Spiritual cleansing is done to remove the negative energies or unwelcome spirits from your home using purifying herbs. It is good to cleanse your home once in a while to adjust the emotional environment of your home and maintain peace. Whether you are moving to a new home or renting a place for new office, it is good to have it blessed or cleanse it by yourself to ward off negative energies and bring positive vibrations.
A word of caution before we continue here is a very important reminder and one of up-most importance, To be sure that the components of the smudge sticks are only organically grown plants of the finest and purest quality as well as the herbs and resins that might also be incorporated. Since the smoke is actually consumed into the lungs, there can be no adulterating substances or unnatural additives. This is why you must use a reputable source or collect the herbs on you own.
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Spiritual cleansing with herbs or smudging clears away any negative energy, thoughts and bad feelings and helps in clearing one's body's aura. Spiritual cleansing with sage is done for protection against evil and negativity. Smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification. The effectiveness of smudging is based on the theory that the smoke attaches itself to negative energy and as it clears it takes the negative energy with it, releasing it into another space to be regenerated.
Smudging is also effective when you are very angry, unwell, depressed or resentful or when had a fight with closed one.
Before starting the ritual, you have to mentally and physically distract yourself and concentrate on the smudging process.
The first step involves de-cluttering the space and making a peaceful environment in the room by switching off all the electronic gadgets. Take several deep breaths and bring your mind in a relaxed and positive state.
The act of smudging is done with a smudge bowl or Abalone
Shell with the appropriate herbs directly lit or burned on a coal or Charcoal
Tablet. When using charcoal tablets, the bowl or shell should be filled with
sand or a flat stone to prevent overheating the container. Smudging is also
done with herbs tied in bundles called Smudge Sticks. In either case the smoke
is 'washed' over the person or object with a Feather or by fanning the smoke
with one's hand.
The smudging ceremony is a Native American tradition that cleanses bad feelings and negative spirits from houses. Smudging is done by burning specific dried herbs and letting the smoke float around the house. Read these instructions to perform a smudging ceremony that respects the original traditions and prepares a purified space to live in.
Smudging can sound a bit intimidating to many people. It can also look unsafe or too complicated to be practiced often. Rest assured this is not true. Smudging is not complicated, not hard and totally safe when you follow several very simple steps. What is important to accept, though, is that smudging is an ancient and sacred ceremony, so it is best to do it with full awareness and in a slow, mindful manner.
Here are the three main supplies you will need in order to smudge your house:
1. A smudge stick
3. A fireproof container
A smudge kit contains herbs, a
"bowl" or shell, and a feather to direct the smoke. The entire kit
can be carried in a medicine bag.
Each part of the smudge kit and the smudging process signifies one of the four elements, that, when used, evokes the fifth element, life energy.
- The shell represents WATER
- The unlit herbs and ashes represents the EARTH
- The lit herb represents the FIRE
- The smoke represents the AIR
Before you begin, be sure the area is well ventilated because the smoke, carrying the negative energy, must have an escape route.
Take normal precautions to prevent an unwanted fire, such as placing your smudge pot or shell on a non-combustible surface.
Gather your smudge kit and a means to light the herbs. Long wooden matches are the best because a candle can add dripping wax to the process and a lighter, is well, kind of out of character.
Light the herb and when a flame appears, put the herb out so it will smolder and smoke. Before you smudge another person, an object or a place, you should smudge yourself. You can do this by bringing the smoke to you and rolling it in swirls over your head, shoulders and around your body. Send the smoke away with the feather.
When smudging a place, such as a room or car, pay homage to the cardinal directions which include the east, west, north, south, up and down.
Aesthetic Candles accepts no responsibility (written or implied) for any products you make or the usage of the herbs. All testing is the responsibility of the customer. Whole leaf sage incense for smudging. American Indians consider this type of sage to be the king of all sages, and use it in smudging ceremonies. It is said that smudging sage removes negative energy from a person, clears the mind, and relaxes the body.
We offer this as a courtesy, sells our herbs for external use only. We do not sell them as food items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any disease.