Have You Heard About Smudging
Smudging is a Universal practice known to religions throughout the world. Buddhist temples use Incense sticks, Catholic churches use Frankincense, Native Americans use sage and other herbs before every ceremony to be centered and focused for what follows. The smoke is washed over the person or object.
How do I Smudge
To smudge, light and stock and catch fire. Extinguish the fire and let the smoke bow from the stick Walk around your home, use your feather to wait around the smo letting the smoke get everywhere in every room, in cupboards and small spaces. The smoke is not dangerous and will not harm you or your pets. Use a bow to catch any ashes.
When smudging, put the material of your choice in a shell, clay pot or other non burnable Container. Light it to burn for a few moments. Fan out the flames; it is the smoke of the smudging herbs or incense you want.
Using the feather spread the smoke around yourself first, then over what it is you are cleansing not, walk about the area, person of object you are smudging, fanning the smoke. This dears negativity, diseases, focuses and purifies that which is being smudged.
Quick short movements with the father breaks up blocked or stagnant energy long flowing movements smooth out energy creating a calm, balanced and harmonious energy flow.
To do a blessing of a person, begin by looking in their eyes for a moment to ‘greet’ them, fan the smokers first at the heart and then clockwise around the body, head to toe and front to back. For objects, bless then moving clockwise around them as well.
Crystals and tools for healing can be cleansed by smudging. When smudging a room, make sure you get the smoke up into the corners and open doors or windows to let energy escape if the area feels heavy or there has been sickness.
Once you feel the smudging is complete, wait for a day or two you feel you need to smudge more, perform your ceremony again. You may then want to smudge with sweet grass. A general rule of thumbs is sage is for deairing and healing, sweet grass is for attracting new energy.
Popular Herbs & Incense
Used to cleanse and hear the person or object being smudged. Used to wash off the outside world when one enters a ceremony of sacred space.
medicine of protection, often used to cleanse a new home and protect from unwanted spirits or “fences”.
For attracting new energy. Its sweet vanilla-like scent used to “—–” the effects of smudging.
Used for the invitation of spirits. It is also thought to be a safeguard against evil