Originally Posted by vydalea
Maiasaura! You gotta burn that sh*t! It wouldn't make that big of a fire - would it? I burn my treasure map in my back yard every year and I live in city limits. Just make sure it's not a windy day and you have mucho water at the ready just incase. (those are my DH's cautionary words every April)
Talk to me about sage smudging, mamas. I know what it is but how exactly do you do it. I have talked about doing it for years but just never have. I'm sure it would help. I'm an incense girl in the summer time when I can open the windows...
Well, it's slightly warmer out (11*-ha!) so being that there is snow in the back, but not a lot, I suppose I could go out and burn them, but you're not supposed to look and I know I would try to peek (or accidentally peek while trying not to peek, kwim?) but maybe that is a thing to do before Imbolc. Or on Imbolc. Which is ds's birthday (1/31) so...we'll see.
Sage smudging-- what is it you want to know? For smudging myself, I light the end of the stick and make sure it's good and smokey-- you can blow gently on it if it appears to be going out or diminishing. Be careful cause it can make sparks when it does that, and when you step on one that hits the floor, and you're wearing socks, well, ow.
But I wave smoke all around my head, then arms, then body, legs, feet, trying to get the back of myself as well. The purpose is to "clear your aura"-- whatever woo thing that means to you-- but all I know is it feels good and energetically clean when I do it.
For smudging rooms, I go around to each room and especially where there's a portal-- door or window-- and wave the smoke at it. When leaving each room, or the front/back doors to the house, I make a pentagram in the air with the smudge stick.
Some people use a feather to wave the smoke. I just use the stick itself, or my hand.
I'd love to hear what the rest of you do!
Originally Posted by MommyBear
WE GOT THE BOYS BACK!!!
Gawd, awesome! And relieving, huh? Stupid school-- my friend had DSS investigate her countless times because EVERY school called on her (once for being 15m late picking up her dd, I kid you not), and she is my best friend and she is not a neglectful or abusive mom, so WTH, huh? So now she's homeschooling. Or more accurately, finding babysitters while she works, but still, she is down for the count with public schools.
Something really good happened this morning so I am uber relieved...sorry I can't give more info, but I am so happy and relieved that I had to tell somebody.
How is everyone's new year going so far? I have not written 2013 once, so far!