#WorldofSymbolism . . . The art of smudging.

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“There is something primordial within us that connects smoke with spirituality.
In Native American tradition, it’s seen as a bridge to the higher realms,
a way to bring in good spirits and dispel the negative or stagnant ones.
The most common smoke-purification ritual used by the northern tribes
is a technique called smudging….”

~ Nick Polizzi (https://www.energytherapy.biz/)

 

 

 

 

 

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{{ HUGS }} are the very best medicine!

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“On the beach, at dawn:
Four small stones clearly
Hugging each other.
How many kinds of love
Might there be in the world,
And how many formations might they make
And who am I ever
To imagine I could know
Such a marvelous business?
When the sun broke
It poured willingly its light
Over the stones
That did not move, not at all,
Just as, to its always generous term,
It shed its light on me,
My own body that loves,
Equally, to hug another body.”

~Mary Oliver

 

 

 

 

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A friend unseen is Not a friend untouched.

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It’s strange to have a friend
that you have never hugged,
lightly touched their arm
or looked into their eyes.
But you have touched their soul,
felt their heart
and been embraced
by the warmth of their being.
A friend unseen
is not a friend untouched.
The eyes of the soul will gaze,
the heart will embrace,
the image will stand tall,
but only in a dream.
Thank you for being a friend..

 

 

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