I am a Psychic Medium who reads Psychic Tarot for a living, I also am a Shinpiden Reiki Master & Teacher. Smudging is an important part of my life and it’s a personal feeling of mine that It should be an important part of all of our lives no matter our career choice.
I meditate daily and so I smudge daily. Before meditation is one of the most important times to smudge. It clears energies and I need my space clear so no past issues come up. Another time is before and after any guests enter your home. Some will remark that it smells funny. It does have a unique smell, I frankly love it but some may not. I always smudge before and after a healing session and I also smudge to clear my energy if I have been in public where there are a lot of energies, places that are crowded. To me, these are the most important times to smudge. A couple others are if you are starting a new job and or moving into a new space of any kind. That’s just common sense though, I am sure if you are reading this you are like, ” duh” .
Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower and can be just as refreshing. The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress, Lord knows we can all use that at times. Myself quite often because I help people’s stress and bring in others problems on a daily basis in hopes to help put them on a correct path. Smudging is a ritual for changing and shifting the air element, and transforming our current experience to a mystical one. It also helps to connect us to the spirit world, something I use as a tool in my daily life.
Shamans use white sage to call on ancestral spirits and to aid with any conflict or illness, it helps to cleanse the spirit and the body. I believe your smudging ceremony should be one of a personal situation. You chose how you want to smudge, when you want to, and use the ceremonial tools that are best for you. You can find the tools you need at any wiccan shop, you can go to a local herb shop for the herbs you desire. It’s all up to you. I feel it’s a personal journey, one that only you can chose the path.
Love , Wendy Yvonne