Just us our physical body regularly needs cleansing both internally and externally to ensure we don’t get a build up of filth (externally) or toxins (internally), so too does our energetic bodies.
Cleansing our skin is important as we removes dead skin cells, bacteria and toxins, ensuring our pores are clear to absorb beneficial things. Internal cleansing also assists in eliminating toxins and waste product thus improving overall wellbeing, health and vitality.
Physical cleansing is an act of rejuvenation and renewal.
So as we regularly cleanse our physical body, so too must we cleanse ourselves spiritually. Whilst we are required to invoke our protection and shield ourselves from negative energy, over time residue can build up. This may be due to our protection not being done often enough (or not done at all), perhaps the method being used is not strong enough or possibly because of what is going on within.
Also some people, knowingly or unknowingly, like to dump their negative energy and these type of people are attracted to “light souls”. You’ll know if they have dumped as they will walk away saying how much better they feel leaving you feeling less energised.
Spiritual cleansing is the act of purifying your energy fields and getting rid of anything that may not belong to or within it, yet too it is also done to purify your connection to your source energy.
When we fail to cleanse regularly on a spiritual level our energy can become drained and for no apparent reason we are exhausted and feel zapped. Also we might seem out of character, cranky and short tempered or emotionally and out of control. On the other hand we can find our connection to others and the spirit world difficult to make.
And as we cleanse ourselves spiritually, it is also important to cleanse our environment and surroundings, most importantly your home and if possible also your work space or office.
How do I cleanse?
Once again there are many methods of cleansing and it is important to use which ever best suits you. As with protection, cleansing is best done on a regular basis and I recommend at least once a week (if not daily).
Due to our environments (e.g. air conditioning, rising levels of smog) and our way of living (i.e. hectic pace, stress) our bodies are swathed with positive ions which are destructive to us and is a prime cause of energy depletion.
Also when we expose ourselves to too many positive ions we become imbalanced (i.e. depressed, stressed, anxious) and require negative ions to balance us out.
Negative ions are commonly known “happy or the good ions” because they lift our mood, inner forces and give us a sense of well being.
They are plentiful in rainforests, the ocean, near waterfalls and on the top of mountains. Yet too they are abundant during and after a thunder storm, so opening your windows and doors after a thunder storm is a great way to cleanse you and your home.
When you are in the shower, stand with the intention of allowing the water, as it washes over you, to take with it any negative energy that may have attached during the day. Seeing this negativity being removed, relieving your energy field and letting it go by seeing it flow down the drain.
Swimming in the ocean is an awesome way to cleanse due to the negative ions which are abundant in the sea. When choosing to cleanse in the sea, your intention is what is most important.
So as you either dive under the water or allow it to wash over you, mentally say to yourself words to the effect of: “I allow my energy fields to be cleansed of any negative energy, restoring me to my own source”
Find an incense that resonates with you or you can use smudging sage, take an incense stick or small amount of sage, lighting it so that it smokes (don’t allow it to burn).
Now carefully allow the smoke to waft over you, front and back, over your head and below your feel, focus on your intention that as the smoke drifts over you it is cleansing your energy fields, purifying and energising.
This is also a good method for cleansing the home, moving from room to room concentrating on smudging each corner of the room. Yet with the main living areas (i.e. bedrooms & lounge room) burning a full incense stick.
To enhance the smudging ritual also put on a CD of instrumental music, as it in itself will help stuck energy.
SPACE CLEARER SPRITZERS
Some spritzers are programmed specially for clearing rooms and/or energy fields, which means they are quick and easy to use because all the “hard” work has been done for you and all you need to do is hold and spray.
I suggest these as an option when you are out and about or need a quick and easy option.
This is a meditative cleansing tool so it is a good one to use when you have a few moments where you won’t be disturbed. I like this as an option due to its thoroughness and revitalising qualities.
See or sense in front of you a rock pool filled with the most beautiful crystal clear blue water, it is surrounded by a luscious green garden of ferns and palms, which overhang the pool.
You notice a path appear in front of you, which you start walking upon, it is laid with rich red stones and leads you to set of natural steps taking you to the edge of the rock pool. Step down into the water, allowing it to wash over your, feeling yourself become like a sponge soaking the water in.
Step out of the pool and see your body twisting around, squeezing the water from your energy field. Visualise the water streaming down the steps back to mother earth and notice that its colour is dark and murky as it is filled with the negative energy that you have picked up.
Turn around and emerge yourself back in the clear blue waters of the rock pool, repeating the process. Allowing your energy field to fill up with these waters, then stepping out of the pool, twisting and squeezing the water along with the negative energy from your field. Notice this time that the water, although still murky, is lighter than it was before.
Repeat the process once more. Yet this time as you squeeze the water from you, you notice that it is now the same colour as the rock pool, a brilliant blue indicating that your energy field is clear.
Thank the rock pool for allowing you to have use of its mythical qualities.