For millennia, Native Americans have burned sacred plants in a bowl or on a stick to drive away negative energies and restore balance. These simple smudging rituals can change your life, too. Learn how to combine smudging with other ancient techniques to aid healing and restoration. Turn your home into a spiritual fortress whenever you feel the need-the last thing at night, for instance, or when you leave the house. Celebrate a baby's birth with a gentle blessing that welcomes a new soul into the world. And if you want to sail through the day full of confidence, energy, and hope, begin each morning with a simple cleansing. This natural power is available to everyone.