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  • What is Smudging?

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    When For Heaven's Sake customers ask, "What is Smudging?" we tell them it's a process used for healing. The smoke is used to bless, cleanse and heal the person or object being smudged. It is used to 'wash off' the outside world when one enters ceremony or other sacred space.

    The smudging ceremony is a Native American tradition and is performed by burning specific dried herbs, like Sage, and letting the smoke float around the house. Depending on the size of the house, the entire ceremony should take anywhere from 10-15 minutes. Here are the steps we suggest for smudging your house/space:

    1. Light a candle and say a prayer and/or focus all your engery
    2. With a fire-proof bowl in hand, light your smudge stick with the burning candle and gently move the stick around until it begins to produce smoke
    3. Begin moving in a clockwise direction around your house/space. Wave the smudge stick throughout the room, paying special attention to the corners. Stagnant energy builds in the corners of a room. Use the fireproof bowl to catch any falling embers from the smudge stick.
    4. As you make you way into rooms with cabinets and closets, be sure to smudge in those spaces - including under the sink, the laundry room, even the mirrors in the house need smudging. Gently wave the smoke in all these areas.
    5. When you have made a complete clockwise trip through the house (including your garage), stop where you started and extinguish your smudge stick. Once it has time to cool, you may store it for additional use at a later date. You might use the entire smudge stick during your ceremony! But if not, it may be reused.

    When asked how often a space should be smudged, we say only you can know the energy of your space. If it begins to feel heavy within a week or two, smudge again. Some people smudge every few weeks, others every few months - it's really up to you.

    Find your smudge sticks in our store - we have a variety of sizes. If you worry about using a lit smudge stick, we do carry Smudge Spray, and it may be used to cleanse your spaces.

    Have questions? Send us an email at info@forheavensake.com or come by the store! We'd love to see you!

     

  • Feng Shui Tips to Attract Positive Energy into Your Home

    Feng shui is an extremely powerful yet simplistic tool that is used to analyze the relationship amongst mankind, space and time. It is not just a superstition. It is an ancient wisdom, which has been accumulated thousands of years ago.

    Feng shui can be used to bring love, happiness and good health into your life. In fact, good feng shui energy contributes to good health, quality relationships and overall sense of well-being. You want to attract that positive chi into your home.

    There are some basic feng shui guidelines you should follow if you want to create good feng shui in your home. Use these tips to attract positive energy into your home.

    Pay attention to the front door

    Your main door or front door can make a big difference in the type of chi that enters your home. Feng shui experts agree that it is the front door that attracts good energy into your home.

    In order to maintain the flow of positive energy into your home, you need to keep the space outside the door clean and approachable. Also, make it a habit to enter through your front door to invite good feng shui into your home. Pay attention to your front door to get the good vibes flowing your way.

    Let natural light in

    Nothing will improve the energy levels in your home like good old sunlight. Open the curtains during the day to allow as much natural air as possible into your home. This will help purify and revive the energy in your home.

    Get good quality air

    Fresh and clean air is essential for good feng shui energy. Make an effort to freshen the air in your home every now and then.  Open the windows to let fresh air in. You may also place plants in different areas in your home to purify the air. Essential oils are also great as they don’t just make the room smell nice, they also help create a relaxing atmosphere.

    Clear out clutter

    Clutter can block the flow of positive energy in your home. Try to clear out clutter and get rid of things you no longer need or use. You may want to start in rooms where you spend significant amounts of time in such as the bedroom, living room, bathroom, kitchen and your home office. You also want to create a clutter-free entrance as the condition of the space that greets you when you enter the house will directly affect your energy. Your energy will plummet if you are greeted with a chaotic environment.

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