OPN “Enduring Energy Cleansing”

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.

Psalm 23

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.

Author:

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.

If there is a will, there is a way…

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at will change…

What is intention?

It is an aim or plan.

In the medicine and holistic fields is the healing process of a physical or emotional wound.

During the integration of a yoga class, we (the teachers) have the intention to guide the practitioner to allow him or herself to let go of anything that is not in alignment to that peaceful moment targeted to reconcile body, mind, and spirit.

To take a look at their inner selves in order to identify the reason that took them ( in the first place) to that yoga class.

Then to allow themselves to set that thought as the aim that will keep them focused with commitment to keep their poise during challenging poses just at it should be in the midst of adversity through our lives.

In other terms to be able to fall and bounce without breaking.

To be resilient.

It is important always, always…

Quoting Wayne W. Dyer,

“When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.”

Also that with everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift.

Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.

The most important here is to keep flexibility and humility in order to recognize that although we are not perfect, that is not a license to project any self’s frustration over others and become hurtful with others at work, out at the streets or with our loved ones.

How do you identify this while in a yoga class?

When arriving to your mat (carrying the burdens of a day), and we cannot allow ourselves to set that intention, because we are giving power to a monkey mind to take charge intercepting our productivity and growing process.

Not only that, getting ourselves into a balance posture and finding a drishti or gaze (while in yoga and life) becomes harder than getting into the pose itself.

These are the moments when the power of intention takes place with empowerment.

Also remember that passion is a feeling that tells you: this is the right thing to do. Nothing can stand in my way. It doesn’t matter what anyone else says. This feeling is so good that it cannot be ignored. I’m going to follow my bliss and act upon this glorious sensation of joy.

Last but not least;

“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

Namaste 🙏🏼

Author:

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.