Cleansing with sage
Smoke cleansing using fragrant smoke, incense, sage and other plant material is an element common in many different cultures worldwide. The reasons, desired effects and spiritual meanings are usually unique to the specific cultures. Everyone has their own personal reasons and preferred methodology for sage cleansing.
Here is mine.
Prior to starting, I like to set an intention, such as inviting in Positive Energy. I repeat my intention as I light the Sage. I visualize any unwanted energies dissipating & being replaced with welcome healing and positive energies. As the Sage starts to smoke, I hold it over a fire-proof surface, such as an abalone shell. With the Sage smoking, I walk in a circular pattern around the room. I visualize all the unwanted energies leaving with the smoke as it makes it way out the open window. Extinguish & reuse again later.