Everything is energy.
We’ve all talked about people giving off positive ‘vibes’, or who make us feel good just by being who they are.
Then there are the negative people whose company we avoid because it feels like they literally drain the life out of us, both mentally and physically.
And then there are the times when we arrive at certain places and instinctively know that we should or should not enter.
In all these instances what we are sensing — and reading — is energy.
Our physical bodies constantly run various systems simultaneously. One of those systems is the auric system, also called the auric body or most simply, the aura. It is the auric body that allows us to read energy and also to remain physically vital and healthy, acting as an interface and buffer between the physical and the external energies and/or the spiritual.
If there is a disease or dysfunction in the physical body, rest assured that it is also present in the aura. If we receive higher information or Divine inspiration, it gets to us only after traveling through the superhighway of the aura. All energies that ultimately impact us, in whatever way, must first filter through the aura. That is why it’s of critical importance that we make sure our auras are as strong, healthy, and bright as they possibly can be.
How do we do that?
Just as our body’s immunity is greatly improved with proper wellness practices, the auric body also requires regular detoxification and purification. To do this we must intentionally clean the aura of energies accumulated during the course of living our lives. These are energies we pick up at work, or within relationships, or as a result of stimuli such as media and online interaction. Carrying around toxic energies leaves us vulnerable to various undesirable effects such as mood swings, sickness, and even psychic attack.
The good news is that clearing — or “detoxing” — our aura isn’t difficult and can be achieved by using a few simple methods. Here’s my pick of the top five ways to clear your personal energy, or aura:
1. Smudge Yourself With Sage
Think of white sage as an all-purpose general medicine you need to have whenever you’re feeling despondent, drained, or under attack. White Sage in particular was preferred by the Native Americans and was used to purify themselves before performing a ritual.
To use white sage, light one end of a sage wand or burn white sage leaves in a container. Once lit, let the sacred smoke waft all around you. While the smoke wafts, imagine yourself cocooned in white, protective spiritual Light. Make sure the smoke covers or touches your entire body– from head to toe — while also imagining each part being blessed and cleansed of all impurities.
While lighting a sage stick is the best way to use white sage, you can also carry white sage oil as emergency back-up any time you feel a concerning shift in your energies. To use white sage oil put a drop of it in your palm and inhale deeply. You can also dilute it with water and spritz it around your space, or diffuse it so that the essence permeates the area.
2. Trust In The Magic Of Sea Salts
Salt baths are good for your health and also help to detoxify the mind and soul. They are a staple in spa and massage therapies and are routinely used by spiritual practitioners who clear the energy of homes, offices, and other places.
One way to use salt for energetic clearing is to mix a cup of baking soda with 2-3 cups of Epsom salt and pour into a warm bath. Feel free to also add essential oils if you like. Consider lighting some candles and playing some soft high vibration music, and then climb into the bathtub and soak. Let the salt water sink into your skin and scrub you clean of all negative energy. Stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes, and consider engaging in positive visualizations while you soak. (The white Light visualization works great here, too.)
3. Believe In The Power Of Energy Clearing Crystals
Healing crystals are another powerful way of ridding yourself of unwanted energy and feeling rejuvenated. There is a crystal for just about any situation, condition, or desire. I recommend that you invest in a proper directory of crystals that details the various types of crystals and their properties. Here is the one that I use.
I’ve compiled a brief list of some crystals you might like to try in order to address the more common energetic issues:
- Protection against psychic attack: Amber; Hematite; Onyx
- Healing from bad relationships/people: Rose quartz
- Warding off nightmares: Amethyst (place beneath pillow)
- Eliminating negative energies: Apatite
- Protection of home: Selenite; Black Tourmaline
- Heal from physical illness: Aventurine; Amber; Smoky Quartz
- Re-align chakra energies: Amber; Kyanite
To discover the top ten healing crystals of all time, read my article here.
4. Bathe With Essential Oils
Although the health benefits of essential oils are much extolled, they actually serve a variety of other purposes. In fact, certain mixes can be used to attract money, new love, a wonderful job and even spiritual well-being into your life.
When starting out, buy high quality standard oils before experimenting with the rarer oils. Oils such as sandalwood, ylang ylang, jasmine, lavender, patchouli and frankincense are incredibly potent. Use them sparingly in your baths, making sure to breathe in their beautiful essence. You can even follow your intuition and combine two or more oils to create your own special detoxification scent.
5. Find The Right Energy Practitioner
If you, your family, or even your physical spaces are suffering from major misalignment or energetic crisis, it is best to consult a reliable energy practitioner.
A trained psychic should be able to diagnose any spiritual problem in the home fairly quickly. For personal energetic issues, consider consulting a Reiki master for a healing session, or perhaps an acupuncture therapist. If you feel something is off in your physical space — or if you seek to align the things in your home to provide greater flow — acquire the services of a feng shui or vastu expert. You could even enroll in classes on the same and become an energy practitioner yourself.
A healthy auric body is a sign of vitality not just in the aura itself, but in the mind, body, and spirit, too. Even if you do not sense an issue or disturbance, it is still of utmost importance that you practice thorough energetic hygiene to ensure your systems run at full strength. The techniques provided here will help you to do just that.
To learn more about your relationship to physical and spiritual energy, consider taking my class Everything Psychic. The class covers just that — all things psychic — and provides a huge amount of information on just about every spiritual topic you can think of.