Clearing the Air With Sage Smudging After a Fight

A reader asked, “There was a really bad argument at my house a few days ago, and I still feel drained and a little bit anxious. Could there still be energy lingering even though the people aren’t here anymore? Will sage smudging help to clear the air?”  Great question!

Strong Emotions Lingering

Strong emotions can be both good and bad. For example, there is a lot of emotional energy surrounding a birth, a death, a wedding, etc. We are capable of producing a lot of emotional energy, but let’s face it, we’re not expected to live in that level of energy all the time.

Yes, when there is an argument, especially one that is not resolved with bad feelings still lingering, there can still be communication and connectivity even after the conversation stops. People can do some really mean things when they feel hurt, thinking thoughts of such intensity that can be felt both emotionally and physically. Sometimes we say things we don’t really mean, but in the heat of the moment we can lose our composure and strike out either physically, emotionally, or mentally.

Healing Emotional Pain Through Smudging

Yes, you can do sage smudging to clear dense emotional energies. In sage smudging the smoke is used for both blessing and for clearing. Clear yourself first, creating a safe and sacred place, then smudge with the intention of freeing any lingering energies into the earth. Ask for forgiveness for thoughts, words and actions that were used in a time of bad feelings. Forgive those who were involved, offering a motion of smudging for each person. Offer them a spirit to spirit chance to heal and make peace again.

Sage smudging is a powerful tool, especially when we allow ourselves to be fully committed and confident in the power of the prayer that we offer.

Clearing the Air With Sage Smudging After a Fight © 2011 WhiteSage.org – reprint allowed for the full article with links and credits intact.

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