August 8, 2014

Accidental Brilliance Superfood + Supplement Series...Benefits of White Sage

There are many plants that have magical properties that work to heal your mind, body + soul. I have been using different sages + smudges to clear energy for many years + recently began drinking a tea with white sage in it. The scent + taste can best be described as earthy + powerful. White sage  is a mint herb that was often used by ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Babylonians and Greeks. For hundreds of years, white sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Native Americans started the tradition of using Sacred Sage to ward off evils spirits and negative energies, and white sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, banish spirits + encourage protection. To clear your space + being no matter what smudge you choose to use it is best done by quieting your mind and thinking of all the energy that you are carrying with you, often it belongs to someone else, release it from your space + body by saying that you send it back to the earth. I have always also said a blessing to let go of all that I am carrying that I no longer need. Sipping sage in a tea is a very similar experience + in many ways it is important to stay present in the moment as you drink the tea + let anything go with ease that you do not need. Another way to invoke the protective and cleansing properties of sage is to take a  relaxing bath in the leaves. Take a bundle of sage, separate the leaves and add your favorite essential oil to a warm bath. The white sage will remove any energies from your body that no longer serve you, and deposit them into the bathwater- as the bath water disappears down the drain so will the energy that you no longer need to embody. Click on over here to order some of my favorite tea from my favorite teashop.
We each have the power to only allow what serves us to remain in our lives however it is our responsibility to set the boundaries for what remains and what must go.

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