I focus really heavily on the energetic health and hygiene of my studio space and home. Yes, it is super important to keep your environment clutter free, prayed up, protected, smoke cleansed, and sparkling with loving intentions. BUT. Yes, there is a but. Sometimes its not an entity or psychic attack or residual energy from someone who has come into you place. Sometimes its you. Whew.
Most of us probably became familiar with the use of a white sage "smudge" wand as our first foray into clearing bad energy in a space. I know that was my first energetic hygiene tool way back when. (I think I grabbed in the same time frame I was purchasing spell books from Barnes & Noble.) It is so popular that the word sage his somehow become synonymous with smoke clearing as if there are no other items available. While I am grateful for the introduction, I know fifteen years later, that it is not a fix all item. (And those bookstore spells - just, nope.) When we gather new information we should act on it. Know better, do better.