Smudging your sacred space, your home or office, or even your body with sage is like taking an energetic shower, or doing a deep metaphysical cleansing.
The smoke from dried sage actually changes the ionic composition of the air, and can have a direct effect on reducing our stress response and make the energy feel lighter. I like to think of Smudging as a “Cosmic vacuum cleaner” literally sucking up all the old energy and stale air to leave us cleanse and sparkling!
“Smudging” is ancient! The use of dried white sage is a 2,000 year old Indigenous American practice. The shamans used dried sage plants on their fires as a ritual of calling upon ancestral spirits. Any conflict, anger, illness or evil was absorbed by the sage smoke to be released or cleansed from the energy field of a person.