CEDAR SMUDGE WAND - Spiritual Cleansing & Protection - Perfect for Purifying Your Home, Crystals, Sacred Objects & Self
Cedar is the wise Witch's herbal medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits that have been revered for its spiritual significance for thousands of years. In ancient times, cedar was burned in sacred temples in cleansing ceremonies for purification, protection, healing, and wealth. Today, cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment, banishing unwanted spirits, negative vibrations and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.
Blackthorn and Rose's high quality cedar sticks are wildcrafted and ethically harvested in California. Each sacred cedar stick is tied together with natural thread and measures approximately between 4" and 4.5" inches long. Shown is representative cedar smudge sticks from among those available. Natural thread comes in various colors. Please allow for natural variations in texture, shape and color as each smudge wand is unique and a precious gift from Mother Earth. You will receive one cedar smudge stick per order.
Smudging is ritual alchemy — changing and shifting the air element, and transforming our current experience to a mystical one. Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, objects, or even your body is like taking a refreshing energetic shower, or doing a deep spiritual cleansing. This ancient shamanic mystical ritual is a simple one to incorporate into your daily or weekly routine, or any time you feel like you might need a little aura polishing. You can never really smudge too much!
Some ideal times to smudge your aura and/or space would be:
- 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
- Before and after a yoga or healing session
- Before and after spiritual work and rituals
- Before meditation
- After an intense exercise workout routine
- After expelling any kind of negative or stressed out energy
- During periods of depression, grieving, or sadness.
- After an argument or any illness
- After a long hard day at work
- Upon returning home from crowded situations
Here is a simple 2-step smudging ritual to try:
1. Place the cedar bundle on any heat-proof burning surface like an Abolone Shell — a traditional vessel used by Indigenous American people that represents the element of water. Light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. I often find that I have to re-light my cedar bundle a few times during the ritual process.
2. Once you have a nice smoke going, use you hand or a feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. As you do this, visualize the smoke taking away with it any negative energy from your life, any darkness or malady.
If you feel comfortable with this incantation, repeat the following:
"Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Cleanse, dismiss, dispel."
The cedar ceremony lifts the veil between the everyday and the sacred. As you say your incantation, you are shifting energy at will.
Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all the rooms in your home especially corners, closets, hallways, windows, across doorways and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating the incantation in your mind or out loud as you diffuse the smoke.
Once the space is cleared, allow the cedar bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your heat-proof shell or container. You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual. Once buried, the cedar has done its work in completing the elemental cycle.
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