The Abalone shell is the traditional vessel of the Coastal Native American Indians for burning sacred herbs. It is used in sage wand smudging, purification rituals, and in the burning of other medicinal and spiritual herbs and incense.
Burning incense within an abalone shell keeps heated elements contained and ensures safety with your fire.
How to Smudge a Room
– Light White Sage Wand on fire. Blow out the flame and place the smoldering wand in a ceramic bowl or abalone shell.
– Starting in the east and moving clockwise, use a feather or your hand to gently fan the smoke into the four corners of the room as an offering to the sacred Four Directions.
– Fan the smoke so that it wafts down toward the floor to thank Mother Earth and up toward the ceiling to thank Father Sky.
– Walk around the perimeter of the room, imagining all negativity attaching to the smoke and vanishing as it dissipates. As you do this, pray to the Creator to bring peace to the room and all the people who occupy it.
– After smudging, extinguish the embers by burning the lit end of the wand in a bowl of sand or by holding it against the shell or bowl.
and enjoy the peace and balance left in its wake…
*Keep all incense and incense tools out of reach of children. Do not leave unattended. Keep out of contact with flammable materials.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.