Aura cleansing can help you stay well and feel more alive, more clear-headed, and more emotionally stable and balanced. Why Might I Want To Cleanse My Energy Field? Our auras, or energy fields, interact constantly with the energy of others. It's not uncommon for us to take on some of the energy of other people. For example, have you ever been in a great mood, then spent time with someone sour and negative, only to find that your good mood has evaporated? You've probably taken on some of the energy of the negative person. Usually it does not serve us well to absorb others' energies into our own auras (although there are exceptions). Our auras can also harbor the energies of unwanted thought forms (such as negative self-images and negative self-talk) and unprocessed emotions. Drugs (prescribed or not) and even food can also taint the aura. Any of these foreign energies can make our energy field less balanced, and can cause blockages to the natural flow of energy in our field. When our auras are harboring unwanted energies, we may feel tired, down, unbalanced, depressed, anxious, "not quite ourselves," or even ill. We can clear our fields through various aura cleansing techniques. Doing an aura cleansing should make us feel more vibrant, clearer, happier, more balanced--more "ourselves." Expensive on-line psychics and energy healers may try to convince you that only THEY can help clear your field, but in almost all cases you can do it for yourself. It's not rocket science! Aura Cleansing Techniques There are many aura cleansing techniques. Moving energy is really more about intention than about any particular method. However, here are some suggestions. Some of them are so simple and healthy, there's just no reason not to do them!
- Light--imagined or real--is a classic aura cleanser. Lie or sit comfortably. Relax and breathe deeply and comfortably for a few minutes, allowing your body to relax and unwind.Imagine your body completely filled with white light. Visualize the white light purifying and restoring your body, and displacing any negative or foreign energy. Give yourself time to enjoy this feeling.Expand the light beyond your body, as many times as necessary until it extends a foot or two beyond your body--or where-ever feels intuitively right. Visualize or feel it purifying and restoring your field, and displacing any negative or foreign energy, pushing it out into the universe, where it will be neutralized and reabsorbed into the cosmic field. Give yourself time to enjoy this feeling.
- Make your own aura cleansing spray out of spring water and a cleansing essential oil such as lime, lemon, or juniper. In a spray bottle, mix a few drops of essential oil in a cup or so of spring water. Shake it up and spray it toward yourself from arms length (avoiding your eyes, of course).
- Crystals are great aura purifiers. Crystals traditionally used for this are smoky quartz, obsidian, selenite, or black tourmaline, but any crystal that you feel drawn to will do. You can just carry one with you or wear it around your neck, or keep one at an altar or at the head of your bed. If you're feeling the need for something more powerful, lie down and place the crystal on your brow, between your eyebrows and a little above. Relax, breathing deeply and comfortably, and imagine a white, purifying light emerging from the crystal and surrounding your body in white light. Or, sweep the crystal repeatedly through your energy field, head to toe, with the intention that it will absorb any negative or foreign energies. Always clean your crystals afterward by soaking them in salt water (preferably sea salt).
- Here's an easy one. Drink a glass of water--filtered or spring water, if possible. Make sure you drink approximately 9-12 cups of pure water a day.
- Another super-easy one. Take a warm bath in which one cup or more of salt--preferably sea salt--has been dissolved.
- Spend five minutes breathing deeply into the lower third of your lungs, so that your belly rises with each inhale and falls with each exhale. As you inhale, feel the clean air restoring and refreshing and renewing your body and energy field. As you exhale, feel your body and field being cleared of unwanted and negative energy, and anything that doesn't serve you anymore. Out with the old, in with the new!
- Wear a favorite color--one that makes you feel great. It may relate to a color that you need more of in your aura, or an aura color that needs to be clarified. (Read more about aura color meanings here.)
- Get out into nature. Sunlight is a natural energy purifier. A walk in a forest or desert is naturally calming and cleansing to your energy field. The beach, with its salt breezes, is especially good--but standing in any wind, or bathing in any natural body of water, has a cleansing effect.If you can't get out of the city, find a place that allows you access to sun and fresh air, such as a park or a roof-top. Breathe nature in, feel it moving through your field, and let it calm and refresh you.
- Smudge yourself with a sage stick. To do this, it's easiest just to purchase a smudge stick at a natural health foods or "new age" store--although if you have a large sage plant, you can make your own by gathering and drying sage leaves, them bundling them together and tying them tightly with a natural-fiber cord.In a fire-safe place, light the end of it and blow out any flame so that there are just a few embers burning and creating a small amount of smoke. Wave the smudge stick around your body from head to toe, allowing the sage smoke to purify your field. It's common for burning bits of sage to fall to the ground, so be sure you do this in a safe place. Sage is traditional, but other aromatic plants can work as well. I have lots of rosemary in my yard and feel a particular affinity to it, so I usually use that.