November 16, 2018 by phicks2012
The other day/month someone posted a meme to Facebook that said (roughly, because I cannot recall the exact wording) “If you won’t come to my house because I burn sage, then you are probably one of the reasons I burn sage”. I found that unexpectedly hilarious.
According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smudging : “Smudging is a ceremony practiced by some Indigenous peoples of the Americas, that involves the burning of sacred herbs, in some cases for spiritual cleansing or blessing. While the particulars of the ceremonies, and the herbs used can vary widely between tribes and nations, many use forms of sage (for example, common sage or white sage) and cedar that is local to their region”.
The practice is most often used today (unfortunately not at political rallies or singles mixers) in hopes of driving away spiritual evil or negativity. So as I was reading the meme it occurred to me to comment to the poster that “It should be that easy to get rid of negative PEOPLE!”.
Don’t I wish!!!! But, think about it!! Certain scents repel insects, or animals, right? Wouldn’t you love it if there were an herb that, when burned or dispersed, would repel evil or negative human beings? I do.
Of course, it would be nice if it also smelled great when used, flooding our houses with a pleasant, aromatic scent while sending the people we don’t need to have in our lives (on even in our general vicinities) scurrying. Then we could all have pleasantly scented, negative energy-free homes to live in! A Win/Win proposition!! 😉
Goodbye to antagonism, adversity, deprecation, disapproval, hostility, distrust, suspicion, and uncertainty. Farewell to bad, corrupt, destructive, hateful, malevolent, malicious, nefarious, unpleasant, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, base, foul, offensive, poisonous, reprobate, baneful, beastly, depraved, harmful, iniquitous, injurious, loathsome, maleficent, malignant, no good, pernicious, rancorous, repugnant, repulsive people. Gotta love the Thesaurus, right?
And you know, thinking back, I actually suspect this really might be possible with the right herbs!! I’ve had several really horrible housemates over the years that found certain pleasant scents (like citrus, freshly cut grass/hay, mint and lavender) to be offensive. Though it never occurred to me at the time to connect potpourri, essential oils, scented candles, and occasional incense to a ritual like smudging, I had numerous sources of scent vanish mysteriously while these people were in residence. Suddenly they’d just be gone, even though I’d only recently replaced them. Poof!! So now that I think about it — well, clearly someone who didn’t like those scents and who had no problem at all disposing of items that clearly didn’t belong to them was very, very busy.
Yep, we need a product line of essential oils, incense, or room fresheners scientifically tested and proven to repel the folks who bring bad energies and intentions into our lives! I can even nominate a dozen or more test subjects!!!
Then we’d simply surround ourselves with positivity and pleasant aromas, and whenever a negative or harmful person started to enter they’d wrinkle their nose we’d KNOW to watch our backs AND our scent dispensers. Right?