Elder Taz ( McGillis ) Bouchier , Kihiyew Esquao says a prayer for the People and all that is needed to live.

Smudging is a way to cleanse a person , place or an object of negative energies, spirits or influences.

The smudging involves the burning of sacred plants then, either passing an object through the resulting smoke, or fanning the smoke around a person or place.

There are two ways of doing a smudging ceremony. The simplest way to smudge is to use a smudge stick. We simply light the end of the wand and extinguish the flame once it has a smoldering end. Have the person being smudged stand facing you and pass the wand back and forth through the person's aura starting at their feet and moving upwards.

When you reach their head, have them turn, clockwise repeat the same process. To cleanse a room or house, carry in the lit smudge stick, clockwise around the area, making sure to smudge in the corners and behind doors.

When we smudge, you are asking the spirit of sacred plants for assistance and you must pay proper respect to their healing power. Using Sage to "Smudge" is a simple and powerful way to clear your energy field and remove negative energy from the area.


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