Spirit Hacks: 6 Quick Ways to Cleanse Your Energy
Your phone buzzes from across the room. Without even a glance, you know exactly who is texting you. In fact, you can see the person’s name popping up in your mind’s eye. You reach for the phone to find that your premonition was correct.
Everyone has experienced this sort of intuitive hunch. Clairvoyance translates as “clear seeing,” meaning that events beyond our normal perceptions are received as if an invisible antenna is picking up a faraway signal. There are many types of clairs, such as clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance, but clairvoyance is the most well-known. Imagine being aware that your psychic sense is an antenna that connects you to the subtleties of the world around you. It taps into the emotions, thoughts, and hidden motivations of others, as well as the energies of the environment and cosmos.
Sounds a little…overwhelming perhaps? Whether you’re a practicing intuitive or just beginning to tap into your psychic side, the following practices can help clear your body, mind, spirit, and even your environment of stagnant energy—making for better days and higher vibes.
The Power of Intention
The most important aspect of energy clearing is intention; any act with enough intention behind it becomes magical. Life will always have its fair share of challenging days and interactions, so it’s important to learn how to release the anger, sadness, or fear that comes along with life in 3D.
Trust that your intention to clear negativity will, in fact, clear it. We often forget how much power we have within our lives, but the practice of energy clearing can renew personal autonomy by helping us learn to trust our own magical abilities.
Perhaps the most popular form of energetic cleansing, smudging involves the ritualistic burning of sage, Palo Santo, or another incense of your choice. Light your chosen smudge and let the smoke wrap around your body, visualizing any negative emotions or thoughts evaporating into the air. Spaces are cleansed in much the same way, and with the same intention. Move throughout your home, letting the smoke touch each corner and doorway. Open the doors and windows and visualize any negativity leaving the space.
Your choice of smudge is very personal. There are a number of options from many spiritual practices, so consider researching your own cultural heritage for inspiration.
Ritual Salt Baths
Salt is a powerful mineral. Its antibacterial properties have made it a staple in the human diet for thousands of years, helping to preserve foods and treat various health conditions.
If you’re feeling energetically drained and heavy, consider a ritual bath using salt. Add a healthy amount of Epsom or sea salt to your bath water and soak away the negativity. Both your soul and body will thank you. Plus, a warm salt bath soothes muscle aches and joints. Don’t have a tub? Fill a bucket with salt and hot water and pour it over yourself, visualizing any bad vibes flowing down your drain. You can also take a swim in the ocean or any naturally-occurring body of water to clear your aura.
Sound and Vibration
Music is an incredible healer, and the ritualistic use of sound is found in cultures throughout the world. From chanting to the ringing of bells, sound is used to frighten evil spirits, clear stagnant energy, and raise the vibration of a space. Whether you’re attending a sound bath with crystals bowls or just listening to relaxing music on your headphones, music elevates and soothes the nervous system. Chanting mantras or singing your favorite song can also raise your spirits and oxygenate your body.
Feeling down? Put on something upbeat and dance. Ring a bell or shake a rattle and imagine the worries leaving your space. Use these tones to clear yourself of unwanted energies and to call in what you desire.
Grounding is essential. In order to create the experience we want, we need to be in the present moment, living life to its fullest. It’s not unusual to lose a sense of stability when we’re energetically bogged down.
Here’s a simple grounding ritual that you can do anytime. While either sitting or standing, quiet your mind and visualize the bottom part of your body as a tree. Your feet are your roots, reaching deeply into the ground. Imagine them pushing through the dirt, past rocks, and underground aquifers until they reach the very center of the Earth. Imagine that your roots are anchored to the core of the planet, supported and protected. Now visualize any fear, anxiety, or pain passing through your feet into the ground. Trust that the planet knows what to do with this old, stagnant stuff.
Get an Energy Healing
Having a personal clearing practice is incredibly beneficial, and the methods above can greatly improve your well-being and energetic field. But even so, life can get overwhelming, and sometimes we all need a helping hand. If you’re still struggling to lift the mental or emotional fog of a particularly challenging time, scheduling an energy healing like reiki, pranic healing, or acupuncture can be incredibly helpful.
There are countless healing modalities to choose from, and much like choosing the smudge that works for you, some practices will resonate with you and some might not. Through a simple laying of hands or ritual prayer, a healer can help to shift the subtle energies of your body, allowing better flow and balance to return.