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You can smudge and pray any time of the day
Use a flat rock, an abalone shell, a cast iron pan, or ceramic bowl to hold your medicine. Smudge medicines include sweetgrass, sage, cedar, or diamond willow fungus.
Keep your medicine in a clean place. When lighting your smudge, use matches and do not blow on your medicine. Instead, use a feather or your hand to get the smoke going.
Remove jewelry and glasses,
turn off cell phone and put it aside.
Mouth to speak good things
Eyes to see good things
Ears to hear good things
Head to think good things
Heart for love and acceptance of others
Say your prayer and send it to Creator with the smoke from the smudge
Want to know more about wellness? Check out BearPaw Media and Education’s Wellness Guide for Indigenous Families