Friday, April 15, 2011

Smudging with Sage

The Native American tradition of smudging, or burning sage acts as a powerful cleanser and help-mate in the congested world of New York.  On any given day, we come across so many different energies at work, in the subway and running our errands that an occasional "bath" can prove to be beneficial.

With the intention of clearing a space, person or object of negative energy, you light a smudge stick and blow out the flame, leaving a strong smelling smoke that you fan in the direction of whatever you wish to cleanse.  Traditional calls for an eagle feather and abalone shell, but any bowl and card will do. 

Just imagine your space, your body, and your possessions to be shining with bright light and it will be done.  Then, you can thank your lucky stars.

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