An Introduction to Spiritual Cleansing and Protection
Everything is Made of Energy
You are a vibrating, microcosmic Universe. A multifaceted being made of energy, and intention. You are not just your body… You are a corona of light and frequency. Some call this the Aura… The rainbow layers of color that surround you. I call this your energetic story!
Your energetic story is composed of your thoughts, ideas and beliefs about the world, and how you fit into it. On this energetic level you are pushing and pulling things into your life. Interacting with the people and places around you.
Everything begins on the energetic level. The state of your health, the state of your life. The people and situations that surround you. Everything is an out picturing of your inner world. Energy is like currency… You invest in, and feed whatever you place your attention on.
Most of us live our lives unaware of this powerful spiritual truth. Once you begin to understand that you are energy, you can begin to shift your focus and consciously manifest the life you want!
A Raging Storm
Through daily living we are interacting with energy. Energy floats through the air… The heavy excretion of negative thought forms: discontent, frustration, and negative self talk. These are the bi-product of daily living. These energies are dust accumulating on and around us. Energetic toxins.
Not to say there is no good energy and intention out there. But they just add to our vibrancy, and vitality. What we are concerned with is the negative, or stray energies that whirl around us clouding our spiritual receptors and tainting our energetic story. As if we are trying to paint the masterpiece of our lives with a dirty paintbrush.
There is no one to blame. No one is completely immune. The only antidote is self-care: spiritual cleansing and protection. As you raise your vibration, you do your part to raise the frequency of the psychic atmosphere around you. You could call this authentic, intentional living.
A Way of Life
Spiritual cleansing is psychic detoxification. Purging, and clearing out the aura. Spiritual hygiene aligns you to your highest good, your innate wisdom. Claiming energetic space activates magnetism to make magic happen!
Your mental/emotional sate is big players in your energetic story telling. Thoughts and feeling are active, alive forces that work to push, pull and clarify whatever you are bringing into your life. Negative thoughts and feelings have a low frequency causing disturbances in your aura, weakening your protection and inviting unwanted influence.
Emotions color and clarify thoughts. What you feel evokes what you think. As you accept limiting thoughts you invite more feelings. Creating cycle that is all too real, and very damaging.
Thankfully we have the power to disrupt this cycle. Not every negative thought or feeling will instantly show up in your life. Like consistently ingesting unhealthy food your health begins to suffer. So one negative thought won’t be damaging, just as one positive thought won’t be healing… It is through habit we cultivate good energetic hygiene.
Claim Your Space
Claiming your space is taking ownership of what you will, and will not accept in your life. Fortifying your energy bodies… Keeping negative energies at bay, and attracting more of the good that you wish for. Like frequencies of a radio, whatever rate you vibrate at allows you to tap into anything at that frequency.
Staying mentally and emotionally alert declares your space. Essentially you are saying… Where am I right now? And is this where I want to be. These state of being is what we call your “personally bubble”. You are building a Universe based on what feels good to you!
I like to ask myself this very profound question:
Does this feed my spirit, or does it deplete my spirit?
Ask this question in any given situation. You begin to see the patterns of what builds you up, or tears you down. Break the cycle of what is limiting and you banish its power. I know this is easier said than done. But it is the basic truth of spiritual cleansing and protection.
4 Ways to Claim Your Space
- Take daily stock of where you are mentally and emotionally.
- Spend time in prayer and meditation to consciously shift into a high vibration.
- Ground and center in moments of chaos. Simply stepping outside to wrap your arms around a tree will ground you. You can also work on your breathing, allowing yourself to find the rhythm of your breath. Visualizing yourself rooting into the earth like a tree. This will discharge unwanted energies.
- Create sacred space. This can be a formal process of making a spiritual haven for connecting with the Divine. Or simply making an environment or atmosphere that makes you feel good.
Spiritual Cleansing Simplicity
Many techniques exist for spiritual cleansing. Spend some time browsing I this site for more beautiful ways to spiritually cleanse yourself. Most importantly: 1. use a tool that feels comfortable to you. 2. Consistent spiritual cleansing (whatever technique you wish to us).
Spiritual cleansing and protection is not just an act, but a way of life. One ceremony will not make things better (it will help). Making it a habit will fortify your energy, and refine your energetic story!
A Simple Spiritual Cleansing Bath
Water has been used in spiritual cleansing for thousands of years. Baptism is an ancient practice of charging water with Divine force, and bathing in it to clear away the negative debris, and charge yourself with holy light.
Water has a unique ability to hold a specific pattern of intention. Through prayer and affirmation we charge water for spiritual work. Bathing in a tub of water filled with good intention helps you to raise your own vibration to that of the water. A simple, yet powerful practice.
Run a warm bath that feels relaxing to the touch. Add in a handful of seas salt. Sea salt is a sacred mineral because it draws out and dissolves low vibrations. As with any crystalline structure you must affirm your intention with the salt. Epsom salt can be used in place of sea salt.
As the salt dissolves begin to envision the water glowing with golden-white light. This is the light of the Divine (however you picture it). Through this visualization your blessings and charging the water with spiritual intention.
Slip into the tub. Allow yourself to soak there for 10-15 minutes. You are not washing your body, you are cleansing your aura. No soap or shampoo. You can scrub your body down with a handful of salt as an added measure.
Be sure to wet the crown and the base of the head. The crown and the base of the head are major areas for energy to slip into our aura.
Repeat a prayer or affirmation. Something from the heart is perfect.
Affirm: Sacred water washes away all negative vibrations to reveal my luminous self.
A Sacred Sage Ceremony
Clearing and blessing through smoke is a time honored technique, called Fumigation. Burning botanicals creates smoke which will draw out negative vibes; Smothering and absorbing them. Combining botanicals will help to clear away negative energy, and infuse the aura with another intention.
Sage is sacred amongst the Native Americans, and probably one of the best known tools for cleansing. Smudging a home, or your person with Sage strips away negativity. To keep your aura flowing add another botanical, like Cedar, Lavender, Rose, or Sweet Grass.
- Begin by lighting the Sage bundle. Once ignited allow the tip to glow red. Blow the flame out letting the leaves smolder. You can hold a fireproof bowl, or shell beneath the smudge to catch any embers.
- Waft the Sage around your body, allowing the smoke to fully encompass you. Infuse the aura with smoke. I make counterclockwise circles with the smudge around me. Sometimes I will even walk in a counterclockwise circle with the smudge in hand. Another method is to drape yourself with a sheet (sans your head) and allow the smoke to collect underneath. Be careful not to burn anything!
- Smudge your space as well. Whoever dust collects, so does negative/unintentional energy. Move through the rooms allowing the smoke to collect in corners, dark spaces, under furniture and wherever you seem to amass clutter. You can even focus on a specific object.
- Pray or speak affirmations while I performing this ceremony. Envision the smoke absorbing and neutralizing negativity in your aura. Affirm: As this smoke gathers all negative energy is neutralized.
Spiritual Protection Visualization
Spiritual protection fills in leftover spaces from your cleansing. Sealing in good vibes, and keeping negativity away! Spiritual protection allows you to continue claiming space, and reinforces your intentions.
Though there are many ways of sealing and protecting yourself using the white light is a tried and true method. Visualizing white light calls on Divine energy to surround you in a bubble of protection. This is especially helpful in public places, or high intensity situations.
- Close your eyes. Focus on your breathing. Find rhythmic breathing. Begin to inhale to the count of 4, and exhale to the count of 4.
- Imagine a waterfall of golden-white light pouring around you. See yourself wrapped in, encased and protected by this divine light.
- Affirm: I am surrounded by the white light of protection, love and healing.
Use the white light whenever you need. Anytime, anywhere the white light of protection will surround you!
Always follow up your spiritual cleansing with a protective measure.
All the Good Vibes
Here are just a handful of helpful techniques. There are so many beautiful ways to spiritually cleanse and protect yourself. Explore my site (shaheenmiroinsights.com) and find what works for you. Follow the path to living more luminous, healthy, vibrant lives.
Again, spiritual cleansing is an act, and a way of life… So live it!!
For those of you who are sensitive, or empathic this is especially important!
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© Shaheen Miro 2016