White Sage Smudge Sticks (3")
Here's a little interesting information on the beauty of Sage for Smudging, written by Zen's Sensory Engagement Specialist Metz, thanks Metz! x
The power of sage one of my most favourite things to demonstrate when asked questions about it when I’m at work! Sage alone isn’t the main thing that fascinates me, which might seem bizarre but it’s the elements surrounding its uses that build my love for this sacred herb.
Throughout life we are faced with continual emotional, physical, mental and spiritual trials and tribulations, this happens consciously and unconsciously. The energies that are present in each situation, no-matter it’s negative or positive drive have a direct impact on your aura and personal energy field. An example of this would be, let’s say, you’re walking down the road and you see a fight break out, instinctively your reaction might be to move away, watch or help depending on your personality, in someway you are affected. Put yourself in this situation and the feeling you feel now is, in effect an That energy, like it or not, consciously or unconsciously will stick to you like ink to paper. You can protect your self spiritually by all means, but this takes a fair bit of spiritual development and isn't completely effective in all cases, so a hand from Mother Nature is always welcomed.
These energies in everyday life occurrences will stick to you and weigh you down. Overtime, this can have serious impacts on your overall wellbeing. Smudging or cleansing is a method used to purify or bless an individual or home/place of choice. There are many cultures that use this technique now and most notably and originally used by Native Americans. In each culture it is different since we adopted these ceremonies from such cultures. What might be one use for Sage in one culture, maybe an opposite for another. I focus on intentions and what you intend on using this sacred herb for. If it is for clearing of negative energy, feel imbalances in your Yin & Yang or just in general day to day use, then I would advise the use of sage accordingly depending on your circumstance. The way I use sage may be different to the way you use sage, so do as much research as you see fit to get the most out of this special herb. Come by and ask me anything you’d like to know about the way to use Sage and other sacred herbs/resins.
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