More about Smudging from Wāginä…
There are many different beliefs why we smudge. Cultures all around the world carry many of the same understandings of what the smoke actually does. Depending on what intentions and ceremonies are administered along with what herb or combination of herbs that are burnt, can have a variety of energetic effects with the physical self as well as the spiritual self.
Not only can these herbs have a cleansing effect, they also can, paired along with the correct intentions; have the ability to assist with connection and manifestation.
This is the part of the ceremony that most people have troubles with. It takes many years of practice to be able to learn to:
‘Ask with your heart and not with your head’.
I have made a commitment to perform ceremony and place intentions on all of my ceremonial products. These ceremonies have been administered to assist YOU with your connection, cleansing and manifestations.
We feel that the time has come to share these products with you now and I hope that you can continue to walk, work, live and love Spirit.
Please note that we cannot vouch for the medicinal effects of these various products. As for their spiritual properties, we believe that “energy flows where attention goes” and if you place the right intention, then anything is possible. “Smudging” is the practice of burning leaves of plants during prayers and ceremonies, the smoke of which becomes incense.
A member of the mint family, white sage is an evergreen shrub native to the sunny, arid slopes of southern and Baja California. For centuries, white sage has been a revered botanical for many Native American tribes. The aromatic plant has a history of traditional uses both for its healthful qualities as well as ceremonial use. We acknowledge the long-established cultural and spiritual significance white sage holds for many indigenous cultures and the stewardship that has ensued for generations. White Sage is also one of the four sacred plants of the indigenous American Medicine Wheel and represents the Western direction.
The other plants contained in the Medicine Wheel are: Cedar representing the South, Sweetgrass representing the North, and Tobacco representing the East. To use, light the end of the bundle then blow out the flame so that the leaves begins to smoke. Lightly fanning the bundle will encourage an even burn and release of the fragrant scent. To extinguish, simply snuff out the smoking end in sand or a fireproof dish.
Never leave unattended.