Smudging is the common name given to the indigenous American tradition known as the Sacred Smoke Bowl Blessing. This is a powerful spiritual cleansing technique which calls upon the spirits of various sacred plants to drive away negative energy and to restore balance to an individual, a group, a space, or all three.
This tradition has been a part of the spirituality of indigenous Americans for thousands of years, and now this cleansing ritual is available to anyone who is willing to give it a try. The ritual is very simple and very empowering, and you don’t need a lot of expensive equipment to start doing it in your own home.
The start of a New Year brings us the opportunity to set new goals, intentions and of course make new wishes. It is a great time to pause and reflect and enable us to recall on any lessons learned from the past year, check off any goals we have accomplished, and start the first chapter of the year ahead.
Personally, I have many goals, or bucket list items to check off in 2018 and to ensure these things don’t get overlooked here are a few fun little spiritual activities that will allow me to consistently manifest my way through what I hope to be an adventurist new year! Bring on the year of the dog!
As a little girl I always remember I had a vivid imagination. I was an only child so I relied on my imagination to keep me company. I conjured up imaginary friends, interesting thoughts and even predictions that would come true without me even realising.
A full moon happens roughly every 28 days and it is the perfect opportunity for us to release things that are no longer serving us but also give thanks that they once did.
The moon, being the closest astronomical body to Earth, has a profound effect on us. It represents the feminine, emotional, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives and can impact everything from our habits to our personalities.
Tonight I am starting a new journey that is to not just pop my crystals out for cleansing under the full moon, but to embrace the new moon and set intentions, wishes and begin to manifest each and every single one of them.
I think we can all agree this year is proving to be a difficult one for many, and for me personally and professionally it has felt like an enormous test. But a couple of months ago I finally put together a vision board that is directly in view of my bed and it is the first and last thing I see each day. Low and behold one by one in such a short time, many of my visions have started to come true.
So to add to my power of manifestation, tonight I am writing my letter to the full moon asking for its support in what I am about to release and what I am wishing for both for myself and others as I close my eyes and think of what it feels like to already have them, and here is what I am asking: