Do you have a practice that helps raise your vibrations? Here are seven ways to purify your energy field and feel lighter and brighter.
Sacred herbs such as white sage and sweetgrass have been used for a long time by medicine women and men. Ernesto Ortiz, author of The Akashic Records, calls smudging “spiritual vacuum cleaner.”1 According to Grandmother Wapajea Walks on Water2 tobacco, cedar, sweet grass, juniper, pine needles, cypress, and sage are used on the East Coast and tobacco, pinion, desert sage, and sweet grass on the west. Try a variety to see what resonates with you. Others include frankincense resin and palo santo.
My family uses sage and cedar to purify, tobacco to send our prayers to the Chihowa, and sweet grass to attract angels and sweet-spirited ancestors. We also use sweet grass to bring ease to a space when we need to discuss something that is difficult to say.
When smudging, use a fire-proof container such as a ceramic bowl. Spread your arms and legs to ensure all parts of the body are smoked. Smudge daily, or more often if you feel stagnated energy or heaviness.
“Grounding is the act of consciously creating an energy connection from your body into the Earth. Grounding helps keep the energy body strong and prevents it from becoming overly stressed. Grounding will align you with the core of the earth; this, in itself, will also align your chakras.”3
Grounding helps to discharge excessive energy and is an important daily practice that balances spirit and matter, and the physical, emotional, and mental bodies.
Ways to get grounded:
- stay hydrated
- get outside; get your dose of nature
- move – yoga, dance, tai chi (it does not have to be exercise, in the gym)
- tap into crystal power and include black tourmaline, smoky quartz or black obsidian
- work with Mother Nature – garden, build a herb garden, get your hands in the soil
- enjoy root vegetables
- imagine roots growing from beneath your feet
- see yourself connected to the centre of the earth and to the centre sun
One of my Essential Rockstars, Black Tourmaline should be one of the first crystals you add to your collection to keep you grounded.
Obsidian’s #1 gift is energy deflection – it wraps an impenetrable shield around you, making it a valuable stone for sensitive souls and emotional empaths.
Smoky Quartz goes deep: this dark crystal swiftly moves negative energies out of your aura, carrying them deep into the earth for grounding.
Yulia van Doren, Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing
A bath can be a great way to clean the aura. You can choose from a lime, salt, or flower bath. Use kaffir limes, energized salt (use a mantra or intention), or a mixture of five different coloured flowers. Go for room-temperature water. (Hot baths depress the immune system!)
No bathtub? Use a ladle and pour the energized water over the body.
Clutter attracts dust as well as energy congestion. Feng Shui is the art of harmonizing the environment and allowing energy to flow. According to Feng Shui principles, broken or unloved items should be repaired or rehomed. Remove mirrors from the bedroom, especially those that reflect the bed. It’s believed this depletes your energy during sleep.
Let go of low-vibrational activities
TV news, fake or otherwise. Violence. Any sources of negativity. Complaining. Sarcasm. Drama queens. Drinking comes with its own alcohol entities. If you enjoy a tipple, be sure to strengthen your energetic field first and not overdo it. Stay grounded.
Imagine yourself in an egg-shaped container filled with bright white light. You can choose different colours as each has its unique qualities. Green, for example, is often used for healing. Some people choose to coat the outside with a mirror-like substance to reflect negative energies directed at them, sending it back with unconditional love. Do this when you first get up or whenever you feel like you need to raise your vibrations.
Sometimes our energy field can have holes and leak out our energy. Trauma can do that. So can distress, shock, and grief. Fringed Violet from Australian Bush Flowers is a great one to heal up the aura and subtle bodies. You can also make a mister using this flower essence for space clearing. Vibrational medicine is one of the oldest remedies we’ve been using and Mother Nature always provides. Flower Essences, with gifts from our planet, is beautiful way to raise your vibrations.
There are many ways you can raise your vibrations. Find what appeals to you, because it only works if you stick with it. Raising your vibrations changes what you resonate with and therefore what comes into your life.
1 The Akashic Records. Ernesto Ortiz. p113
2 Bess O’Connor. Clear Your Energy and Lift Your Spirits With the Sacred Art of Smudging. Chopra.com
3 Ortiz, p115