Smudging is a powerful practice! But why is smudging so powerful? The answer lies in the world of spiritual energy. Homes and bodies are not made of just physical matter; they also vibrate with quiet, invisible energy. Cleansing a space or ourselves with techniques such as smudging helps clear away all the emotional and psychic ‘trash’ that may have gathered over the last few days, months, years or even hundreds of years. In other words, it is a form of spiritual spring cleaning! Additionally, smudging can turn any space, into a calming sanctuary – a place of renewal and increased happiness by clearing the energy of the space.
To use a smudge bundle, sweetgrass braid, incense or palo santo stick simply light one end until it it turns orange or is very hot. Then carefully blow out the flame and set the object somewhere safe such as a bowl of sand or an incense holder. Then allow the smoke to move through the room. To cleanse yourself or an object, just pass through the smoke. To cleanse your space, just walk around with the smudge while it is smoking.
Fire is powerful and deserves respect! Please be mindful when using this item.