OFRENDA 4 Sage Smudge Bundle Set: CA White Sage, Cedar-Sage, Blue/Silver, Sages (Sml 4-5")+ Agate Arrowhead. Bless/Offer, Native Altar
OFRENDA~ Offering. 4-Sage Smudge Bundles: CA White Sage, Cedar+Sage, Blue, and Feather Sages: from the Four Directions~ 3 Sacred Ceremonial Sages and 1 California Coastal Cedar.
These 4 Plant Spirits carry a balance of male and female energies, and elemental blessings from mountains, deserts, and coastal lands where they are gathered~ in California, New Mexico, and Arizona.
While most think of Smudging (cleansing with Sacred Smoke) for the practice of cleansing one's space~ say for a House Blessing, in fact there are many reasons to Smudge with sages. One of our favorites: to simply say 'Thank You'; as an Offering when the day begins or we feel blessed.
*Ofrenda is a special grouping of Plant Spirits most used in Offering and Gratitude practice; Appreciation for a new day, for sun/air/water/ and the earth supporting us; for gifts of the 4-5 and 7 Directions.
*Smudging with sacred herbs/Smoke as an Offering this way creates sacred space and an open heart. Cedar, purifies and helps carry our prayers/wishes further, helping us present a pure offering. Sages traditionally fill our spaces with goodness and invite blessings. Together, these Ofrenda sages/herbs help us honor the Sacred in and around us, while we offer our best for the journey ahead.
LISTING: Ofrenda 4-pack of Small bundles Includes:
1- Coastal Cedar: (4-5") An Evergreen Spirit to cleanse, invigorate, and attune our spirits for Renewal; used to clear out the old; accompany prayer.
1- California White Sage~ (Salvia apiana. 4-5". Bear Mountain- So. California. A favorite grounding sage; to cleanse and bless our spaces and selves for New Beginnings;
* Lakota Prairie Sage~ (Artemisia ludoviciana) for giving thanks, and inviting blessing, good health, and balance;
* Feather Sage~ A rare gift from the high desert; an offering of sacred sweetness, this sage is harvested in limited quantities. This listing will last as long as supplies last of this particular variety of sage.
**(Read about Each Sage and its Traditional Uses Below)
**"What is SMUDGING?** The Native Peoples practice of burning sage/herbs for Blessing, offering, and creating Sacred Space; using smoke from Sacred Plants/herbs- to cleanse oneself, space, and energy in gratitude and prayer; practiced by by tribes across North, Central, and South America for centuries.
**USES** For all Sages, Evergreens, and herbs:
~House Blessing/ Cleansing to purify oneself and and surroundings of negativity and unwelcome energies.
~ Move stagnant air so that we can Renew and breathe a fresh start.
~ Smudge before and after guests leave to move energies. If guests are open//familiar with the ritual of smudging, it is traditional to smudge guests before they travel on- with prayers for safe travels.
~ Smudging is also done before and after big projects, again in gratitude.
~ Smudge after conflict; to ask forgiveness.
~ Smudge to Bring outdoor Spirit Blessings inside the home.
**CA White Sage** a refreshing Plant Spirit used to balance one's space and mind. It has large, grey-green, wide leaves, and an earthy, musky-sweet scent. White Sages are commonly burned After Cedar/Juniper in smudging rituals; Evergreens clear out/cleanse; Sages invite new energies. White sage lightens the air after deep cleansing, lends balance, and invites goodness and blessings to fill your space and heart. You can offer it daily as needed.
**CEDAR: ~ Cedar is a strong Purifier: It clears one's space and energy of harmful or unwelcome negativity. It has an invigorating scent that replaces old energies.
~ CEDAR SPIRIT: carries your intentions and prayers in its smoke, to the Sky and Heavens.
~ Cedar is often used to celebrate all things new: new job, new baby, new home. Also to re-claim one's space as new, and for starting new projects.
~ Cedar Spirit offers protection: I offer it for blessings before leaving on a journey, and to bless travelers.
* Silver Prairie/Dakota Sacred Sage (also called White Prairie sage, Native Wormwood, Silver Sage): Artemisia ludoviciana, is a well known high-desert, light-burning sage, widely grown and used across the Plains region of North America. A refreshing sage with an almost minty scent, Dakota Sage is ideal to offer for clearing, and cleansing, and inviting- before new endeavors.
* Feather Sage also called Sweet Sage and Winterfat, is common across the arid deserts of Western North America. This is another lightly scented, sweeter, light burning sage with a number of health benefits, used widely as a Sacred Sage among Yaqui, Havauspi, Navajo, Tewa, Goshute, and Hopi tribes and others across the Southwestern US. This is a favorite sage used for cleansing, balancing, adding sweetness, and giving thanks.
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**Packing//SHIPPING: Each bundle is packaged individually to keep scents distinct and fresh. The last photo shows sample packaging: contents may vary. All bundles come tied- string colors will vary.
SHIPS: US Priority (domestic) in 3-5 days during Harvest Season (Spring/Summer/Fall)
Ships: FIrst Class International.
***PLEASE take care 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 ember inside is fully extinguished. Hang it to dry for your next use.
***All statements made here are historical and educational in nature and intent.
Keep your bundles in Smudge Bowls/Abalone shell: Like those found here: