“Smudging” is the common name given to powerful cleansing technique that is shared by many cultures worldwide. The purpose of a clearing ritual is to transform non-beneficial energy into a more positive one. It is a ceremonial way to cleanse a person, place or an object of negative energies or influences. It is also an effective method for energizing or blessing a person, place or object.
Smudging, or energy clearing, can be done using a variety of techniques. Burning herbs are the most common, but incense, resins, Reiki symbols, music, Tibetan bells and vibrations can all be used as well.