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  • Melanie Maslany

How To: A simple daily ritual




A ritual ceremony is a sacred practice - a moment in time and space, to connect and communicate with that which is more powerful that oneself.


A ritual can be as simple or complex as suits your purpose.


Here are some basic guidelines that we have used and recommend, but please listen to your intuition and allow it to guide you to perform it in a way that feels good to you.


Prepare a space, clean and clear of any unnecessary distractions. Calm the mind. While holding your crystals, set your intentions for this practice. Essential oil can be applied to the body, or just a dab right under the nose. If helpful, you can journal before hand and read this out loud during your practice. Smudge to clear old energy and open the space for clear communication. Take a moment to be still. Return to your crystals and your intention, deeply trusting that which is more powerful that oneself has heard you and is with you.


HOW TO SMUDGE:

-Light the candle and take a moment to clearly set your intentions. -Light the tip of the smudge stick on the candle. Blow out the flames, so that    just some embers are burning on the tip. Relight if it goes out too quickly. -In one hand, hold the smudge over an abalone shell at all times, carefully    so embers don’t drop. -With the other hand or with a feather, slowly and mindfully wave the cleansing    smoke into all corners of the room, object, or person you are smudging. If    smudging a room, begin in the East and walk clockwise. -When finished, return to your starting point and reflect on your intention.    Crystals are often used to hold our intentions and act as a reminder. -Carefully press the smudge stick into the abalone shell until the embers    are extinguished.

Smudging calls in the elements to a ritual to aid us: the candle is the fire,   smoke represents air, the shell calls in water, and the ash stands for earth.

Ritual kits can be reused as many times as there is something to smudge. Visit one of our retail channels to restock or to add crystals and other beautiful elements to your practice.

With gratitude,

Melanie

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