Kambo Utah Smudging with Sage and Palo Santo
Smudging is a process intended to purify, cleanse, and drive out negative energy, thoughts, or feelings from a space, person, or object while invoking positive energy, influences, and balance. Smudging is an ancient and sacred practice, and should always be performed with respect and reverence.
Smudging is performed during big life changes such as birth, death, moving into or out of a home, changing jobs, and divorce or separation. It is also useful when you have been feeling depressed, resentful, angry, unwell, after an argument, or generally unsettled and imbalanced. The smudging of a home is done several times a year to clarify the energy of the space and create peace and harmony.
Smudging is a practice that has been used for thousands of years for a wide variety of spiritual, ceremonial, and medicinal purposes. Indigenous peoples of North America utilize sage smudge sticks for cleansing and purifying negative or stagnant energy from people, spaces, and objects.
Sacred items are often stored with sage to keep them safe from negative energies.
Sage may be used in combination with other plants in smudging; the sage for cleansing and the additional herbs for blessing and healing.
Palo Santo is traditionally used as a natural remedy for colds and flu, as well as symptoms of stress. It is also known to relieve asthma, headaches, anxiety, depression, and reduce inflammation. As an essential oil, palo Santo is great for aromatherapy and can also be used during therapeutic massages.
As a native of Salt Lake City, Utah I grew up in a family well versed in the concepts of health and well being as a way of life.