage at a

**45-degree angle**, light the sage, let it burn for about 20 seconds and then gently blow out the flame so that you see orange embers on one end. Then you can start the process of clearing your space.## What do you say when your house is saging?

Hello, my name is ___;

**I am moving into this space**. I want to thank all of the land stewards and spirits of the land. I want to acknowledge the first people of the land. I want to state my intention of creating a home for myself here, living in reciprocity with the spirits that are present.## When should you sage your house?

Moving into a new home or office space is a perfect time to burn sage in order to clear the previous owner’s energy and set your own intention for the space. However, you can sage your home

**any time you feel called to**, whether you want to energetically reset or just chill out a bit.## How often should you sage your house?

four times a year

Freeing your home of stagnant energies can be done anytime, but it’s a good rule of thumb to do a thorough smudging of your home

**four times a year when the seasons**change. You may also wish to smudge your living space whenever it has been compromised by negativity or foreign energies.## Do you have to burn the whole sage stick?

A common misconception with sage smudging is that you need to burn the whole stick, but D’Avilla suggests burning as much or as little as you need.

**“You don’t need to use an entire smudge stick**,” she says.## How do you sage a house with negative energy?

**How to sage your house to clear negative energy.**

- Gather your tools and have an exit strategy. …
- Set your intention and say a mantra. …
- Light up. …
- Slowly walk around your space. …
- Be safe! …
- Extinguish your sage.

## What is the sage prayer?

A Smudging Prayer

**May your hands be cleansed**, that they create beautiful things. May your feet be cleansed, that they might take you where you most need to be. May your heart be cleansed, that you might hear its messages clearly. May your throat be cleansed, that you might speak rightly when words are needed.

## Is burning sage bad for your lungs?

As long as you burn sage for only short periods of time,

**it’s unlikely to cause problems**, Fleg adds. But if you have asthma or other lung problems, check with your doctor before using it.## Can you reuse sage?

You can bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual.

**You can reuse the same smudge stick until there is nothing left to burn**. Ideally, you should use a new smudge for each cleansing.## How do I make sage for beginners?

Light your sage stick over

**your flameproof bowl**until a small flame has caught. While holding your sage over the bowl lightly blow on the flame until it goes out. The sage will then smoke gently like incense. Remember that it’s the smoke that does the work and so the stick does not have to remain lit.## How do you put out a bundle of sage?

## Where do I start burning sage?

**Smudging Step-by-Step**

- Open a window or door before you start burning the sage. …
- Put the sage in the burning container and light it. …
- If you are using the sage for spiritual purposes, set an intention for what you are doing. …
- Walk to each room you wish to purify and let the smoke enter it.

## Is it OK to light sage with a lighter?

Use a candle, a match, or

**a lighter to set**the sage ablaze. Let the sage burn for a few seconds, and then blow out the fire; let the embers smoke. Dry sage will catch fire very quickly.## What does sage smell like when you burn it?

“Sometimes people think it will smell like the sage you cook with. However, California white sage — which is commonly used in smudge sticks — has an

**herbaceous, woodsy, and slightly astringent scent**,” she says. … Once you’re ready to engage, light the end of the sage bundle until it starts to smoke.## What is smudge technique?

Smudging means that you have

**to work less to achieve shading**. You simply put some graphite down and then smear it to cover a larger area much more quickly, thanks to the resulting blurred shadow.## What is the meaning of saging?

“Saging is

**a traditional technique of smoke cleansing that has its roots in the Native American tradition of smudging**,” says Latchford. The idea stems from the idea that energy is all around us – it’s in people, places, and even objects. … “This cleanses the space, readying it for an influx of positive energy.”## Is sage supposed to stink?

Well, many people say that sage has a

**real earthy, herbaceous scent to it**. For some individuals, the scent may be a little too strong at first, but once you get used to it, it’s a delightful aroma with multiple benefits.## Which kind of paper is best for smudging technique?

A soft vellum surface. The random texture is ideal for sublte and even shading.

**Strathmore 500 Series Plate Drawing or Plate Bristol papers**are our very smoothest. The smoother the paper, the more difficult it can be to produce an even shade.## What is tonal shading?

Tonal shading refers

**to the lightness or**.**darkness of an object**. It is done by setting down various strengths of shading to demonstrate where an object is affected by the light and shadows.## What is hatching technique?

Hatching (hachure in French) is

**an artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing (or painting or scribing) closely spaced parallel lines**. … Artists use the technique, varying the length, angle, closeness and other qualities of the lines, most commonly in drawing, linear painting and engraving.