How To Smudge Your Home With Ceremonial Wands
To conduct your smudging session, you only need a couple of essential items; the critical element is your intent. This is central to the ceremony as it will drive a positive purpose; the rising smoke will harness this and connect it with the universe and the rest of humanity to empower you and your aspirations. Tidying up the space you want to cleanse will help with the general preparation of your smudging; clearing away distractions that can cause stress or represent chaos will help you maintain a solid and successful focal point. Do not rush; take your time and calmly collect your belongings; you want to enter a smudging ceremony with an open mind.
Next, you should gather your tools. One of our newest stockists Bhon Bhon Blossom, has a stunning range of ceremonial wands that combine a carefully chosen group of sacred herbs, flowers and spices in combination with white sage and a clear quartz crystal. The wands are easily lit and carried through to transfer the remedial energies effectively. Their purpose is to draw in the lightness and clarity of space and flush out any traces of doubt, sadness or tensions. Some people like to use a vessel for sitting the wand in, but you can hold it and walk around with it if you prefer, find a lighter or long match, and lastly, if the designated area is large, a wafting fan can help reach the far corners. After your apparatus is ready, it is vital to open a door or window so that the smoke can travel and transfer any negativity out of our home; this is often referred to as an exit strategy.
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Before lighting your wand, focus on your intention. You can repeat your mantra or prayer out loud; a common and straightforward sentence to begin with, is, ‘I let go and release what no longer serves me’. Hold the sage stick or wand at a 45-degree angle and light it for twenty seconds to ensure a consistent burn, then gently blow out the flame, and you should see orange embers on the end. Slowly pace around in a clockwise direction and delicately guide the smoke around and through to the open exit. Be careful not to inhale too much smoke, keep the wand at arm's length and keep an eye on the flame - safety first! Once your wand is burnt or you feel that your smudging ceremony is ending, don’t put water on it; this will make it difficult to light next time. Instead, softly put it out into sand or dirt till the smoke no longer rises.
There are no rules on how often you should smudge; it is about intuition; if you are feeling weighed down, then this could be a good indicator that either yourself or your environment could benefit from a cleanse. Many use burning sage to treat insomnia as it aids with sleep quality, so smudging your bedroom can be an excellent solution if you struggle to fall asleep or switch off at the end of the day. Make sure you do this at least a few hours before bed, so the smoke has time to clear.
We maintain deep gratitude for our ancestors across the world. They have taught and passed on this magical indigenous practice that we continue to empower ourselves and where we reside. Check out our collection from Bhon Bhon Blossom; choose from the Zen, Wisdom, Dreamer, Purify or Balance Wand, depending on your mood, mentality and intentions.
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