White Sage with Rosemary Leaves Smudging stick
White sage, (salvia apiana) is an evergreen shrub that grows across the United States, and is most prevalent in high altitude desert ecosystems.
American Indian’s are well known to have used the healing properties of sage to drive out negative energy and evil spirits. They also use it in ceremonies for blessings and prosperity. For generations, white sage has been used for purifying, cleansing, and protection and many consider the plant to be sacred.
According to tradition, all plants and animals have a spirit. The spirit of white sage is devoted to clearing, protection, and blessings. Tapping into the power of white sage will amplify any healing or clearing that you do on yourself or others.
Sage is a traditional medicine plant of the Native American peoples, used for healing and ceremony. It is used for cleansing and purification, and to open people up to a greater connection with the sacred. It is thought to banish negative energy, not only on the physical level, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It has a very aromatic, sharp and stimulating smell, and its action works on all the senses. However it is honoured in Native American tradition to be sacred herb used for sending prayer and working with the power of spirit.
White Sage is used to cleanse spaces, houses, rooms or environments of any kinds of subtle, old energies and prepare the space with fresh intent. It is also used to cleanse the aura of a person from stuck old energies to prepare for ceremony or spiritual work. It is also cleansing and healing when drunk internally as a tea. Wite Sage is also used for cleansing objects for use in ceremony or when calling or looking inward for higher guidance. It is very good for cleansing crystals.
Sage can be bundled together and tied at the bottom around the stalks, creating a smudge stick, this is then lit and used in cleansing ritual, feathers are often used to direct the smoke appropriately. It can also be placed on charcoals traditionally in a shell and then allowed to burn, releasing the purifying smoke.
Benefits of Rosemary Leaves
Rosemary is known to to be soothing and encourages a sense of peace within your environment .Rosemary also removes negative energy from places and spaces because of this, Rosemary is known to be added into a mix with Sage Bundles.