Your Palo Santo smudge stick is from the coast of Peru. Palo Santo is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and is related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. The name literally translates to mean ‘Holy Wood.’
When you want to clear out the energy of a particular room, object or person, using a smudge stick is an easy and effective way to achieve this. Smudging is done to rid homes and people of bad energy, vibrations and help to ward off negativity. White sage is the most sacred of all the smudging herbs and is used for clearing negativity from both inside and outside ourselves, and the spaces we occupy.
When burned, the smoke of these sacred ingredients attaches to the negative influence, and shifts it from the person and space. For centuries, both of these magical earth offerings have been used as a ceremonial and spiritual remedy for protecting, purifying and cleansing. Consider it like taking an energetic shower, or doing deep metaphysical cleansing. The smoke actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress and fear responses.
We recommend opening selected windows (negativity needs an exit point by which to leave). Light your chosen smudge stick, and allow to burn until smoking, then blow out remaining flames. Hold in your dominant hand, and start at the beginning of the room rotating the smudge and continuing throughout the space. A smudge feather is a wonderful addition to this practice as it will assist in both the physical aspect of spreading the smoke, but also in the spiritual realm as it will imbue the user with blessings. Feathers also represent movement and freedom by way of the inherent connection to the energy of the majestic bird.
Affirm your intentions as you go, visualising the smoke removing the negative energy and dissipating, blowing out through the open window and disappearing into nothingness.By smudging with respect and intent, the symbolism goes beyond the physical, enhancing your spiritual connection.
To extinguish, place in a fire safe dish and always use the appropriate safety, caution and respect when working with fire.
*Item consists of 2x Peruvian Palo Santo Sticks