The Healing Power of Smudging: Cleansing Rituals to Purify Your Home, Attract Positive Energy and Bring Peace into Your Life

The Healing Power of Smudging: Cleansing Rituals to Purify Your Home, Attract Positive Energy and Bring Peace into Your Life

by Rodika Tchi

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Overview

An Inspiring, Full-Color, Photo-Packed Guide to Cleansing Your Home of Negative Energy.

The ancient art of smudging, or burning sage and other herbs in a sacred ritual, has been used for thousands of years to clear negative energy from people and spaces. The world is full of energy, and our lives are deeply impacted by its ebb and flow. Negative energy can cause turmoil and chaos in our lives without our even realizing it. With smudging, you can dispel the negative energy from your home, yourself, and your life in order to make room for more positive energy and peace. The Healing Power of Smudging will show you how to burn sage and herbs in your space to create a peaceful, calm sanctuary. This book covers the historical roots and traditions of smudging practices, instructions for performing different types of ceremonies, and suggestions for customizing your rituals to your personal needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437606
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 187,326
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rodika Tchi is a feng shui and smudging expert in Vancouver, Canada. She has been consulting for both residential and commercial spaces for over 17 years, helping clients create harmonious homes, as well as applying feng shui to quickly sell houses or improve businesses. She has been interviewed by ELLE Decor, Style at Home, Canadian Living, The Globe and Mail, The Miami Herald, The Investment Executive, Vancouver magazine, Business Insider and many others. Her media appearances include CBC TV, City TV, HGTV, Global TV, Shaw TV and CFUN 1410.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 What makes smudging so powerful? 3

The power of fire helps transform your life 4

Smudging has ancient roots 6

Native American smudging traditions 6

The power of cardinal directions and spirit animals 8

Smudging brings clearing, blessings, and protection 10

The energy in your home affects your health and happiness 11

Cautions before you decide to smudge 12

Frequently asked questions about smudging 13

Chapter 2 How smudging can help you 16

Smudging purifies the air and allows a fresh start 17

The feng shui your home needs smudging 18

Smudging and the fend shui of specific rooms 18

The memories stored in your home's corners and walls 21

Smudging clears negativity and pain 22

Use smudging to empower your life direction 23

Smudging creates peaceful energy 24

Yes, you can smudge 25

Chapter 3 Choosing the time for smudging 28

Life situations that smudging can improve 29

Best times of the day to smudge 32

Seasonal and moon cycles that add power to smudging rituals 32

My daily smudging ritual 34

Make a ritual into a daily or weekly routine 35

Chapter 4 How to smudge 37

A simple start is a good start 38

Smudging rituals always have the same structure 38

What you need in order to smudge your home 40

The main choice to make-bundles or loose herbs 41

Three smudging factors to know 42

Your step-by-step smudging ritual 43

You can (and should!) smudge yourself 46

How to smudge others 49

Smudging specific objects 50

Chapter 5 Smudging add-ons 52

Use these simple space-clearing tools 53

Five forms of sound to clear energy 54

Clarify your intent for a powerful smudging ritual 57

Prayers and blessings to use with smudging rituals 60

How to make your own altar 61

Crystals for a smudging altar and for your home 64

How to cleanse and charge your crystals 67

Where to get smudging supplies 68

Chapter 6 Making your own smudging supplies has power 69

Start with your choice of herbs 70

Craft your own smudge stick 71

How to make a smudging fan 74

Making smudging blends 77

Chapter 7 Smudging alternatives you can use 78

Palo santo, the sacred wood with blissful aroma 79

Burning sacred resin in your home is powerful 81

Liquid smudging is easy and convenient 84

Consider natural incense 87

You can always use essential oils 90

Chapter 8 Smudging rituals for life, from birth to death 95

When you leave your old house 96

Moving into a new house 98

Energizing your career 101

Entering a new relationship 102

The birth of a baby 103

Before and after major celebrations in your home 106

Clearing after a big family argument 109

When your relationship has ended 111

Smudging after someone's death 114

Asking for clarity 117

Before big changes 120

Opening to love 122

About the author 124

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