“Smudging is the burning of herbs with the intent to bring about/manifest a desired change in one’s emotions, thoughts, surroundings and reality. Smudging is a golden thread that connects and runs through all cultures, religions and belief systems and has been practiced throughout the millennia.” Philip Gardner writes so well. It is a pleasure to learn all that he is offering.
He gently reminds us that smudging is an act of true self-empowerment because it allows you to take responsibility for your well-being. You can read more by Philip if you follow this link. http://www.aboutholistic.co.za/smudging.html
attract and create positive energy
let go of negative
space for healing
Yesterday, I picked a basket full of sage & rosemary. Rosemary for mental clarity ~ letting go of negative thoughts. Sage for purifying, healing, cleansing.
I made 14 bundles. I used cotton thread and string to bind them into “smudge sticks”. My fingers, the string, our kitchen, the garbage can, everything smelled wonderful.
Now, I let them dry for 4-6 weeks. Then we can use them to burn. It is a lovely housewarming gift to give a friend. Or something to share with a friend feeling under the weather.
The simple act of Blessing a Space is reason enough.
In this together, friends.
Bless, heal, balance.