The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Citrine the Path Opener

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.

Citrine Labyrinth

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.

 

Other Ways to Use Citrine:

 

  1. Wear Citrine. You can access the influence of this powerful stone by simply wearing it. You can wear it as a pendent, or set in a piece of jewelry. Traditionally you would wear a stone as close to the body as possible. This can be done by tucking it into an undergarment, or creating a charm bag that can be worn under the clothes. Make sure to program your crystals by holding them and sending thought forms explaining what you need the crystal to do. This will activate it!
  2. Create an Elixir from Citrine. Citrine is a type of quartz, which makes it safe to use as an elixir. You can infuse spring water with the properties of citrine by adding a few citrine crystals to a fresh jar and placing it in sunlight for a few hours. This can be added to bath water to create a spiritual bath to infuse your aura, or you can drink the mixture alone or add it to tea, etc. Either way the water will yield the results of the stone. I find this method to be very effective.
  3. Place Citrine in a Purse. Traditionally citrine would be placed in a purse, or any place you would keep money. You can add a few crystals to your cash register. This will help keep the vibration of your money clear, and allow you to multiply by magnifying your intention of prosperity.

 

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

 

 

 

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Smoky Quartz

Smoky QuartzStones and crystals are regarded as seeds of power. Carry them on your person, or keep them in your home to add their unique vibration to the aura of whatever they interact with. They carry specific spiritual/energetic vibrations that can be used by anyone for a number of reasons.

Smoky Quartz is one of my favorite stones for spiritual protection. Smoky Quartz is translucent rock crystal that comes in varying shades of deep, tinted browns, and blacks. Just like other types of Quartz, it is found in points, clusters and tumbled.

Its presence is very grounding and often makes you feel calm, centered and focused. Because it’s energy is smooth, warm and enveloping it is easy for most people to befriend, and make a deep connection. I consider it an essential crystal to have in your tool kit! 

For centuries it has been regarded as a crystal of protection. It wards off negativity and harm, and adds a durable shield around a person’s aura. By keeping a piece of Smoky Quartz in your pocket, in a pouch, or pendent you will fortify your energy field and keep icky things at bay. This is ideal for extremely crowded settings, such as social events, work offices, or any other populated location.

Holding a crystal in your hand will allow you to neutralize any crazy chaotic energies that are floating around in your system, and help you to find equilibrium. It seems to work wonders for anxiety, and stomach issues. You can use Smoky Quartz for the sacral chakra, which is our energetic processing center, or where “gut feelings” occur!

Keeping a piece of Smoky Quartz in your home will act as a protective ward. This will keep stray energy, astral sludge, and other unwanted spiritual visitors from hanging around your home. I like to keep a Smoky Quartz point in each room, or around the perimeter of the home. This will make a protective force field that surrounds your home, and property.

If you are like me, then you LOVE a good soak in the tub. Spiritual cleansing baths are a practical way to keep your aura strong and healthy. Add a handful of sea salt, and a Smoky Quartz point to your bath water and soak for 15 minutes. This will draw stray energy from your aura, and boost your protective barrier.

Smoky Quartz is also a very helpful stone in dealing with rough situations, challenges and loss. Working with this stone will ease the pain of grief and loss, and it will begin to transform negativity, pain and shadows into a positive, radiant, and vital vibration!

You may want to keep a piece of Smoky Quartz around if you’ve recently lost a loved one, doing shadow or, or dealing with spirit contact and communication. This will allows you to process energies easily without fear of harm, or attracting unwanted energies.

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© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Protection Tea

In my personal practice I use tea for it’s therapeutic, medicinal and energetic properties. Herbs come from the earth and have a unique energy pattern that can be incorporated into our own to create dramatic shifts.

Recently I discussed how to use teas to repair the aura. Tea can also be used for energetic protection. Just like visualizing white light around you, these teas will activate an energetic barrier that strengthen and sustains your aura.

Ginger Tea

Ginger is a potent root that has a good kick of flavor. It’s used medicinally to help digestion and to jumpstart your immune system. Ginger makes a great base for most protection teas. Start with a good piece of fresh ginger root that you can grind into a teapot with some hot water.

When using ginger it’s good to start with a little and keep adding to it. Some people find it too strong in large doses. Use it sparingly.

Alone, ginger has a very grounding affect. It pulls the aura in tightly so that nothing is hanging out! And adds a good dense layer of energy around the outside boundaries.

For one pot of tea add 2-3 teaspoons of ground ginger root, to 3 cups of spring water.

Ginger and Sage Tea 

Sage is another herb that has become a staple in spiritual cleansing and protection. Sage is best known for its ability to expel negative energy. When used as a tea, sage releases negative energy and fortifies the fibers of the aura.

When sage and ginger are combined it grounds and centers, which helps to keep a clear energy field and adds a boundary of very solid protection.

For one pot of tea add 2-3 teaspoons of ground ginger root, one cup of sage leaves, to 3 cups of spring water.

Ginger and Cinnamon Tea 

Cinnamon is a fiery bark that carries a punch of energy. This tends to be a little more aggressive than the more grounded energy of ginger, but the two compliment each other well.

When used a tea, cinnamon will add heat to the Aura and create a shield of “Don’t Touch Me” energy! Add ginger to that mix and you have a double layer of protection. One that blazes bright and one that is very solid.

For one pot of tea add 2-3 teaspoons of ground ginger root, 3 cinnamon sticks, to 3 cups of spring water.

For Any Tea

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 any form of Divinity you feel connected to.

A NOTE ON TEA

Experiment with the above combinations. Each herb could be used alone, or all together. These are just suggestions. Make sure to do your research before ingesting any herbal tea to see if you are allergic or if you have any health issues that may be affected by these.

I hope these techniques offer something for your spiritual practice!

Please, let me know if you have any other questions.

Comment below, or tweet @ShaheenMiro #TheGypsyTalks

DISCLAIMER 

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 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Where Can You Get a Spiritual Cleansing?

Sample30TheLiliesDo you want a spiritual cleansing?

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?

Right here!

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!)

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© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Circle of Protection

The circle is a continuous, unbroken figure. It signifies unity, completion, infinity and cycles. By nature the circle is a boundary that has no opening, making the interior a space that is untouchable. For this reason the circle is a sacred protective sigil.

Creating a circular boundary is an ancient form of spiritual protection. The space within the circle becomes consecrated ground. The circle itself becomes a barrier keeping all unwelcomed things at bay.

A protective circle can be placed around buildings, objects and people. Anything stationary can be easily placed in a circle.

A circle of salt is one of the most common, and powerful ways to create a protective boundary. Simply draw a circle around the object with a fine line of sea salt. As you lay the circle envision the salt glowing a bright violet color. Whatever is within the circle’s interior is protected from harm.

You can create a protective boundary by making a circle of red thread. Encircle whatever you are trying to protect, and then tie the threads ends together by knotting it three times.

You can use cornmeal in the same manner as salt. You can even draw a circle with white or red chalk. The circle and the substance combined create an energetic barrier that cannot be penetrated by negative energetic influences.

The protective quality of the circle is temporary. Reform the circle at least every few weeks. Or more often if the boundary has been tampered with or has withstood strong negative blows.

Creating a protective circle around your home is a very basic way to use this effective tool!

© Shaheen Miro 2013

The Gypsy’s Tricks For Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Psychic Armor

Do you feel icky in public? Does your mood instantly change for no reason? Do you ever feel thick clouds hanging heavy over a room? Do you experience thoughts that come from nowhere? How about feeling like someone is in your bubble? Sounds like you need to put on some psychic armor!

The Reality of Energy

There is a never endless storm of energies brewing around you. Energy hangs heavy in the air and floats about, mostly, undetected. People invade your space by trying to intermingle their alien energies with your own. It is easy to be caught in the tangled web of energy, which leads to mood poisoning, energetic cords and attachments. These are all signs of a weakened psychic shield.

The importance of surrounding yourself with energetic protection is the utmost! Your energy is a glowing, swirling mass of beautiful golden light. It is magnetic, brilliant and sparkling. To quote Gollum, it is, “The precious!” Your energetic field is your life force, a conglomeration of everything that you are… and if you aren’t psychically protected, everything you encounter!

Your aura is filled with all the thoughts, feelings and experiences you have. You’ve also collected a number of attachments, and cords in your aura, which eat away at your energy and leave you drained. It’s the equivalent of leaving your wifi unlocked… But WORSE!

You Need Psychic Protection When

If you have difficulty sleeping at night. If you feel foggy at work. If you are drained after spending time with a particular person. If you are drained, angry, anxious, depressed, physically sick and spaced out. If you feel like people are pulling at your energy, thus draining it. Or you are taking on other people’s energy.

You can become a victim to a psychic vampire (someone who sucks away your essence) or pick up empathetic impressions (you take on the emotions/ mental state of someone else).

Protect your energy! Protect your life-force! Protect your precious!

What You Can Do

Surround yourself with a shield of protection! Regardless of how you perceive Divinity, you have access to spiritual protection. You should surround yourself with a beautiful bubble of divine light. Have you had your does of white light today?

If not… try this! Visualize a white light falling from above, like water, encompassing your entire body, from head to toe. See the light surround you in a warm, robust bubble of white fire. As you surround yourself, set the intention that, “Only energies serving my highest good may enter this divine shield”. Nothing can cross this shield!

Take It a Step Further

Visualize a shield of mirrors, reflecting outward, surrounding the bubble of white light. These mirrors will deflect any negativity and harm sent your way. Intended, “All harm and negativity sent toward me shall be deflected”.

If you are feeling particularly vulnerable you can call your angels and spirit guides in. Remember, your guides are most helpful when you ask for them. You can ask for the aid of any angel, deity, master or saint that feels right to you.

I often call upon Archangel Michael. He is the divine protector. His energy is intense, vibrant, loving and extremely powerful. He always appears to me as a tall, dark headed man, with a beautiful smile, chiseled jaw and sturdy figure. His eyes burn with devotion and authority. His gestures are gentle, and filled with grace. He wields a fiery sward to ward off harm, and cut through negativity.

When I call Archangel Michael, I ask him and his band of helpers to stand beside me. To protect me from all harm. And to cut away any negative and stray energy which may be affecting me. I know without a doubt that he is there.

Explore what works for you!

Begin with the simple white light exercise. This is the easiest way to protect yourself. You can do it in a flash. Whenever you are feeling invaded and vulnerable, close your eyes, take a deep breath and see the light surround you. Zip yourself in tight!

You may find a certain color, other than white, makes you feel safe and secure. You can surround yourself with colors of any particular intention, along with your white light. You can see yourself surround by a shield of any material. Whatever works for you to create a strong and sturdy energetic shield!

Try it before taking the bus to work, or before going into a stressful meeting or entering a busy coffee shop.

See what happens. It couldn’t hurt to try a little white light!! I promise it will help.

What psychically unsafe situations have you found yourself in? Have you experienced any of these symptoms? How do you protect yourself psychically?

© Shaheen Miro 2013

The Gypsy’s Ticks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Jack-O-Lanterns

It’s my favorite time of year…Halloween! I’m sure you’ve felt the chill of an unseen visitor or the faint smell of perfume out of nowhere or maybe you’ve heard a few raps on the attic door as you passed by. Don’t be surprised, it’s Halloween the traditional time when the veil between this world and the world beyond is at it’s thinnest! Now the spirits of those who have passed are free to roam among us!

Have you ever wondered why we dress up on Halloween? Or maybe why we light Jack-O-Lanterns? It’s very simple really; these are tools of protecting ourselves from the otherworldly visitors. We wear mask so that the living and the dead can walk freely among each other without detection. We light the Jack-O-Lantern for safety.

The Jack-O-Lantern is an ancient tool of spiritual protection from ghost, demons, evil and harm. The Celts would carve gnarly faces into gourds, vegetables and pumpkins as a way to scare off anything that went bump in the night.

So if you are feeling particularly spooked this Halloween, and you want to ward off a few unwelcomed guest… carve some fancy pumpkins with toothy grins and twisted smiles. Light a black candle to place in the center and say this little prayer:

“Spirits roaming on Halloween Night,

Unwanted guest that give a fight,

I summon the protection of the Jack-O-Lantern’s light,

Ward off all evil that may elude my sight.”

Happy Halloween!!

© Shaheen Miro 10/28/2012

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: The Psychic Vacuum

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If you’ve been keeping up with The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection, then here is a new tip that is easy and affective. I call this “The Psychic Vacuum”. It’s a great way to continually cleanse a space of negative energy, without much effort on your part.

All you will need for this method is amethyst crystals. You will need at least one amethyst crystal per room or space you are working in. It doesn’t matter how big or small the stone is, or if it’s raw or tumbled. If there is an area that tends to feel especially “off” or tense then you may wish to add more than one amethyst crystal.

Step one: You will need to run the amethyst crystals under cold water for a few seconds. This washes away built up energy within the crystal. And if you want you can run white light into the crystal as explained in the introduction.

Step two: Hold the crystals in your hands to activate them. All you need to do is cup your hands around the crystals and with eyes closed, envision them acting like a vacuum or filter, sucking all negative energy out of the atmosphere and allowing only positive, light energy to remain!

Step three: Place a crystal in a secure place within each room you are cleansing. You could put them in corners, inside vases, in the fruit bowl on the counter, on shelves or even out in the open.

Once placed, the crystals filter the energies that hang in the atmosphere of the room, allowing only positive energy to remain. This is very affective and can be combined with other forms of cleansing.

Step four: Empty the vacuum! Every few weeks gather the crystals and repeat the first three steps again. It’s important to clear away any energy that they’ve “vacuumed” up! You may want to do this more frequently if the energy is feeling especially chaotic or after a dramatic event in the space. 

For a personal cleansing you can follow the first two steps (cleansing and activating the crystal). Then with the amethyst held in-hand, rub it along your body as if you were washing off with a bar of soap. This will allow the crystal to absorb any negative or stagnant energy lingering within your aura.

Do this as often as you like! After you’ve “vacuumed off”, run the crystal under cold water and store it in a safe place until your next session.

Have fun and check back for more tips and ticks!

© Shaheen 8/14/2012

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Introduction

Have you ever stepped into a room that felt peculiar? Have you ever placed your hands on an object that just didn’t feel right? Have you ever found yourself in a foul mood for no reason? Sounds to me like you need some spiritual cleansing and protection!!

We have all had those uncanny experiences of taking on another persons mood, feeling on edge in a room after a fight, or not wanting to go near that old object for no logical reason. It may seem like it’s all in your head, but it’s actually you being affected by energy.

We are all made up of energy, we are constantly interacting with energy and we are always directing energy. Thought forms linger and hang heavy in the air like bubbles. Energy collects like dust. Everything takes on an aura that is part intrinsic life force and part accumulated clutter of everything that has ever come into contact with it… you included!

Spiritual cleansing is the act of energetically clearing the slate. You wipe away all debris that has accumulated over time from different experiences. This can make a space feel lighter and brighter, it can improve your mood and release any uneasy feelings that may hang in the atmosphere.

Everything can be spiritually cleansed and protected. Begin with yourself and your home. But don’t neglect spiritually cleansing and protecting your vehicle, your pets and all other objects in your life! Always spiritually cleanse anything foreign you’ve drug into your life: old furniture, books, objects from the thrift-store, everything!

Spiritual cleansing should be a part of your daily routine. If you practice spiritual cleansing and protection you will feel much more vital and positive. You give yourself the chance to fully utilize your energy for conscious manifestation!

So I’m sure by now you are asking, “How do I do this magical business?” ….well let me share with you a few basic techniques:

Basic Spiritual Cleansing Exercise:

Fumigation is one of the simplest and most effective forms of spiritual cleansing. This lifts the negative or stray energetic debris creating a fresh and balanced aura.

All you need is a smudge of cedar or sage or a stick of your favorite incense.

Light your smudge and begin wafting the smoke around whatever object you are cleansing or yourself if you are performing a self-cleansing. Allow the smoke to encompass the object.

You can also perform this simple ritual in your home by wafting smoke into corners, closets, doorways and windows. Make sure you allow smoke to creep into the dark places. Remember, if it collects dust, then it collects stray energy!

I recommend doing this weekly or when you are feeling under the weather or need to clear the air! This should also be performed anytime you bring a new object into your life or if you move into a new space.

Basic Spiritual Protection Exercise:

Spiritual protection is a form of “sealing” the aura so that good energies stay in and unwanted energies stay out. This will disentangle your energy from that of other people and stop you from taking on the mood of others or keep you from feeling drained.

Basic visualization is all you need for this exercise. Close your eyes, focus on your breathing and allow yourself to get to a place of ease. Begin by seeing a waterfall of pure, white light flowing from the Universe and encompassing whatever you are spiritually protecting.

The white light will create a spiritual force field around the object of your visualization. I recommend doing this as often as possible. You should begin each day by spiritually protecting yourself. Put up your white light before meetings, if you are meeting with someone particularly cantankerous, or when you are on edge.

You can read more about white-light exercises, here.

There are many forms of spiritual protection and cleansing. Some are more in-depth than others, but the basic results are the same. I will be posting new tips, tricks and techniques regularly.

 

© Shaheen 7/29/2012