When energy shifts, one often feels the need to realign himself. Sage is an excellent option in cleansing during times of stress as well as welcoming during times of transition. Burning sage as a single leaf or in a small bundle, sometimes referred to as a smudge stick, may have superior healing effects. Encircle yourself with the smoke or have a friend do it for you. Spread it around your living space, emphasizing the threshold. The smoke is thick and the smell pungent. Enjoy the essence of this alternative herbal remedy.