Nurturing Your Inner Garden - Roxana Roshon, Naturotherapist, Ph.D.

Book Review: The Healing Power of Smudging

Posted March 5, 2021

Steve and I love reading and learning. As one of my Christmas presents, Steve gifted “The Healing Power of Smudging: Cleansing Rituals to Purify Your Home, Attract Positive Energy, and Bring Peace into Your Life” by Rodika Tchi. It was wonderful reading a book that summarized many of the smudging techniques that I already know, plus provided lots of interesting tips and tricks for making your own smudge sticks and smudge altar.. Smudging has been used around the world to purify air, improve energy, elevate happiness, bring in protection, and improve our lives. Her techniques and information are based on North American indigenous traditions, including the cardinal directions and animal spirits. My scientific side was delighted to see that she referenced a research study that concluded that a mixture of woods and medicinal herbs drastically reduced the presence of airborne bacteria in an hour and pathogenic bacteria were still not detected almost a month later. Rodika emphasizes the importance of energetically clearing our homes and workplaces on a regular basis. She also provides guidance on using stones and crystals to clear the energy in places where smoke is not appropriate. This book contains beautiful photos, step by step instructions, and lots of useful tidbits. Pick it up if you want more advice on energetically clearing your life.