Smudging a house – ancient technique to clean your environment. It may sounds weird, we know. But, it’s worth trying. If you are feeling low and depressed in your own house or office. Maybe after moving to the new place. Or every time you feel a need to change something around you. Smudging is an ancient ceremony, about burning certain herbs. Different herbs are used for different purposes. The most popular in Europe in sage.
Sage was used to clean the environment after fights, deceased, plaques. It was said, that it have the ability to get rid of any dark forces like ghosts, demons or vampires. Now smudges are used for more common matters. And not only sage is in charge. In USA, East Coast people use tobacco, cedar, sweetgrass, juniper, pine needles, deerstongue, cypress, and sage. Out west they use tobacco, pinion, desert sage, and sweetgrass. In France and Italy, the most commonly used smudges were made from lavender and sage.
How to clean your house? You will need a smudge stick, some fireproof container with sand and a candle. If you like, you can also listening to some meditation or calming, nature sounds. Before smudging, clean your house, like usual. Place the candle, the fireproof container and the smudge stick on a table, desk or any other appropriate surface. Light the candle, and then light the tip of your smudge stick with a candle fire. Hold the smudge stick over the fireproof container to avoid any lil herbs falling on the floor. Go clockwise around your house (usually starting at the front door), and gently wave the smoke into the air. Concentrate about positive energy you would like to bring into your home. Think about clean, happy place – thai is your home now. When you have smudged all areas of your house, come back to where you started and gently extinguish your smudge stick. All process is easy. You can also use incense sticks, if you like the certain smell.
What herbs should I choose?
Sage is the most traditional one. Used to clean any bad energy around you.
Floral smudges made from roses, peony or lavender are used to bring you brand new love.
Sweet grass or vanilla are also used to bring love and gentleness to our homes. Cedar tree smudges are perfect to clean and purify your working space.
Whatever will you choose, remember that all ceremonies are in your head. You can give a meaning to little rituals, we do in everyday life. So, don’t be afford to experiment and try to make things in your own way.
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