Would you buy a vintage wedding ring? This was a recent poll on a radio show. They asked listeners to call in with their answers. It was mixed, about half saying they would and others saying no way. Why would someone not be interested in a vintage wedding ring? The main reason was that they felt that the ring would have bad ju-ju or negative energy. That definitely could be true because objects, just like people, carry different energies. But there are ways to clean up that energy. Tanya and I do this by saging or smudging all our jewelry. The way we smudge jewelry is by lighting a smudge stick (bundle of dried herbs, most commonly white sage) and run the smoke over it.
Smudging is an ancient Native American tradition used to cleanse and purify negative energies or spirits. Some religious ceremonies use incense in their services for this same reason. I use a smudge stick throughout my house and furniture, particularly if someone in a negative mood has stopped by. I don’t want that hanging around my house and affecting my mood! You can buy smudge sticks at health stores like Whole Foods or on etsy.com. I also use a palo santo stick to raise the vibration of an object or my house.
I’ve recently gone to see an intuitive healer, Melissa Tierney who is amazing! When she realized that I sold vintage jewelry, she said that by holding the object, I could get a read on the jewelry. It would tell me its story. As a reiki practitioner, I also know that you can tap into the energy of an object at a distant. This actually isn’t as woo woo as it might seem. We all have the capability to do this. Pick up the book How to Rule the World from your Couch and you can learn how. I have yet to sit still enough with an object to do this but when I do, I’ll let you know what it says!
P.S. I just watched the movie Wake Up for the second time. If you haven’t seen it, yet, watch it! It’s fascinating.