Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

(585)880-6012

Blog

Blog

Smudging

Posted on November 13, 2016 at 4:20 PM

SMUDGING

Have you ever walked into a room and felt a sense of heaviness? Has a house or an area made you feel uncomfortable? I believe we are programed to feel and sense the energy of what surrounds us. This is one of the main ways we decide if we are safe. These feelings help us choose to either enter or to turn around and walk away. Often we call this feeling our gut or intuition. It is a built-in security alarm if you will. When it begins to alert us our senses become more aware. Pay attention to your self the next time this happens. The process is quite a-mae-zing ( I can’t help my self).

I have always been very sensitive to houses, the energy of rooms and people. Most of us are. When I moved into my first house I was afraid to be alone. I mean petrified, to the point where I would leave until my husband came home.

20 years ago, I was introduced to sage. Smudging/Saging was part of the routine in a women’s group I became a part of . This is when I began to learn about energy, how to cleanse my aura as well as my envirnment with sage. I felt the energy shift in many areas of my life.

Let me get you familiar with what sage is. By sharing some history and how to use it.

Sage is an herb. Dried and bound into small ,medium ,or large bundles. Usually held together with string. Dried white sage has a distinct scent when burned. And if you're new to this practice, know this is the smell of thousands of years of spiritual communion and ritual.

Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke from dried sage changes the ionic composition of the air. And the benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which  has been linked to a more positive mood. Directly effecting our stress response.

Smudging is ritual alchemy — changing and shifting the air element, and transforming our experience in to a mystical one.

 

The use of incense and other smoke and vapor to connect humans to the spirit world, can be traced throughout  Asia and dating as far back as being used in Ancient Greece.

The use of dried white sage however, is a 2,000 year old Indigenous American practice. The shamans used dried sage on their fires as a ritual of calling upon ancestral spirits. By burning, the sage smoke was used to collect conflict, anger, illness or evil  helping to cleanse the energy field of a person.

Next, sweet grass would be burned to call forth the energy of peace and love. This ancient shamanic mystical ritual is a simple one to incorporate into your daily or weekly routine, or any time you feel like you might need a little aura care. You can not smudge too much!

Some ideal (or necessary) times to sage smudge your aura and/or space would be:

• When you move into a new living space

• When you begin a new job or start your own business

• Before and after a guest enters your home

• Before and after a yoga or healing session

• Before meditation

• After an argument or any illness

• Upon returning home from crowded situations

And here is a simple 3-step sage smudging ritual to try:

1. Use loose dried white sage or a white ceremonial sage bundle (aka wand), which is usually bound together by a thin string. You can find sage bundles at your local herb shop or health store, Wiccan/pagan bookstore, metaphysical store, and even some yoga and healing arts centers. Or, if you have a sage plant, you can make your own — just bundle and tie it, and then hang upside down in cool dark space until it is completely dried out.

2. Next, place it on any heat-proof burning surface like an Abolone Shell — a traditional vessel used by Indigenous American people that represents the element of water. Light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. I often find that I have to re-light my sage bundle a few times during the ritual process. If you are burning loose leaf sage, the best method is to use a charcoal burning disk inside of a censor or small cauldron.

3. Once you have a nice smoke going, use you hand or a feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. As you do this, visualize the smoke taking away with it any negative energy from your life, any darkness or malady.

If you feel comfortable with this incantation, repeat the following:

"Air, fire, water, earth. Cleanse, dismiss, dispel."

The sage ceremony lifts the veil between the everyday and the sacred. As you say your incantation, you are shifting energy at will.

Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating the incantation in your mind as you diffuse the smoke.

Once the space is cleared, allow the sage bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell or container. You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual. Once buried, the sage has done its work in completing the elemental cycle. Ideally, you should try to use a new smudge for each cleansing.

Happy Smudging

Mae

 

Information from -http://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/ancient-art-smudging

 

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

434 Comments

Reply ZakBOf
11:47 AM on September 9, 2021 
levitra in australia buy priligy in usa celebrex 200 mg price in india albendazole buy online
Reply TeoBOf
8:34 AM on September 9, 2021 
cialis for sale without prescription strattera 25 mg coupon otc viagra australia cialis discount price levitra 500
Reply TedBOf
3:34 AM on September 9, 2021 
piroxicam 20 mg price generic medrol where to get clomid in south africa order generic tadalafil
Reply ZakBOf
4:44 AM on September 7, 2021 
online pharmacy tadalafil 20mg 100mg sildenafil 30 tablets price where to buy ivermectin cream average price of 100mg viagra plaquenil retinal toxicity where can you buy cialis over the counter stromectol medication
Reply TedBOf
10:03 PM on September 6, 2021 
where to buy clomid over the counter generic ivermectin cream
Reply YonBOf
7:29 PM on September 6, 2021 
zoloft brand coupon sildenafil tablets 150mg hydroxychloroquine sulfate buy indian pharmacy paypal viagra prescription cost uk tadalafil 6mg where to buy generic cialis safely
Reply ZakBOf
6:04 PM on September 6, 2021 
can i buy cialis in canada cialis no prescription canada how to buy cialis online in canada cialis super active 20mg
Reply TedBOf
12:52 PM on September 6, 2021 
retin a australia price of viagra modafinil 1000mg how to buy priligy in usa tadalafil brand name brand cialis 10mg
Reply TeoBOf
2:36 PM on September 5, 2021 
cialis 4 sale medrol medication 80mg sildenafil 20mg brand name
Reply YonBOf
3:27 AM on September 5, 2021 
modafinil 2014 buy viagra online usa buy cialis generic india
Reply intoffHiz
3:49 PM on August 14, 2021 
cialis online pharmacy
Reply DenBOf
4:58 AM on July 7, 2021 
doxycycline pills cost ivermectin 6mg tablet for lice generic viagra online paypal cheap modafinil sildenafil generic coupon
Reply MarkBOf
4:33 AM on July 7, 2021 
online cialis order generic sildenafil online tadalafil discount viagra in india
Reply LisaBOf
3:02 AM on July 7, 2021 
tadalafil generic canada 20 mg
Reply AmyBOf
11:52 PM on July 6, 2021 
soft cialis generic
Reply PaulBOf
4:52 PM on July 6, 2021 
brand cialis online pharmacy stromectol tablets buy online female viagra buy india best price for generic sildenafil generic cialis drugs
Reply JasonBOf
1:25 AM on July 6, 2021 
sildenafil 50mg for sale viagra brand coupon where can i buy cheap cialis canadian rx viagra generic stromectol sildenafil in usa buying viagra in australia over the counter doxycycline 100 mg pill where to buy viagra in us sildenafil citrate australia
Reply LisaBOf
9:34 PM on July 5, 2021 
ivermectin cost canada
Reply Payday Express
3:55 AM on July 5, 2021 
bad credit score loans
Reply Quick Loan
5:43 PM on July 4, 2021 
loans without a cosigner