Welcome back! If you missed part 1 of this two-part series please click here to be taken to last week’s blog post.
Let’s dive right in where I left off last week….
This is SO important. I cannot emphasize enough how important it is for sensitives to cleanse their energetic fields. Really, it’s important for everyone, but especially important for sensitives.
Our auras extend out from our physical body anywhere from about 2 feet to even 18 feet! That’s incredible! Think about how many people pass within 18 feet of you in a typical day. Now 18 feet, as far as I know, is more rare. But, let’s say on average our auras extend out 3-5 feet. That’s still quite a bit of space that is hanging out there. Plenty of space for strangers to walk through. In fact, each time you pass someone your energetic field mingles with theirs, and this happens with everyone.
As you can imagine, your aura is being “polluted” daily with foreign energies. Some of those energies will feel nice, but others will feel scattered, afraid, hateful, and so on. This is where many people just feel anxious. Their energetic fields are so polluted and so far out from their body’s that they are picking up way more than they can process or repel. This is why we cleanse.
- Smudge – This is one of my favorite ways to cleanse myself, my space, and my crystals. I am partial to mugwort smudge sticks, but white sage, sweetgrass, or cedar (or a combo of each) are all great too. A quick google search will tell you that Native Americans have been using white sage smudge for centuries. Another bonus of smudging is that it also helps to clear the air of pathogens. Win-win!
- Water – Take a bath or shower with the intention of cleansing yourself of negative energies. Intention is the most powerful part of this exercise. You must acknowledge that your energy field needs cleansing and then use the medium of water to wash away the energetic pollution that has collected around, on, or in your body. Imagine it flowing down the drain. If you take a bath, you may wish to have one or more of your favorite grounding/cleansing crystals in the bath or near the bath. You can also do this in the ocean or any body of water. In fact, getting out in nature to do this exercise is even better, but if that’s not an option, your bathroom will work great too.
- Sound – Have you seen the singing bowls that have skyrocketed in popularity? They are beautiful and offer energetic cleansing/healing through sound waves. I highly encourage you to do your own research if skeptical, but from personal experience it does work and can be a lovely experience as well. If you have a local yoga/meditation studio that offers a “Sound Bath” you may want to give it a try. Go in with an open mind. You can read about my own personal experience with my first sound bath here.
Do you have another way to cleanse yourself energetically that you would like to share? I’d love to read about your experience.
Guided Visualization for Pulling in Your Aura
Pop on over to SoundCloud to listen to my guided visualization! I can’t remember where or when I learned about this technique, but it has been so incredibly beneficial to me personally. This isn’t something that you will master overnight, but will take time to truly integrate. Eventually you will be able to do this guarding exercise anytime and anywhere, I certainly do. You will also find imagery that works best for you and how your mind works.
At first you may feel more comfortable blocking out all energies, possibly envisioning a brick wall, and that is 100% ok. As time goes on and you become more proficient at this skill, you may wish to visualize a semi-permeable membrane that allows only positive energy in and your energy to flow freely out. As I said, you will have to find different visualizations that work for you and those will most likely change over time. You will probably also find that you will use different visualizations for different situations.
For example, when I am faced with a suddenly negative situation where the energy in the room shifts to the negative unexpectedly and swiftly, I shut it out with the visualization of a brick wall. I don’t even mess around with maybe, possibly letting in good vibes. I just shut it down and then remove myself from the situation as soon as possible. If, however, I know I will just be around a lot of people in a normal situation where things should be relatively calm I will visualize and intend for that semi-permeable membrane I mentioned. You will have to play with what works for you for any given situation, but it will help and you will get better at it the more you practice. This is a new skill, just keep that in mind.
This is a one of my longer recordings, but I do hope you find it helpful. This is a guided visualization, not a meditation per se, so it’s less relaxing, and more informative/instructive. I don’t give specific blocking visualizations, but a beginning guide to visualizing your aura and how to pull it in with bit of an explanation as to why.
That’s all I have for you today. I truly hope this serves you. I would love to read some feedback if you’re interested in giving it. You can leave it here in the comments or find me on Instagram. If you’d like some more pointed visualization techniques on ways to work with your aura, please let me know. I’d love to continue to put out content that is relevant and YOU are the most important part of that equation, so please let me know what you’d like to hear!