Sacred Smudging Blessing
If you’re feeling stuck, negative, sluggish, or even downright depressed, it may be due to some stagnant energy in your field. Your field can include your emotional, energetic, mental, spiritual or physical body, and your environment—whether it’s your home, office, or other physical space. Stagnant or negative energy can have extremely detrimental effects on your mental and physical state and is even believed to manifest into things like a lack of happiness and success as well as pain and disease.
Smudging can help combat this negativity, clear the energy in your field, and help you start anew. Smudging is an ancient ceremony in which you burn sacred plants, such as sage, to allow the smoke to clear and bless a space.
Smudging is the common name given to the Sacred Smoke Blessings, a powerful Native American cleansing technique. Smudging is a safe, soothing and effective way to cleanse your space and environment of unwanted energies or influences.
The smoke attaches itself to the unwanted energy and as the smoke clears, it takes it to other realms to be transmuted. The magic behind smudging is that when you act with a clear intent, toward a specific healing purpose, your will is carried out by the Universe.
These Smudging Bundles contain power plants and medicinal herbs that are known to bring about specific healings and clearings. As well, some of them have a specifically chosen gemstone attached to aid in solidifying protective energies.
These bundles have been specially made for you, by me with Love and focused intent. They will clear, and enlighten each room or person that they touch. Please use them as often as you like.
Following is a short description of the properties of each herb, or plant and gemstone that I have chosen for your healing bundle.
Lavender has powers of protection and cleansing. It has traditionally been used in herbal medicine for many infectious diseases and has a soothing effect on the nervous system. Magically it is used for protection and also for love. Lavender brings a positive energy, opens the heart chakra and calms the mind. The smell of lavender is soothing and will calm you almost instantly.
Sage comes in several varieties around the Okanagan, Russian,white, black and yellow. Usually I use Black sage for Smudge Bundles. However, all forms of sage are very cleansing and purifying. Sage was burned in sickrooms in the old times because it was believed to kill various pathogens and to reduce risk of contamination.
Sage smoke is not harmful to health; however some people are sensitive to it and have a reaction. Usually, this reaction has roots in a deep emotional clearing. This is a good thing!
Directions for use:
Simply use a match, lighter or candle to light the open end of the bundle. Blow the flame out and the smoke will begin to rise and bellow. Now, you can place it in a safe (fire-proof) bowl or shell and let the Bundle work it’s magic. If you feel drawn to, you can walk throughout your space carrying the bundle, drawing figure eights in the air and around your body or sacred possessions intending your space be cleared of all unwanted energies and influences.
Use a fireproof bowl or shell to keep the Ash of the burned Sage and Lavender and to keep the smoke and fire contained. Set the smoldering smudge bundle inside the bowl when you’re not using it, until it goes out.
Here is a prayer you can speak out loud while smudging:
May your hands be cleansed, that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, that they might take you where you most need to be. May your heart be cleansed, that you might hear its messages clearly.