Smoke Cleansing Bundles
These SMOKE CLEANSING bundles may make you think of the words 'Saging or Smudging' those terms are attributed to Native American people & are sacred to their ceremonies & practices. These Smoke Cleansing bundles are different.
Non native people can also utilize the benefits of plant energy, but we should do so in ways that are meaningful to us as individuals, creating practices & prayers that are authentic to our own souls callings, not borrowing from cultures we don't fully comprehend.
In fact numerous cultures around the world have used the power of plants in ceremonies & spiritual practices since the beginning of time. In today's modern world reconnecting with nature & plant energy can help us invite more calm, tranquility, & attain the energy we wish to have in our lives.
Our Smoke Cleansing Bundles have been handmade with care & with the intention of bringing positive energy into the world. Made with conventionally grown garden sage, (never white sage) thyme, rosemary, & other botanicals.
If your bundle is still fresh ( retaining moisture ) you must allow it to dry out completely before attempting to burn. Place in an area that allows for air circulation to avoid any chance of mold & dry as you would any flowers you would like to dry. As bundles dry, botanicals will shrink & may require you to retie strings. Many clients choose to keep for several months & may never burn.
Guidance to creating your own smoke cleansing practice:
Give yourself privacy so you are not disturbed. Turn off distractions. Set your intention Meditate on what energy you need to release & what energy you would invite. Create a mantra or prayer that you can recite as you use your bundle. Ask your higher power to guide you & bless your actions.
I like to start & stop at the same point, door or window & work in a clockwise manner, but fee free to do what feels right for your space. You may even choose to cleanse yourself outside directionality is not a factor.
Make sure bundle is completely dry. Remove string & gemstones.
Ensure you have adequate ventilation by opening windows or doors. This is very important not only for smoke & fire safety, but to allow stagnant or negative energy to exit your space. A fire safe dish is required to catch stray embers & ash. I suggest something similar to an ash tray.
Once lit, do not allow flames to remain, put out flames by blotting out in the fire safe dish, only leaving smoke. You may have to relight more than once.
Never leave bundle unattended.
These bundles will last a long time, you do not have to burn in one session. It's also perfectly fine to even snap off a few leaves & only burn those. Depending on your personal preferences & how often you enjoy this practice.