The basic sweep or “dompla” in the Dagara tradition is a very common ritual prescribed often in divinations when one needs “dirt” cleaned off them. This “dirt” can collect for any number of reasons. We often do not need to know why. It is common to need a sweep. Alarm need not be present in this ritual.
If you feel “icky,” psychically burdened, emotionally weighted down, victim to “bad luck” or if you are physically ill, a sweep may very well be needed. It always feels remarkably good to receive a sweep and is equally potent to be the one doing the sweeping.