Sacred Space Cleansing Smudge: Sage, Chamomile and Copal
Our sacred space is what helps us get grounded. It helps us go within our thoughts and feelings to heal and grow. It also recharges our battery when we are feeling drained.
Smudging your sacred space is like receiving an energetic shower or a deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing any negativity that has been left behind.
Smudging is ritual alchemy — changing and shifting the air element, and transforming our current experience to a mystical one.
The use of dried white sage is a Native Indigenous practice by 'the people'. The shamans use it in their fires as a ritual of calling upon ancestral spirits. Conflict, anger, illness or evil is absorbed by the smoke and cleansed from the energy field of a person or space.
Chamomile carries sun energy making it a perfect herbal anti-depressant. It encourages a general feeling of well-being and tranquility. It is used to purify the air and keep negative energy away.
Its scent is said to help bring understanding in confusion.
Copal is the resin of the Aztecs and the Mayans. It encourages pure thoughts during meditation, strengthens the auric body and purifies the energy of places, spaces and objects. Used for spiritual cleansing and to connect to Spirit.
Tips: Put a chamomile bud, piece of copal and sage leave on a charcoal tablet to begin your meditation smudge ritual. Focus on the smoke, the scent and the general visual of the herbs and resin burning on the charcoal. Put all of your positive intentions into it and release negative thoughts. Walk around your home, beginning from the last room hitting each corner with the smoke. Think positive thoughts - give thanks for all the things you love about your space. Welcome in positivity while walking towards the front of your space. Open the front door and let smoke out while envisioning negativity out and away.
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