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.