Just as it’s important to shower or bathe regularly to clean your physical body, it’s important to take the time to cleanse your energetic body. Similarly to how your physical body becomes more and more dirty the longer time goes by in between washing, your energetic body also collects its own version of energetic “dirt” if you don’t rinse away the debris every once in a while.
This ritual is perfect:
If you have not cleansed your energetic body in a while.
If you’ve realized you’ve recently absorbed another’s energy.
If you’re feeling a bit stagnant or low energy.
If your mind is cloudy/If you are unable to focus.
If you’re feeling stressed or worn out.
To perform this ritual you will need:
Smudging tool of choice (for this ritual I would recommend either Sage or Palo Santo)
Sage is known best for removing unwanted energy.
Palo Santo is known best for invoking a sense of peace, calm, and warmth.
Use your intuition to determine which is best for you in this moment.
One candle (preferably white)
“White is the color of the new, the pure, the pristine, of spirit unencumbered by the physical. When there is white, everything is, for the moment, unwritten upon. White is a promise that there is nourishment enough for things to begin anew.”***
Lavender Essential Oil
Step One: Light your smudging tool and begin by smudging your aura (yourself) and your surroundings. For more information on smudging click here.
While you smudge yourself, recite this mantra 3 times out loud, or quietly to yourself -
“I am cleansing myself so that I may think the truth. I am cleansing myself so that I may see the truth. I am cleansing myself so that I may hear the truth. I am cleansing myself so that I may speak the truth. I am cleansing myself so that I may feel the truth.”
While you smudge your surroundings, recite this mantra 3 times out loud, or quietly to yourself -
“I am cleansing my surroundings so that they may be supportive, comforting, and welcoming, to any experiences my journey brings my way.”
Step Two: Light your candle as a symbol of honor for this ritual.
Step Three: Begin to draw your bath. As the water begins to fill, pour your epsom salt in (use your intuition to determine how much), and recite this mantra out loud, or quietly to yourself -
“May this salt cleanse my body. May this salt absorb any stuck or stagnant energy, or energy that is not mine, and cause it to dissipate into the healing vibration of the water.”
Step Four: Pour a few drops (use your intuition to determine exactly how many) of Lavender Essential Oil into the rising bath water. As you watch the drops fall, recite this mantra out loud, or quietly to yourself -
“May this Lavender Oil cleanse and soothe my spirit. May this Lavender Oil clear my inner slate, so that I may walk the earth fresh, and anew.”
Step Five: Once the bath is full, submerge as much of yourself in it as you can. Close your eyes, and deepen your breath. Lay as still as you can in the water for 15-20 minutes, allowing the cleansing and healing of the salt, oil, and water to occur.
Step Six: When you are ready to get out, move slowly and with a high level of awareness. Take a moment to express your gratitude to the salt, oil, and water for their cleansing and healing vibrations. Empty the bath, and watch the old flow down the drain.
***Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., Women Who Run With the Wolves