White sage is a flowering perennial that is native to the Southwest U.S. It has tall woods stems and tiny white flowers that grow in full sun and flourish in the rocky heights of the southwestern canyons. White sage, an herbal member of the mint family, has been a staple cleansing agent of Native Americans for hundreds of years. It is now used to cleanse a house of negative energies and spirits, and has been thought to cleanse your body of a wide variety of ailments.
Sage emits negative ions, just as a waterfall or running water emits the same thing. When people are near running water, they feel cleaner, cleaned off or just better for what they believe to be no apparent reason at all. There is a reason for this. Our aura holds positive ions, like a carpet, when you walk across it, creates static electricity. These positive ions are like dust in our aura and it simply makes us feel sluggish, tired, or just not our usual energetic self. The smoke from the sage meets the positive ions, clings to them, and neutralizes them out of our aura, and also from the room or house where you live or work.
Burning sage, particularly white sage, either in incense or smudging, is thought to bring us wisdom, create purification and enhance our clarity in everyday life. As a bonus, it is believed to relieve symptoms of colds and headaches.
White sage is believed to heal, protect, and cleanse the spirit, soul, emotional body, and mind through its sacred smoke. The spirit of Sage is said to be a very wise entity. Getting to know Sage over time on deeper levels may unlock its higher teachings and wisdom.
If you can at least burn sage in your living space on a weekly basis, then you are guaranteed to notice a lightness of energy and calmness descend into your home from this practice. It can be a way to cleanse the old energy from the previous week, and welcome in the newly beginning week and all the possibilities it holds.
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Also published on Medium.