How to smudge with sage:
Burning sage is known to dispel negative energy—or to cleanse, purify and protect our body, mind and spirit, as well as our environment.
The smoke from the sage attaches to any negative energy in the air, and as the smoke dissipates and clears, it carries the energy with, and transmutes it from negative to positive. Sage changes the ionic composition in the air, so we will sense the difference in the atmosphere immediately.
Before burning sage, we can keep in mind the intention of what we want to achieve. If there is a particular energy we want to erase from the atmosphere, we can focus our awareness on it, so that the cleansing is strengthened and the protection is enhanced.