“Smudging” is the common name given to powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition; however, the burning of herbs for emotional, psychic, and spiritual purification is a common practice among many religious, healing, and spiritual traditions.
It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. It is also an effective method for energizing or blessing a person, place or object. And the apparent benefits are steeped in science—when burned, sage and other herbs release negative ions, which research has linked to a more positive mood.
Smudging can be useful when you’re feeling depressed, angry, resentful, unwell or after you have had an argument with someone.
It is common to smudge yourself, the space and all the guests or participants before a ritual or ceremony or celebration. You can smudge your home or work space as part of a general spiritual housecleaning, and you can cleanse crystals or other objects of any negative or lingering energy with a smudging ritual.
Other uses for smudging….
- Helpful for selling your home
- After a post tragedy event such as Death or Divorce
- Preparing your home for the arrival of a baby
- Makes a great house warming gift
Considering the simplistic nature of what smudging consists of, the results it offers are nothing short of stunning. And the benefits of smudging are even more essential when we consider the state of the air within urban environments, where a huge portion of the human population resides.
This is a technique I randomly stumbled upon. I had done energy work for years but this experience was defiantly a game changer for me!
The night my stepfather passed was when I first realized the soul needs help when transitioning. Around 3 am we received the call that my stepfather had passed. We rushed over to hospice and he had only been gone for 20 min or less. My mom and brother went to sign off on paperwork and I was left in the room alone with my stepdad.
I had put my hands on many people that had been passed for long periods of time. But never this soon. As I walked over and placed one hand on his heart and one on his stomach I was immediately shocked at the activity that was going on inside his body. I could feel energy shooting around all over the body trying to find a place to attach it self as the organs begin shutting down. When it could not attach the energy would shot off in a different direction. It is my belief when it can no longer find a viably organ or tissue in the body this is when the shift of the soul starts to happen.
This leads me to a question that I have always wondered. Is this a painful experience for the person, the body or the soul as it transitions? How can I help?
At the point of realizing this with my hands on my stepdad. I began to help direct or guide the anxious energy into the chakra’s and then slowly guide it out of the body exiting through the crown chakra. (located at the top of the head. )
Last the soul would transition out of the body to be released back into the light. This felt to be the right thing to do. Most of us enter into the world crown first so it only seemed fitting for the soul to leave crown first! At this point I slowly felt all around my stepdads body. It was quit, cool and no vibration was to be found. There was an overwhelming since of peace and love that came over the space where I stood. Something magical just happened! I new that I needed to share this with as many souls as possible.
I want to be a “mid-wife” for souls passing on to their next journey!
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