Hey there beautiful Souls.
When you are at home and feel like is hard to breath or you don’t want to stay alone during a long period of time, your house might be needing an energy/ spiritual cleansing through smudging process.
Let’s begin with what is smudging?
Smudging is a cultural ceremony practised by a wide variety of Indigenous peoples in Canada and other parts of the world.
Although practices differ, smudging is used for medicinal and practical purposes as well as for spiritual ceremonies.
As such is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three.
Why smudging is important?
Because is performed to remove negative energy as well as for centering and healing.
How does sage clear negative energy?
Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria in a space and disinfect the air.
When sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.
The Latin word for sage salvia stems form the word heal.
Below you can see the difference of the smoke when the place you need to smudge is overwhelmed by negative energies and when is clear.
You can also clean the space with a Chant, like the “Cleansing Chant” below.
I personally like to invoke the presence of Archangel Michael with a short prayer, that I’m also sharing.
Also the psalm 23 is a great tool during smudging.
Prayer to invoke Archangel Michael:
Archangel Michael and my entire team of Guides and Angels, enter into this time and space to cleanse and protect my energy on every level.
I ask this according to divine will, for the highest and greatest good, and so it is.
Last but not least;
• If your sage or candle smoke rises to the west, you need to clear your body energetically.
• If the smoke rises to the north, you need to clear your mind.
• If the smoke rises to the south, you need to clear your heart embracing forgiveness and letting go.
• If the smoke rises to the east, you need to clear your spirit. Embracing a meditation discipline helps a lot.
Glenda Lee Santos; Humble Military and Yoga Warrior; RYT-200 hrs; Criminal Justice, BA; Holistic Practitioner with Foundation in Yoga and Ayurveda; CAI; CAHP; CCR; CCHP; CACR; SGC; MRT.