Healing with White Sage – Smudging for Personal Clearing

Healing with White Sage – Smudging for Personal Clearing

Healing with White Sage

Aloha, I’m Adela Mei, and today I’m going to show you how to work with Californian White Sage, for personal healing.

We’re just going to work with a small leaf of broad-leaved white sage. You’ll recognise it from Native American Indian traditions, and used in blessings, clearings, greetings.

We’re just going to light the sage, I like to use a candle. Gently allowing a little flame, and we want to leaf to be smouldering.

First connecting with the Spirit of Sage, welcoming it, blessing it, giving gratitude, giving thanks. Setting the intention that we’re going to work together for healing.

Remembering that Californian White Sage has wonderful properties of releasing unwanted, or discordant energies, from our surroundings and from our energy field, and it’s very good for drawing out denser energies from our energy field.

So we can start to work with this one leaf, with the smoke, setting the intention that you may want to release something from our energy field. And this is something for you to practise in your own time, gently using the smoke just above the physical body. In that physical energy level of the aura.

We can also use the hand to feel any different sensations, maybe something is lumpy, or sticky, or cold, or hot. On the body, feeling what sensations we may pick up, I’m just working on the top half of my body – you can do your whole body.

Clearing over the head. Following our intuition. We can use the hand to guide the smoke, over the body. We often feel tension here in front of my brow, often from the computer, and often from a lot of frequencies coming in that can really stimulate our pineal gland.

Practising, and trusting, and knowing that the smoke has these wonderful cleansing and healing properties that will draw out discordant energies from the energy field.

Remembering to take deep relaxing breaths, really coming from the heart and trusting our intuition. Oftentimes we can feel congestion around the throat chakra in front of the throat, allowing the sage smoke to release that, and cleanse that area. We can gently breathe in the smoke, if you have a lung condition or anything like that I’m not advising it.

Gently clearing, and being careful not to drop little burning pieces. We can reach the back of our head, the occipital gateway, the mouth of god, sometimes that really likes some cleansing, healing, clearing, giving your attention, and asking for clearing. Sometimes we can feel tension in that area at the back of the head.

As we carry on in our own time, being mindful that the smoke has its own pattern, its own flow, continuing to come into connection with the Spirit of Sage, this is when we’re working plant spirit medicine. Understanding that the sage has its own life force, its own direction, i’s own knowing, it’s own consciousness.

That feels better.

So with our intuition, feeling that for now that is complete. Giving thanks. Giving gratitude.

Then what I sometimes like to do is if I have some sage left is go and put it outside and let it carry on burning in the garden. Giving thanks to nature, to the nature spirits, and returning something back.

Feel free to practise this at home, please let me know how you get on.

I’m Adela Mei. Helping you feel yourself again.

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White Sage Blessing with Grace and Gratitude

White Sage Blessing with Grace and Gratitude

White Sage Blessing with Grace and Gratitude

I’m showing you what I’d like to do when I receive my white sage. So this is a smudge stick, Californian White Sage, it’s a broad leafed white sage. I just received it today, and I’m going to bless it and thank it for coming into my home to work with me.

Very gently breathing in the aroma, already I can feel as I’m expressed gratitude just so quickly, so simply, I feel the energy and scent of the sage already it’s coming alive. Holding it in front of our hearts, and expressing gratitude: thank you, thank you, thank you.

Honouring the sacred. Honouring everything in the sacred hoop of life. Coming into good relations. Feeling the gratitude. And I like to take a nice few deep belly breaths. Breathing in the word ‘grace’ and on the out-breath releasing ‘gratitude’.

On the in-breath ‘grace’ deeply into the belly. And releasing ‘gratitude’.

White Sage Blessing, as a daily practise, you can take just a few minutes a day. Breathing in grace and breathing out gratitude. And what’s lovely when working with a smudge stick, it gives us, our mind, a focal point of attention to just take our attention into some ‘thing’. Setting an intention to relax.

Breathing in grace… and breathing out gratitude.

Breathing in grace… and breathing out gratitude.

And why I love to work with that small, simple meditation is to bring myself really into the feeling of grace and gratitude. I was watching a video with Adyashanti talking with Oprah, and he talks about how ultimately everything is about coming back into a state of grace. Returning to a state of grace.

Just checking in how I’m feeling now with that short focus, gentle meditation, breathing in grace, breathing out gratitude, welcoming the Spirit of Sage. Blessing the sage stick, before we work with it.

Thank you for watching my White Sage Blessing.

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6 Ways to Clear Your Space

6 Ways to Clear Your Space

6 Ways to Clear Your Space.

Now this might be your bedroom, this might be your office, or your living room. It could be anywhere you feel like, if could be your car. You might not want to do it at work in the office, as people might think you’re a little bit strange! So, let’s practise how to clear your space at home for now.

Number One – Ting tings

I call them ‘ting tings‘. You probably would have seen these little Tibetan chimes. So the idea of this is through noise, through sound, through vibration, clear the energy in the room. The idea is to raise the vibration, and clearing out maybe any stagnant energy. So we can ‘ting’ gently knocking the chimes together and you’d go around the room several times, clearing in the corners. And for those of you who are sensitive you may be able to feel these concentric circles of sound coming out, clearing the room, and harmonising. You don’t have to do them really hard, it’s not like banging them together – gently ‘ting ting’.

Number Two – Rattles

Now the second way I love to clear my room being a shamanic healer is using rattles. So, I have this beautiful rattle. It’s actually from Peru. It’s a gourd, filled with some sort of beans. Now you don’t need to have a special shamanic rattle, you can literally have a jar full of lentils, or a plastic tub full of beads, it doesn’t have to be a wonderful sacred object – of course it can be!

Now again this works on a similar principle of sound. The movement and the vibration raises the energy in the room, stirs up stagnant energy, those dark corners, under the sofa, in the cupboard, in the doorway, places in the room that you don’t normally got to.

And we’re just going to shake the rattle and you might feel you want to go down there [near the ground]. You might find your own rhythm with it, I won’t go too long or I’ll send myself into a trance, but… again it’s about moving the energy, raising the vibration, using sound and intention, and your intuition. Maybe you want to rattle under the table, under the chair, in the corner. Maybe you want to rattle above your head. So practise. Practise that, and see how it feels for you when you do that, to clear that energy and get it moving in your room.

Number Three – Room Spray

Now this blue bottle room spray – what’s in it? So generally when it’s nice and sunny I will put crystals outside in mineral water, and make a crystal elixir. That then forms the base of my room spray. And then into that I will put some essential oils – often something orangey, lavender, rosemary, sage. Make your own blend. So this is my own blend – this actually have nothing in it I’ve just described. This is my yummy blend of zingy ‘I need to be more awake and have more clarity’ because I need to go on the computer again and do some work. This has lavender, grapefruit, lime and jasmine. And I’ve just experimented and come up with that myself.

So, crystal elixir, or you can just use water, essential oils, and spray around the room. This one I like to spray over myself, over my head and my energy field, close your eyes! And again it’s about intention, so the essential oils are raising the vibration in the room, the intention is to clear for clarity. That just smells lovely as well.

Number Four – Saging

Next up my favourite way to clear your space – saging. So I will just take a small leaf of Californian White Sage. I wouldn’t use a whole smudge stick. Just one small leaf of sage. Lighting it. Giving gratitude. Using the smoke. Start by breathing in for me, blessing, and then clearing around my space. Remember to have your window open when you are clearing rooms, especially when you are smudging. When you’re clearing out, I invite the air spirits to come in and really take those energies out of the window.

Smudge also can go around the computer area to drop those EMFs out of the air and wherever you feel to, again I’m clearing me, clearing my home and my environment, in a state of gratitude, setting that intention. Gently stubbing out the smouldering leaf in a terracotta saucer when I have finished.

Number Five – Palo Santo

And another wonderful thing for clearing or smudging is palo santo. Not something so much I would use for a room, but for me personally I like to use it when I’m smudging with sage. Again, lighting it and waiting for that smoke, and for me the smell is so sweet, I love clearing around my head. Just clear out my mental field. And again gently smudging into the room, the smells is just… I love it and for people who don’t particularly like the smell of sage, then palo santo is a wonderful alternative.

Number Six – Clapping

And my last way to clear your space, maybe you don’t have a rattle, and you don’t have ting tings, and you don’t have a room spray, and you don’t have smudge or anything else. We have our hands and we also have our voice. But don’t worry I ‘m not going to sing for you. We have our hands and can use clapping. Literally just walking around the room, into those corners, clearing out that energy.

So I hope that’s been useful. Please try out any of those techniques to clear your space. We’ve got tings tings, we’ve got rattling, we’ve got room sprays, we’ve got smudging, and we’ve got clapping.

So drop me a message I’d love to hear how you get on, or if there’s anything else you need to know about how to clear your space.

My name is Adela Mei – doing everything I can to help you feel yourself again!

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