White Sage Bundle from California 10cm
Smudging is a traditional Native American method of burning herbs to produce a smoke cloud which is used in various cleansing, prayer ceremonies and purification or healing rituals. Cleansing rituals involving smudging often initiates healing sessions.
The process of smudging enhances sensitivity and in some instances alters the state of consciousness. Smudging has an important place in Native American Spiritual Healing.
The smoke is believed to disperse impurities allowing the healing process to commence. As the smoke rose it was believed that prayers would also rise to the Spirit World and negative thoughts, emotions were lifted away. Most of the herbs for smudging have antiseptic qualities and the process of burning herbs really does purify the air. Smudging rituals and ceremonies include rites of passage such as the Vision Quest and precursors to ceremonies such as the Sun Dance.