The Ancient Art of Smudging
Mystics say the Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
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.
Smudging a background:
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
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.
Four Sacred Medicines
Sage is used for releasing the mind of its troubles and for ridding a space of negative energy. It can also be used to purify a home.
Cedar is used for purifying a person or a place.
Sweetgrass brings in good spirits and good influences.
It is used for smudging and purification, and in Native American ceremonies. It can also be used as a deco--rative object.
Juniper - coming soon
Juniper was used in ancient times for ritual purification
of temples. Its smoke is believed to aid clairvoyance and stimulate
contact with other worlds. It is also stimulative and therefore
effective in reviving a tired body, mind or spirit. Its elemental
is primarily fire, but can also be used for four-element general
purposes. The scent is sharp and piney and was burned during the
Plague to resist disease.
Lavender is useful for attracting peace, happiness and restful sleep. It reduces depression, grief and sorrow and aids in meditation, manifestation and divination. It is traditionally associated with fairies and elves. The element is primarily air. The scent is a refreshing and light aromatic.
This information was gathered by Aesthetic Candles to act as a resource for you.
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items. (The information we provide is for educational purposes only.
This information is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent
any disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and
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Special care should be taken by pregnant and/or lactating women when
handling herbs. 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.