Smudging with sage is a well-known Native American custom. With this dragon’s blood sage, you can hold your own ceremony. By having a smudging ceremony, you cleanse a space of negative energy. That is why smudging is a beneficial ritual before you meditate.
Meaning and origin of smudging
The use of 'smudging' means that by burning herbs, you cleanse your environment of negative energy. The ritual originates from the Indians (Native Americans), but the former cave dwellers probably also practiced smudging.
White sage is known for its strong, pungent scent. When you smell the scent, you immediately believe that sage has a cleansing effect.
Tips to hold your own smudging ceremony
With this Harmony smudge stick you can hold your own smudging ceremony. You will also need the following:
- A fireproof dish or shell (such as an abalone shell) with some sand
- A lighter or match
- Possibly a spring to spread the smoke
Place the smudge stick in the bowl and light it. Blow out the flame and let your smudging stick smolder. The herbs may stop glowing and you may need to light them several times. You can spread the smoke from the herbs throughout the room with a feather, such as a swan feather. Preferably open a window: this way you ventilate the room and you can actually expel negativity from your house.