Why Do You Have To Smudge
Smudging is a gift for everyone. It is a simple and safe ritual practiced by various cultures around the world. It is an ancient ritual used to cleanse oneself and the surrounding from negative energies. The process is simple and the ritual consists in burning sacred plants to clear and consecrate the space. Hence, smudging clears the slate clean for a fresh new start.
What are the benefits of smudging?
Clearing negative energy.
The smoke from certain types of plants helps to change the molecular structure of both the air and energy, which produces a cleansing effect.
Moreover, smudging has been found to be an effective practice in aroma therapy.
This is due to the fact that the sense of smell is strongly linked to memory and instinct, smudging is very effective for combating feels of anger, fear, anxiety, grief and depression …
How To Smudge
- Take a few deep breaths and focus yourself. Light the end of the stick over a bowl or container, holding the flame until the leaves catch fire. Gently blow out the flames. The stick should be smoking now.
- Using a feather or your hand, begin to direct the smoke around your body. There is no “right” way to do this, so just follow your inner guidance, or start from the bottom up. Direct the smoke to your feet and then move up towards your heart.
- Say a prayer, state an intention or call in any spirit guides or helpers, asking them to help “clear” you. Continue directing the smoke around the front, back and sides of your body.
- Take your time. When you are cleansing your upper body, circle the sage stick around your head. Direct the smoke over the top over your crown.