It’ something Native-Americans and others believe in doing – burning a bundle of odd-smelling dried sage inside a dwelling. The sticks “cleanse” the house of anything bad and enable you to create a more sacred space. Some say they have magical protective powers. Hmm. Whatever. More likely, the action of performing the ritual will make you feel empowered. One stick will do you. Find smudge sticks online or at your local health food store.
- Light sage smudge stick.
- Walk around house, using your hand to waft the smoke into all corners.
- Say prayers and ask for blessings.
- Ritually extinguish stick by immersing it in sand or earth.