Cleansing and purification are two of the most important steps you can take to ensure you are as close with your intuition as possible. There are so many things that can cause blockages in our life, and block us not only from tuning into our higher selves, but also from manifesting our dream reality. There are quite a few different approaches to this topic so we will go over some basic steps individually:
- Declutter. This means both emotionally and physically. When you have less emotional clutter, you can more easily channel the high vibrations that make you feel good and in touch with yourself. When you have less physical clutter (in your home, your car, your space at work), you bilaterally sift out the emotional clutter as well. Emotional clutter can mean feeling flighty, scattered thoughts and emotions, and what I call “mental poison.”
Mental poison is a negative thought pattern. You may not realize it’s there, but when you look at a situation, person, or feeling in a negative light, you only attract more negativity into your life. So when our physical world is decluttered, we more naturally feel light and happy, because we don’t have a physical mess subconsciously planting negative seeds in our minds. Likewise, when you rid your material belongings of anything that holds old energy that no longer serves you or has a place in your life, you create space for new opportunities and connections to enter your life – you become a receptive channel.
- Purify your space. You can do this in a few different ways. You can light sage or Palo Santo; you can use a cleansing spray if you don’t wish to use smoke in your home or if you live in an apartment with a touchy smoke detector; you can focus upon the energy in your home or a particular room and cleanse it mentally. I personally love to use Palo Santo almost daily. The smell is amazing and it gets the job done when cleansing regularly. I do use sage every now and then but usually save it for after I have visitors and need to cleanse deeper energy, or am deep cleaning my home. When using sage, be sure to open your windows to let the negative energy out! There is no such thing as a space too small for cleansing, so remember to get corners and tight spaces.
- Detox your body. Just like when we declutter, we are detoxing physically and energetically. Drink plenty of water, stretch, and take deep breaths. Move around, meditate, and eat clean. Having less junk in our systems affects us on all levels – you need to create the space in your body for energy to flow freely and remove blockages. Clear your mind so you can honor your intuition and highest good.
Physical and energetic properties are connected so when we regularly put processed foods into our system, only drink sugary soda or energy drinks, and forget to take care of ourselves, our energy will replicate what is inside of us. When we are hydrating and eating as naturally as possible, our bodies are happy, and our subconscious plays off of how good we feel. We are what we eat!
- Cleanse. I’m not here to tell you to take a shower. I’m here to tell you to do it with intention. Whether in a shower or bath, imagine all of your stress, worry, or energy from anyone you encountered today to wash off of you and go down the drain. When washing your body, you can simply envision this or say a mantra such as, “I wash off all of my worries and send them down the drain,” or, “As I wash my body, I cleanse myself of any negative energy I came into contact with today.”
If the weather permits, swimming in a natural body of water can be just as renewing as well! Be sure to express gratitude for how good the water feels, how beautiful the weather is or your surroundings are. Focus on the feeling of the sun on your skin and your feet on the earth. Give thanks for being able to experience that today.
By cleansing and purifying ourselves and our space, we allow our life force energy to flow freely. We enable our bodies to become a channel of spirituality and intuition. And in turn, we are free and clear to receive signs from the universe and our ancestors.
What are your favorite cleansing or purification rituals? I would love to hear them in the comments, along with what you found helpful in this guide!