Rituals of Smoke: Why we Smudge
Sage has been used for thousands of years by Shamans as a ritual to call upon ancestral spirits to cleanse and protect. Conflict, negativity or bad energy are absorbed by the smoke and released from the person or space.
Smudging Is alchemy. It energetically shifts positive ions to negative ions, like a thunderstorm or waves crashing on the beach do. Smudge with sage after any conflict, illness, or feeling " off". I smudge my entire house every New and Full Moon to call on protection and to clear the air. Smudging before energy work helps by freeing you from any energy that has attached to you that doesn't belong.