CLEANSING & CLEARING WITH PALO SANTO
Smudging is a powerful practice for clearing away stagnant energy in your home. Be intentional, mindful, and calm as you are smudging.
The ritual of lighting Palo Santo to cleanse your space allows us to let go of stress and to enter into our daily lives with presence and ease.
I suggest sitting in a quietly for a few minutes to feel the energy in the space. Take some full deep breaths, and get clear with your intentions before your smudging session.
Set an intention for the energy clearing
Take one stick and light it with a candle, match or lighter.
Allow the Palo Santo stick to burn for 30 seconds to a minute, then carefully blow it out.
Hold your intention and move around the space in which you wish to clear the energy - be it your bedroom, office, car or your entire home - allowing the smoke to waft around each area.
As you take the Palo Santo stick into the corners of each room or space you are cleansing. A rich smell will fill the air, bringing peace and clarity to the moment.
Trust your intuition. Once you feel you have cleansed your space, place the Palo Santo stick in a fireproof bowl and allow the embers to burn out.
Remember to always exercise care and caution when working with fire.
For centuries, Indigenous cultures have practiced smudging rituals to clear away negative energy, to invite in peace and harmony for individuals or environments. We honour the lineage and sacred act of these traditions.