Smudge Rosemary 12cm
Brings about mental clarity and calmness by allowing you to ’let go’ of any negative thoughts. Great for mediators.
Smudging is the burning of herbs with the intent to bring about/manifest a desired change in one’s emotions, thoughts, surroundings and reality., i.e. to cleanse the negative energy around you. Your can smudge yourself (aura), your home, your business. It good to to do this regularly.
Focus on your intent
Any action undertaken with intention and belief can become a potent ritual. Consider your intention before you smudge and hold it clearly in your mind. A candle flame is recommended to light the smudge stick as it may take a little time to get the herbs smoking (about 60sec). Once the tip of the smudge stick is glowing red, put it out so that the herb is smouldering, not burning. Use a feather to stoke the smudge stick. Allow the smudge herbs to smoulder, freeing the smoke to circle in the air.
There is no one right way to smudge. Many cultures have their own particular way of smudging. As long as there is intent and the smoke touches all parts of your auric field. Fan the swirls of smoke around your body from head to toe with a feather. You may want to especially focus on chakra areas where you feel there are blockages or where there has been physical, emotional or mental pain. Visualise the smoke lifting away all the negative thoughts, emotions and energies that have attached themselves to you. If you are feeling depressed for instance you could visualise the smoke carrying away all your feelings of depression.