The Peaceful Sage Smudge Stick can be used to energetically cleanse a space to invite positive energy. This may help you establish a positive environment for meditation. To sit and let go of negative thoughts in a ritual like this sets your intention to self-improvement. Smudges also may help clear the air, scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria and disinfect the air. Also, when sage is burned, it releases negative ions, which is linked to putting people into a positive mood.