The act of burning herbs is common to many cultures throughout the world and commonly associated with Native American traditions. The ancient spiritual roots of this intentional act is believed to harness the spirit of sacred plants to cleanse a person, space or object of negative energies.
By repeating your intention in the form of an affirmation, mantra or prayer, either aloud or in your own mind throughout the ritual, you can shift the energy to release negativity and manifest positive changes.
White sage smudge sticks are the most commonly used tool for a cleansing ritual.Sage emits negative ions and our auro holds positive ions. Through the smudging process we can neutralize our aura or the energy of other spaces and objects to cleanse and renew.
Palo Santo, translates to ‘holy wood’, has a long history of use by the native people of South America as an essential tool in sacred shamanic rituals for its energetic cleansing and medicinal healing properties.
The calming and relaxing aroma of Palo Santo is even more present from the smoke of the smoldering wood. Today it is continued to be enjoyed for its cleansing and healing properties, much like sage, to release negative energies and negative thoughts and feelings. The smoke provides an uplifting sent that calms the mind and raises your vibration in preparation for meditation, providing a deeper spiritual connection.