I have had the privilege of walking with people on their healing path for over a decade now. One of the most frequent inquiries revolves around what to do when you feel the weight of negative energy in your body, relationship, and physical spaces. This sometimes includes conversations about the use of plant allies like sage, palo santo, sweetgrass; resins like copal, frankincense, myrrh; or the myriad of mineral allies like stones, quartz, and crystals.
What I want to emphasize is that we are all interconnected and carry our own healing medicine. When inviting these allies into our life to bring balance, health, and healing, what are the accompanying things that we are doing to bring the changes we want? How can we hold compassion and radical self-love when we are in a space that feels heavy?
My invitation to you is to remember that you are magic and these are allies to aid, but cannot magically make suffering disappear. You can smudge your home and self everyday, fill an altar with all of the stones and deities, but they cannot do their job if we are not willing to examine and make changes in the behaviors, beliefs, and relationships that bring suffering. Our plant and mineral allies work WITH us in relationship. The magic, the medicine, and the healing lives inside of you. Hold that smudge stick and healing stone knowing their medicine is activated with your magic and loving heart. Blessings to every corner of your life.