Smudging and Blessings Book
Cleanse and heal yourself and your environment using simple smudging rituals and ceremonies.
For millennia, Native Americans have burned sacred plants in a bowl or on a stick to clear space of negative energies and restore balance. These simple smudging rituals can change your life, too. In Smudging And Blessings Book learn how to combine smudging with other ancient techniques to promote healing or to turn your home into a spiritual sanctuary. Celebrate a baby’s birth with a gentle blessing that welcomes a new soul into the world. Begin each morning with a simple cleaning so you’ll sail through the day with confidence and hope. This natural power is available to everyone.
About the Author:
Jane Alexander is the author of over 20 books on well-being, including the bestselling Spirit of the Home, The Detox Plan, The Five-Minute Healer, and Ancient Wisdom for Modern Living. Her books have been translated into over 16 languages. Jane wrote the groundbreaking “Self” column in the Daily Mail and has contributed to a large number of newspapers, women’s magazines, and health titles. She has a regular column in Natural Health magazine.
“When and Why to Smudge Yourself or Your Space
Because old thoughtforms and other negative vibes tend to accumulate no matter how clear you try to keep yourself or a space, it is a good idea to smudge every so often to continue to attract positive vibrations into your life. Smudge any time you feel that negative thoughtforms, including your own, have gotten stuck in your energy field.
You know you need to smudge or clear your space when chaos is present, arguments abound, anger presents itself, or general feelings of agitation and frustration exist. If an argument just occurred, clear your space. If you encountered an unpleasant situation, clear yourself. If your children are unruly and your spouse is cranky, clear your space.
How to Smudge
You can use either a ready-made smudge bundle, make your own smudge bundle, or use loose herbs. Smokeless alternatives are also available and will be discussed a little later. To use loose herbs for smudging, you will need herb-burning charcoal discs as well as a dish to hold the burning herbs. Abalone shells are often used for this purpose, since they are sturdy and represent the element air. When a shell is used, the vibration of all four elements—earth, fire, air, and water—is present. (The dried herbs represent earth, the burning embers represent fire, and the smoke represents air.) When all four elements are working together, the cleansing effects are magnified.”