It is a plant found in high desert ecosystems and grows commonly in the Mountain West and California. Sage smudging is one of the purest and ancient techniques of cleansing a people, a person or space. Although Native American white sage smudging is the most popular form of it currently, it has nonetheless been used in other cultures as well.
Sage was used by the Native Americans
For over thousands of years, white sage has been believed to be a blessed, sacred, cleansing, cathartic, purifying and protective plant. Its leaves are a whitish light green, and if the leaves are rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, you feel a revitalizing, cleansing and refreshing fragrance is released.
It was practiced by the Native American to remove negative energies and evil spirits. It has also been used in ceremonies to seek out blessings of prosperity and health, expel spirits, and inspire safeguard. This plant is so sacred that it can intensify any cleansing and protective methods that you are at present using. It is a living thing since it is a plant, so it means that it has a spirit. Its spirit is devoted to bring cleansing, blessings, and protection.
How to use Sage
Start by opening your windows in rooms to be saged. Light sage and allow to burn and begin smoking as you fan the smoke with an imitation Eagle feather or your hand. I say imitation Eagle feather because authentic Eagle feathers are illegal to possess. Spread the sage smoke to all corners of the room in a clockwise and then a counter-clockwise motion to dispel any negative energies. If you have not experienced the pungent odor of sage, be prepared, it's strength is needed to clear and balance energies in your house, business or spiritual location.