White Sage - Shasta - Yerba Santa
Burn it within your smudging practice to help with your spiritual journeys, and in seeking your innermost self or deep, spiritual cleansing. It is said to strengthen the mind, and lead to trust and inner growth. Traditionally used for enhancing psychic abilities, magical protection, healing and spiritual strength. Excellent for meditation and divination. Smudge Sticks have been used historically by Native Americans and other cultures for traditional cleansing, purification and protection offering.
Sage Smudging is a ritual where the leaves of the Sage plant are burned, and the smoke is directed into and onto areas that are in need of clearing and protection. The idea is that as the leaves are burned, and you speak express your gratitude for it's assistance, the spirit of the sage plant releases it's energy of protection and clearing into the space or onto the object that needs clearing. As the smoke moves through the room or over a surface, the smoke attaches itself to any heavy, negative energy that is within the space, object or being. As the smoke clears, the spirit of White Sage carries with it the negative energy that was once attached, back up to the Spiritual Light. This heavy energy then becomes released, so that it may regenerate into something positive. You can perform this smudging ritual on anything or anyone that needs a clearing.
Shasta Sage from Mt. Shasta in Northern California is a smaller leaf variety and has a milder aroma than white sage. It is known as a 'feminine sage', strong yin energy, great for alignment and preparation for mediation. Mt. Shasta Sage is a special variety of desert sage grown on one of the seven sacred mountains of the world - home of a high energy, spiritual vortex.
Use Yerba Santa Smudges to help purify mind, body & spirit before prayers or other religious ceremonies, to help cleanse the air and purify the atmosphere, and to help remove negative energy. Also good for cleansing stones, pipes, feathers and other craft items. Smudge Sticks burn without the need of charcoal or other burning aids. Just light the larger end, blow out any flame, let smolder, offer it to the four corners of the universe and enjoy!