The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Feeding the Hungry Ghost

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Rice is a simple form of spiritual cleansing used in a similar way to sea salt. This is what I call a “psychic vacuum” because it draws out, and absorbs negative energies. Sometimes people will…

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How to Spiritually Cleanse Another Person

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

Taurus: Yellow

Gemini: Light Blue

Cancer: Emerald

Leo: Orange

Virgo: Navy

Libra: Pastel Blue

Scorpio: Brown or Deep Red

Sagittarius: Gold or Dark Yellow

Capricorn: Garnet

Aquarius: Turquoise

Pisces: Pink

© Shaheen Miro 2015

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Feeding the Hungry Ghost

Rice is a simple form of spiritual cleansing used in a similar way to sea salt. This is what I call a “psychic vacuum” because it draws out, and absorbs negative energies. Sometimes people will combine (white) rice and sea salt for spiritual cleansing rituals, especially in Feng Shui traditions.

The use of rice for spiritual cleansing is rooted in the Ghost Culture of China, and Japan.

There is an old Buddhist belief that there are hungry ghost roaming the earth seeking food, and liberation from pain. These ghost are the shadows of the dead who in life were greedy, evil and unsavory. Upon their death they are cursed with very large stomachs that are never full, and tiny mouths only big enough for one grain of rice to pass through at a time.

The Chinese Ghost Festival is an annual celebration in honor of the dead. According to, ChinaCulture.org, “The Chinese Ghost Festival is also called “Half July” (Lunar). It is a popular occasion celebrated throughout China on the 15th day of the seventh lunar month”. This is the time of year when these hungry ghost roam freely looking for sustenance. People honor them with offerings of Rice to keep them at bay, and stop them from causing misfortune.

Feeding the Hungry Ghost is an ancient ritual for appeasing the roaming spirits of the land, and in-turn protecting the home, and those within from their negativity. This is an offering for the ancestors, and a protective barrier for the home.

To perform the ritual of Feeding the Hungry Ghost gather a bowl of white rice. Say a prayer of thanks for those who have passed on, over the bowl. Then with the bowl of rice, walk the parameter of your home, laying a circle of rice around the foundation. A small amount of rice will do!

Halloween is the traditional time to honor the dead, and our ancestors. Perform the ritual of Feeding the Hungry Ghost during Halloween to observe this practice. This will keep your home safe from negative energy, as the veil between worlds grows thinner. You can even leave a bowl of rice by the front door, or on grave stones to honor the dead.

Here are a few more ways to use Rice for Spiritual Cleansing:

  • Place a bowl of rice, and sea salt in each window of your home. This will serve as a protective barrier absorbing and disempowering negative energy that comes in your home… including ghost, and stray entities.
  • Fill a bowl, or plate with rice (any kind will do). Place crystals, jewelry, Tarot decks, and other objects on the rice to absorb negative energy, and thoroughly cleanse them. Discard after two or 3 uses.
  • Place uncooked rice in a muslin sachet, and tie tightly shut. Place this in your bath water, along with some lemongrass essential oil. Soak in the tub for 15-20 minutes. Do not wash with soap, or any body products this is strictly for spiritual cleansing. Dispose after each bath.
  • Make a circle of salt around the base of any object, or place to create a protective barrier… as described above in the ritual of the Hungry Ghost.
  • Infuse white rice with camphor essential oil by placing a few drops on uncooked rice, and tossing it about to coat each grain. Then place handfuls of the rice in sachets, or bowls around the home as a protective amulet. You can even leave them in the car, or on your person.

Happy Halloween!

© Shaheen Miro 2014

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The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Cleansing Floor Powder

Spiritually cleansing your home is a practical way to create positive change in your life. As you clear away unnecessary stray energy from your home, you release unintentional debris from your life. Because your home is a reflection of your inner world, and is directly connected to your spirit… it’s best to keep it fresh and vibrant.

Spiritual cleansing floor powders are much like store bought floor powders that you sprinkle on carpets, and then sweep up. You can make your own natural floor powders with an added magical kick! This is a simple technique that you can uses for your daily cleaning. It’s easy and adds an extra layer of freshness!

You will need to gather together two basic ingredients: Baking Soda, and Crushed Sea Salt. This will be the base of our powder. Both work wonders for clearing away negative and stagnant energy. We will add some botanicals to the base.

The following botanicals are wonderful for clearing away negative energy, and warding off unwanted vibrations:

Basil: Attracts positive energy, and benevolent spiritual influences. Freshens the Aura, and gives it a magnetic quality. Will clear away lower vibrating energies and entities.

Hyssop: One of the Holy plants for spiritual cleansing. It strips away negative energy and replaces it with good vibrations. It will bring environments into equilibrium, especially after highly charged emotional conflicts.

Mint: Infuses the aura with a subtle, happy vibration. Creates an atmosphere of peace, love and understanding. Wonderful to freshen the air, and release mental clutter. Not as aggressive as some botanicals.

Parsley: This is an herb of prosperity and abundance. This will wash away hardship and stagnation with money and business. Very good herb to use if you are feeling uninspired in your space and ready for a change. Works well when combined with other botanicals, or to “freshen” things up between major cleansings.

Rose: Ooh my favorite botanical to use for spiritual cleansing. It is light, gentle, and very very effective. It keeps the energy field strong, and vibrating at a high frequency. This keeps negative at bay because it essentially cannot be in the space.

Rosemary: Works wonders because of its astringent qualities. Great for clearing a space after major work has been done, or a crowed has left. This is another herb that works well to keep things fresh in between major cleansings. It can be combined with Mint, and Sage with good results. Also, this is a nice cleansing agent when preparing a space for spiritual contact.

Rue: Another one of the Holy botanicals. This is, along with Hyssop, one of the most powerful cleansing botanicals. Used to clear away negativity lingering from spiritual work, unwanted visitors and entities, and any other strange vibrations that you cannot shake. Works well to help bring things back into harmony. Sometimes this will clear away things you didn’t expect to lose!!

Sage: One of the most common, and effective spiritual cleansing botanicals. Regarded as sacred among Native Americans, and other shamanic cultures. It is a beautiful herb that enlightens the mind and spirit, and brings things into unison. It is has a way of moving things along without a fight!

Vervain: A wonderful herb that enhances the affects of other herbs. It also clears away psychic attacks and things pertaining to dreams.

Now, Gather together your base ingredients of Crushed Sea Salt, and Baking Soda. Then choose one or more of the botanicals listed above. All will be helpful; one may jump out at you. Trust your intuition.

In a large bowl mix together 1 cup of crushed sea salt, and 1 cup of Baking Soda. Add 1/2 – 1 cup of your chosen botanical to the mixture. If you decide to use more than one botanical do a ½ of each. Stir the mixture together well using a wooden spoon. Be sure to stir the mixture in a clockwise motion. I like to do this 7, 9, or 13 times.

I like to say a prayer over the mixture, or visualize the herbs and botanicals working together and forming a glowing light over the mixture. Use your creative visualization infuse divine light into the powder. Any power, or words of affirmation are suitable.

If you are unable to find powdered botanicals, you can also use essential oils. Either will be suitable. You can even use both! Essential oils will add a lot of fragrance to the mixture!

When you are finished carry the mixture from room to room, and sprinkle a handful around the floor. Especially let it settle in any messy areas where dust and dirt have collected (those are fertile breeding ground for negative energy!).

You can let the mixture sit on the carpet for 10-15 minutes. Then go through each room, sweeping, or vacuuming up the powder. As you clear it away, visualize all the negative and stagnant energy that has collected in your space being dissolved and swept away. Again, you can say a prayer, or affirmation of blessing.

Discard the dirt and powder in the trash, and remove the bag from your home immediately.

If you want to smudge with sage afterward you can. This will enhance the powders benefits. You can also light blessed candles to keep the energy flowing and fresh.

You should feel so fresh and so clean!!

Please, experiment with different herbs and botanicals. You may find one that really stands out to you over the others. Do this as often as you like. Once a week would be ideal.

 

© Shaheen Miro 2014

 

 

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleaning and Protection: When Should You Spiritually Cleanse Your Home?

Spiritual hygiene feeds into the energetic story you are telling. If you practice good spiritual hygiene, you will add positive energy and abundance to your life. Paths will begin to open, and opportunities will fall in your life.

But spiritual cleansing is for more than just your body… it is for your home as well! Creating a high vibration in the home will add to your overall experience. Your home is a reflection of you. If you take care if it, then it will take care of you!

When should you spiritually cleanse your home?

1. When you first move in.

Whenever you first move into a space you should spiritually cleanse it. You should bless the space and remove any negative or stagnant energy that may be lingering in the space. Previous residents will leave their unique vibration on the space, and that vibration may not feed into the experience you are trying to have. Shifting this energy, and clearing the slate will empower you and the life you are beginning to lead in the new space.

2. When there is a fight or altercation.

It is especially important to clear the air after an intense fight or argument. Altercations in the home taint the atmosphere and leave an imprint on the delicate energy field that surrounds your home. If this is left unattended it can grow into a powerful force that influences your mood, and the interactions you have in the space. Do you have a room, or space in your home that always seems to instigate a fight? It’s time to clear the air!

3. When Tragedy has struck.

If there has been a tragedy in the home you should absolutely perform a cleansing. This will help to move the healing process along faster. A tragedy could be anything from a loss of a loved one, to a financial set back. Adding this positive vibration to the mix will ensure that you make it through trying times with grace.

4. When changes are being made.

Any time you are making change in the home such as construction, or moving things around, or downsizing you should perform some small act of cleansing. This will help things settle and patch up any psychic holes that may ensue from moving things around. Energy is like dust. If things are ruffled up… forgotten energies may show up!

5. When someone moves in or moves out.

Always, always, always do a cleansing when someone moves in or out of the space. This will help their energetic thumbprint align with, or disconnect from the space. Remember, your home is a living energetic being just like you. Everything in the space, or that comes in contact with the space weaves into the energetic structure. Sometimes adding or taking something away will shake things up and cause a feeling of chaos. This usually settles in time, but with a little spiritual cleansing, things will equalize much faster.

6. After illness has been in the household.

Illness vibrates at a low level. When illness falls upon your home it will weaken the vibration and pull things downward. To counteract this you should lift the spirits of the space. This often helps the healing process along faster. This can be a major illness, or a minor cold!

7. When someone dies.

Again, when someone leaves/dies you want to disconnect their energy from the energetic vibration of the space. Don’t fear that you are forgetting about them, or keeping their spirit from visiting… this process helps to bring healing to the space and the people the live in it. When we are grieving there is a need to look forward. If you keep yourself in old worn-out energy patterns you begin limiting yourself, and giving away abundant energy that could be invested in more important dreams and goals.

8. After the winter.

Winter is time of rest and recuperation. Though it can turn into stagnation. The energy in your home will begin to get stuffy and cluttered though the winter. Doing a major “energetic” spring-cleaning will propel things forward into full bloom! Where do you think spring-cleaning came from! Out with the old and in with the new!

Stay tuned for more tips on spiritual cleanings in the home! We will learn more about creating beautiful sacred space!

If you are interested in a personal consultation to discuss spiritually cleansing your home, please contact me, here.

© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part Three

Spiritually cleansing yourself after a break-up will shift your life into a much better direction. You will feel empowered, uplifted and renewed. The process will take time. The more open you are to the healing the faster things will move forward.

After any kind of ending or loss it is important to spiritually cleanse your home. Your home is a reflection of your inner state. If you begin making changes in the home, the result will be intense internal shifts. This is the kind of healing traction you need to raise your vibration and move yourself forward.

  1. Remove things that remind you of the past. The person. The break-up. You want to get rid of anything that will keep an energetic connection between you and your ex. Sometimes there are things that hold memories that you just can’t part with, either it is too sentimental, or they are essential to your daily life. These things link into your energetic pattern and sway where you are vibrationally. If you must keep it try tucking it away in a box for safe keeping until you are in a neutral place, or update it in some way to make it “yours” again.
  2. Spiritually Wash your home. You can make a simple wash with spring water and sea salt. You can add vinegar to the wash or lemon juice. A touch of rose water is always good. You can even make a strong tea from white sage and add it to the spring water. Imagine the wash being filled with vibrant white light. Wash the entire space. Walls, floors baseboards, windows, all objects. Anywhere dirt and dust collect, energy will collect.
  3. Smudge your home. Use sage, cedar or pine to smudge your home. Make sure to smudge in rooms where you spent most of your time together. Smudge in areas that are cluttered, or cramped. Make sure to get under tables, chairs, and in closets. The smoke from the smudge will clear away unintentional energy and lower vibrations that are left over from the relationship and break-up.
  4. Light blue and white candles. This brings uplifting energy into the space. You can say a prayer, or ask for your guides to surround you. See the home being filled with white light. Blue is the color of peace, calm and blessing. White is the color of purity and Spirit. Fire attracts positive vibrations.
  5. Redecorate! Remove old, worn-out things that no longer serve you. Purge the space of the unnecessary. Move furniture around. Repaint if you can. Add something new and inspirational to the walls. Anything that will signal to your mind and spirit that you are moving in a new direction. This will shake up the normal energy pattern in the space, and allow it to re-align with your new state of being.

Be ready for big changes to take place. If you are persistent and consistent with your process magic will start to happen. The more you create an atmosphere for the life you want, the easier you will get it!

Did you see Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part One, and Part Two?

Sending you lots of good vibes!

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The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part Two

Once you’ve worked through the mental and emotional portion of your break-up you can begin taking care of yourself again. Creating a spiritual cleansing routine will be a powerful way to shift your energy, and will procure the longevity of your positive hard work!

Try some of the tips on this list. Use all of them, or the ones that speak to you!

  1. Restore your energetic state with a healing session. After you’ve experienced any kind of trauma, or when dealing with heavy emotions you should work with an energy worker to cleanse, clear and restore your energy. Our natural state of being is happy and healthy! This can be done through Reiki, or some other modality of energy work. Reiki is a powerful tool because it shifts and mends energy on all levels to achieve a balanced state. Everyone could use an energy session, so now is the time to treat yourself! Read more about Reiki Healing.
  2. Take a spiritual cleansing bath. A spiritual cleansing bath releases debris from your aura and helps the emotional healing process happen faster. If you’ve just gone through a break-up you should do this everyday for a week (7 days). This will initially help ease and mend the loss, coupled with your positive mental/emotional work things will shine brighter much faster! After a week you can do it every other day or once every few days. Apple cider vinegar is really good for break-up baths. Read about Spiritual Cleansing Baths and Spiritual Cleansing Showers.
  3. Use rose water, or rose tea. Rose is a wonderful flower because its essence vibrates with love and healing. When used as a tea it will work from the inside out helping to repair your aura and attract positive influence. If used as a spray, rose water will help lift the atmosphere and the aura. This will attract lots of good people and energy into your life. Learn about Rose Water and Rose Tea (my two favorite things EVER).
  4. Create an empowerment plan. Do something affirmative and transformative for yourself. Begin taking a yoga class once a week, or do a quick yoga route every morning. Make a list of affirmations to help shift your way of thinking to a more positive and proactive state. Meditative because when you take time for stillness the voices in your head that are all jumbled begin to disentangle and you find clarity! Any act that makes you feel uplifted, and helps you move toward your goals will help you change your energy for the better. You start to raise your vibration, eliminating unnecessary clutter and getting more of what you want!

 

Did you see Spiritual Cleansing After a Bad Break-up Part One, and Part Three?

Sending you lots of good vibes!

Book your cleansing, here. (Leave a note saying Spiritual Cleansing, with your name and email!)

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© Shaheen Miro 2014