The BIGGEST reason people get stuck with smudging is because they don’t know what to say!! While you don’t have to smudge using a smudge prayer, a prayer can be very helpful for clearing your mind and having a positive outlook while you smudge.
If you are having a hard time focusing or feeling better after your smudging ritual - this can be an amazing way to help you achieve success.
Smudge Prayers can help you stay focused on your intentions -- why you are smudging and for what reason. You should always have good intentions while smudging and a smudge prayer can help guide those intentions.
You can recite any words that feel right to you during a smudge, but there are a few guidelines you can use to craft the perfect smudge prayer for you. Understanding the structure, purpose, and types of smudge prayers can help you come up with your very own smudge prayer.
You can follow these 3 simple steps in order to create your own, personalized smudge prayer.
The first step in making your own smudge prayer is to:
Understand the 4 different types of smudge prayers
There are four types of smudge prayers, each with a different purpose. The type of smudge prayer you use depends on how, when, and why you are smudging.
- Ritualistic smudge prayers are for those who smudge on a regular basis, usually as part of a wellness, gratitude, or positivity routine. This can empower your day-to-day life and help you live with more positivity, focus, and clarity.
- Gathering smudge prayers involve a group of people and are intended to cleanse a space, create positivity, or establish a sense of connectedness for a group of people.
- A targeted energy smudge prayer is designed to correct or help alleviate a certain imbalance of energy. This can be as a result of a negative experience, trauma, or big life change.
- And, lastly, quick prayers exist for those who participate in brief smudging sessions intended for a quick energy or positivity fix.
Think about which type of prayer best fits your needs and your routine. This will help you choose how to structure your personalized prayer.
Determine your intentions or what your smudge prayer is going to be used for
- Why are you smudging and what do you hope to accomplish by smudging?
- Are you smudging to alleviate sadness or trauma?
- Are you smudging to experience spiritual energy?
- Or are you simply smudging to cleanse yourself or your space?
Everyone has different reasons for smudging and those reasons will help decide what exactly you should say in your smudge prayer. Take a moment to think about your personal intentions so that you can decide what you would like to say.
Look at other smudge prayers for help framing your personal smudge prayer
Once you know what kind of smudging prayer is right for you and why you are smudging, you can reference other smudge prayers to help you build the framework. Use smudge prayers that already exist to help you understand how they are structured and simply fill in your own words and intentions. This can be a great source of inspiration and can get the words flowing for you!
Now that you know about the different types of smudge prayers, understand how to identify your intentions, and have a better idea of how to structure a smudge prayer… it’s time to put it together.
You’ve followed 3 simple steps for crafting your smudge prayer and now it’s time to put it all together!
Put your smudge prayer together
Using all of the research and knowledge you have thought about in the last three steps, start creating your very own smudge prayer.
Knowing what type of Smudge Prayer you want to use will help set the guidelines for your Smudge Prayer.
And you can always use existing Smudge Prayers to help you develop personal ones.
Remember, there are no real rules for smudge prayers. A certain structure or framework can help guide your energy during your smudge. But, ultimately, you should say whatever words feel best to you and help you have your most successful smudge!
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