Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance, balance is well-being, Well-being is freedom from disease...
Dr Mikao Usui
Healing by Design
Smudging or Smoke fans/feathers are a single large feather or they can be made from a collection of feathers.
They are used for moving Incense smoke, usually Sage, around in rituals and ceremonies, for healing, grounding and cleansing. It can be used in healing that involves "combing out" inconsistencies, blockages and negativities in a person’s energy field, also known as their aura. For example, before beginning any ceremony, having smoke from white sage fanned around the space and over the people involved will give both protection.
If you are wanting to do a self cleansing on yourself to drive out negative energy, you can use a fan or smudge feather to direct the smoke where you want it to go.
Feathers have a unique capacity because of the way they are naturally constructed; they "comb" the aura to remove blockages and "knots"- rather like brushing your hair to remove knots. Shaman and other healers have used feather fans for this reason.
With some fans, I add specific crystals, and some spririt animal charms. This very much depends on each person's individual energy and I like to make them for a specific person. The fans below were made for specific people.
If you are interested in having one made or would like to make one yourself, please contact me directly and I will put a kit together for you or make one that will suit your requirments.