This floating memory locket is filled with the 4 Native American sacred medicines: tobacco, cedar, sage and sweet grass. It also contains a small feather fluff.
Many of us can’t wear a traditional medicine bag to the office. This locket is another way of keeping these Sacred Medicines close to you every day!
Tobacco is used first as an offering for everything and in every ceremony. Going to ceremonies you would offer tobacco to the Elder leading those ceremonies along with an honoring gift. It is also smoked when offering prayers. It was given to us so that we can communicate with the Spirit world.
Cedar is used to purify the home, it also has many restorative medicinal uses. When cedar mixed with tobacco is put in the fire it crackles, this is said to call the attention of the Spirits to the offering that is being made. Cedar is used in sweat lodge and fasting ceremonies for protection, cedar branches cover the floor of many sweat lodges and some people make a circle of cedar when they are fasting. It is a guardian spirit and chases away the bad spirits.
Sage is used in many different ways, it helps the people prepare for ceremonies and teachings. Because it is more medicinal and stronger than Sweet grass, it tends to be used more often in ceremonies, it also has physical healing properties, you can boil sage and drink it as a tea. Sage is for releasing what is troubling the mind and for removing negative energy, it is used for cleansing homes and sacred items.
Sweet grass is the sacred hair of Mother Earth; its sweet aroma reminds people of the gentleness, love and kindness she has for the people; this is why Native people pick it and braid it in 3 strands representing love, kindness and honesty. Sweet grass is used for smudging and purification of the spirit; when Sweet grass is used in a healing or talking circle it has a calming effect. It is said that it attracts the good Spirit, so use it to call in the Spirit.
The locket itself is approximately 1 1/4 inches high by 3/4 inches wide. It is gold with tiny Swarovski crystals surrounding the front panel. The locket hangs on a sturdy gold chain in an adjustable length of approximately 18 - 20 inches.