The ritual of burning smudge sticks originated in Native American cultures. Many traditional societies practiced this act of smudging, believing in the healing properties of the aromatic sage sticks. While sage sticks are usually connected with Native American cultures, a lot of other cultures believe in burning incense sticks or embrace the power of different kinds of aromatic smoke.
The idea, in most cases, is to cleanse a particular space of negative energies and create an atmosphere of healing, peace, and spiritual well-being. However, the connotations change from culture to culture, and so does the burning agent that is used in the rituals.
Benefits of Smudging
Smudging sage sticks can bring about an abundance of positive changes in your life. It infuses a dash of positivity into every space, improves your mental health and wellbeing, and allows you to be spiritually aligned with the higher forces of the universe.