Smudging is a powerful Native American cleansing ritual used to remove negative energy. Smoke attaches itself to the negative energy and removes it to another space. “Cleansing” is the word traditionally used, but you can think of it as a shift in energy from any bits of negativity to a more positive and peaceful state.
Smudging can be used to cleanse yourself - spirit, mind & body; an object such as a stone or book; and your home or workplace. Smudging is often used to cleanse before a ritual, ceremony, meditation or sleep.