I recently needed a major auric cleanse after a rough week. I went for a long hike by myself to a waterfall and used some Palo Santo. The whole way there I was hurting, sad, and exhausted. Upon resting and meditating, taking in the negative ions, and burning my smudge I felt all pain release from my body, tension melt away, and my sadness be replaced with inner peace and joy again. If you haven't tried smudging in the forest I highly recommend it!! It was exactly the remedy I needed to raise my vibration and feel whole again!