If you're like most people, the elevated energy you experience after smudging with sage only lasts about two or three days. There's a reason for this that is hardly ever spoken about in common spiritual and witchcraft books!
In order to perform a successful cleansing/banishing/smudging, you must complete the ritual by filling the energetic void with desirable energetic attributes. Typically this means a high-vibration energy of love, peace and overall happiness.
What is an energetic void?
When one burns sage (or lavender, as some people prefer) with the intention of removing negative energies, entities and overall bad vibrations (such as after having an argument) you create an energetic void from the absence of the (undesirable) vibration being removed from the space.
To have slightly more control over what kind of music is played (we all know Pandora is unpredictable), I recommend buying the CD/MP3 titled "The Most Relaxing Classical Music In The Universe" and simply play it on repeat after a smudging or when wanting to raise the vibration in your home or office.
Just as smudging is not a "complete" process in itself, neither is only playing classical music.
The energies or vibration in your home IS NOT like a thermostat that you simply set...in other words, it's not a scale.
When removing negative/unwanted energies, something has to be added to fill the void.
If you keep adding the high-vibration/positive energies you will still maintain the negative/unwanted energies in your home...it's equivalent of spraying Febreeze on dirty dishes. You still have to clean and remove the spiritual and physical dirt!
This energetic void must be filled immediately after performing a banishing ritual, a smudging or anything of the sort. What is the easiest way of filling an energetic void? Simply turn on classical music!
Begin this ritual starting today. Burn some sage in your living space, open the windows to welcome the fresh spring air and enjoy the energetic benefits of classical music!
Love & Magick,