People always chuckle a bit when I mention that I am truly screwed without my trusty sage stick. Especially when I was living in NYC, where there are far too many people with far too many dark astral energies stalking them. I could never even fathom living without my sage. I’ve had guests who cringed at the smell of it and went screaming in the night. But that never bothers me, because that is exactly what sage is supposed to do, rid you of negative energy and those who bring it with them.
My whole life I have attracted needy people who do nothing more than drain my precious energy. Having this spirit of always wanting to help or take care of people led me attract strays. We are all like this in some ways, especially if we are givers. Givers by nature attract takers, so we must be super careful to make sure that we don't allow toxic people to slip in under the radar because we are so blinded by our need to help or save them.