Nature is a healing force, and its presence in our spiritual practice matters.
Smoke cleansing is an invaluable part of my personal practice and my offering to in-person clients. This ancient practice has been found in almost every culture, and whether the intention is to create a clean, peaceful space, connect with spirit, or eliminate negative energy, these rituals offer spiritual significance.
There are so many burnables that can be used, but for me, Rosemary meets just about every need I have when smoke cleansing. It is both protective and cleansing, and offers a loving, healing, feminine energy. It soothes the central nervous system like no other, provides psychic protection, boosts intuition, and connects with the heart. Its resonance with the Third Eye chakra offers up spiritual clarity. Rosemary’s Latin origin means “drew of the sea.”
In the Middle Ages, it was used during wedding ceremonies in the headpieces of the bride and groom and a sprig was worn by each guest. According to Greek legend, Rosemary was draped around Aphrodite as she rose from the sea during her birth. This, along with a soft feminine energy, contributes to Rosemary’s association with love.
Our clearing bundles are comprised only of herbs that are wild-harvested responsibly. We use a Rosemary and Cedar base, as this aromatic evergreen is simply unmatched, and pair it alongside a variety of locally sourced, fresh dried flowers and petite crystal pieces to create a bundle that is aesthetically pleasing and spiritually fulfilling. This bundle features Dried Lavender and Sea Lavender.
Directions for use: While holding the bundle pointing downward at about a 45 degree angle toward the flame, ignite your bundle at the tip using a candle, match, or lighter. Allow the bundle to burn for about 30 seconds and then blow to allow the embers to burn. As it burns, move about your home, work space, car, or anywhere the energy in the space needs clearing. Either in the mind's eye or aloud, speak your intentions. I like to use the phrase, "I cleanse this space in light and love." When you've finished, carefully place the bundle in a fireproof container to allow the ember to continue to burn or run under water to extinguish.
Always use caution, respect, common sense, and smart fire safety when working with fire. Never leave the bundle burning unattended or in the reach of children.