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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. It is believed that a tree or fallen branches must lie dead for 4-10 years before the medicinal and mystical properties of the wood begin to come alive. It is also believed that the branches of the Palo Santo that are felled by lightning have the highest concentration of medicinal and mystical properties.
Palo Santo is a tree that grows on the coast of South America. It is believed to be related to Frankincense, Myrrh and Copal. The name Palo Santo in Spanish means “Holy Wood”. It belongs to the citrus family and has sweet notes of pine, lemon & mint. This holy wood is used by people for its energetically cleansing and healing properties. It is a strong medicine that has been popularized for its heavenly presence in keeping energies grounded and clear. Palo Santo is believed to create a pleasant smoke that works well in keeping away mosquitoes and other flying insects. Its uplifting scent raises our vibration in preparation for meditation and allows us to deeper connection to the Source of all creation. It is also believed that Palo Santo enhances creativity and brings good fortune to those who are open to its magic.
Use a candle, match or lighter to ignite your stick. Hold at about a 45 degree angle pointing the tip down toward the flame. Allow it to burn for about 30 secs to 1 minute and then blow out. Move around the places you would like to clear the energy. The rich smell will also bring peace and clarity to the moment along with good feelings . When finished, place the stick in a fire proof bowl of metal, glass or clay. The glow will end on its own unless you blow on the ember which will keep the smoke going. Always use caution and respect when working with fire.
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