I was reading an article on smudging and wondered; can you smudge with coffee?☕️
Well, yes you can!👍
Coffee is a stimulant, so grab that warm cup of coffee or tea and walk around inside your home, spreading the aroma is supposed to to get things moving. The same way coffee can help keep you regular.
Ha- just got you to walk around your house carrying coffee:)
On a more serious note: DO open your windows and let some fresh air in. Smudging with a sage bundle or essential oils can also help purify the stagnant indoor air.
Remember to change your furnace filter too!
Back to coffee for a moment: I read a study about how just holding a warm beverage makes you more open and spiritual. It seems warmth reminds us of the womb and being cared for. When you hold a warm beverage in church, bam! Instant induction and regression to a happier time of being cared for.
This is not the whole reason churches now have coffee shops in them, but it’s part of it.
Besides, coffee is social. The ancient tea ceremony was a social prayer time in which alliance were formed.
Back to smudging.
If you haven’t tried smudging, it is worth it! At its core, it uses hypnosis principles such as focused attention; which is prayer or meditation.
If you don’t have a sage bundle, grab some essential oils and a dish of water. ***That dish you received as a wedding gift and never use is perfect!
Now put yourself in a prayer mode- quiet your mind, in whichever way is best for you.
Walk from room to room praying over each space and sprinkling the water or letting the smoke go to all the corners- closets too!
After you’ve been in all the rooms, attic and basement included, open a door and visualize all the stagnant air and energy leaving your home.
Use a broom if you really want to sweep it out!🧹 It won’t turn you into a witch, but it will put you in touch with what women have always known- shake the rugs outside after an undesirable guest has left, to send their negativity with them. Or remove the welcome mat before they arrive next time!
What just happened?
To the observer, nothing, accept you just walked around your house looking half awake sprinkling water on things like a priest.😂
On a deeper level beyond physical sight, you may have killed a few germs or evicted a ghost or two!
Mainly, you cleaned the air a bit in each room and opened the door for some healthy air exchange.
Oh, and you also got a bit of exercise while praying.
Yes, pagans pray too! They probably pray more than the average church goer does.
Some of the best prayers I have ever heard came from the non churched. They were genuine and straight to the point, most often followed by results. Why? Because they understand the power of words with intentions and actions.
Thousands of “pagans” were burned at the steak or tortured because they knew how to do things right and it infuriated the religious systems.
Pagans were the original healers, medicine men/women and doctors. And it was affordable care!
It’s fall, a good reason to learn something new!
Prayer is the original hypnosis.
So grab that cup of java and focus your thoughts on something pleasant, or pray for each person you know. You will not turn into a frog I promise!
Jessica L Hanson CHt
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