PURIFY - PROTECT - HEALINGPalo Santo is a natural incense with a long history among the indigenous people of South America in ceremonies to create calm and whole and clean energies. Palo Santo is excellent for use in morning and evening rituals as well as for cleansing crystals. Palo Santo can be used as "cleansing smoke" to purify people, objects or places.
For this ritual we recommend Palo Santo Holy Wood and Palo Santo Incense Sticks and Palo Santo & Myrrh Incense Sticks.
GUIDE - PALO SANTO RITUALLocations
Start by airing the room to release old energy and make room for the new. Light your Palo Santo and let it burn for a little while. Shake or blow away the flame and let the smoke spread around the room. Use circular motions to distribute the smoke. For an in-depth cleaning of a house or apartment, for example when moving in. Start in the room farthest from the front door. Make crosses or crosses with the smoking Palo Santo stick in each corner of the room. Work your way through each room until you are at the front door. Then stand outside your door and make a final cross. Then close the door and let the smoke work for five minutes. As you open the door and take your first step back into the hall, you manifest that this is now your home of mental and physical peace and harmony.
Close your eyes and take a deep breath. When you feel ready and have manifested the purification, you begin the purification ritual. Move the stick and smoke along your own or the person's body contours from head to toe. Finish by holding the stick a little below the nose so that the healing smoke can be felt by the person being cleansed. Finish by thanking Mother Earth for her healing powers.
Items & Crystals
Begin by making contact with the object or crystal you wish to cleanse. Give it a thought of new energy. Then pass the Palo Santo stick around the object and let the smoke envelop its energies and infuse new positive energy. Finish the ritual by extinguishing your Palo Santo against a heat-resistant barrel. At full moon, crystals are advantageously placed near a window on a windowsill to charge with new cosmic powers.