1x Extra Large Abalone Shell & Hand-Carved Wooden Stand
The Sage Pink Abalone Shells are Approx. (LxWxH) 15x12x5 cms. The stand is very sturdy when upright and doesn’t rock or move even though it is a collapsible stand, this makes it great at saving space in your draws or cupboard if it’s not in use and measures 8” across when open and stands 5” tall. When collapsed is only takes up Approx. 8x2.5” of space..
Smudge Sticks Sold Separately
Smudging Uses and Benefits:
White sage smudging is an ancient practice used for healing, ceremonial, and energy clearing work. It’s also a common tool that many spiritual practitioners and seekers use today to energetically clear and even protect spaces.
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.
How to Use your Smudging Kit:
1. Set A Clear Intention.
Your intention is immensely powerful when it comes to cleansing with white sage. Make your intention clear.
In addition to asking the sage to clear and protect your energy and space, invite in your guides and angels to help release negative energy into the light as well.
2. Treat Sage as you would Incense
Light your sage at the very tips of the leaves, and once ignited, quickly (but carefully) blow out the flames to allow the leaves to smolder.
It's the wafting of the smoke, not the flames that allows the cleansing energy of sage to be released into your energy and space.
3. Use Smooth Movements When Smudging
While you're smudging, use smooth movements when wafting the smoke around your home, body, or objects. This is for safety as much as spiritual purposes.
In addition, turn off fans, and close windows and doors to minimize the wind, and drafty breezes. Remember, you're playing with fire here, so use respect, common sense, and be safe!
Once your sage is smoldering, I hold it over the Abalone shell so you don't drop ashes on yourself, in your home, or out in nature! You can then waft the smoke using a feather, your hand, or by actually moving the sage upwards and then down in a smooth motion.
4. Let The Smoldering Sage Burn Out On It's Own.
When it comes to sage smudging there is a general rule that once the sage is lit, you don’t want to put it out. Rather, the spirit within the sage knows how much negativity needs to be cleared and will burn accordingly. I mostly honor this rule. However, for it to really work, start small!
Once you have wafted the smoke in the areas you need, expressed gratitude and stated your intention, you can set the smoldering bundle in your abalone shell and allow it to burn out naturally as you move on with your practice.