Palo Santo Wood
Palo Santo is used traditionally in South America to cleanse space and release negative energy. Palo Santo translates to "Holy Wood" and its fragrance is sweet.
Palo Santo is often used by Amazonian shamans in sacred plant spirit ceremonies; the rising smoke of the lit sticks is believed to enter the energy field of ritual participants to clear misfortune, negative thoughts, and to chase away evil spirits. Its use reportedly dates back to the Inca era.
Personally, we find that it is one of the best ways to cleanse the auric field. It can be of great service to those who are highly empathic. As a ritual daily practice in the mornings and evenings, palo Santo can help us to release that which isn’t ours to carry.
It doesn’t necessarily need to be burned, it can be carried as a talisman for protection or placed underneath a pillow for bad dreams.
Instructions for use:
Set your intention, begin your Prayers and light one end of the wood with flame. Once the stick is lit and an ember forms, gently blow out the flame. The smoke carries your prayers & intention during cleansing. Once completed, extinguish the lighted embers in a bowl of sand and offer a prayer of gratitude.
If using indoors, please be sure to open a window or door so that the energies may be released from your Sacred space.
Palo Santo can be carried as a talisman and does not have to be burned. It can be incredibly useful underneath a pillow when having bad dreams.