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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612437606
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Publication date: 12/19/2017
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 421,954
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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NatoshaM More than 1 year ago
"I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review on my blog" The Healing Power of Smudging by Rodika Tchi is such an awesome book! I honestly was curious how to smudge after hearing about it from online and seeing it done on TV shows. It first made me think of it as just a natural way to add a lovely scent to the home, but I never thought of it being a way to cleanse it and add additional health benefits as well. The best thing about the book is that it covers so much information about smudging and how to actually make your own to use. When I first read I can make my own, I was just excited to continue reading and learn more so I can begin smudging. What also really caught my attention is that it's got awesome photos of the smudge sticks, like a bundle of herbs and plants tied together. The roots are even mentioned and how it was used by the Native Americans. Plus, the big thing that I always like to know is that I can use it to aid in healing or helping in some way. In the beginning, I really just thought of smudging as a natural deodorizer or used by those who use natural medicine to aid in healing. However, this book opens my eyes to all of its possibilities. There really is more to smudging than just it's scent, but it's purpose in daily rituals and cleansing out the negativity in each room. Plus, the book mentions how it can be used similarly to incenses or others that serve a similar purpose, and the smells and smoke that fills the room is just a wonderful way to change one's feelings and mood, almost like aromatherapy. Finally, I feel that this book on smudging is very helpful to live every day feeling great from start to end while removing the negativity that was left from the day or days before. That to me would be wonderful, plus once rid of the bad stuff, it's like getting a new start every day. Therefore, if anyone is looking for a great book on smudging, how to get started, what it's all about and how to make your own, well this is the book to own! "I received a free copy of the book in exchange for writing a review"