March 18, 2016 Insights for the Day – Sweetgrass

Sacred Sweetgrass
Today is about the Sacred… today is all about being Gentle with yourself and others. We all have been experiencing some very intense situations and issues over the past week or so, and now is all about restoring balance in and around our own Sacred Hoop! We sometimes need to stop …take a breath and remember we do not live our lives to serve the expectations of others, but rather in a way that honors Creator and our own walks as we set foot upon our paths each day. To remember to walk with Honor, Respect, Wisdom, Love, Truth, Honesty and Humility keeping our foundation strong and healthy.

So with that said, be gentle with yourselves… remember to honor the Sacred of you and the Sacred Hoop… we are all but Human and can only take a step at a time!

Associated with the element of Air. The botanical name is Heirochloe odorata, currently growing mainly in the plains across the United States and on up into Canada. The plant can induce a soporific effect and have been used in meditation and shamanistic rituals with the belief that it has some mild psychotropic properties.

Native People believe that Sweet grass is the first plant that covered the Great Mother Earth. It is viewed as Sacred; we often use this plant for religious purposes such as making incense and calling spirits as well as to aid us during fasting. Drawing in positive vibrational energy along with purification it drives away the negative spirits and energies while the sweetness draws in the positive energies and spirits to assist us and guide us in the right ways.

When we use Sweetgrass for smudging drawing in positive energies it changes the energy of one’s space and being. Traditionally you will see the Sweetgrass twisted into braids commercially, and sometimes in smudge packages…I have braids in the rooms of my home and among my sacred objects. I often add clippings into my own smudge mixture with the White Sage, for it adds purification to the intention and space.

Sweetgrass can instantly change the energy surrounding one’s physical body and environment while improving our emotional state, bringing it to a renewed perspective. It draws the feelings of abundance and uplifts our spirits as it invades our senses. It also provides a positive energy to our auric fields and is useful as we perform energy work or healing practices. Used when you need to balance or are in need of comfort, it will bring calmness and peace to your thoughts. I have found it to immediately give me a sense of empowerment, of clarity, and the ability to refocus my thoughts in order to gain a better perspective from a more positive place.


“I am Dedicated to Educating and sharing the Native culture with the World. It is not enough merely to teach the ways of our Elders. We must honor those traditions by sharing and educating the World. Inspiring others …Inspiring our Youth. Through the Music… the Arts…the stories…”
Mitakuye O’yasin
~bear Medicinewalker

bear dec 2015

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2 Replies to “March 18, 2016 Insights for the Day – Sweetgrass”

  1. Dear Bear: Wado for this information. I have found a store which sells white sage that is quite close to home, so I will verify their site to see if they also sell sweetgrass. I need to clean out the negative vibes I’m getting.

    Blessings to you and yours.


    Danielle Gauthier

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