SMUDGING is a Native American ritual used to cleanse, purify, and balance an environment, yourself or others, or special tools or crystals. It is often used before ceremony or meditation to clear the space, or during any major life change (such as beginning/ ending a relationship or moving into a new home).
To SMUDGE, light one end of the bundle and allow it to smolder. Set in a heat-resistant plate or shell. Rub your hands in the smoke, then gather it up over yourself as if washing your body. Repeat this for other people or items in the room that you wish to cleanse; a feather fan can also be used to distribute the purifying smoke. Go through each room of your home fanning the smoke to dispel negative energy. You have entered into a relationship with these herbs; use with gratitude!