Smudging: The Art of Purification
Smudging is an easy and effective way to cleanse your home and yourself when done with love and care.
A white sage smudge stick is a tool used in spiritual practices, particularly in smudging ceremonies. It is made from the dried leaves of the white sage plant, which is native to the southwestern United States. The smudge stick is bundled and tied together to form a wand-like shape.
When burned, white sage releases fragrant smoke that is said to have purifying properties, both physically and energetically. In traditional Native American cultures, smudging was used to cleanse a space or person of negative energy, promote healing, and create a sacred atmosphere. Today, many people continue to use white sage smudge sticks for these purposes, as well as for aromatherapy and meditation.
To use a white sage smudge stick, simply light one end of the bundle and allow it to burn for a few moments. Then, blow out the flame and use the smoldering end to waft smoke into the desired area or over the body. It is common to use a feather or fan to spread the smoke, or to hold it in your hand.
Great Spirit, Creator of all that is,
Bless this smudging ritual and guide its energy.
Purify and cleanse this space with the smoke from this sacred herb.
May this smudging bring peace, love, and positivity to all who enter here.
So be it.