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I want to talk about psychic and spiritual cleansing for another individual. This is a subject that has come up a lot in recent emails, and comments so I think it is important to address it here.
When working for other people in a psychic/spiritual sense there are many layers to the process because you are working with energy, more specifically, the energy surrounding the individual. In order to have a truly solid working the person should be open, and receptive to the cleansing process. If they aren’t open to the process, then they most likely aren’t ready to release whatever is around them.
This does not mean that a cleansing can’t be performed. On some level their higher self may be receptive to this wave of good energy, and willing to let it in. But when people are in psychic trauma they usually oppose whatever has their best interest in mind. So if you are performing a cleansing on someone who isn’t aware of this, you must send it out with the intention that they will receive the good energy if they would like!
With all rituals you are trying to create an energetic and conscious shift through the use of symbolic language and concentrated energy… this can be done in many ways, some simple, and some elaborate. But the process of spiritually cleansing another person can be very simple. All you will need are a few tools of intention.
To begin we will work with a few candles, as they are powerful forms of concentrated and focused energy used by many religions and paths throughout history, and the world! Read more about candle’s here!
You will choose a candle that represents the person being cleansed. This candle is often called an, Astral candle, it represent the person on an energetic level. Often times this candle will be in the color associated to their astrological sign. You can find this information below.
You will need a black, or white candle. This candle will be the magnet that attracts and holds whatever negative energy and attachments are connected to the person being cleansed. This is essential a psychic vacuum, much like an egg is used in spiritual cleansing. Read about Limpia with an Egg here.
You will also need a blue, or pink candle. This candle will be filled with an intention of love, positive energy, health and Universal blessing. Whenever you are performing a spiritual cleansing you want to fill the spaces that are cleared away with good energy! Move something in time and space, and something else must take its place.
Gather together your 3 candles, along with sea salt, spring water, sweetly scented incense, and a lighter. You can also have a piece of paper with the persons name written on it, or a photograph of them. This is an energetic connection to them to help focus your intention.
Find a space where you will not be disturbed. Place all of your tools of intention on a table, tray or in one area of the ground. Make sure you have proper candleholders, a pitcher of water nearby for accidents, and that nothing will be in the way of the candles as they burn. You may want to place them on a plate so you can easily move them to burn after the cleansing.
When you are ready to begin find a seated position on the floor. Close your eyes and begin to breathe deeply. Let your breath become rhythmic… in and out. Feeling your belly expand, rise, and then fall. Lulling you deeper into a meditative state.
Allow your mind to unwind. Your thoughts to disentangle. Relax your feet, your legs, your hips, and your core. Relax your chest, your shoulders, neck and arms. Let your head fall down between your shoulder blades. Let it hang for a few moments just feeling a good stretch. Keep breathing. Keeping your rhythm.
Now begin to visualize yourself being surrounded by a beautiful bubble of white light. See it glow brightly, growing around you and forming a beautiful protective barrier. This is the white light of the Universe surrounding you in protection.
Around this white light visualize a beautiful blue light. This blue light glows brightly with a gentle hue that evokes a feeling of love, and healing. This is the healing light of the Universe adding to your intention.
Now you can begin your intention for cleansing.
Mix the sea salt, and spring water together. This is a powerful cleansing agent. Sprinkle the salt water around yourself, and around the space. Sprinkle it over the candles, and the other tools you have gathered.
Now light the incense. Let the smoke waft around the space, and around your body. Let it lift the energy in the air, and create an atmosphere of power, and sacred healing. Take your 3 candles and waft them through the smoke of the incense to release any stray energy held within.
Hold in your hands the first candle, the astral candle. Wash it gently with salt water, allowing it to cleanse and bless the candle. Now with the candle held in your palms begin to concentrate and visualize the person begin cleansed. Think of them as they are now. Their personality, their physical characteristics, their voice, their movement. Their mental and emotional state. Intend that this candle represent whomever you are cleansing.
Place the candleholder overtop of the photo/paper with their name on it. Now light the candle in the holder and say:
I affirm that this light is (name the person).
Now hold in your hands the second candle, either black or white. Wash it with salt water. With the candle in your palms begin to focus on the person being cleansed. Focus on their condition. See all the pain, the struggle, the sorrow, the attachments and limiting energies going into the candle. Intend that the candle is a magnet that attracts and absorbs the heavy energy surrounding whomever you are cleansing.
Light this candle from the astral candle. As the flame of the astral candle lights the flame of the banishing candle, see it as transference of negative energy. From the person you are cleansing, to the candle! Now place it in the holder and say:
As this candle burns down, so does the negative energy surrounding (name the person).
Take the last candle in your hand, blue or pink. Wash it with salt water. Hold it in your palms and visualize it glowing with a beautiful light filled with love, blessing, and healing and positive energy. See this candle as a beacon of blessing, shinning into the life of the person being cleansed.
Light this candle in the flame of the astral candle. See this as a new life for the person. As the flame burns brightly, say:
I intend that as this flame burns bright it fills the life of (name the person) with love, happiness, healing, positive energy and blessing. This is the light of the Universe smiling upon him or her.
Take some time to allow the candles to burn, and just breathe into your intention. Continue to visualize the power behind the candles. See the person being released of all negative energy, and being blessed. Visualize them being surrounded by the white light of protection, and the blue light of healing.
Now say a prayer, silently or out loud:
This cleansing session is for the highest good of (name the person). This intention is his or hers to freely accept.
Allow the candles to completely burn down. If, for some reason, you have to extinguish them before they can burn down, do it with a snuffer! Place the remaining stubs in a paper bag, sprinkle sea salt over it, and dispose of them in the trash.
This spiritual and psychic cleansing ceremony can be used for another person, or you can use it for yourself. The choice is yours. Just change the wording accordingly. Make sure you feel confident about performing a cleansing like this. Listen to your intuition, and evaluate your own energy levels!
List of Astral Candle Colors:
This is a general source of colors. Trust your intuition with this as well. If the person has a favorite color, use that. If you don’t know their zodiac sign, or you cannot obtain that color candle use white.
Aries: Vibrant Red
Gemini: Light Blue
Libra: Pastel Blue
Scorpio: Brown or Deep Red
Sagittarius: Gold or Dark Yellow
© Shaheen Miro 2015
Fire has a magic and an intensity that is unexplainable. We are fascinated by the glow of a candle, a campfire or a distant star burning brightly in the sky. Watching a candle flame is meditative, you see it dance gracefully around the wick, it breathes with life and power. The soft crackle of a campfire is soothing and its glow penetrates deep to our core. Fire is healing in many ways, yet it can be devastating and destructive, it has a subtle warning that hisses from within; it can be your comfort and teacher, as well as your destroyer.
Fire has been a source of magic and ritual in many cultures and religions, it has been the keeper of life in myths, the symbol of gods, it has been consulted to divine the future. Fire is a source of life as it warms the cold nights of winter and cooks our food to ease our hunger. The fire of the sun allows us to grow food for eating and flowers for medicines and beauty. It truly is the make up of our spirit.
I find myself lighting candles nightly because they bring so much calm and comfort into my life. I light them with intentions and payers, I visualize my desires being pulled into my life by their gentle glow, like curious moths. Often when I am doing a reading or needing to feel inspired I will light a candle because I know that benevolent spirits are attracted to their glow. There is a natural energy that is emitted from a candle flame that isn’t produced by artificial light.
If you feel like you need a little something extra in your life light a candle and say a prayer, ask for something special as you light it. Write out a little poem or a few little “request” and tuck them underneath the base of a candle. If you are missing someone, who is living or passed carve their name into the side of the soft wax and light the candle, speaking your feelings to the flame knowing that it will be heard in their heart and soul. The spirits of those who have passed do not see artificial light, they only see natural light… so they will see the soft glow of a candle.
Whenever I travel I love to light candles at the local churches because I feel like each one has a special energy that lives within its walls. I remember lighting candles in London, Mexico, New York City, and many other places… each one had a special prayer with a special energy guiding it swiftly to the Universe. Use this magic to bring a little light into your life. Find a special candle that has a sweet scent and as it burns allow yourself to be lulled into a meditative state. Make it a mental cue that its time to relax when you light this particular candle. Fire light will sooth you and calm you… it will allow you to access your own inner wisdom.
Another practice that I love, is to write all the things that I want to release from my life on pieces of paper and then I burn them in the flame of a brand new white or black candle to release them from my life. Its a powerful practice that I suggest all of you try. But remember to respect fire as it is a powerful and uncontrollable element. Fire can have a mind of its own so watch it, respect it and thank it. Whenever you are lighting a candle with intention see how the flame dances. Does it strand tall and straight, or poke around, bobbing back and forth, or does it waver and struggle to burn bright? This can all be symbolic of the energy you are sending to your intention.
If you want to take it another step further you can burn candles based off of their color. All colors hold powerful energy and the psychology of colors is something that has been explored for some time. Trust your own intuitive feeling about colors, what do you think they represent? If you see white as the color of peace and purity then use that if you are trying to draw those energies into your life. If you see red as passion then light red candles to bring a little spark back into your love life. You can find many books and lists of colors if you are interested in learning the long-standing symbolism associated with them.
I hope you find the time to consciously manifest and to pull what you want into your life. Try this simple exercise and see what happens, I bet that powerful results will follow if you trust it. Here is a list of a few meanings of colors that I have created from personal use:
White: Purity, divinity, light, peace, healing, spirit guides and the 7th (crown) chakra.
Black: Mystery, the universe, protection, wisdom, the feminine aspects of the divine, change, winter and spirit communication.
Red: passion, romance, sexuality, power, summer, anger, lust, creativity and the 1st (root) chakra.
Blue: Communication, healing, animals, clarity, the angels, harmony/serenity, and the 5th (throat) chakra.
Green: Nature, spring, prosperity, fairies, healing, Mother Earth/goddess, and the 4th (heart) chakra.
Yellow: Confusion, empathy and telepathy, earth spirits/energy, the sun, awakening, renewal, power and the 3rd (solar plexus) chakra.
Purple: psychic abilities, awareness, magic, higher power, the celestial bodies, sensitivity, understanding, higher education, and the 6th (third eye) chakra.
Orange: Work, career, health, nutrition, abundance, and the 2nd (sacral) chakra.
Pink: love, friendship, healing, understanding, forgiveness, matters of the heart and the 4th (heart) chakra.
Brown: Stability, hearth and home, finances, work problems, grounding and letting go.
Gray: protection, invisibility, fear, compromise and neutralizing.
This is my personal list and associates, feel free to add or take away from whatever I have listed here.
© Shaheen Miro 12/12/2011