Mantras To Say When Burning Sage — Prayers

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If you have been feeling stuck, sluggish, or even negative, it may be due to stagnant energy. A great way to clear negative, stagnant energy is to burn sage to invite positivity into your life and home.

It’s an ancient practice where you burn sacred plants such as sage, to allow the smoke to clear and bless a space.

Researchers at FinditHealth found that saying a mantra when burning sage can make this energy clearing more sacred and impactful. Keep reading to learn more about mantras and how burning sage can help clear the energy in your field and help you start fresh.


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Prayers to Say While Smudging

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Burning sage is a powerful, cleansing ritual to call in intentions or invite new energy into a space. Adding a specific mantra allows you to narrow in on what type of energy you call or manifest. Words hold a powerful strength and can help heighten this practice. By repeating phrases or a mantra, you fill the space with good vibes and clear out negativity with the smoke. Burning sage is also a great form of self-care as you prioritize positivity within your energy.

The ritual or practice of burning a bundle of dried sage is called sage smudging. There are different types of sage available but the most popular are palo santo, and white sage. The smoke’s role is to absorb all the negative energies and convert and blend them with the positive energy as it dissipates into the air. As the smoke blows into the air, you are sealing your intention for cleansing and clearing.

As you move through this practice, it is typically referred to as a smudging ceremony.

The sage typically looks like a stick and is referred to as a smudge stick, and once it starts burning and the smoke spirals, you hold and move the smudge stick to specific areas you want to clear or protect. Move slowly and wait for the smoke to fill the space before moving on to the next spot. During the process, it’s essential to express your gratitude and repeat your mantra as you go through the process.

By focusing on this mantra, your energy will sync with the sage to highlight the space you are focusing on. This space will then be blessed and purified to the highest degree. Any time you smudge, you can say anything that comes to mind or choose to keep it silent. However, adding a verbal component like a mantra can only amplify your intention further.

Some examples of mantras you can say are below:

Removing Negativity

It’s essential that when working with clearing energy, we are first grounded within our bodies to remove negativity so we are purifying the space. You also want to leave your windows open, so the negative thoughts and bad energy have a way to get out. An example of a mantra is, ” I command any negativity, any low vibrational energy, and non benevolent beings within this space to leave and go to the light. You are not welcome here. I command you to leave and go to the light. Surround this space and everyone in it with positive energy and white light. “

Fostering Creativity

When it comes to mantras for fostering creativity, it is best to clean or arrange the space where you’ll be doing your work. It’s even better if it’s your workspace or the area of your home where you feel the creative spark. You can also try burning a candle or incense that makes you feel inspired and happy before starting this smudging mantra.

This could also be said to have anything in the room that inspires you, i.e., paint, journal, etc. An example of a creativity mantra is, “I call in the divine abundance of creativity for inspiration. May it be used towards a specific project or a need for more creativity in my life. I feel within my heart come to fruition in a form that benefits my highest good. May it be manifested into the shape that best expresses its truth. “

Morning Gratitude Mantra

An easy mantra to get started with for smudging is a morning gratitude mantra. This could be said before you drink your coffee and start your day. By declaring a morning gratitude mantra as you burn sage, you are setting the intention for a beautiful, joyous day ahead. An example of a morning gratitude mantra is, “Today is a day of happiness and peace. I am grounded and centered; I am grateful for my beautiful life filled with many blessings. I move through my day with consciousness, grace, and love. “


Smudging Prayer for Love

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There’s a lot to be said about the law of attraction regarding a smudging prayer for love. This means telling the universe what you want and manifesting it out loud.

It carries your intentions from your heart outside into the physical world.

A mantra for love sets the intention of welcoming compassion, empathy, and love into your life. At the same time, it removes and blocks anything that is not loving. An example of a smudging prayer for love is, “I open this space to divine love; may all the energy that flows through here benefit the heart space. May it hold compassion, nurturance, forgiveness, and truth.

Before performing a burning sage ritual for love, it can be helpful to meditate on what you are wanting to attract into your life. Meditation varies for everyone but a daily meditation practice can help you attain spiritual enlightenment and manifest your deepest desires. If you are in a relationship, you can try an intimacy meditation for couples to manifest more love into your partnership.

What to Say When Smudging Yourself

Burning sage is not only for homes and spaces and can also be used for clearing your body and mind. Burning sage clears any negative or stagnant energies within or surrounding you. You will hold the stick away from your body and move from your head to toe and then front to back. You will set an intention for your body and the practice and focus on one body area at a time as you move the stick. 

Burning sage for your body can be a great way to balance your chakras and align your spiritual and physical body. Chakras that are commonly opened through burning sage are your heart and sacral chakra. If you are unsure of which chakra needs to be open or balanced you can always look into doing a chakra quiz.  

An example of what to say as you smudge yourself is, “May my hands be cleansed, that they create beautiful things. May my feet be cleansed, that they might take me where I most need to be. May my heart be cleansed, that I might hear its messages. May my throat be cleansed, that I might speak rightly when words are needed.

May my eyes be cleansed, that I might see the signs and wonders of the world. May my space and myself be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants. And may that same smoke carry my prayers, spiraling, to the heavens.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What prayer do you say when you burn sage?

You can say many different types of prayers and mantras as you burn sage. Examples are removing negativity, fostering creativity, inviting love into your life, and even smudging and cleansing yourself.

What do you say when burning sage incense?


Many different approaches can be said out loud or silently when it comes to things to say. These can be mantras, intentions, or just general thoughts. For example, you could say, “I cleanse this room of all negative energy and fill it with light and love.

What do I say when I sage my house?


It’s good to sage your home after having someone over and visitors after a party. This can also be done to bless a new home or apartment. You may not think much about this, but they could bring unwanted, negative energy into your home. To do the smudging ritual for your home, you will walk around your house with a sage stick and wave it to places you want to remove toxic energy. Say the mantra I cleanse my home of any heaviness and negativity” out loud as you walk around your home.

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Our team at FinditHealth found that saying mantras when burning sage can tremendously heighten the experience. 

Mantras allow you to achieve your most profound manifestations and can be super powerful and transformative. This practice will improve and Burning sage is so easy to do and a great way to clear negative energy and invite more positivity into your life.


Find It Health Editor in Chief Luz Chacon Health and Wellness Coach Giving You Advice

Luz Chacon

Luz Chacon is a Health Educator, Wellness Coach, and EFT Tapping Practitioner with 30+ years in health advocacy. Specializing in stress management, wellbeing, and holistic health, she created a 40% stress reduction employee program. Luz is dedicated to helping busy individuals prioritize self-care, break patterns, and reach goals. She offers programs for organizations and individuals. Luz is passionate about sharing her health research and guiding informed choices!

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