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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:00 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:03 PM
I know it sounds hokey to some people. But think about the different feelings you get from entering different homes. Some feel light, friendly, warm and welcoming. Others can feel oppressive and dark. Almost stifling.
I find various house cleaning spells, most have smudging as part of the rituals, to be quite helpful when moving into a new apartment. People leave behind so much more than a dirty stove and bathtub.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:10 PM
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." --Lao Tzu
Posted 17 August 2012 - 07:00 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 02:58 PM
For those who are bothered by smoke, you might try brewing a bit of sage in water, straining it and adding it to a spray bottle. Then just spritz it where needed. It should work like rain, as it clears the air of pollen and dust by attracting it to the drops and pulling it down to the ground. You might also mix some sage with baking soda, sprinkle your carpets and then vacuum it up.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 09:59 PM
Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. -- Oscar Wilde
Posted 23 August 2012 - 09:54 AM
While I can't say that smells and smoke may have supernatural properties to sense "energy," I think aromatherapy is a pretty interesting thing. Specifically, essential oils do all sorts of great things. My girlfriend told me how cleansing eucalyptus oil can be and that it literally cleans the air. Sure enough, the air does seem a lot cleaner, and it smells great!
Are there certain useful properties to sage similar to the eucalyptus example? I know herbs can be very healthy.
Posted 23 August 2012 - 01:39 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:28 AM
I've also had a Native American friend cleanse my living space in a similar manner. Again, it just somehow felt "better" afterwards - it isn't something I can scientifically figure out, but then I don't really feel the need to.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:48 AM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:38 AM
I haven't done it, but honestly, I would. I do think it would feel therapeutic even just psychologically. If you at least believe it helps, it will probably make a difference. I just like the idea of cleansing a home.
I do not need all the other effects that some say it has, I just want the therapeutic effects. People tend to believe that it can do other things - but I am not convinced. I would rather just burn it and watch it do its magic.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:46 PM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 04:21 AM
It's believed that burning sage will ward off evil spirits, but I don't believe that at all. I'm sure it's something the store keeps around to make a quick sale. There wasn't anything that was good about it when I burned it. I've seen Shamans burning sage to rid people of evil spirits and clean their aura. There are people that say this works, but maybe they believe in it so much it has an effect on them.
Do you mean kind of like a placebo? That could be very true. I guess if you have real faith that the sage is doing something, then that "something" may occur. In this case cleansing the negative energy. This is easy to believe because you see the smoke and as the smoke clears you can really imagine the negative energy leaving with it.
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