In t-minus 24 days, the “new year, new me” motto will go into effect for countless people around the world (myself included!)
Cliché or not, people look toward January 1st as a time to hit the reset button on life, and to be transparent, I absolutely love when the first of the year rolls around.
*Sigh* There's nothing quite like a fresh start!
Yes, January 1st is merely another day, but its emotional, mental, and spiritual significance is so much more than a cliché fresh start.
When we say goodbye to the last 365 days, we usually follow up those goodbyes with several new hellos, and those hellos are deeply rooted in goals, dreams, resolutions, ideals, boundaries, and new commitments.
And this is also worth mentioning - 2020 is not only a new year but it’s the start of a new decade!
Honeydipped is joyfully focused on the start of a new era, but before we can welcome 2020 with open arms, we have a few things we need to take care of, one of which is smudging our space with Honeydipped Essentials White Sage Smudge Stick!
What is Smudging?
A sage stick, used for smudging, is used to clear space for spiritual purification. Think of this as “cleaning house,” but in a spiritual sense! People burn sage based on the belief that this herb cleanses the respective space of unwelcomed energies.
Phew, I don't know about you, but I have quite a few spaces that would benefit from fresh energy.
Personally speaking, I’m amazed by how a burning sage stick enhances my intuition and heightens by awareness. Others feel that it boosts their energy levels, dispels negative vibes, soothes stress, and improves their focus and memory (I like the sound of that! Give me all the good vibes!)
We make strides to improve our physical health, so why not take the same route with our surroundings? From dinner parties to house guests to the mailman to random delivery services, your home harbors the energy of several beings, and it’s often in our best interest to thoughtfully clear our space in a healthy way.
Oh, and here's the cherry on top when smudging - white sage is an antimicrobial and antibacterial, as this type of herb keeps infectious bacteria and viruses at bay.
How to Sage Smudge Your Room
Smudging is easier than you might think!
Take your Honeydipped White Sage Smudge Stick, light it up, and allow the sage to burn until it smokes. Holding the stick in your dominate hand, start at the beginning of your room of choice, and rotate the smudging stick (clockwise) throughout the room. Some may recommend rotating your stick counterclockwise. Please do what feels best for your situation.
When I burn my sage stick, I also like to recite a positive affirmation: “This space is filled with peace, love, and good health.”
To finish smudging, dab the lit end of your sage stick into a small bowl of sand. Once it’s put out, store in a dry, dark place.
Your space is sacred and your energy must be revered. Choose healthy, mindful practices that facilitate honor to your physical and emotional well-being.
At Honeydipped, we proudly offer several tools to enhance your self-care experience, and we truly find no better way to value your space and energetically clear your surroundings than with the help of our White Sage Smudge Stick.