Why you should smudge your workspace


smudge your workspace

When it’s time to get things done in your business, it’s all about the energy.

Lightworkers, in particular, are sensitive to energy so if bad energy surrounds you, you could feel:


Let’s face it. When you’re feeling good and passionate about what you’re doing you do a better job. So what’s a good way to make sure you’re kicking ass and taking names on a regular basis? Make sure you’re constantly clearing out the negative energy. In other words, take the time to smudge your workspace.

Smudging is the act of burning sage or other herbs. It is one of the best ways to purify a space and rid it of negative energy. When you smudge, the smoke from the sage is believed to carry away negative energy, leaving the space around you clean and purified.


If you’re working with clients who have some negative energy going on, you could be susceptible to it. In fact it’s imperative that lightworkers incorporate energy clearing practices in their day to day lives.

Having negative energy in your workspace will not do your business well. In fact, it could affect you physically and you could mistakenly believe that you’re no longer into your business and you could give up before things have a chance to get good.

How to smudge your workspace

You can buy a smudge kit for less than $20. They typically come with instructions and all of the materials you need to get the job done.

To prepare for smudging your workspace, pour clean sand or fine dirt in a ceramic dish. The dish will be used to hold the smudge stick when you set it down and to catch the ashes and embers as you smudge, and the sand will also help you to put the smudge stick out when you are finished.

Light the stick, and then blow it out and allow the smoke to permeate your workspace. You can use your hands to guide the smoke in the directions you want it to go, or you can use a smudge feather to guide the smoke where you want it to go. As you smudge, you might want to state an affirmation of your intention. For example, you might say, “I release all negative energy from my workspace and reclaim my place of work as a place of pure positivity and love.” You can say anything that resonates with you; use your intuition to guide you and trust what messages you get.

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Pay special attention to the corners, as negative energy tends to settle in the corners. Don’t forget to open any hidden compartments such as closets or desk drawers in case negative energy is hiding there. Again, as the smoke moves through your workspace, it will attract the negativity and take it away. It’s also important to give the bad energy a place to go so if there are windows and doors to the outside, open them while you do this.

When you are finished, say a prayer of gratitude. Then, you can allow the smudge stick to simply burn itself out. Or, if you want to use the smudge stick again at another time, you can put the smudge stick out by placing the burning end in sand or dirt. You’re basically depriving the burning end of oxygen, so you put it out similarly to the way one would put out a cigarette. Be careful to make sure the smudge stick is completely extinguished; don’t leave it unattended as long as it is smoldering, and never leave a burning smudge stick where children or pets can get to it. Safety is of utmost concern whenever you are using the powerful element of fire.

This likely won’t be a one-time thing. Smudge your workspace whenever you feel like you want to freshen the energy and give your lightworker business a lift.





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