Sweetgrass is one of the main herbs used by Native people. It is often part of the medicine used when smudging along with sage and cedar. Just as sage is used to clear negativity, to cleanse, Sweetgrass is used to bring in positivity. Use Sweetgrass after smudging once the negative energy is removed to cleanse ourselves again and to bring back positivity and calm. Sweetgrass is the sacred hair of Mother Earth. Its sweet aroma reminds people of the
gentleness, love and kindness she has for the people, this is why Native people
pick it and braid it in 3 strands representing love, kindness and honesty.
Sweet grass is used for smudging and purification of the spirit. When Sweetgrass is used in a healing or talking circle it has a calming effect. Its smell when burned dry is a sweet smell, reminiscent of our ancestors and is
said to attract good Spirits. Shave tips, place over charcoal tablet or light the end of the braid to burn.
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Have you ever entered a house or room that you thought had a bad vibe,
or just felt “off”? Negative energy can linger in a space, item, or
even a person, long after whatever caused it to be there has gone. By
burning dried sage, also called “smudging”, you can cleanse the affected
area, belonging or person of that unfavorable mojo.
Smudging is the common name given to the sacred smoke blessing, a
powerful cleansing technique used by Native Americans for centuries.
Precisely how or when the smudging ritual started remains debatable, but
has been an effective method to heal and bless places & material
things with positive energy. Smudging calls upon the spirits of sacred
plants to drive away negative energies and restore balance. An
interesting fact: the botanical name for the sage used in smudging
rituals is salvia apiana, derived from the Latin root salvare, meaning
“to heal or save”.
People who have experienced smudging of their space or
belongings firsthand report that the positive results are instantaneous.
Some of the effects include: increased feeling of peace, heightened
happiness, greater sense of success, and some even attest the banishment
of a negative presence or spirit after their space has been smudged.
The smoke from the burned sage helps to shift levels of reality
connecting us here in the physical world to the subtle realm of a more
spiritual existence. Space, bodies and other physical matter all
vibrate with invisible energy, so by using the sage-burning ritual, we
can cleanse any built-up negativity, leaving a blank slate on which to
impart peace, love and positivity. One might say it is literally a
spiritual spring cleaning! Combined with focused efforts to avoid
negativity, frequent smudging can help bring about beneficial changes to
your space and body.
When should you smudge?
- When you’ve been feeling angry, resentful or depressed
- Before participating in a special ritual or ceremony
- As part of an overall spiritual housecleaning
- To cleanse items of negativity
- Smudge homes, offices or other spaces to dispel negative energies left by visitors
- Smudge new items before bringing them into your space