Tips for Spring (Energy) Clearing
By Ashley Erickson
Spring is a time of new beginnings, whether it be leaves budding on the trees or baby animals entering the world. It is also a time of cleansing. Often we focus on cleaning our home, throwing open the windows and scrubbing away what has piled up over the long winter.
Our physical homes are not the only thing we should cleanse, our spirits also need cleansing. Just like our homes can become bacteria laden and filled with unnecessary junk, so too can our spirits. Negative energy, much like bacteria, can seep in one day and needs a bit of focus to fully evict from our spirit.
There are a few different ways to get rid of negative energy and find balance. Some focus on clearing the energy in your surroundings, while others focus directly on the spirit. The key to all methods is setting the intention to remove the energy, let in positivity and light, and achieve balance.
One of the main methods for clearing a home is smudging. Smudging involves taking bundled herbs and burning them throughout your home, while setting the intention that any negativity vacates the area. Some popular herbs are white sage, lavender, and rosemary. An easy way to remove energy is to place bowls of salt in the corners of a room for a few hours and then throw out. Other methods include sweeping your front door, moving negativity out and only letting positivity in, sending negativity out open windows, placing charged crystals, especially black tourmaline, on windowsills.
While our surroundings can be a place of light and positive energy, negativity can easily attach to us while we are out in the world. Stress, arguments at work, and others low vibrations can follow us around. Clearing our spirit of these negative attachments is extremely important in keeping a negative free physical space.
An easy method for cleansing the spirit is dancing to your favorite music. High vibrational music increases positivity and bounces out all of the negative. For those that love bath time, there are a variety of herbal blends that can be added to hot water to ground the spirit and wash away negative emotions. Those looking for something easier can just add 2 cups sea or epsom salt to their bath water and enjoy a nice soak. Showering can also cleanse if the intention is set that all negativity flows out of your body and down the drain.
Carrying charged crystals or herb sachets offers protection against the negative emotions bombarding us on a daily basis. Along with black tourmaline, tiger’s eye, black onyx, and fluorite can protect the spirit. Picking a crystal can be extremely personal, so pick the one that most draws you to it. There are many different crystals so going to a local shop and checking out the books available would be the among the best resources.
Meditation can be done anywhere, at any time, and offers serious negativity banishing. Envisioning the negativity leaving you and being replaced with light. Enveloping yourself in a golden light shield that deflects all low vibrations will set yourself up for a positive day. Yoga combines the intention of meditation with the movement of dancing. Aligning your chakras through visualization can be another meditation focus.
Classes offering guided meditation, yoga, chakra alignment, and cleansing practices can be found online. Spirit & Spark offers a variety of classes weekly such as Reiki Circle Meditations, Sound Bath Meditations, Chakra Yoga and more. Find what works best for you and keep low, negative vibrations at bay.