Palo Santo for 4
The tradition of burning herbs, wood, and resin for cleansing purposes has been practiced by different cultures around the world for centuries! The wood of the Palo Santo tree is among the most popular of these plants and plant by-products. It is primarily used for clearing and cleansing.
Palo Santo wood burning is the simplest and most versatile among the methods available in dealing with negative energy. Palo Santo wood burning can be done in preparation for meditation in a smudging ritual. It can also be done throughout the day when an incense burner is used.
Using Palo Santo Wood for Smudging
With the use of a lighter, candle, or match, ignite the Palo Santo stick. Hold the wood at45-degree angle directing its tip towards the burning flame. Allow 30 seconds to one minute for the stick to burn before blowing it out. You can then use the Palo Santo wood for smudging or place the stick to rest in an incense burner. Resting the stick will allow it to smolder and emit smoke for about 5 minutes.
A smudging ritual will allow you to clean the energy in a physical space, person, or object. First, start with the intention or prayer of clearing your space and mind of negative energy. After you have done this, ignite the Palo Santo stick as earlier described. Walk around your target area, space, person, or object, waving the wood to fan the smoke. Focus on cleansing and clearing energy as you do this step. Palo Santo will emit smoke for a few minutes as it smolders. Re-light the wood a few times as necessary throughout the smudging ritual.
When you have finished smudging and removing the negative energy, it’s important to push positive energy to fill the space and maintain balance. You can do this by declaring your intention either loudly or silently in your thoughts.
Directions for use
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Open the windows before use, and place a cup in front of you, this will be used to put out the stick at the end of the ritual. Light the stick using a candle flame. Let the flame take for a moment, before blowing it out to allow the white smoke to infuse the space. Move your gua sha or your roller through the smoke. Stop the burning by lightly crushing the stick in the cup. You can use this moment to connect to the vibrations of your crystal.