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How to smudge yourself

Luanne L.
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Cornwall, NY
Post #: 4
How To Smudge Yourself

Smudging yourself on a daily basis can be very helpful in keeping
yourself balanced and maintaining a peaceful state of being. However,
you should definitely use shamanic smudging techniques when you've
been around people who are ill, depressed, fearful, angry or generally
emotionally unbalanced; before meditating to create a calm state of
being; when you're feeling blue or depressed; or when you've been
under a lot of stress.

Smudging yourself is easy. If you're using a smudge stick, light the
smudge stick on a candle flame. Hold the stick in the flame until
there is a lot of smoke and the stick is burning well (that ís why a
candle is better than a match it can take a while to get the stick
really smoking). Using a feather (or feather fan) or your hand, gently
fan the smoke onto your body, starting at the top of the body and
moving downward. Get the back of your body as best you can (it is
often easier to use a smudge pot and loose herbs for this). When
you're done, inhale a little of the smoke (just a little!) to purify
your insides.Fan the swirls of smoke around your body's aura from head
to toe.

If you're going to use the smudge smoke during meditation, use a
charcoal burner or Fire bowl, light the herbs and enjoy the scent and
smoke as you meditate. Meditating with these herbs often produces a
deeper and longer-lasting state of relaxation and contemplation.
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