Get Your Smudge On
Really been addicted to making smudge sticks lately and had fun making a few rose and lavender sage bundles. In Egyptian tradition, rose is also associated with Isis, the Egyptian goddess of magic, love, and wisdom. It’s a powerful tonic for your heart chakra, helping to open you up to both giving and receiving unconditional love.
White sage is an herb held sacred by Native Americans for hundreds of years. Used in rituals and ceremonies for centuries to cleanse negative spirits, white sage has also been scientifically proven to purify the air of bacteria and common allergens.⠀
How To Smudge Your Space
Start at the front door of the home and light your smudge stick. Then, begin to move around the home. Move mindfully and with care, walking clockwise around the entire perimeter of the home. Be sure to allow the smoke to drift into even the hidden spaces, like inside closets, basements and dark corners. If there are stairs, just go up or down when you encounter them. Then keep moving clockwise until you meet the stairs again. Then continue to go down or up the stairs and resume the main floor.
Moving around a space like this is called “circumambulation”. It’s a practice that’s been done for centuries in ancient cultures to make a space more sacred. And, if it feels okay to you, it’s helpful to chant a mantra or a prayer that you’re connected to. I use the Tibetan Buddhist mantra “Om mani padme hum”, the mantra of compassion. This is a way to fill the space with more cleansing vibrations.
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