A reader asks, “Is there some rule on how to smudge at a house? Do you smudge the house, or the people, or both?”. Great question, leading to a very interesting topic. Which is your object of interest, the house or the home? There’s a big difference. The house is the physical location, the boundaries, the materials.
White Sage Blessing a Home
A home is a whole different thing. Home is where you live, it is the place where people connect, grow, nourish, and seek rest. A home should be a safe place, not because of a lock on the door but because it is a place of acceptance and joy. Using white sage to smudge for a home would include what is above and below, and the four directions. It could also include the center-point, the general “tone” for the home that governs over everyone within the house.