If you find that you are constantly judging yourself and coming up short, If you are stressed and unhappy, if you feel emotionally muted and withdrawn- this is a great time to smudge with a bundle of rose petals mixed with sage, to cleanse, balance, and purify yourself and your surroundings.
The combination of rose and sage is effective in developing healthy habits of self-love and acceptance. It dispels bitterness, and works to heal emotional scars. And in the long run, a healthier relationship with yourself can lead to greater kindness, compassion, and love toward others as well.
Our Sage and Rose Smudge Bundle is approximately 4" long.
How do I light my Sage and Rose Smudge Bundle? Grasp the Sage and Rose Smudge Bundle at one end, and hold it with the other end pointed slightly downward. Hold a lighter, match, or even a lit candle, to the tip of the bundle. Once it catches, let it burn for a few seconds before you press the tip against a fire-proof surface (a bowl or shell works well) just long enough to extinguish the flames. Leave the smoldering embers, though. This is what will release the fragrant smoke, and let the herbs do their job.
Now what? Fix your intention firmly in your mind before you begin. Gently waft the smoke from the smoldering sage and rose over and around you and/or your tools, as you focus on driving away the bad vibes. Or if you are smudging your home, go from room to room, along the walls and into every corner, again, focussing on your purpose as you proceed. Be sure to open all doors and window give any malevolent spirits a route to depart.
Now how do I extinguish my herbal bundle? This herbal bundle does not burn particularly vigorously. Once you stop moving around, and place the herbs on a fire-proof surface, it will go out on its own after a few minutes. You do not need to wet the bundle to make it go out.