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.

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.

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

HAVE QUESTIONS?

COMMENT BELOW, OR TWEET @SHAHEENMIRO #THEGYPSYTALKS

© Shaheen Miro 2014

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: 4 Ways to Spiritually Cleanse in the Shower

Spiritual cleansing baths are among the most powerful and effective forms of clearing negative energy from your aura. I suggest a spiritual cleansing bath at least once a week to help things stay fresh and vibrant.

Recently, I was asked a very good question, how do you take a spiritual bath if you only have a shower?

I have a few suggestions for those of you who don’t have a shower, or don’t enjoy soaking in the bathtub.

White Light Waterfall

An easy method of spiritual cleansing in the shower is to visualize white light falling from the shower head with the water. Close your eyes as you feel the warm water soothing you, see the light begin to glow vibrant, golden white, as it washes over you it lifts the debris and heavy energy from your aura. This is an effective method that you can practice every morning when you shower!

Crystal Cleansing

I am a big believer in crystals! They are wonderful tools for moving, shifting, attracting, and banishing energies. I’ve written before about the psychic vacuum… this is when you use an amethyst crystal to absorb negative energy in a room or from your aura. You can adapt this method for the shower.

Find a nice sized crystal that fits comfortably in your hand. While you are showering begin to rub it across your body, or just an inch over it, as if you are washing with a bar of soap. Visualize the crystal absorbing the negative energy that has accumulated in your aura. My favorite crystals to use are: clear quartz, amethyst, and citrine.

Make sure you place the crystal in a bowl of sea salt after each use!

Herbal Sachets

I love using herbs and other minerals my spiritual cleansing baths. You can adapt most of these by using a sachet. In a small muslin sachet (the kind used for tea) place a handful of herbs that are good for cleansing (or other energetic properties you want to infuse your aura with). Good choices are… sage, cedar, rosemary, lavender, or hyssop (Make sure that you aren’t allergic!). You can also fill the sachet with white rice, sea salt, garlic, or crystals.

To use the sachet rub it over your body, again, like a bar of soap while you shower. Let the warm water infuse the herbs within to release their properties. Most sachets can be used a few times. Re-place as needed. You can use tea bags in much the same way if you have an appropriate herbal mixture.

Miscellaneous

Here are a few other methods you can use.

If you don’t have time for a cleansing bath, and aren’t interested in a shower, then you can also fill the sink with warm water and a few drops of essential oil (Lavender, Tea Tree, Sage, Citrus) or vinegar. Use the water to wash your face, hands, and feet. Use a fresh washcloth and towel to dry off.

Make a sachet over some of the above ingredients. Place the sachet in a large mixing bowl. Pour boiling water over the sachet, as if you were making a nice cup of tea. With a towel or scarf cover your head and the bowl to allow the steam to wash over your face (just like a traditional steam facial).

Fill a spray bottle with fresh spring water and a fresh drops of essential oil (any of the ones mentioned above). Or make a pungent herbal tea to fill the spray bottle. After you’ve showered, spray your body down with the mixture. This will freshen the aura!

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

Did you enjoy this post? You may also like:

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

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: A Spiritual Bath

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Energetic Investments 

The Gypsy’s Tricks for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection: Chinese Vinegar 

© Shaheen Miro 2013