Smudging starter kit with White Sage stick, Palo Santo, Abalone Shell and feather
***White Sage Smudge Stick*** the smudge stick is approx. 4in or 10cm long. Weight approx. 7g each.
Californian white sage smudge sticks can be used for cleansing of the aura, for example before meditation or prayer, or they quite often these days used by body workers and therapists. They can also be used for cleansing a house or dwelling and are often used in this way in feng shui.
***Palo Santo*** each stick is approx. 4in or up to 10cm long. Weight approx. 4-5g each.
Unlike conventional incense, which burns completely after lighting, palo santo can be relit many times. When lighting, allow the wood to burn for less than a minute, then blow the flame out and enjoy palo santo.
Palo santo (burseara graveolens) or "holy stick" is a natural wood aromatic incense used for centuries by the incas and indigenous people of the andes as a spiritual remedy for purifying and cleansing, as well as to get rid of the evil spirits and misfortune. It has a fine citrus aroma with underlying notes of frankincense, its close relative. It is often used by shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies.
***Abalone Shell*** dimensions of the shell: approx. 5x7cm.
In native american cultures, the abalone shell is used as a smudge bowl to burn sage in. They believed that the abalone and sage together will carry their messages up to heaven.
Including abalone shells in your smudging rituals means you are incorporating all four of the earth’s elements: the shell represents water, the smoke represents air, the unlit herbs or sticks represent earth and once they’re lit they represent fire. By incorporating the elements into your smudging ritual, you’re inviting mother earth to be the focus of your ceremony. It is here, in the space created by her, that transformations and manifestations have room to occur.
***Golden tip Feather for smudging*** dimensions: approx. 2.5x12cm.
Smudging is a ceremony used to clear away negative energies and to attract ones that are more positive. Native americans have traditionally used many herbs for this purpose, each one having a different effect on the aura and inner being. You may burn a smudge stick directly from the end (extinguish carefully afterwards), or break off fragments to burn in a container such as a shell. When smudging, try to feel connected with a power greater than yourself. You may say prayers while using a feather, or simply the palm of your hand, to brush the smoke over you.
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