Smudging has been around centuries and has been one of the most common but powerful aids and ways to cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, or even an actual place, of unwanted negative energies and entities.
If you are performing the ritual in your home, you can start at the front door and work your way around from there, or you can start from the backyard and work your way inside. This can be done annually or more often.
It’s especially powerful to perform a space clearing when you first move into a home, or on the lunar new year. Smudging is one of the ways to energetically cleanse a space to invite positive energy.
When smudging a space, you burn plant material, the smoke fills and purifies the environment. As the smoke ascends, our wishes and intentions rise and mingle into the universe, connecting heaven, earth, and humanity.