Smudging can be defined as the process of burning herbs and small plants for both medicinal and spiritual use. This has been a part of a lot of cultures since thousands of years ago
It is believed that smudging can ward off negative and toxic energies out of the air in a house. Traditionally, people believe to serve only for spiritual purposes, which is why many people find considered it unimportant and unnecessary. According to a research, it is a very useful activity as it serves as an air purifier.
We all have an aura. We have an electromagnetic field around us and it sometimes so happens that our auras are blocked by negative ions and energy. This makes us feel tired and cuts down on our productivity levels heavily. This is when smudging helps. It helps by neutralizing the environment and changing these negative ions to positive and helps us find energy as the negativity washes out. It also cleans the air around us.
Sage is the most commonly smudged herb. It is easily available online as well as in retail stores.
When you buy sage and you want to smudge, there are a few things that you must keep in mind. Before burning the sage, focus all your energy and attention on the particular kind of negativity that you are trying to eradicate.
The next thing you do is, you light it in fire and after a couple of minutes of burning, the fire dies down and leaves a bit of a smoky path. If the fire does not burn long enough to leave the smoky succession, it is okay to light it multiple times.
The right way to go is starting with yourself. You must first smudge yourself. Take the smoky smudge and start with your feet and go to your head. Once you are done with that, hold the smudge in your hand and take it around the house, sparing some time everywhere and more where you feel like you must.
Follow your instincts in this regard. This takes time, and you must give it that. If you do not have the kind of time to just hold it and walk around, try a sage holder.