14.9.10

Smudging...

Dear blogfriends,
I am once again sorry for slacking on blog duties. I was away because September always is kind of crazy and i am always trying to catch up with the circumstances. Do n't you love this month? I watch the leaves change colours and i feel the change of the season. It is beautiful. Even the air smells different.The weather is not hot anymore and it is great for long walks and lazy afternoons. Too bad i can't afford one!
Anyway, enough rambling out of me! I wanted to make a post on smudges. They are really easy to make and use. The difficult part is finding the fresh herbs you need. You want them to be fresh because otherwise they will break and crumble. So, you cut your herbs ,lets say, rosemary at the length you want your smudge to be, take some thread and bind it from top to bottom really tight (you bind the thread around in circly moves from one end to the other). Then you leave it somewhere to dry and when it is ready you use it.
The good thing about making your own smudges is that you can make any mix you want for whatever need you have. So if you want to cleanse your work space you make one with rosemary, sage, pine needles and chamomile. If you want to cleanse your bedroom you can make one with sage,rose petals and sandalwood . If you want to enhance your psychic abilities you can make one with lavender, valerian root, damiana and St John's wort.
When you make a smudge you have to pay attention in the colour of the thread. You can use a combination of colours. Black is for removing dark energies. White is for attracting bright energies. Gold, brown and green is for attracting money. Pink and green is for love. Dark red is for passion. Purple is for metaphysical purposes.Blue is for good fortune.
Because smudges are tightly bound there is n't enough air for them to burn for long. So, when you burn one it would be good to have a plate(so you can burn the smudge over it and do not make a mess with the ashes all over the place) and a tealight candle for when your smudge goes out.
With everything that has to do with fire we are always careful and we do it safely.
Be blessed.
Georgina.

9 comments:

TickleTeckla said...

I love making my own smudge sticks. I plan of making some from my lavender plant this year and giving them to people for Yule. :D

Mother's Moon's Message said...

I could not agree more on using your own herbs for anything that you may need... and yes it is the perfect time to do such things.... love the fall season

Diandra said...

Being careful with fire energies, always a good idea. Ha, I remember one New Year's Night when I left an offering of home-made very dry bread in my room, blessed and prepared to be given to the wild the next morning. The next thing I know is, my room was on fire, starting in the corner with the blessed baked goods and the altar. (We still don't know what caused it, guess that fireworks set the old roof (which had been "isolated" with old newspapers) on fire.)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i was just looking at my sage today and thinking..smudge sticks! i'm not sure what you are making? stuffed pasta? if so, look at my pasta cake on my sidebar because you could use the same ingredients. it's listed under pasta pie or pasta cake. i can't remember. i need to clean up that sidebar.

Soraya said...

This is the reason why I need to grow my own herb garden. :-p I am lacking in fresh herbs near me.

As for a response on my blog... I HIGHLY recommend Fire spinning :-p I do however suggest practicing with LED lights or glowsticks on the end of whatever it is you're spinning, just so that you have the practice, and once you're ok with spinning it like that, then find one that you can light up. :)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

good for you!!! i am so happy to hear they worked out for you and were yummy!

Indi said...

Thank you for this very interestin insight in to how to use my 3ft high rosemary plant which is takin over my garden. So I will have a go at this. I also watch a tv program with Lisa Williams who is English but lives in the states, she is a clarvoyant.. she some times uses dried sage I thin it is any way to scare of bad omens? I also so have lavender in my garden.. oh I am excited now... than you thank you thank you ;)

Indi

xx

Wendy said...

Ah, perfect timing for a post about smudging. I have a giveaway on my new blog and I have a smudge stick included. I'm going to post the link to your great and informative post :)

apinkdreamer said...

hi my dear greekwitch! i have a surprise for you on my blog!!!!