Welcome love, peace, healing, and light! Release anger, negativity, and fear.
Burning White Sage (Smudging) has nothing to do with religion but everything to do with setting intentions of what you want in your space and what you don't. Burn sage if you sense negative energy or heaviness in or around your home. Burn it for no reason at all but because you like the way it smells. Place it in an abalone shell or fireproof bowl and allow it to burn for as little or as long as it wants. The great thing is that it will go out on its own unless it's agitated (fan or wind blowing to keep the fire burning).
It's enjoyable to watch as the smoke dances, whirls and twirls, and imagine any heaviness or negativity being caught up in the smoke and carried away and replaced with the opposite.. ahhhh emotional cleansing if nothing else.