California White Sage
Sage is one of the sacred plants used by indigenous people around the world to purify the air and clear negative energies. It is used in rituals to protect against negative influences, clear space for access to visionary states, and to bring mental and spiritual clarity to your space.
The burning of sage is a natural antibacterial. Science has recorded the smudging of sage aides in lung, brain, and skin function. It has been revealed that the passive fumes work as a natural air purifier and the benefits can be recorded with marked affects up to 24 hours after smudging.
Dragons Blood Resin
Dragons Blood Resin comes from the rattan palm tree, known as Daemonorops draco & is harvested in Sumatra. Historically the 'Bleeding' sap of the 'dragon' tree, resembled blood, and has harvested in order to make a paste to help heal wounds and protect an individual from infections. The resin is used to cultivate an aura of protection, amplify your internal vitality, love, healing, and manifestation.
Palo Santo is known as “holy wood’ and is derived from very specific trees in Peru. Monks will allow the trees to grow to their full age of 80-90 years at which point they await the tree to fall and preserve the trunk for another 2-5 years allowing the essential oils to infuse into the hard wood.
The burning of Palo Santo has been used to purify energies, in ceremony to protect from negative energies, bring clarity + healing to our spiritual body, and make way for us to connect with our higher purpose in meditation.
Smokey Quartz Point
Smoky quartz attunes to the light preventing you from being consumed by life and all its chaotic moments. clears negative energies from the environment by grounding them in the earth. this powerful stone is used to relieve stress, fear, anger, and lifts depression & fatigue. it teaches us to let go of what is no longer necessary for our growth. this clarity makes it easier for us to move with equanimity + resolve to help us be more engaged with our world without being consumed by it. it serves as a general grounding stone, helping you integrate insights from higher vibrations by keeping your feet on the ground and helping you handle practical matters.
How to Smudge
Prepare a fire resistant dish, shell, or vessel with sand to hold your smudge stick/sage or to extinguish it once you have completed your clearing. Light your smudge at one end until it is full in flame and then gently wave or blow the flame out resulting in a smudging smoke.
To cleanse the energies of a space open a door and a window to allow the energies to flow freely as you clear that, which no longer serves your higher purpose. Prepare your smudge and vessel as described above. Begin the clearing from the door of the space you wish to clear and the move around the room along the wall until you have completed a full pass of the space. Once you have completed the round you can place your smudge stick in fire resistant vessel to smolder at the center of the room and begin your meditation practice or be sure to fully extinguish the sage smudge if you plan to leave the space.
To cleanse a person, you will prepare sage smudge and vessel as above. Begin the smudging from the feet of yourself or another on the front side of the body and concluding on the back pane of yourself or friend. Don’t forget to clear the space above making way for your higher purpose!