For hundreds of years, White Sage has been considered a sacred, cleansing, purifying, and protective plant. Native Americans started the tradition of using White Sage, also known as Sacred Sage, to release lingering energies. White Sage has been used in ceremonies to seek blessings of health and prosperity, release spirits, encourage protection.
Sage Smudging is a ritual where the leaves of the plant are burned. The smoke is directed into and onto areas that need clearing and release. The idea is that as the leaves are burned, and you speak express your gratitude for its assistance, the Spirit of the Sage Plant releases its energy of protection and clearing into the space, or onto and around the area, person or object that needs clearing. As the smoke moves through the room or over a surface, the smoke attaches itself to any heavy, negative energy that is within the space, object, or being. As the smoke falls to the floor, it 'drops out' any negativity energy with it. This heavy energy is then released so that the current energies can refresh and renew into something positive.