What is Spiritual Cleansing?
Spiritual cleansing is a great way to clear negative energy and create a more positive environment and it can be done through meditation, crystals, mantras, and other techniques. It is a powerful way to reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental clarity, and increase overall well-being. By removing blocked or stagnant energies from the body and mind, trapped by our emotions, one can experience a superb sense of harmony in life. Spiritual cleansing is an effective way to create harmony in one's life and enhance general health. In this article, we will analyze some methods of spiritual cleansing and how they can help you purify your soul and achieve a mind, body, and spirit balance. If you feel exhausted or stuck in negativity, these tools can help. Hopefully, by the end of this article, you will have all the tools required to start your journey of spiritual cleansing.
How to Clear Negative Energy
Negative energy can have a detrimental effect on our general health, affecting our mood, relationships, work performance, and overall well-being. Fortunately, there are simple techniques that can help clear negative energy from ourselves and our homes. Smudging is one of the most popular methods used to clear negative energy from a home. Other tools such as crystals and sound healing may alike be used to help clear any unwanted energies from your home or yourself. These straightforward energy-clearing practices can help create a more peaceful environment in your home and encourage positive vibes within yourself.
Meditation is widely known for its benefits and is a great tool for spiritual cleansing. It allows us to slow down, reduce stress, deal with tough emotions, gain clarity, and even improve the immunity system, being great for the mind, body and soul. If you are interested in learning more read our article with meditation tips for beginners.
Sound therapy helps restore the body's balance by clearing energy blockages, this therapy can be done with tuning forks, singing bowls, handpans and other instruments, inducing a deeply relaxing state. This is more effective with actual instruments because of their resonance. If you aren't interested in acquiring an instrument you can attend sound therapy, or sound healing concerts in yoga and holistic studios. It's totally worth it.
Crystals are another amazing way for spiritual cleansing, smoky quartz for instance is said to convert negative energy into positive, and black tourmaline acts as a shield against negative energy. Healing crystals are well known not only for their properties but as well for their beauty, these gems are often used in jewelry. Healing crystals can be placed at home, they are beautiful decor pieces too bringing nature inside or worn in jewelry pieces.
Mantras are also known as sacred sounds in Sanskrit therefore are different from an affirmation. Think of traditional mantras like "Om", one of the most famous Sanskrit mantras. "Om" is the sound of creation or universe. These are powerful for cleansing and have a positive outcome on spiritual and emotional well-being. A mantra should be repeated during meditation. I find it more efficacious when repeated out loud but it can be mental as well.
Affirmations can also be a great tool for spiritual cleansing by "rewriting" old or negative beliefs. Focus on your needs when selecting your affirmations and repeat them daily, preferentially in the morning.
Smudging is a ritual that intends to purify and cleanse spaces, providing an environment propitious for spiritual growth, healing, and protection. There are many different types of plants that are used for smudging, such as sage, lavender, rosemary, or palo santo. It can be burned in a bowl, on incense sticks, or on smudge sticks. And it can be done from time to time or when you feel it's needed. Discover more about smudging here.
Nature baths is another tool worth mentioning, spending long periods of time in nature is one of the most restorative and cleansing activities one can do. Immerse yourself in nature and pay attention to your senses, smells, sounds, etc, and be fully present. You can try a walking meditation or sit still and observe the surroundings.
Journaling is a powerful tool to clear negative energy, thoughts and to process difficult emotions. Best when practiced regularly but it doesn't need to be daily. Journaling is also very flexible in terms of writing, you can write what you feel like, use prompts aligned with your intentions, or it can be a gratitude journal.