Smudging Your Home: A Tutorial
Smudging Your Home
Smudging Your Home - Why?
Are you feeling as though your home is being blocked or invaded by negative energies? Perhaps you might even feel like a negative spirit is visiting your home. Maybe you should consider smudging your home. As crazy as it may sound, many people both past and present have felt negative energies and even what they believed to be negative spirits inside of their own homes. One of those people is me.
Throughout my entire life I have been sensitive to spirits and energies, since I was a little girl. More recently, I experienced a second episode of what science calls "sleep paralysis", though to me...it seemed much more spiritual than a simple brain malfunction. What did I decide to do the next day? I decided to do a smudging ritual in my home.
What is smudging and why should you consider smudging your home? Smudging is a ritual in which a certain bundle of herbs is burned, of which smoke is allowed to emanate and undulate throughout a room or over a person in order to clear out negative energies. This is a cleansing ritual used in many New Age spiritual paths, as well as Native American shamanism and Wicca too.
Why should you smudge your home? If you feel as though you have some trapped or pent-up negative energies resonating in your home, try smudging your home to clear out the negative energies that may be trapped within the walls. For me, I felt as though I had more than negative energy...I felt as though I was experiencing a negative spirit. It was in direct correlation to what many call "sleep paralysis", but to me, it was more of a spiritual attack...as crazy as that may sound. I did a smudging on my home the following morning and guess what? I came home to find my home entirely peaceful and serene...with quite a pleasant, aromatic scent!
What are the actions to take in smudging your home? For me, it was quite simple, but I didn't follow any traditional ways of smudging...I sort of made up my own smudging ritual.
I bought a bundle of white sage, lit one end of it, and then worked my way through each room of my home..letting the smoke reach every corner of every room...while I said a prayer that went something like this:
"In the name of the God and the Goddess, I cleanse this room of all negative energy."
Herbs for Smudging
Herbs for Smudging
Where do these herbs for smudging originate? Herbs for smudging actually originate in many of the Native American tribal traditions such as the Ojibway and Cree tribes. These two Native American tribes believed that smudging your home or a person would release any negative influence and also had medicinal and mosquito-repellent effects. So why shouldn't perform a smudging of your home?
You can try out one of these herbs for smudging, whichever herb you can get your hands on...though my favorite and the easiest for me to purchase is the white sage. The cleansing power of white sage is astounding, especially if you're having troubles sleeping or having negative thoughts while in your home.
Smudging your home could be more than beneficial to you and your family...it could be utterly cleansing. Give it a try.
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