During these sacred ceremonies, sage, tobacco, cedar, and sweetgrass are burned for different symbolic reasons. Sage is burned to drive out the negative energy, while sweetgrass helps bring in the positive energy. The process is called "smudging;" and it is a time honored method for healing. Smudging can be done by anyone. "All you need is a fireproof bowl and sage. Light the sage bundle and fan the smoking embers. Let the smoke drift over you and feel yourself opening up to the Spirit."
Over the weekend, I decided to move a lot of furniture around in our home to create a new energy in our space. I also went to the store and bought a white sage smudge stick and sweetgrass incense sticks. I bought these two items from a company named "Juniper Ridge." I have also downloaded basic smudging ceremony rituals for direction; and I am ready to go! I am really excited for this sacred, native american experience. Have you ever done a saging/smudging ceremony?
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