Sacred Art of Smudging

May your hands be cleansed, that they create beautiful things.
May your feet be cleansed, that they might take you where you most need to be.
May your heart be cleansed, that you might hear its messages clearly.
May your throat be cleansed, that you might speak rightly when words are needed.
May your eyes be cleansed, that you might see the signs and wonders of the world.
May this person and space be washed clean by the smoke of these fragrant plants.
And may that same smoke carry our prayers, spiraling, to the heavens.

smudgingThe art of smudging is an ancient ritual in which you burn sacred plants. The smoke from these plants is dedicated to clear and bless a space. The plants most commonly used are cedar, sage, sweetgrass, and lavender to name a few.

It is fascinating in its purpose to cleanse away stale or negative air and energy. I do it if I am feeling stuck or uneasy. Like feng shui, it is a way it creates energy to an environment.

** Information gathered from the article “Clear Your Energy and Lift Your Spirits With the Sacred Art of Smudging” at http://www.chopra.com.

Today I am Thankful

  • My crystals hanging in my window
  • Christmas decorations
  • My Christmas CD is in process

Sending love into the universe to those I miss so very much.

affectionately yours, Laura

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