Our very own Smudge Sticks - Made from our organically grown Lavender & White Sage and wild crafted Great Western Sage, Juniper and Pinion Pine from our farm.
Made with intent of love, healing and cleansing.
The burning of herbs and plant resins for medicinal and spiritual purpose is an ancient practice among indigenous people around the world. Smudging is believed to unlock the ‘spirits’ of various plant allies to restore balance and ease to an individual or group.
Use Smudge Sticks as an incense or for clearing negative energies from yourself, others, spaces and rooms.
Use with intention and prayer. When I smudge myself, others or areas, I am using prayers similar to these two that I found years ago. Modify them to fit your beliefs, purpose and where your heart leads you too.
A Smudging Prayer (1)
Dear God, into this smoke, release all energies that no longer serve me,
all negativity that surrounds me,
and all fears that limit me.
So it is, amen.
A Smudging Prayer (2)
May your hands be cleansed, that they may create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, that they may take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed, that you may hear it's message clearly.
May your throat be cleansed, that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed, that you may see the signs and wonders of this world.
May this person and this space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that smoke carry our prayers, spiraling to heaven.
When smudging rooms or other areas, I will walk them in a clockwise direction, concentrate on your intention and prayer. Especially work corners, other stagnant areas and rooms with past negative history.
Be sure to light the end of the smudge stick then blow out the flame so it smolders like an incense, use a large bowl, plate or abalone shell under your smudge to catch any embers or ashes. You can use your other hand or feather to fan the smoke in the desired direction. When finished make sure it is completely out, dunk in water or fine sand to fully extinguish, let dry for the next smudging session.
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