Have you ever felt uneasy moving into a new home?
Does there seem to be an air of lingering negative feelings or an
unclean atmosphere in some area of your abode? Historically, my people
used herbs to cleanse themselves and their living spaces and
possessions spiritually. With the proper respect and a sincere
attitude, you too can enjoy the benefits and general self-improvement
associated with a smudging ceremony.
Each Herb has its own meaning:
Osha (Bear) Root: healing
In the West Abalone Shells are used however in the East we use the Atlantic Scallop Shells. We always use a shell because it represents water and the women, and fire the men. When opposites attract it creates that sacred bond. Regardless of which shell you use the herbs will still preform their tasks. To properly smudge you should always have a feather, do not blow on the smudge pot, use a feather always.