The Ancient Art of Smudging
Mystics say the Native American practice of smudging, or purifying a room with the smoke of sacred herbs, can help clear negative energy from a space, and the apparent benefits are steeped in science. When burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
"The Smudging and Blessings Book"
Smudging is the ritualistic burning of herbs and plant resins in a shell or clay bowl while prayers of gratitude and well being are said aloud.
The smoke is traditionally fanned using the hand and
a feather (eagle feathers are treasured for this) and directed over a person or throughout a living space. The purpose is to wash away impurities, sadness, anxieties, dark thoughts and any unwanted energies or emotions that may be clinging to a space or individual.
The most common herb used for smudging in North American traditions is white sage, however, sweet grass, tobacco, and cedar are also used. You will also need a heat proof dish (traditionally a shell), a feather, and a flame.
First and foremost, the materials involved each symbolize and honor one of the four elements, a central theme in many Native American rites.
- The shell or clay bowl represents water
- The herbs and resins represent the earth,
- The feather and wind it creates represent air
- The flame used to ignite the herbs represents fire
A Native Prayer you may want to use while smudging:
Creator, Great Mystery
Source of all knowing and comfort,
Cleanse this space of all negativity.
Open our pathways to peace and understanding.
Love and light fills each of us and our sacred space.
Our work here shall be beautiful and meaningful.
Banish all energies that would mean us harm.
Our eternal gratitude.
- The Medicine Wheel Garden, E. Barrie Kavasch
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