We are walking on bones.
So much has happened, everywhere we step on this earth. Many buildings hold the uncleared emotional and energetic content of those who came before us. Studying Feng Shui for many years (and still just combing the surface!) has helped me hone my intuitive sense of space, placement and the energetic attributes of a building or outdoor area.
I have always loved the smell of burning sage. Along with a sense of protection, it relaxes me. In native teachings, it has the capacity to clear negativity, which allows us to call in what we wish to have in the environment and in our lives without the conflict of warring energies.