White Sage and Rose Petals Smudge approx 9″ long
“Smudging is the traditional spiritual practice of clearing away negative thoughtforms (the manifestation of mental energy) and other negative vibrations with the smoke of burning herbs, typically dried sage. The sage used for smudging is usually either high desert sage or white wide-leaf sage and is often bound into a bundle called a smudge bundle.
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.”
“Spiritual uses: Rose is a reminder that love is the answer to all. Use rose to radiate love in a wide circumference around your being. With the heart chakra being the center of your consciousness, love is who you truly are. Rose is helpful in your meditation practice for expanding your sphere of love. Use rose oil to petition aid from Saint Therese of Lisieux to help manifest miracles. Rose oil is associated with your guardian angels, Mother Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kuan Yin (the goddess of mercy and compassion), St. Terese of Lisieux, and the Archangels Chamuel, Gabriel, Haniel, and Metatron. This essential oil assists in bringing back good memories and the pure teachings of Atlantis.
Mental uses: Rose helps you maintain your focus and attention on your heart chakra and love. Imagine that all that you are, all that you do, and all you attract is love, as you allow this aroma to permeate your energy field.”