Yerba Santa Smudge Bundle (XLARGE) 9-10" +Jasper Arrowhead, Cleanse/Invite Blessings/ Good Health/ Native Altar Sage Stick, Dried Incense
Soothing, Calming YERBA SANTA~ "curandero's companion"~
is called the "portable temple" because of its ability to soothe and empower the Heart-Mind-Spirit by cleansing and removing negative energies. It is often used for health, healing, and to restore boundaries of protection; used widely in Native American ceremony in California, Arizona, and Mexico.
A common Plant Spirit used among Mexican and South American Shamans, Healers, and North American Native tribes in "Smudging" ritual (defined below) ~ it is offered for purification, matters of the heart. It protection rites, Yerba Santa helps to establishing strong boundaries.
1- X-Large dried herb bundle Yerba Santa (9-10" Long /25cm) X 1.75-2" Wide/5+cm). (Eriodictyon Calfornicum~ from So. CA foothills, or Baja California).
1- LRG Jasper Arrowhead: (2.0"+, approx.): Sacred Jasper- a premier grounding stone; a calming stone. Colors may vary- from light to dark.
*"SMUDGING": the word used to describe the Native Indian practice of burning sage/herbs for Blessing and creating Sacred Space; using smoke to cleanse one’s self, space, and energy; an ancient ritual practiced by tribes across North, Central, and South America for centuries.
Generally- For House Blessings, Healing, Ceremony, Smudging/Cleansing, Ritual, bodywork, meditation.
*Specifically, Yerba Santa is a rugged plant spirit that grows in desolate and isolated places. A citadel of independence, a Spirit that thrives on very little- Yerba Santa is a good friend when we need strength and independence.
**JASPER** An important and sacred stone used across the Americas where it is found; used for grounding and stabilizing energy. Used to focus the mind and bring calm. Keep in your shell when smudging, or place on an altar or room that needs balance.
**The ARROWHEAD** is an ancient symbol reminding us of the Old World of the Americas. An important symbol to tribes, it is "a symbol for prayer...the shape of thought traveling to the divine" (Gerald Hausman). Traditionally interpreted on rock walls as resources, success in the hunt; focus. In current belief, the arrowhead signifies resourcefulness, our connection to all Creatures, and success in the highest spiritual endeavors.
** SMUDGING DIRECTIONS** Open a window first for air flow. Light the bundle tip, blow out flame. Keeping your sage bundle in shell or bowl, begin to fan smoke toward the heart first with your hand or a feather, and then over the head and all around the body to cleanse and clear the space around you. Your intention to cleanse and bless is key in smudging. Ritually bless yourself, each other, and your living/working spaces and tools. Your intentions intensify your offering. When finished, extinguish the bundle ember once your blessing ritual is finished- by either submerging it in sand or passing the bundle tip under running water. Prop up bundle in a bowl to dry, and it will be ready for your next cleansing ritual. Smudge as often as you feel a desire to begin, renew, and feel blessings.
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**PLEASE** use care and wisdom when burning your herb bundles: Do not leave a burning smudge wand unattended. Take extra care around children and pets. When finished burning, run the tip under running water to make sure the burning ember inside is fully extinguished. Hang it to dry, or just prop up in your bowl, for your next use. These herbs are not safe for consumption. Only use for sachets, or burning as incense.