Cedar is sacred to the Native people of this continent. It has been used for centuries to clear negative energy. The smoke from burning cedar greens is used to clear our physical bodies, a house or a sacred space for a ceremony and the passing of a loved one. The new age community caught a whiff of sage back in the eighties and rewrote the internet with stories of burning sage to clear everything. It smells good, so the trend makes sense. Unfortunately, respecting the cultures we borrow from has been lost.
My elders taught me sage was used for blessing. We would burn sage after cedar and bless the ceremony or a sacred object. Cedar has a powerful spirit like tobacco and sage. Ask permission from the spirit of the cedar tree before you pick your greens. Leave an offering. Use these medicines with respect as all-natural things are aligned with Creator’s will, not yours or mine.
Our job as humans is to show up with respect, forgiveness, love and compassion. Being hungry for power and abilities that might not be in your wheelhouse this time around can lead down a dangerous path. Be happy with who are and recognize that who you are is a gift.
Fear can be the culprit of daily manifestations. This infectious vibration can set off alarms that ring through hundreds of lifetimes. Clearing your space, body and mind helps you to ground and sit in meditation.
Don’t be in hurry. Your soul body is infinite, and this lifetime is but a blink of the eye. If you are looking for protection, a way to clear energy, burn cedar.
For over thirty years, author and Mystic Healer, Sonja Grace has been offering her international clientele, immediate stability, clarity, and guidance. Sonja is an energy surgeon who works with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. She helps clients process emotional wounds, clear karma and gain inner peace. Her new book ‘Spirit Traveler’ Findhorn Press is now available at www.sonjagrace.com.