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 first 7 strands represent those 7 generations behind us. They represent our parents, our grandparents, and the ancestors who can before them. Who we are and what we are is because of them. We are the whispered prayer our ancestors prayed.
- The next 7 represent the 7 sacred teachings... Love, Respect, Honesty, Courage, Wisdom, Truth and Humility. These are the worthy actions in life.
- The last 7 strands are those of the 7 generations in front of us. They represent our children, our grandchildren, as well as those children yet to be born. It is important because everything we do to Mother earth will one day effect them.
Love Yourself - Love Your Life - Love Your Earth - Love Alywillow