White Sage with Abalone Shell. The Abalone shell holds the sage during the burning process.
Sage (salvia apiana) is from the latin word “Salvare” which means to heal. This natural, freshly picked white sage has long been used in smudging ceremonies. It promotes purification, protection and immortality. It is also used to cleanse negative thoughts and the dark from people, objects, and dwelling places. Sage will help connect to the healing powers of Mother Earth.
Smudging in the modern era has been incorporated into many rituals and spiritual practices such as meditation or purifying a home. Smudging rituals are regarded by their practitioners as psychologically and spiritually cleansing, and a means to clear negative energy. Participants can smudge themselves or others by fanning smoke in the appropriate direction, often with other ritual tools such as feathers.