Let’s be frank, in this day and age, it is almost impossible to completely avoid negativity. Between television, phones and computers you can pretty much have 24/7 access to bad news. Rather than allow this influx of pessimism to drag you down, I urge you to step up and be the true warrior you are and continue to live your life from a place of light and love. Energy is contagious, so we all have to keep doing our best to put out positivity!
Like any true warrior, there are many tools you can use to help keep you on a path of growth and optimism. Today we are going to discuss one such tool: sage. Sage has been used as an energy-clearing tool for centuries and for good reason. Think of your home as a sponge, and everyone who comes and goes leaves a small amount of their energy on that sponge. Over time that leads to a build up of a lot of emotional baggage for your home to be holding onto and that can affect you! Smudging (burning of sage) is an ancient tool that eliminates all of the lingering energy and creates a clean slate for your home (think of it like clearing your browsing history). It is a great practice to do anytime you move into a new space, or as needed in your current home. I personally like to burn sage bundles with a pure intention to clear the space every couple of months (some people like to repeat prayers/phrases while smudging, do whatever feels right to you).
The sage just needs to be smoking and the small crown tray pictured above catches any loose ash that might fall as you walk around from room to room clearing the space. The Aquarian Soul Sage Spray also pictured above is a great alternative if a) you aren’t crazy about fire (or live in a space where it is prohibited like a college dorm) b) are looking for more on the spot treatment (for example, someone comes over to your house in a really bad mood, just spray the area where that person was, no need to let their bad mood linger in your space!) c) you want to spray yourself directly (always an option). Sage is totally accessible these days and dry sage bundles can be found at any Whole Foods or natural market.
Sage away, sage away, sage away! (sung to Enya’s “Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)”)