Sometimes one doesn’t want all of the smoke nor wants to deal with the process of smudging with sage. Thank goodness there are options. Some incenses contain sage as a key component, permitting one to purify their environment without sage bundles. One of our favorites is Sandesh White Sage. It has a lovely champa-type core with the addition of white sage. Don’t look for an over-the-top white sage burst; it’s considerably more subtle than that. Another one we have fallen in love with is the wonderful Hari Darshan Copal + White Sage. It combines a lovely semi-sweet amber core with the piney, cleansing property of copal and an earthy note of white sage. We also have these wonderful contribution of HEM White Sage Masala Incense. It’s a dry-type masala incense with notes of white sage. If you want something else exciting, we have a white sage incense with the crisp, clean addition of juniper, go with Sacred Elements Juniper & White Sage Incense. So all is not lost if you wish to smudge without having to deal with sage bundles. We have options-a-plenty.
Before you take any action with this strong and powerful ritual, consider your intention.
Keep this thought clearly in your mind. Smudging should be done with care and reverence along with a positive attitude and that of love.
The flame from a candle is recommended to light the smudge that the bundle starts to smoke. If there is a flame blow it out so that the smudge bundle is smoldering and not burning. When smudging a room, after the bundle is smoking, you walk around the perimeter of the room. Give special attention to the corners and the places behind doors. You can also fan the smoke through the room with a large smudge feather. If you wish, you may state a payer of gratitude for the cleansing and keep in mind your intention of removing negativity during the ritual,
Many people like to break off loose leaves and a candle may be used for them as well. In the very near future, Dr. Seth will have, along with the wonderful hand-made ceramic incense burners, smudge pots for the use of Smudging rituals.
Over the years I have sold many bundles of sage and for the most part my customers knew what it was that they wanted to do with it and how they would and why they would “smudge” their environment. It has come to my attention that there is an interest in this activity. I will give some information and I am not professing to say these are the total of reasons and/ or activities of this technique. It is just a small taste of a ritual that is many centures old and used in many different ways with different herbs.
At Woodstock, we have provided Sage for most of our customers Smudging techniques. Smudging is the name given to the cleansing technique from Native American. This tradition of burning herbs for emotional, psychical and spiritual cleansing is practiced among many religious, healing and spiritual traditions. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or object of negative energies.
Smudging can be helpful for when you feel depressed, angry, and/or restful, You can smudge your home, work space or crystals to remove negative energy.
In blog Smudging blog 2 I will talk about how to perform a smudging technique