Combating Stress & Anxiety During Isolation.
Good day everyone.
Many people are experiencing stress, anxiety, and fear due to current events taking place around the world. I thought it would be a good idea to start blogging again to stay connected with our highly-valued customers. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing significant disruptions in everyday life. I encourage everyone to remain focused, take appropriate safety precautions, and find time to relax.
Every day I think of different approaches to keep my spirits high and remove fear from the mind. Taking a moment to express gratitude is an essential part of my daily routine. Each morning, I thank the Great Creator that I'm allowed another day to live, serve my customers, and accomplish another goal. Whoever or whatever you believe in, use this opportunity to tap into a higher power and engage in focused meditation.
My favorite ritual is burning sage. Burning sage is a consistent habit of mine for more than a decade. The medicinal properties associate with sage are bountiful. For example, smudging has long been used to connect to the spiritual realm or enhance intuition. There are two types of sage, each with its own distinct qualities and uses. Sage is either used for oral consumption as a supplement, and the other is for "smudging." Smudging is the practice of burning herbs in ceremony practices that originated from many indigenous communities.
The benefits of smudging sage can eliminate bacteria in the air, ease anxiety, and help with insomnia. Smoke from the white sage can purify the mind, body, and spirit. This ritual is a way to connect with the Great Creator, Orisha, Ancestor, and other spirit guides. Smudging helps with meditation and the person to clear their mind of distractions. Besides cleansing the room of negative energy, sage smoke can clear the air of bacteria. Scientists have observed that sage can clear up to 94 percent of airborne bacteria and disinfect the air due to its antimicrobial properties.
If you are interested in purchasing sage, please visit the online store at www.naninara.com. Until we speak again, may you, your families, and communities are blessed, prosperous, and safe.