Cleansing Your Spirit Native American Style

In today’s modern world there never seems to be enough time.  We rush  from the time we get up until the time we go to bed.  We battle traffic,  work, deadlines, e-mail, family matters, and love life.  Everything we have  to get done in 24 hours!  There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the  day.  People used to work a 40 hour week, now the work hours go into your  private life and many people have to spend time on the computer or phone continuing work at  home.

native-american-blueeaglePeople often come to me for psychic/spiritual advice, and they are totally  burnt out.  They cannot understand why they cannot stop crying, yelling at  people, being angry, and feel totally confused.  The fact that they know something is wrong  is the first step to turning their lives around.

In our high tech modern world, we need an antidote. It is time to turn back  to the ancient teachings of Native  Americans, which offers common sense, an uncomplicated approach to life,  and a way to appreciate our existence.

Frequently people ask me about cleansing their spirit, and I give many  different ways to do it. Here are two of my favorite methods.

Releasing The Past

One of the most effective and simplest ways to cleanse your spirit is by  releasing the emotional baggage that you are carrying on you.

You can do this by writing down the situation or the name of a person on a  piece of paper; also you must have a heat-proof container and matches. Place the  paper in the container and light it on fire. As you watch the smoke go up,  picture what you have written about going up into Spirit and releasing it from  your life. Native Americans have always used smoke in sacred ceremonies

You can do this as many times as it takes until you feel you have released  the burdens you have been caring. You will find yourself feeling much lighter  each time you do this.

What is Smudging?

Smudging is the name given to the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. For thousands  of years this ceremony has been practiced by Native Americans.  This is a  powerful cleansing technique. It is a ritual to remove negative energies and  have them go in smoke to the Great Spirit.

Smudging can be used to cleanse your spirit, mind, and body. It can also be  used to cleanse a house, building, vehicle, work place, or another person.

Most Common Herbs Used For Smudging

Sage
For removing negativity and for healing, White Sage  is preferred.

Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass is used for blessing after sage has  been used. It is used to attract positive energy.

The Art of Smudging

The first thing to do is to make sure that the area is well ventilated and  open up windows so that the negative energies have an easy means of exiting.

Get a shell or any flat heat-proof container. It is good to have a feather to  move the smoke away from the person or object that is being cleansed.

Light the smudge stick and when you see a flame, put the flame out using the  shell or container and the stick will continue to smolder.

Move the smoking stick around your body starting at the feet and use the  figure eight motion as you move the stick up your body. Continue this until you  get to the top of your head. At this point the energies have been released into  spirit, and you can then proceed to cleanse another person, object, or space.  You can do chanting or prayers as you use the smudge stick. Make it a sacred  ceremony for yourself.

As the stick burns, put the ash in the shell.

When smudging an area like a room, house, or car, it is beneficial to  acknowledge the main directions, which are: north, south, east, west, up, and  down. Continue to use the figure eight motion and use the feather to move the  smoke away and out through any windows.

It is recommended to smudge all closets in a house as negative energies often  store in those areas.

When you have finished Smudging, extinguish the stick by dampening it with  water, crushing it against the shell, or placing it in sand. Keep your smudge  stick, feather, and shell in a special area, medicine bag, or on an altar.

Start doing this and watch the changes that occur in your life. You will be  amazed at what starts changing!

If you would like personal instruction on this sacred art, contact me,  Cherokee Billie, and I will be glad to teach you personally.

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” ~ Native American  Saying ~

Cherokee  Billie –    About the Author:

Cherokee Billie has a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine with many areas of  expertise and high educational background in many fields. Cherokee Billie is a  world renowned Clairvoyant Psychic Medium who works with serious individuals  interested in their search and quest for enlightenment.   http://www.cherokeebillie.com

 

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