Smudging your space could help both you & your animals

Smudging your space could help both you & your animals

 

 

Smudging your space could help both you & your animals

For those who don’t know; smudging is when you clear and cleanse your space of discordant energies. This is done using tools such as sage and or palo santo wood smoke, incense, essential oils and even ammonia mixed with water. The space to be cleansed could be your home, office, stable, dorm room, any place where you spend a good amount of time.

Why Do You Need To Smudge?
Think about it, you spend a lot of time in these places, living your life and dealing with all matter of energies on a daily basis ranging from positive experiences to negative ones. Your dreams, thoughts and actions are all energy and can fill a space pretty quickly with residual vibrations. Just as you would dust, tidy up or vacuum your home to keep it from becoming cluttered with dirt and objects, your spaces should be periodically cleared because they too can easily become cluttered with energy.
After a while the space may not “feel right” to you, or it may even feel sluggish, or uninviting, your sleeping may become effected with vivid dreams, nightmares or  not being able to sleep well or not to sleep at all.

Our animals are connected to energies too, and are easily affected by them and vibrations, even more than we are. If the energy in a space they are in isn’t pleasant to them, they may try to let you know by exhibiting unwanted or negative behaviors, such as urinating, defecating, scratching, fighting, hissing, barking or biting. These could all be a sign that it’s time to smudge your space.

I recently had several clients whose animals were exhibiting unwanted behaviors; some of them had been doing them for months. When I talked to their animals they told me that they were trying to let their people know that the energies in the home were uncomfortable to them. Animals have a limited way of getting our attention (unless we keep an active dialogue with them using animal communication) so many times the only path they can take to show us how they feel is through actions. If your animal is exhibiting unwanted behavior, they may be trying to tell you something, and that something could be that the energy in the space needs to be cleared, This could be a quick and easy fix to alleviating your animal’s unwanted behavior.

 

How Do You Smudge?
There are several ways to smudge, however I’ll only be discussing  2 techniques that I use in my own home as well as when I professionally clear and attune a house or commercial space.

 

 

The First Technique Is Using Sage or Palo Santo Wood
This is not sage that you cook with, it a kind of sage specifically used for burning in ceremonies and for cleansing. There are many varieties of sages, the most popular is “White Sage” this is the one found most often, typically sold in a tied bundle and can be found in New Age, health food stores and even on online.

The type that I use is from the land of my people, the Sioux and it’s called Northern Sage and can be purchase through a company called Noc Bay Trading Co. Sage can also come in a spray form (great for using in the office), this is not as effective as burning but it’s better than nothing at all.

This type of sage is what my people use in all of our ceremonies.

The other way to cleanse is using Palo Santo wood (holy wood), they come in sticks and have a wonderful smell when burnt.

It doesn’t matter which you use; all of them will do the job of clearing a space.

SmudgeLgAbaloneH021Burning sage should always be done in a porous or natural container, I use a abalone shell, you can also use a terra cotta plant saucer. Sage should NEVER be burned in a container made from glass; it will shatter.

Take the sage and put it into the container and light it; for the Palo Santo wood  you can just hold the stick. When it begins burning whoever is doing the smudging should cleanse themselves before proceeding with the space. Wipe your hands with the smoke (like you’re washing your hands) then from your head to your feet take the sage and let the smoke touch your body. Once you’ve smudged yourself you can them move on to the space and people living there. People in the house should also be smudged like you did for yourself only smudge them from head to toe, front and then back. Then proceed to do each room, as you enter a room to smudge move in a CLOCKWISE motion around the room. Clockwise is a movement found throughout nature, counterclockwise is not and that is why it’s should not be used when cleansing.

A thorough cleansing involves bringing the smoke to every possible place you can get to, that includes corners, under furniture, in closets and drawers. At each window and door, take the sage and again in a CLOCKWISE motion draw a circle with the smoke around the window or door. When you reach the place where you started in the room, the room is done and you can move on to the next and the next, until the entire space is done. Do NOT smudge your animals…they usually don’t like it, besides they instinctively know how to clear their energies themselves.

When your done, you can open the windows and/or doors and let the air clear out the smoke and carry any remaining negative energies away.

 

Second Technique Is Clearing With Ammonia
I use this technique when the negative energy in a space has become exceedingly bad. The negative energies could arise from incidents as, an unpleasant divorce, a bad breakup, if some one living in the space has been extremely ill, or was bad tempered, it can also come about if there has been any violence in the space, or any other traumatic incident. The first initial cleansing of the space should be done using ammonia, then once it has, sage can be used from then on for all future smudging.

Fill a spray bottle with water and then add a capful or ammonia (do NOT use more than that because the smell will be too strong).
Then do the same as with the sage going in a CLOCKWISE motion go through the room and spray the ammonia into the corners of the room, the ones at the ceiling too (if you can). The corners are the only places you have to spray with the ammonia, when you’re done with the house open the windows and let the breeze work it’s magic.

How often should I smudge?
It something that I personally love to do, so I do it at least one a month sometimes more. It depends on what’s going on in my life, the type of metaphysical work I’m doing and places I’m visiting.  You can’t over do it, so smudge as often as you like.

How will I know It worked?
You may notice a difference in the feel of the space, it may feel calmer and more relaxed to you. You will also discover that you begin to sleep better, and your dreams are less chaotic and vivid.

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Your animals will let you know almost immediately that the energies in the house are calmer and more neutral.  If this was the cause of the unwanted behavior your animal companion should stop doing it within the first 12 to 24 hours of clearing your home. Hopefully bringing about a happy ending for both you an your animal companions.

Happy smudging!

 

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14 Responses to Smudging your space could help both you & your animals

  1. Dulce July 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm #

    Hi, I’m so grateful I came across your site. Today for the very 1st time ever I “smudged” my house because I moved in here a few months ago and unfortunately my Therapy Dog & Cat (I’m disabled) both died mysteriously. So after my 1st smudging this morning my new dog had a convulsion and or seizure this evening. As you can imagine I’m so heart broken, freaked out, terrified and desperate for help. I would greatly appreciate any advice. Thank you so very much, Dulce.

  2. Coryelle Kramer July 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi Dulce, first let me say how sorry I am about your animals transitionings and illness, it’s so hard when they leave us and become ill, add in how they all became that way, of course you feel what you do.

    Animals are sensitive to vibrations, energy and yes, spirits. When you do another smudging i would call in Archangel Michael to come with you and clear the house of any and all discordant energies and pass any unpassed souls to the light. Simple close oyu eyes call him in and see a purple light of protection around you and your animals then let him go with you while you smudge. He’s a very powerful entity who i use a lot when I professionally clear spaces.

    If you would like for me to do a long distance a cleansing, then contact me the website and we can discuss it.
    I send you and your dog much love and light

  3. Francesca May 3, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    Hello, I came across your site researching smudging/saging as my husband and I have had (mostly me) such a large amount of negativity and loss. I am by nature a negative person, but we really needed to find a positive way to go on. Not to get into a long drawn out story, we smudged our home yesterday with white sage first, and we called upon Archangel Michael, and whom I feel is my guardian angel ( a number I keep seeing). We made sure to go clockwise throughout, including as best we could our crawl space and attic. We continued to state our prayer through each room. I personally was becoming more aggitated and more distracted but was able to refocus. After, we went through the house with sweet grass to each room. Last night I slept horrible and was completely aggitated, today both myself and my husband are completely drained. Is this normal? I was under the impression we would be more relaxed. I have today burned some insense (frankinsense) (spelling incorrect). We have a negative person coming over tomorrow. I plan to ground myself, and do a small sage before and after they leave. When we finished the home yesterday, we did let that sage bundle burn out on our front lawn (we did not want to bring back any negative energy back in for the first time doing this). I appreciate any thoughts on this. I am glad to have come across your site. Thank you in advance.

  4. Coryelle Kramer May 3, 2016 at 8:30 pm #

    Hi Francesca, I have a few thoughts first in your own words “I am by nature a negative person” it’s not uncommon for people who are smudging their home of negative energies, often times have a “harsh” or “strong” reactions afterward. Because the whole point TO smudging is to clear or calm the discordant (or negative) energies and since your home as well as you yourself are vibrating and the lower energies of negativity you WILL be effected and it will feel uncomfortable to you. That is until you yourself realign your being to the more positive vibrational mindsets and ideals. Become more ware of how your describing your life and yourself, what words do you use? are the negative? Are they supportive? Become aware of the words you use because the words you use have power. We’ve all gone through hard times and losses, but it’s those who can say “I’m going to look for the opportunities in this situation”, instead of only seeing the problem that caused it or the loss that it brought with it, who are the ones that eventually find their way back to a better feeling place. I hope that helps,don’t stop smudging, keep it going, but also it YOU and your hubby who have to take your powers back with the loss and have to say “no more”. Good luck! I send both of you love and light.

  5. Kelley June 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm #

    HI I’m trying to figure out why when I smudge my dog hides he knows it immediately and runs and hides really strange?

  6. Coryelle Kramer June 13, 2016 at 11:32 am #

    The smoke may be too much for him, if he has s sensitive nose or if he’s one of the scent breeds smudging might not be the best thing. Maybe a smudge spray would be better.

  7. BBE August 23, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Hi, three weeks ago my boyfriend started having problems with an entity in his home. A medium was brought in because of the touching and presence we would feel in the home. She did a smudging and talked about what we needed to do for awhile. In the last week the dog is easily spooked and hides, breathes heavily and is just not himself. I am worried, we have been using white sage, every night just to sleep and also including the dog when saging ourselves, however he seems to not get any peace. Any tips on what we need to do to protect him and ourselves?

  8. Coryelle Kramer August 23, 2016 at 1:43 pm #

    Hi, If it’s been that long then there may be something more going on and I’d honestly say that contacting an animal communicator for a consultation may be in order to discover why your furrkid is still having issues. It may not have anything to do with the energy, because the smudging should have taken care of that. It sounds like there is some deeper things going on with him. If I resonate with you then I would be honored to talk with him, please feel free to read more about me and what to expect in a consultation. If I don’t feel like the one for you, that is perfectly fine, I just want him to be helped anyway possible so I encourage you to find one that you think is the right Animal Communicator for you. Blessings to all of you for the very best outcome. <3

  9. BBE August 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    Thank you, I will see what my boyfriend thinks. I think it’s still the entity in the home, we had only one day of quiet and than it all started again, only this time there is no touching just loud banging and other sounds.

  10. Coryelle Kramer August 23, 2016 at 2:01 pm #

    Well then in that case would say either contacting the psychic you had there before to see if she’s come back or I can do a long distance consultation and clearing. I’ve cleared out everything from haunted houses or the land itself, to estates, hospitals and facilities for the mentally challenged. My consultations are recorded and you receive a copy when it’s all done. I work with my guides to clear and to pass any an all spirits to the light and I’ve been doing it for close to 15 years. If you have any questions about it, feel free to contact me through the contact form on my site. All the best

  11. Mona Grimberg September 1, 2016 at 9:34 am #

    dear Ms. Kramer, How much do you charge to do a long distance consultation and clearing of my home?

  12. Coryelle Kramer September 1, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    Hello Mona, the clearing can be done in a 30 minute consultation, it would be recorded and you will get a copy of it and that would be $125.00, which you can purchase by going to my shop. Feel free to call me Coryelle. 🙂

  13. Alexis Parker February 10, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Hi, I’m very concerned because I just did my first sage cleansing in my home today, and although I did not smudge any of my dogs directly, one of them is acting very, very strange now. She’s only an 11 month old chihuahua, and she’s always so full of light and positive energy and so playful and affectionate. All three of my dogs are very affectionate, positive, and loving creatures. However, as soon as I started smudging, all three of my chihuahuas hid in the darkest corner of my entire house. My two older dogs seem to have been positively effected by the cleansing after it was finished, but Luna hasn’t come out to do anything other than eat and potty once since then. It’s been almost a whole day now, so I’m very confused and concerned about what’s happening to her. Do you have any idea what may be causing this type of reaction in her?

  14. Coryelle Kramer February 11, 2017 at 2:56 pm #

    Hi Alexis, I would then say maybe looking into a sage SPRAY is the way to go, some animals find the smoke too much for them. you also might try smudging with your doors open that we the smoke will get out faster. I wish you and your pups the very best of luck with this.

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