Just an inside scoop since we are in the position to Reset*Restore*Renew I just see it only fitting to share with you every season (or whenever necessary) I normally do a sage ritual. I may have mentioned it once before, but what I mean is there are times when I feel a certain aura around me and/or have some kind of feeling that I can’t put my finger on. If you are in line with your inner spirit you know what I’m talking about…negative energy needs to be released. It all ties together in the ream of the busy lifestyle we live, we let people in our lives, technology takes over and sometimes we just don’t know how to be and with all that going on causes havic in our lifestyle. So I thought I would share with you the history of why I do a spiritual cleanse…Keep An Open Mind & Enjoy!
Cleansing Your Spirit Native African Style
In today’s modern world there never seems to be enough time. We rush from the time we get up until the time we go to bed. We battle traffic, work, deadlines, e-mail, family matters, and love life. Everything we have to get done in 24 hours! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day. People used to work a 40 hour week, now the work hours go into your private life and many people have to spend time on the computer or phone continuing work at home.
People often come to me for psychic/spiritual advice, and they are totally burnt out. They cannot understand why they cannot stop crying, yelling at people, being angry, and feel totally confused. The fact that they know something is wrong is the first step to turning their lives around.
In our high tech modern world, we need an antidote. It is time to turn back to the ancient teachings of Native African, which offers common sense, an uncomplicated approach to life, and a way to appreciate our existence.
Frequently people ask me about cleansing their spirit, and I give many different ways to do it. Here are two of my favorite methods.
Releasing The Past
One of the most effective and simplest ways to cleanse your spirit is by releasing the emotional baggage that you are carrying on you.
You can do this by writing down the situation or the name of a person on a piece of paper; also you must have a heat-proof container and matches. Place the paper in the container and light it on fire. As you watch the smoke go up, picture what you have written about going up into Spirit and releasing it from your life. Native Americans have always used smoke in sacred ceremonies because of the belief that smoke is going up to the Great Spirit.
You can do this as many times as it takes until you feel you have released the burdens you have been caring. You will find yourself feeling much lighter each time you do this.
What is Smudging?
Smudging is the name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. For thousands of years this ceremony has been practiced by Native Africans. This is a powerful cleansing technique. It is a ritual to remove negative energies and have them go in smoke to the Great Spirit.
Smudging can be used to cleanse your spirit, mind, and body. It can also be used to cleanse a house, building, vehicle, work place, or another person.
Most Common Herbs Used For Smudging
For removing negativity and for healing, White Sage is preferred.
Sweetgrass is used for blessing after sage has been used. It is used to attract positive energy.