Do you ever have days, weeks or even months that just don’t seem to go right? Do you ever feel “off,” like things just don’t feel right? Maybe you are physically running into things are getting in fender benders, maybe you just cant seem to get in a state of flow…
You may be in need of some spiritual hygiene practices. (Espeically if you are a highly sensitive person or an empath)
What is Spiritual Hygeine?
Spiritual hygiene refers to the practice of paying attention
and maintaining your energetic self. This includes your aura as well as
the rest of your astral bodies.Spiritual hygiene is practiced by many people
including those who practice Buddhism, Christianity and Wicca. Each person may
use different practices, but they are all to achieve one goal;
Spiritual contamination might be the result of not paying attention to one energy fields, thus allowing other energies that are not yours to influence you. This could have a negative effect in all areas of your life including personal relationships or work. Your auric bodies extend around you and can easily interact with the energies of others. Even if you practice spiritual shielding and protection, it’s easy to miss a few days or have a situation where some negativity just seems to stick to you. But you can do something about it.
How do You Know if You Need Spiritual Hygiene?
It is a good practice for anyone to pay attention to and tend to their personal energies. Just as you take care of and cleanse your physical body with personal hygiene practices, the same can be done on a spiritual level.
Psychics or some who can “see” other planes of existence claim that bits and pieces of energy residue from others we have been in contact with, or past experiences can stick to our aura, just like dirt and grime can stick to your body. There are some telltale signs when one is in need of a spiritual cleansing such as:
- Too much chatter in the brain
- Restlessness during quiet time
- Too much drama happening in your life
- Difficulty focusing
- Overly emotional or short-tempered
- Financial stagnancy
What do you do if you feel you are in need of spiritual hygiene? The first step is to not worry. Your energy is very much a part of your body and you have the ability to master it. Even if the energy that is stuck to you is not yours, you have the ability to cleanse yourself, spiritually, and remove the waste.
How to Incorporate Energetic Practices to Achieve Spiritual Hygiene
Our energy is part of our spiritual aspect of ourselves. Using energy practices can help you maintain a healthy aura and energy field , so it does not interfere with your daily health and wellbeing. The following are just some spiritual hygiene practices that can help stay healthy, happy and balanced.
Sage – Burning sage to eliminate unwanted energy is a tried and true classic. It has been used for centuries, if not longer, and many people swear by it. Real estate professionals may use it if a home is not selling and many people use it to “clear” a new space they are moving into. Such a popular practice must have some merit to it!
Simply use a sage bundle purchased from a local store or make your own from dried sage by simply tying a bunch together with natural twine. You then light the end on fire and walk around the perimeter of the space you want cleared, allowing the smoke to remove unwanted energies. Then move through to the middle of the space, and wave the sage bundle up and down around you, much like a magic wand, and allow the smoke to clear your personal energy.
Crystals – The use of crystals has been around for millennia as a way to remove negative energies. Certain crystals have or emit their own energy, but they also absorb the energy around them, which is why they must be cleaned on a regular basis.
The practice of using crystals is as easy as choosing your crystal and placing it in a space near you. You could place a few around your home, at the door to your office, on your work desk, or even wear as a necklace. Some people prefer to gather their crystals and place them around their body during a healing meditation. Quartz crystal is the most used, but others might include the following:
- Rose Quart
No matter what you choose, have fun with it. Crystals are a beautiful reminder of the power of Source and the beauty that can be naturally created.
Salt Baths – Salt is a mineral that has long been used to absorb and remove negative energy. Salt is often place around a home as protection, however a salt bath can be used to remove negative energy from you, too. Simply take a relaxing bath in saltwater or add Epsom salts to your bath for extra relaxation. Adding an essential oil to your bath can provide even more protection and enjoyment as you bathe in the luxurious scent and silky feel of the Epsom salt and oil mixture.
Meditate – Meditation is the go-to for most people when it comes to spiritual cleansing and hygiene. If you want to take it up a notch, visualize taking a mental, energetic shower . Simply watch and feel the good energy of the Universe fall all around you and watch as it cleanses away the negative energies from your personal space and auric field.
Chant OM – For millennia, monks and other spiritually advanced people have used chanting as a way to balance and cleanse their energy. There is proof that chanting affects physical matter as it can literally create patterns in sand. You can feel the effects of chanting as the soundwaves reverberate throughout your body, but the waves don’t stop there. They begin from deep within and travel to permeate the space around you, clearing and healing your energy and spirit.
To use this practice, sit as if you are going to meditate. Keep your spine straight and aligned and take in a deep breath. As you exhale, chant the sounds, OM. Exhale with the sound until complete then repeat. You can do this for a long as you like, but try to chant at least two minutes. Play around with different ranges, like a higher OM sound or a low, deep sound. Do this until you find the range or tone that feels right to you and enjoy.
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There are many techniques you can use to cleanse your energy and enjoy spiritual hygiene. The key is to do something and keep practicing until you feel relief. If one technique doesn’t work, simply try another. You will find one you resonate with and when you do, you can remove energetic burdens so that you can experience the beautiful physical, mental and emotional states that come with spiritual health.