"Sagely safe" © Natascha van Niekerk In many ancient cultures, Sage is used to cleanse, and to bring protection. It can also bring wisdom and a heightened sense of spirituality. This character has done exactly that. She is immersed in safety, security and sanctification, and is completely at peace and in a place of absolute rest. On a personal level, this is a declaration for me for this year… she is where I am heading.