Protect yourself with Smudging
MN GhostBox is not just about paranormal investigation but helping individuals know how to protect themselves either on their own investigations or simply when they need to “smudge” in their own homes/businesses.
Please note it is best practice to break off pieces of your smudge sticks (with the exception of Palo Santo Wood) and burn them in your fire proof container. As for resin burning only use one or two small pieces at a time on top of your lit charcoal. Do not cover the charcoal disc completely with the resin. This will cause the resin to only melt and solidify.
To do a blessing of a person, begin by looking into the eyes of the person for a moment to ‘greet’ them, fan the smoke first at their heart and then up to the right side (your left) of the person’s head, moving around clockwise , gently washing them with the smoke. Continue brushing smoke down over their left shoulder and the length of their arm and back up again to the shoulder. Wash the smoke down the left side of the torso, left leg and foot. Now smudge the right foot, up the left leg, torso and down the length of the right arm and back up to the shoulder. Now turn the person around, turning to their right (clockwise again) and repeat these movements as you smudge and bless the person’s back. For objects, bless them moving clockwise around them also.
- Sage, The use of sage is for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. Objects are likewise “washed off” with sage smoke to rid them of unwanted influences. Sage is also used as a medicine for the air in which it will kill cold’s and flu viruses.
Cedar is a medicine of protection. Cedar trees are very old, wise and powerful spirits. Cedar is often used to cleanse a home or apartment when first moving in, inviting unwanted spirits to leave and protecting a person, place or object from unwanted influences.
This is tree sap from Mexico that is similar to Frankincense. When burned it has a crisp, clean, sharp scent that is almost citrus-like. Copal is sacred to the native peoples of Mexico, as it is a gift ‘pleasing to the gods.’ Because copal is the blood of trees, it is offered to honor the enormous gift given to us by all of the tree people of our planet. Burning Copal is best done on Charcoal Tablets.
At one time both Frankincense and Myrrh were considered to be more valuable than gold. Used to embalm the bodies of the Egyptian Pharaohs, this tree resin is considered to cleanse and protect the soul. Frankincense became important to most every major religion in the world and is still used in Muslim, Jewish and Catholic rituals. Frankincense is said to ease depression and promote clairvoyance. Burning Frankincense is best done on Charcoal Tablets.
This tree resin is said to help one maintain a state of enlightenment. It also connects one to the spirit of youth and clears the path of debris that stands in the way of one’s truth. Burning Myrrh is best done on Charcoal Tablets.
- Juniper, will clear negative energy and create a safe, protective, positive, healing space. Juniper is energetically and physically detoxifying as well as centering and balancing.
- Palo Santo, also known as “holy wood” is energetically cleansing and healing. Palo Santo is known for it’s heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. The scent is uplifting and will raise your vibration to allow you a deeper connection with the divine. It is also said that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune.