Smudging has been an ancient practice of many indigenous people around the world for centuries. The traditional method of smudging is the burning of sacred herbs to produce a smoke cloud. The emitted smoke from the herb bundle is then used to cleanse negative energy, purify living spaces, as well as people and even objects like tools, furniture, and home decor. Traditionally, smudging was used in various cleansing, prayer and purification ceremonies and healing rituals.
Cleansing a space or our bodies with smudging clears away emotional and psychic “waste” stored there. Imagine over hundreds of years worth “waste” waiting to be eliminated. It’s like spiritual detoxification. The aroma of sage (a common herb used in smudging) increases the oxygen supply to the brain, producing a relaxation of muscle tension. In addition, the smoke from some herbs actually changes the molecular structure of air and energy, producing a cleansing effect. The sense of smell is connected to instinct and memory, so burning smudge sticks have been found to be a very effective aromatherapy for combating feelings of depression, anger, fear, frustration, resentment, and grief.
This energetic sauna of aromatic smoke releases negative ions which creates a positive mood. Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules we inhale in abundance in certain environments. They are created by the sun and water. Think of how you feel near mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once negative ions reach our bloodstream, they produce biochemical reactions which increase levels of serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and it can even give us an energy boost.
High concentrations of negative ions can also clear the air of mold spores, pollen, pet dander, odors, cigarette smoke, bacteria, viruses, dust and other hazardous airborne particles. Our homes, objects, and bodies do not consist of purely physical matter; they also vibrate with subtle, invisible energy
In our modern society of computers, TVs, smartphones even household appliances carpet and upholstery – our homes have become “positive ion prisons.” For this reason, negative ions from smudging is beneficial in counteracting these effects. Scientific research has found burning smudge sticks has the ability to cleanse the surrounding air of harmful bacteria. So instead of grabbing the Lysol spray consider a home clearing.
Some Known Benefits of Home Clearing:
- Increasing your sense of well-being and improving mental focus.
- Removes the debilitating effects of excess positive ions in the air.
- Clearing negative energy of anger, fear, anxiety, grief, and depression.“Nature’s antidepressant.”
- Clearing the air. In addition to bacteria, smudging can help clear the air of pollen, pet dander, dust, mold spores and other potential allergens to improve allergy symptoms.
- Cleansing objects allowing the smoke to clear it so that it doesn’t affect you or your environment.
- Relaxing effects known to lower blood pressure, relieve stress and tension, normalize breathing rates, and helps to fight off damaging free radicals which lead to premature aging and disease.
- Increased energy normalizing serotonin which can help boost one’s mood and create a more positive outlook.
- Improved sleep. An Italian study showed that negative ions can help improve sleep patterns, also have positive effects on regulating serotonin production.
When Is A Good Time To Get Home Cleared:
- When you move into a new living space
- When you begin a new job or start your own business
- Before and after a guest enters your home
- After an argument
- After any illness or dis-ease
- After group gatherings at your home
The smudging should be a part of our regular deep cleansing routine. You may also want to do it when you’re feeling gloomy or have been surrounded by negative energy or after group gatherings.
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