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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
The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir is a powerful tool for spiritual cleansing, and protection. It is draws on the power of botanicals, lunar energy, and Reiki to create a high vibration that eliminates negative vibrations, and influence… leaving the aura feeling lighter, and sealed from negativity.
Here are a few ways to use the Gypsy’s Aura Elixir.
1. Spray the elixir around yourself to help lighten your mood, and slough off negative/stray energies. This is a great way to prepare yourself for a heavy situation, or after. It works wonders when going into a high-traffic place. Or when dealing with difficult people.
2. If the energy off your home, or space feels especially heavy mist the room. Focus on corners, and openings. This is especially helpful after an altercation, or if there has been illness or loss in the home.
3. When you are having trouble sleeping, or you are experiencing nightmares mist the elixir throughout your bedroom, around your sleeping area, and around yourself. Focusing on the crown, and base of the head.
4. If you’ve are bringing a new object home, whether it was purchased new, or second hand. Everything carries a vibration and that vibration may not settle well with you, or your space. Lift the aura of the object by misting it a few times. Or wetting a rag with a dab of the mist and lightly washing it off.
5. Add a splash of the elixir to your cleaning solution. It is great to wash the floors, and walls of your home and business. This will help bless the space, and clear out unwanted energies that may be lingering. Do this at least once a month.
6. Create a spiritual cleansing bath by adding a handful of sea salt, and a splash of the elixir to your bath water. Soak for 15 minutes, allowing yourself to relax into a meditative state. Just be with the scent, and the warmth. This will help you unwind, and melt away icky energy in your aura.
7. Use the mist to bless objects such as crystals and candles before using them in energy work, prayer, or healing.
8. Keep a bottle at work! Mist it around your office, or yourself before a heavy meeting. Or when you feel like things are growing tense, or stagnant in the area.
Have fun! Be creative. The Gypsy’s Aura Elixir can be used in so many ways!
© Shaheen Miro 2015
The Wolf Moon in Cancer January 5,6,7 2015
The Full Moon in January is called, The Wolf Moon. This full moon is in Cancer, which allows us to access our thoughts and emotions, and to channel this keen sensitivity into knowledge and insight. This is especially beneficial with relationships, and connections to key people in your life.
As the Wolf Moon is regarded as the time of letting go of the old, and embracing the new make some symbolic gestures of cleansing dust from the last year, and welcoming the blessing of this year in your life. This is also a powerful time to bless your home.
Do this by thoroughly cleaning your home. Washing the floors, walls and windows. Dust all the areas of the room, especially the hidden nooks and crannies. Get ride of things you no longer use. Donate or give them away.
Burn sage, fresh white candles, and place a bowl of sea salt in each room to absorb stray energy. Purchase a bouquet of desirable flowers and place them in the entrance of your home as a token of new life, success and vitality flowing into your home.
This is a good time to purchase something new for yourself as well! A nice picture, mirror or lamp. Something that adds to the atmosphere of your home.
The intense energy circulating around right now may be a bit overwhelming, but stay grounded and intentional with your efforts. Let go of the past year, and ground yourself in your 2015 goals.
To honor the Wolf Moon you can also take a moment of solitude. Light a white, or violet candle to honor the energies of the moon. Sit in meditation, and let it’s flame lull you into the in-between. You may light incense to set the moon, musk is an appropriate scent for this time. Focus on all the things you are releasing, and ask blessings for the New energy that is coming into you life.
Be particularly aware of any insight you are receiving at this time as your intuition is extra charged with the Full Moon, and the energy of Cancer. Take note of anything that comes to you… especially in dreams.
Be good to yourself!
© Shaheen Miro 2015
The Winter Solstice is the return of the Sun. This is a time to honor the graceful flow of age, and death. And to welcome the light back into our lives. As you release the old… as we did in October, you begin to make space and call in energy for new projects, new life, and good feelings.
Allow yourself time to honor the new light that is coming in. Honor yourself because you are the light of your own life. This is a powerful preparation for the New Year, and will empower the goals and aspirations that you set as we move into the coming year.
A Ceremony for Winter Solstice:
In a darkened room at Midnight gather together a tray with a symbol of light such as a fresh white candle, a token of property like a crystal, or gold coin, and a warm cup of ginger, cinnamon or spiced tea.
Create your sacred space by closing all doors, and windows, and sending any disturbances away. Set your items in the center of the room. When you are ready begin to drift into a meditate state. Breathing deeply. Swaying slowly.
Contemplate on the darkness of your own life. The fertile darkness. The uncomfortable darkness. The friendly darkness. The safe darkness. The confusing darkness. Take in all the feelings that surround the dark.
Push through those feelings. Release them into the night.
Begin to imagine a spark of light tin the center of your mind. A gentle, little spark. Like a star. Let that spark grow, and grow, and grow… until it becomes a ray. Until it becomes like the sun, and you are filled with light.
What does the light mean to you?
Now light the candle, or lantern. Speak to the flam. Rejoice in it. Give it thanks. Ask for it to shine throughout your life.
Take the token of prosperity in your hand, and hold it close to your heart. Muster feelings of gratitude and prosperity. Say a prayer of thanks for all the things that you’ve been given throughout the year. And say goodbye to the things that no longer serve you. Let the good move in. Create energetic space for your blessings.
Be with this feeling for a while. This is a talisman of prosperity. Keep it with you, or in your home.
When you’ve basked in feelings of gratitude and abundance shift your focus to what is next. Sip your tea. Take in its sweet and spicy taste. Let it fill your mouth, your head and your body. Let it move through you. Warming and reminding you of all the wonders that the light holds.
Send feelings of wonder and excitement into the future. This good energy will be waiting for you in the New Year.
Talk out loud to the Universe. Speak all the things you want to bring into your life in the New Year. Speak all the things you want to experience, change and feel. Be as honest, open and sincere as you can. Feel as if these things are already real.
Bask in this feeling.
When you are finished with your tea, and you have taken in all the energy of the light… give one last thank you.
Let the light burn out.
Keep your talisman of luck with you somewhere close… sleep with it under your pillow tonight.
The light is in your life. Honor it.
© Shaheen Miro 2014
The idea of the Labyrinth has always fascinated me because it is a metaphor for life. There are many challenges we encounter; we look for the “right” path to follow. But if you stop and be still you realize that the only path you can follow is the one before you. You must keep moving forward to reach your highest potential.
That doesn’t mean there is a set destiny that you are locked into. Life is a Labyrinth. There are many turns, dead-ends and complications. Sometimes you are completely lost, and completely confused. The truth is you cannot make it to the end of the maze if you sit down where you stand. Stay in motion!
I have found stones to be very beneficial in helping to shift energy to spiritually cleanse and create change. As I meditate on the idea of the Labyrinth I see the stone Citrine. This is the “Path Opener Stone”.
Citrine is a beautiful yellow and white stone with a crystalline structure that allows light to pass through its transparent surface. If you look closely amongst the cloudy areas of white and honey you will see glimmers of rainbow light. Citrine has a gentle feeling of empowerment and nourishment.
Citrine has been regarded as a stone of success and luck. It is said to attract prosperity to sales people and merchants. It shifts a perspective of lack, to one of abundance. Citrine has the energetic properties to bring about dreams.
Citrine never absorbs negative energy, so it never needs to be cleansed. It actually breaks up negative energy and helps to dissolve it in the atmosphere. Because it helps to nullify negative influence it increases your sense of personal power and allows you to have clarity of thoughts and emotions.
Mentally and emotionally citrine works to shift the thought patterns and feelings that are limiting your success. This stone simultaneously dissipates limiting vibrations, and pushes you upward to a more inspired state of being. This rise in vibration aligns you with Spirit and helps you live a more authentic life.
The source of energetic blocks doesn’t matter when working with this stone because it permeates the aura with a type of charge that releases blocks, and then realigns and magnetizes your energy field to attract positive influence. This is why it is called the Path Opener. It opens all the closed doors to success.
You can use the influence of citrine to help you work through your own personal labyrinth. This will work to clear away blocks and obstacles on your path, and energetically push you into a place of success.
To begin gather a few citrine crystals, a variety of markers, and a large sheet of white paper.
Give yourself some alone time. Put yourself in a relaxed state. Ground and center.
Contemplate where you are in life. Look at the areas that feel blocked, stagnant or negative. As yourself where you need to “freshen” things up, and create some traction to align you with your goals.
If you’ve picked 3 areas then draw a triangle on the sheet of paper. If you’ve picked 5 then draw a five-point star. Draw a large circle at each point, and in the circle write a word or phrase to sum up the blocked area you are working on shifting.
Now take one crystal per block you are working on. Cup it in your hand and focus on your breathing. Let yourself move into the essence of the crystal. Place your thoughts and feelings into the crystal programming it to create change in the chosen area. This will align the crystal with your intention. Now place the crystal at that point.
Do this for each blocked area.
Leave the crystal grid in a safe place where it will not be disturbed. You can visit often and reaffirm your intention. Let the grid stay active until you see change in each area.
As with all energy work… the power is in the intention! Be ready for change so that the crystals can begin helping you attract the life you want.
Originally Published in Soul Path Magazine
© Shaheen Miro 2014
Are you feeling dark, heavy, as if something is looming over you? Are you feeling like a streak of bad luck has entered your life? Or like something negative is following you?
Most likely you have a lot of “junk” trapped in your aura creating a negative energetic story. When you begin doing spiritual cleansing exercises this garbage will begin to dissipate and new, vibrant energy will take its place!
Where can you get a spiritual cleansing?
If you are a DIY mystic and wanting to do your own spiritual cleansing check out all the different techniques under, The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection!
There is a whole range of methods that I have personally used with great success. Try one of them. Try them all. Use them together.
Not confident in a DIY cleansing?
Set up a spiritual cleansing energy session today!
In a cleansing session we will partner together to shift and change the energy patterns you have created. You ultimately decide if you want to release nasty energetic cords and attachments, and shift limiting thoughts.
When you have an open mind, and heart and a willingness to make a change a spiritual cleansing session will push you into a new life!
We will pin point areas in your life and energy field that need to shift. The session will be done long distance and will follow up with a list of notes outlining what energies are present and what chakras are being blocked.
A spiritual cleansing session is a starting point! It helps you begin to re-tell your energetic story.
Follow up your session with meditation, affirmations and a few different methods of self spiritual cleansing presented here!
Book your cleansing, here. (Leave a note saying Spiritual Cleansing, with your name and email!)
Comment below, or tweet @ShaheenMiro #TheGypsyTalks
© Shaheen Miro 2014
The aura is composed of layers of energy intricately woven together. When there is a weak spot, or a hole in the aura, energy begins to leak away causing you to feel lethargic, disoriented, angry, or confused. Spiritual cleansing and shielding is essential to keep this from happening!
One trick to help strengthen and heal the aura is to use an Aura Repair Tea. This allows the gossamer fibers of the aura to reconstruct. Reweaving and repairing holes, leaks and tears.
Here are few recipes:
Rose and Sage Tea
You will see that I am very fond of roses in my spiritual cleansing recipes because they work in a very gentle way, but they yield big results. When taken as a tea the rose essence works with the natural structure of the aura to help regenerate itself. Sage is powerful because it purges the aura of negativity; the rose fills in the gaps!
For one pot of tea add 2 cups of dried rose petals, one cup of sage leaves, to 3 cups of spring water.
Let the tea steep for 5-10 minutes before drinking. As the tea steeps pray for divine light to bless the water. You can call on Mother Mary if you feel a connection with her essence.
Yarrow and Peppermint Tea
Yarrow purges the aura and jumpstarts it’s natural abilities to repair itself. It has a similar energy to rose, but it tends to be a little more protective because of its astringent qualities. Yarrow is the mythological plant used by Achilles, hence the Latin name, Achillea millefolium.
Peppermint lightens the aura and infuses it with a good dose of positive energy. Peppermint is a very magnetic herb and attracts “good fortune”. Peppermint is overall invigorating.
It’s good to add the two together because of Yarrows slightly bitter taste.
For one pot of tea add 3 teaspoons of dried yarrow flowers, one cup of dried peppermint leaves, to 3 cups of spring water.
A NOTE ON TEA
You can experiment with combining the above herbs. You can use all 4 together, or each separately. Yarrow shouldn’t be taken daily. Sage, Rose, and Peppermint can be taken daily. Peppermint is a wonderful tea to start the morning with because it jumpstarts physical body, and charges the aura.
DO NOT drink herbal teas if you are pregnant.
ALWAYS consult a doctor, and research the side effects of herbs before taking them internally.
I am NOT a doctor, nor am I liable for your health.
These recipes are for your personal use.
Use at your own risk!
© Shaheen Miro 2013
Rose water has become one of my all time favorite spiritual cleansing tools. Sometimes you just need a gentle lift in the atmosphere. I’ve found that using authentic rose water in an atomizer can bring about so many wonderful changes in the energy and texture of a persons aura, or the environment… not to mention it smells amazing!
There is something so soothing about the way rose water works. It envelops the energy in the area, and transmutes it into a lovely, delicate vibration that is conducive to peace and positive thinking. I like to mist my space before a reading. I also mist myself in the morning before my day begins to “lift my spirit” and at key times throughout the day.
I’ve found rose water to be a wonderful tool for creating a magnetic aura. When you mist yourself you raise your vibration and surround yourself in a beautiful glowing light that pulls positive people toward you. It helps you to communicate affectively, and eloquently.
Authentic rose water is the hydrosol by-product from distilled rose petals in the process of creating rose essential oil. It has such a lovely smell and it is great for your skin. It can be added to foods and drinks to infuse a delicious floral flavor!
Rose water has become such an essential part of my spiritual practice. I use it to bless objects, such as crystals, candles or things that I’ve thrifted. This is a great way to clear the object, and to give it a nice spark of magic!
© Shaheen Miro 2013