During an Aura or space clearing ceremonial treatment, the smudge stick is lit at a flame. After a few moments, the flame is blown out and the herb continues to smoulder, releasing quantities of smoke into the air. If a space is to be cleared, the smudge stick is carried throughout all parts of the space and if necessary, smoke can be directed into corners with a feather fan. Smudging the Aura entails fanning the smoke around and over the body, transforming stagnant and negative energy in the process.
Many people of all cultures now enjoy smudging. If you somehow feel affected by “bad vibes”, either in your personal Auric space or in your home and work environment, smudging it will dispel those negative energies