As of late, I’ve had a growing curiosity in learning the history of something I am sure most of us do, and that is to smudge/smudging. I haven’t quite gone down the rabbit hole with the countless cultures that partake and have their own way of doing this but trust me when I say there is no right or wrong way to smudge your home, yourself, or others. Each group of people have the upmost respect for the other and how they go about their ritual, I admire that incredibly. They know that however different they are from one another, the act is sacred.
I feel myself going into a rant so I am going to shift the focus for a moment and would like to make this topic my entry for this week’s challenge.
A poet is the last thing I would consider myself, I don’t feel I’m a wordsmith either but I wanted to share this prayer that I made especially for when anxiety has creeped over us and we want to transform that into different energy.
Anxiety Smudge Prayer
As I strike the match, flame and smoke fill this space.
It’s time anxiety gets replaced.
I cast out any illnesses and tension,
surely part of its manifestation.
I say, “Be gone lingering negativity!”
Here in this moment I have been set free.
Taking deep breaths, I invite and welcome the abundance of positivity.
(In one, and out.)
(In two, and out.)
(In three, and out.)
I’m embraced in this calm space, anxiety has left me as well as this place.
I’m thinking this may be a rough draft… It feels amazing to say it though, especially out loud. The conviction in my voice is powerful and gives me that extra boost of, "Ohhh yeeaahhh(like the Koolaid guy lol).
It’s also 2:34am and I am going night night <3