Sweetgrass Braid for Smudging
Our Native American relations make these braided sweetgrass. Traditionally, sweetgrass is burned to create a smoke that is considered to invite the good spirits - the four directions, your guides, and your ancestors - so they can bring protection, love, and a message to uplift and help make the road easier. This is normally burned after you have smudged with cedar and sage to clear your space.
The elders tell us that it takes longer for us to heal today and the reason is because the old trails our ancestors used to use to find us have been destroyed. by colonialism, assimilation, manifest destiny, and ethnic cleansing, towns and cities where the old trails used to be...so now our ancestors are having a hard time finding us to help us heal. So we must burn sweetgrass, a kindness plant medicine, with a sweet gentle aroma when we light it. It opens the pathways for goodness.
Some tribes teach of the 21 strands to make a braid and we like the balance of this teaching...
Remember to get an Abalone Shell to catch the ashes while you smudge. Also ask for the 'Smudging Guide' if you'd like information on smudging or get the entire SACRED BLESSING set. View our Native Collection for more smudging materials.
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