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Using Palo Santo To Cleanse My Energy



I'm not really a big spiritual enthusiast, however, I do take an active interest in energy. How the Universe works with energy and intentions, energy from crystals and energy from certain herbal and spiritual practises.


One of my favourite things to do is using Palo Santo to cleanse my energy. I first came across Palo Santo a few years ago at a health and healing festival in York. I was speaking with a lady at a stall and I asked her what the bundle of sticks were on her table. Turns out it was Palo Santo. She explained that Palo Santo can be used for smudging, in the same way as burning sage. Simply light it so it gives off a sweet aromatic smoke, wave around that which you want to cleanse and then leave it in a heat proof dish to burn out naturally.


Sage is great for cleansing energy, however it cleanses and removes all energy - positive and negative. However, Palo Santo only cleanses and removes negative energies and leaves the positive energy intact.



Palo Santo comes in many forms such as oil, resin and raw wood and can be used to cleanse crystals, your home or even yourself - I mainly use the raw wood to cleanse myself on a daily basis.


Here is how I use it:


  1. I take one stick, hold it at a 45 degree angle and light with a lighter or a match.

  2. I allow the Palo Santo to burn for 30 seconds or so and then blow out the flame, leaving just the smoke.

  3. I move the stick towards me and wave it around my head and then making my way down the front of my body and around my arms. I then twist round slightly to wave the stick around my back, starting feet first and making my way to the top of my back.

  4. I then hold the stick to my heart and breathe in the aroma for a few seconds, until I feel satisfied.

  5. I place the stick into an Abolone Shell to burn out naturally.


After I have done this, I feel calm, relaxed and ready to begin my day with a light and positive energy.



You can use this same technique to cleanse your home or your crystals by burning Palo Santo and waving the smoking stick around your home or around your crystals.


Palo Santo is also said to heal common colds and flus, asthma, headaches, depression, anxiety and inflammation. It also has a calming effect on the immune and nervous systems too which helps a fast recovery from illnesses.



I hope this helps!


Shareen x


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