Palo Santo, Holy Wood. (Ethically Sourced).
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Type: Palo Santo
Associated With: All Chakras
Top Virtues: Protection, Cleansing, Energy Clearing, Raising Vibrations, Positivity.
Our Personal View: Palo Santo is wood from a tree called Bursera graveolens, nicknamed Palo Santo, that grows in South America. For centuries, Palo Santo, which translated means “holy wood” has been burned as an energy cleanser. The ritual comes from Incan tradition that says the smoke from the wood, burned during spiritual ceremonies, is medicinal.
How To Smudge: Light one of the ends of your smudge bundle until it burns for a few seconds. Let the flame extinguish on its own or move it around to help it self-extinguish.
Softly blow on the lit end of the bundle a few times to increase the effectiveness of the consistent burning of the smudge.
For catching the ashes and to protect yourself and your space from being burned, try using an abalone shell, porcelain bowl or bowl filled with sand.
Be sure to have a window or door open to allow the negative energy to release from your space.
While there is no best direction to smudge in, some people choose to go in a clockwise direction from the front door or entryway of a room paying particular focus to dark or unused corners and outlining all windows and door frames.
Once finished, be sure to successfully put out your smudge bundle and bless your space (you can do this with Palo Santo or incense sticks also).
Most importantly, smudge with intention! You can say a prayer or mantra before you begin the practice stating the purpose or reason for smudging and what you want to expel or get rid of in your space.
TIP: Many people like to let the smoke wash over them first, cleansing them of negative energies before beginning to smudge the space.
Some people use Palo Santo to cleanse their auras or energies or that of their friends or family members. This is generally done by allowing the smoke to wash over your body or by using your hand or a feather to help push the smoke around your body.
I hope you have lots of fun with this practice for many years to come.