Many think that burning sage has no negative effect.
Purification rites have become popular these days, and one of the most popular ways of eliminating negative energy from your life is through smudging. We’ve seen lots of articles about the benefits of smudging sage; therefore, we accidentally ignore the fact that this method can generate negative effects.
Then, what are negative effects of smudging? How to smudge sage without being negatively affected?
Smudging sage undoubtedly brings you a million and one benefits, but it can also make you suffer if being done wrongly. Before venturing into this spiritual activity, you should read the following information.
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What are Negative Effects of Smudging Sage?
From my research, burning sage could leave a negative effect on your soul. Though not many really experience this because it’s a rare situation, it’s still essential to learn and understand the negative effects in overall so that you can avoid them in the future.
You may not have thought about this possibility, but a lot can go wrong when you’re smudging sage. Experienced practitioners claim that this is the major cause generating negative effects.
Keep in mind that smudging is a magical and spiritual act which needs to be performed with extra caution. If the sage smudging session is not done properly, you’ll become the victim of its negative effects.
Discover top 7 negative effects of smudging:
1. Home accidents
To smudge sage, of course we need fire and incense. So, if the fire is not properly put out, the house will be likely to encounter the first accident which is a spark of fire. It can damage properties in any corner of your home. Many believe this is a negative effect of smudging sage in your room.
Though it may seem harmless, you can suffer a lot if being affected.
Once the smudging session comes to an end, make sure the fire has been properly put out before leaving your room. Otherwise, you can tell what will happen with just a spark of fire. Be careful if you try this method during the summer!
See also: What to say when smudging yourself?
2. Health issues
Coming along with smudging sage, you have to deal with several health issues.
From what I know, the smoke from the smudging can cause respiratory diseases and heart hazards. Not only breathing matters, but it also affects your sight. Though this situation is also rare to happen, it still brings you negative effects.
Don’t constantly carry out this purification exercise, or you will surely face health issues which I have just mentioned. According to professionals, you shouldn’t burn sage more than 3 times a week as it’s dangerous to your health. Most will be respiratory because the smoke from the sage plant is actually not good to inhale.
How can this happen? Isn’t sage leaf used for therapy?
It’s true that sage leaf can be therapeutic. Nonetheless, smudging sage leaves can make you fall into depression if the process is done incorrectly. You can’t just do the smudging at any time. In fact, it’s a must to check your belief before planning to do the purification exercise.
Don’t smudge sage if deepest inside you don’t believe in its power. How can it work if you keep releasing contrary energy due to your doubts? This act will block the power of the sage and cause negative effects on both your mind and soul.
4. Being vulnerable to dark forces
No matter what spiritual activity you want to do, the first thing you should prepare is your pure intention. Without it, the practice of burning the white sage will turn you into the vulnerable state to darker forces. Whenever smudging your sage, stay concentrated on your clear intention or desires, as well as what you really want to achieve.
If you have to genuine intention and get distracted easily, your mind can be easily open to drawing negativity. The effect of smudging sage has a strong connection with your heart’s desire and intention.
As a result, you have to prepare well before a smudging session which includes having a clear and pure intention. Otherwise, the possibility of you being affected by negative forces will increase.
5. Being vulnerable to attacks
If smudging sage in a wrong way, you will experience a vulnerable feeling toward attacks after the smoke completely fades away. Your body and mind purified for a couple of days after smudging sage. But after this, you will gradually find yourself become exposed to negative energy.
Based on what is written in the bible, the demons will come to you in a variety of ways.
This explains why you need to cast protection spells beforehand or bring other protective charms with you during the smudging session. They can protect you from potential harm since smudging sage will expose you to negative energy once the smoke wears off.
6. Extinction of white sage
We often use the white sage for smudging. Due to this popular demand, this plant has (obviously) suffered from illegal harvest. When we constantly burn sage for purification exercise, this puts the white sage plant at risk.
Most of us don’t really understand the importance of white sage. In fact, this is a significant plant for traditional, medical, and research practices. Therefore, before buying white sage leaf, please scrutinize the source.
Don’t support the white sage which is illegally harvested!
Once the white sage species is at risk of extinction, it will be a warning for all kinds of practice in the spiritual world.
Sage comes with various species, and some a chemical called ‘thujone.’ Many believe that this element can somehow trigger seizure attacks. So, for your information, you might experience seizures when burning sage.
Also, seizure attacks are caused by the effect of the smoke.
For anyone who has suffered consistent seizure problems back then, probably smudging is not a good choice for your health. The best way to prevent seizure attacks is to not smudge sage.
So, are there any negative effects of smudging?
The answer is yes!
Everything has pros and cons, so does burning sage. This spirituality activity brings you both benefits and negative effects. However, as long as knowing what side effects from smudging wrongly, you can easily avoid risk. I hope the information in this article will help you to understand the negative effects of spiritual smoking better and have the best smudging experience for purification.
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