Smoke cleansing is a interpretive practice that can be performed by anyone. Smoke cleansing rituals can include prayers, high intensions and any other modifications one desires. Because it is not tied to a specific rite or culture, creativity is a key component to these rituals. Although smudging and smoke cleansing can look visually similar, the meaning and purpose behind them is starkly different.
The rite of smoke cleansing is defined as : "spiritual house cleansing."
In essence, the smoke attaches itself to damaging energy. As the smoke clears, it takes the damaging energy with it, discharging it into a different space where it is transformed into favorable energy.