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Smudging & Cleansing Yourself / Your Space
Emma Miveld August 17, 2017

Smudging & Cleansing Yourself / Your Space

Here at Crystal Harmony UK we have literally become obsessed with cleansing and smudging!!! We love the idea that we can change the energy around us and immediately feel better! We have just had the new smudging kits arrive which are absolutely gorgeous and we cant wait for you all to get involved! Please send us in your smudging selfies and experiences!!! And just in case your not sure where on earth to start or what to do ... here is a handy guide for you:

 

💭The use of dried white sage and burning herbs is a 2,000 year old Indigenous American practice.
🙌🏼Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing. 💨The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response.
🌿When should I smudge?
•When you move into a new living space
...When you begin a new job or start your own business
•Before / after a guest enters your home
•Before / after a yoga or healing session
•Before meditation
•After an argument or any illness
•Upon returning home from crowded situations
💨How do a smudge & cleanse my space / myself?
Place your sage or cedar into your lovely Abolone Shell (a traditional vessel used by Indigenous American people that represents the element of water), light the bundle by holding a flame to it until it begins to smoke. If a true flame appears, shake the bundle gently or blow until it is just embers and smoke. You may need to re-light the bundle a few times during the ritual process. With the loose Sweetgrass, use your charcoal burning disk (or part of it) inside your shell to set it alight.
Once you have a nice smoke going, use your wafting feather to direct the smoke over your body from your feet up to your head, then back down again. As you do this, visualize the smoke taking away with it any negative energy from your life.
🌬🎋You may even like to say words out loud such as; "Air, fire, water, earth. Cleanse, dismiss, dispel." Or “I dispel all negativity from my being / my space and replace only with positive things” (or whatever resonates with you!)
🙏🏼Once you have smudged your body, begin to move through your space. Wave the smoke into all corners, across doorways and into shadow spaces. To maintain the atmosphere of ritual, keep repeating your words in your mind as you diffuse the smoke.
🙌🏼Once the space is cleared, allow the sage or cedar bundle to either burn out or gently press it out in your shell. 🐚You can even bury the remaining smudge in your garden to really feel the completeness of the cleansing ritual. Once buried, the smudging has done its work in completing the cycle. Ideally, you should try to use a new smudge for each cleansing.🙌🏼♥️🌾💨🎋💭🌬🙏🏼🌬🌬🌬🌬🌾🎋🌿🐚🐚
Happy cleansing!

With love from Crystal Harmony xxxxxx

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Claire Gillard April 21, 2015

*** Crystals for Boosting Self Confidence ***

Hi :-) so happy to share our latest blog with you all!! This week we have been looking at Self Confidence & Self Esteem; this is something a lot of our customers ask us about and really want advice on how to give themselves a boost. We think you are all fabulous and fantastic as you are but we thought a few well selected crystal suggestions might just give you that same faith in your-wonderful-selves!! 

 

Self-confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle with it ~ we can find that it creeps into every part of our lives, our relationships, our work, our careers, our friendships etc. 

 

But don't worry, there are lots of solutions and things that you can do … the first thing i would like to say to everyone is to stop, think and realise the story that you are telling yourself, about yourself! Are you telling yourself that you have no confidence and that you cant do something or that you are not worthy of something? If you are, the is the first thing you must try and change. Let me tell you, you are just as worthy as everyone else, you are more than capable of doing anything that you want to do and are as confident as you tell yourself that you are… i know that sounds too simple to possibly work, but i promise you that this is the best place to start to believe in yourself and slowly build that confidence up to where you want it to be.

 

You cannot achieve everything in a day, but you can start taking steps to enhance the way you feel.

 

One of the best crystals you can use to lift your belief in yourself back up is Golden Beryl. It helps one develop assertiveness, self-confidence, physical and mental strength, benevolence and power. It assists in taking back one's power, and lends confidence and a sense of self-trust. 

 

Citrine raises self esteem and self confidence and helps rid us of destructive thinking and a tendency to be a little too hard on ourselves.

 

Hematite supports people who can feel timid or shy from time to time - it imparts confidence and gives us a bravery that makes us feel like we could take on anything or anyone.

 

The final crystal we recommend is Moonstone and just like the cycle of the moon, reminds us that everything is simply that - a cycle. Just like darkness eventually becoming light, so too do things which initially appear daunting and out of your depth, soon will feel easy and simple, giving us confidence in our own ability and to stay true to ourselves.

 

We hope this goes someway to helping give you a confidence boost …Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

 

With love from Crystal Harmony xxxxxx

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