[ { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Article", "name": "How To Smudge A House Step by Step", "image": "https://www.energy-shifter.com/uploads/8/5/7/6/857608/published/smudging-a-house-energy-shifter-com_1.gif?1580169248", "articleBody": "Smudging can sound a bit intimidating to many people. It can also look unsafe or too complicated to be practiced often. Rest assured this is not true. Smudging is not complicated, not hard and totally safe if you follow several very simple steps
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Smudging is an ancient and sacred ceremony, so it is best to do it with full awareness and in a slow, mindful manner.

As even the happiest homes accumulate negative vibrations, it is good to smudge your home thoroughly at least several times a year. You can also smudge your office space (not during busy office hours!); as well as use smudging to clear your own energy or the energy of other people" }, { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Article", "image": [ "https://www.energy-shifter.com/uploads/8/5/7/6/857608/adobestock-240743598-preview_orig.jpeg", "https://www.energy-shifter.com/uploads/8/5/7/6/857608/published/tools-to-smudge-a-house-compressor.gif?1580786408", "https://www.energy-shifter.com/uploads/8/5/7/6/857608/published/how-to-smudge-a-house.gif?1580786430" ], "articleBody": "How To Smudge Your House:

1. Place the candle, the fireproof container and the smudge stick on a table, desk or any other appropriate surface. It is best if you create a sense of ceremony when you smudge your house, as well as find time when you will not be disturbed; 10-15 min should be enough.

2. Light the candle and say a prayer or just focus your energy. Light the tip of your smudge stick with a candle light, then gently wave the stick in the air till the tip begins to smoulder.

3. Hold the smudge stick over the fireproof container at all times in order to avoid any lit herbs falling on the floor. You can use a feather, if you have one, but usually just gently waving your hands to disperse the smoke is enough. Remind yourself to stay connected to your breathing throughout your smudging session.

4. Go clockwise around your house (usually starting at the front door), and gently wave the smoke into the air. Spend a bit more time smudging the room corners, as they tend to accumulate stagnant energy. Be sure to also open the closet doors and carefully smudge inside. Do not forget about spaces such as the laundry room, the garage or the basement.

5. When you have smudged all areas of your house, come back to where you started and gently extinguish your smudge stick (dipping it into sand while applying a bit of pressure usually works well). Wait a bit, then pack your smudge stick, as well as the container, till your next smudging session. You can leave the candle, if you so desire, to continue to purify the energy." }, { "@context": "http://schema.org", "@type": "Article", "name": "How To Smudge Yourself (or Somebody Else)", "image": "https://www.energy-shifter.com/uploads/8/5/7/6/857608/published/screen-shot-2020-02-03-at-7-26-55-pm.png?1580787098", "articleBody": "Once your smudge stick is lit and smouldering, direct the smoke waves to the overall energy field around your body, starting with the area above your head and continuing down to your feet. Do not forget to breathe deeply while you do that.

I have also seen smudging done more meticulously, as well as in the reverse order - starting with the soles of the feet, going up both sides of the legs, torso, arms and finishing by smudging the space above the head. See what works best for you.

The same steps apply when you are asked to smudge somebody else, be it a friend or a child. It is usually a good idea to smudge yourself before, as well as after you smudge the house." } ]