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I remember when I didn't know who to go to with all this spiritual 'stuff' I remember being so desperate for answers. I needed to know what I was feeling and why my gift was only getting stronger. Feeling spirits at home, at bars, at restaurants, at work and around strangers. I needed guidance to help protect myself, my home, and my family.
Luckily, I was guided towards someone who I see as my mentor and who was there right when I needed some answers. I came to him hoping that he understood me and wanted to help me. With his most humble approach and genuine heart of gold, he helped me seek the unknown and helped my spiritual gift become a most genuine asset of my soul. The first thing he told me to do was to sage my home. he said I was this open portal, walking around inviting spirits to follow me around and welcoming them into my home.
I'm not going to lie. When he first introduced me to sage, I said to myself... there is no way that weed-looking thing is going to clear away negative spirits or energies. And most importantly, how am I supposed to explain that to my husband. He will definitely laugh, think I'm going crazy now and then say, "whatever helps you sleep better at night." So I took a bundle of sage home knowing this guy obviously knew more than me.
I went home, I opened all the windows like he had said and lit a couple of leaves. I instantly was reminded of Theresa Caputo on Long Island Medium. As I walked around with smoke in all the rooms and repeated things like 'all negative entities leave my home', I started to FEEL the difference. I kept telling my husband, "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, do you feeeeeel lighter?" Just as I finished the last room, I had a huge smile on my face. Finally! something that made me feel better! It was at this precise moment that I became madly and utterly in love with sage.
It releases all the tension I carry on my shoulders, makes my body and soul feel at peace, it brings clarity to my mind, and I feel like I can breathe again. I know now that all the anxiety, tension, and uneasy feeling was coming from the different energies I was surrounding myself with outside of my home. I began to treat my home like my personal temple.
There is so much hatred, so much jealousy, so much negativity outside the walls of my home that I CHOOSE not to allow that inside my home. And if I have to sage ten thousand times just to feel more at ease than I most certainly will.
When I decided to take clients for spiritual guidance i realized that they also needed to know the importance of sage and how to properly do it. So, i took it upon myself to make a much more friendly approach by altering its presentation. Because my husband constantly complained about the smell, i also decided to include lavender and roses. All of my clients constantly tell me it's too pretty to burn, but that's just the point. if we have a beautiful bouquet of sage for decoration, it will remind us to burn it when you feel like something is just doesn't feel right in your home. When I used to buy bundles of sage i would shove them in my cabinets just in case I had unexpected guests. i was afraid they would question me if I had picked up smoking weed or if i was into 'weird' things.
I hope this inspires you to try cleansing your home with sage. sometimes when my kids or husband have bad attitudes i get up and sage and it's like we all become normal again. personally, I think I have set a high standard on how good i feel after i sage, but if you have a different method please share. I am definitely open to new methods :)