Maybe you believe in the whole clean aura thing. Maybe you don’t. Even if you’re not a believer, stay with me. Today I’m talking about smudging for weight loss.
Smudging is when you burn sage leaves to allow the resulting smoke to purify your home or aura. There’s a ritual aspect of smudging. It offers symbolic meaning.
The benefits of smudging (burning sage)
There are an array of purported benefits to burning sage. For instance, sage is said to purify the air of allergens. Therefore, it could offer relief to those who suffer from asthma or seasonal allergies.
It is also said to be stress reducing. There are many destructive ways that you may self-medicate for stress. This is an option that is a lot healthier and without negative consequence.
And sage also has spiritual uses. Some say it can cleanse your aura or remove negative energy. This isn’t something that you can test scientifically. You just believe in it or you don’t.
Smudging for weight loss
I don’t know whether sage scientifically has the power to remove negative energy. However, I do know this. The ritual of removing negativity is extremely powerful.
By taking steps to remove negativity, you’re declaring to your subconscious and the universe that you’re ready for big change. You’re ready to let go of things that are holding you back. And you’re ready to move forward in your life in a more positive manner.
Smudging for weight loss is about freeing your own negativity about your weight loss journey. My new coaching clients often carry so much pain about their perceived past diet failures. They turn to me because they’re frustrated and overwhelmed by their past experiences.
But this pain and frustration often gets in the way of their process. When your thought patterns are stuck in a negative loop, you will continue to create a negative reality. Even if you consciously say you want to succeed.
You need to free the mental negativity for physical progress
People think weight loss just boils down to diet and exercise. But thoughts hold power too. Consider this:
Stress creates physical changes in the body that encourage weight gain. For instance, emotional stress releases hormones. And a surplus of those hormones create a direct imbalance in hormones that can slow your metabolism. So thoughts hold power.
Additionally, our thoughts and perceptions about the world control our behavior. They often do so in ways that are subconscious.
If you believe you have “no self-control around food”, this will inevitably have repercussions for your behavior with food. It’s hard to think of yourself as a failure and be a success.
Imagine starting a new business and thinking from the start that it will fail. It’s probably not going to work.
Cleansing your thoughts precedes change
Can you cleanse your aura with sage? The answer doesn’t matter. If you believe it, the ritual can have major psychological and physical benefits. Think of the placebo effect.
Smudging for weight loss is powerful because it can clear your negative energy that is holding you back. Maybe the sage cleanses your energy and aura. Maybe it is the power of ritual.
You won’t lose weight if your thoughts are stuck in a negative loop. It will influence your actions. Plus, stress can have a negative affect on your metabolism.
So even if you choose not to burn sage, you need to find something that has meaning for you. Release your weight loss failures to the universe. They don’t define your story. They are just some things that happened yesterday. But today is a new day.