Burning sacred herbs is a deeply grounding + transformative practice.
The sacred smoke shifts the energy and our consciousness to sacred space.
These herbs serve as a bridge, connecting us to self, spirit, and our ancestors.
:: How To Use ::
Burning sacred herbs is a personal ritual which belongs to you. There is no wrong way to do it. Here are just some suggestions of how to begin your journey, but listen to the plants, they will guide you...
Sit in a comfortable seated position in your sacred space, the place you feel most safe. Light a piece at the top of your bundle and sit with your eyes closed, holding the herbs at your heart center. Breathe in the sacred scent of these healing herbs, calm the mind, just be. Call in the plant spirits you are using - introduce yourself and speak a request/intention from the heart to receive their medicine. Waft the smoke around your body to clear your energy field, this can be done with a feather or just your hand. Waft the smoke towards you. Set intentions, speak your prayers, call onto your ancestors, create your sacred space however feels good.
Do this same ritual when cleansing your space or home - starting at the front door and working clockwise throughout your home, or whatever feels good to you, until you end back at the beginning. When I give my space a smoke bath, I like to set different intentions for different parts of my home. For example, in my studio I want to cleanse away self-doubt, negativity, and stress and welcome in inspiration, creativity, and motivation - in my room I want to rid negativity from bad dreams & stress from the day and welcome in love & calmness. Speak your prayers to the plants, they are here to help.
After, place your bundle in a ceramic dish or shell. Allow it to go out on its own, or you can smoosh out the flame.
Adrienne is a Medicine Woman, Plant Spirit Herbalist, Messenger of the Earth, Artist, and Explorer. Mother Earth is her home. Wherever she goes she feels a sense of connection through the loving energy of the plant world that surrounds her. A butterfly spirit as she moves nomadically about, learning & growing with the ways of the earth. Her passion lies in working together with community to inspire and be inspired, and to spread the messages of Mother Earth for healing and nourishment.