Don't Knock Smudge Sprays Until You've Tried 'Em...
I believe there is some misconception about smudge, energy and vibe sprays, so I thought I’d share a little information about my experience with SMUDGE SPRAYS and why they are a staple in my home.
People sometimes snicker when I tell them that I make these sprays, often followed up with a sarcastic “Are you a yogi, hippie or a witch?”
What is a smudge spray? A good smudge spray typically consists of a blend of high quality, natural essential oil(s) combined with a pure carrier liquid. Quality and purity matter here.
Why use a smudge spray? Have you ever entered a room and felt an oddly thick or heavy feeling? Have you ever had this heavy feeling seemingly stuck to YOU, like a funk you're carrying? Whatever that undesirable energy is, it doesn't feel good. Personally, if I spend too much time with that kind of energy, I get fussy, weary, tired, lazy, irritable and impatient. If it lingers too long and gets heavier, I begin to develop physical symptoms - body aches, trouble sleeping and the feeling that I'm getting sick.
That, my friend, is what I like to call stagnant or heavy energy, a.k.a. Bad Vibes. Sometimes, stagnant/heavy energy is caused by us. Other times, it can be caused by people around us. It can be caused by a myriad things we are aware of or not aware of.....earth energy, planetary alignments, world events....the possibilities are endless.
When I get that feeling, it’s my cue to smudge! Smudging has been used for centuries and in many cultures to banish negative energies or bad spirits. Whether it is the power of the ritual, the ingredients used, or all of it altogether, who knows for sure? But I believe in the effectiveness of smudging. Since I am asthma-prone, I use smokeless smudge sprays. As a mother of two with a full time job and long days, smudge sprays are faster, safer, easier and just as effective. I can smudge myself and my entire home in about 10 minutes tops…boom and done.
My smudging protocol:
1. Spray myself and my home or office. I pay particular attention to spraying myself (back and front), beds, pillows, closets and any corners of my space….anywhere that feels dark or heavy and not "fresh".
2. (IMPORTANT) I don’t do it just one day….I do it DAILY consistently, until things feel “light and right again”. Usually, I’ll feel a lightening immediately, but continuing to do it a few extra days seems to shift the energy and set it even better. In my experience, it’s even more powerful.
The same cynics I referred to at the beginning of this blog are usually the ones to ask, "Well, if it's so powerful, why do I have to do it so much?" My response? "Have you bathed only once in your life? Or do you have to bathe regularly?"
Life can get messy and stressful….a balanced life involves MAINTENANCE. Cleansing our bodies, our homes and our energy is part of that! Smudging helps me stay connected to the things I value in my life.....dynamic, flowing, fresh energy is precious to me.
Give it a try and let me know your experience?