House Blessing Loose Incense 40g Bag
House Blessing Loose Incense 40g Bag
This 40g package of loose incense consist of rose petals, lavender, cedar, juniper, rosemary, mugwort, and lemongrass.
This blend is perfect for pushing that restart button and creating space to let go of any of the negative feelings that come from a not-so-great circumstance, conversation, or temporary influence. This blend is ideal for cleaning your own personal energy as well as a room or a house. As a matter of fact this is the ideal blend for house blessings and cleansing.
Here’s the metaphysical breakdown of all the ingredients:
Rose: Who knew people burn dried rose petals for incense? In this form, this beautiful flower retains its abilities with attracting love and enhancing a romantic environment. It is also used for meditation and encouraging peace.
Lavender: The dried flower buds of lavender have a light refreshing scent when burned. They’re often incorporated into ceremonies that are focused on peace, restful sleep and happiness. Lavender can be burned therapeutically to address insomnia, depression, grief, sorrow and anxiety.
Cedar: A sacred plant to many cultures, cedar has been used both to purify and drive out negative energy, as well as bring in good influences. It is often burnt to bless a new house just as people are moving in.
Juniper: The branches of this evergreen were once used for temple purification rituals. Juniper is especially helpful to invigorate your mind and body when tired. It was also burned during the plague to resist illness.
White Sage: Quite possibly the best-known ceremonial smudge plant, sage used for meditation, cleansing and purification. Many people burn it throughout their homes after a fight or to cleanse the energy left behind by a negative person.
Rosemary: Rosemary is known to to be soothing and encourages a sense of peace within your environment .Rosemary also removes negative energy from places and spaces because of this, Rosemary is known to be added into a mix with Sage Bundles.
Lemongrass: Lemongrass is for purifying and cleansing, Lemongrass is also known to have an amazing energising scent as well which is refreshing and encourages Clarity and Focus.
Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three. This tradition has been a part of the spirituality of indigenous Americans for thousands of years, and now this cleansing ritual is available to anyone who is willing to give it a try. The ritual is very simple and very empowering, and you don't need a lot of expensive equipment to start doing it in your own home.
Perhaps you are wondering why smudging is effective? It is because it allows you to effect the world of subtle spiritual energies using the spirits of various powerful, healing plants. If you have ever worked with yoga or meditation, you will understand that your body, and indeed, the spaces that you occupy, vibrate with invisible energy currents that can be strongly effected by outside forces, both physical and spiritual.
Smudging allows you to wash away all the emotional and spiritual negativity that gathers in your body and your space over time. It's a little bit like taking a spiritual shower! The effects of smudging can be very effective, often banishing stress almost instantly and providing energy and peace. Smudging can also help your body and space to adjust to the healing rhythms of the seasonal cycle. More than anything, though, smudging can turn your space, and your body, into a peaceful, beautiful temple in which you can rejuvenate yourself and fine happiness.
The History of Smudging
Smudging has only come into the general Western consciousness in the past few decades, so it may seem strange and "new age-y" to some. However, smudging is a traditional that goes back thousands of years. In a way, it is like the indigenous American form of incense use. When you perform a smudging ritual you are plugging in to an ancient, powerful line of spiritual tradition.
Indeed, peoples the world over have been using plants to generate smoke that seems to produce beneficial effects. Smoke was often used to drive off insects and to prevent disease. Smoke also is deeply symbolic - it ascends to heaven, as if bringing any prayers and intentions up to the gods with it. From the incense of Asia and Europe to the sage and cedar of the indigenous Americans, the smoke generated by plants has a primordial history of use as part of spiritual practice.
North American Smudging
Originally, herbs and resins were placed in a special bowl and burned, or were burned over the smoldering coals of a fire. Smudge sticks allow for an easy and portable way of cleansing that is just as effective. Smudge sticks are composed of bundles of dried herbs tied together with colored thread. Traditionally, sage and sweetgrass are used. Sage drives away negative energies and influence, and sweetgrass attracts positive energy to the space from which the negative energy was banished.
Smudging is a way of connecting the material plane to the realm of the spirits. And, in fact, any sort of fragrant, medicinal herb can be used in smudging. Some tribes use cedar as a way of carrying prayers up to heaven. Lavender can provide a calming and soothing energy in a chaotic situation. Through exploration and practice you are sure to come to understand the powers and uses of different types of plants, and by connecting to this ancient tradition you are sure to benefit fully from their power!
Other Types of Smudging
Another way is to smudge is to burn various resins, such as copal, myrrh, frankincense or piñon. Burning incense is a similar way to work with the healing and purifying energies of fire and herbs combined. These methods have been used in Africa, India, Asia, and the Aztec since prehistoric times.