3 Spiritual Baths to Cleanse Your Aura From Negative Energy

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Regularly cleansing your aura and your personal energy is an essential act. Whether or not you know it, you come into contact with various people and environments, all of which have their own energy vibrations. Not all of these frequencies are high and positive.

Thus, your energy field is constantly taking in and putting out vibrations, some of the vibrations (including your own thoughts, as well as external influences) are low and will bring you down if left unchecked. While our energy body is constantly readjusting itself to bring our energy back into harmony, the negative energies can linger and build up over time. A monthly salt water bath is an easy and very relaxing way to cleanse your aura of negative energy.

We’ve mentioned other methods before, so why a bath? It’s because it’s a great ritual that combines to tie in body and spirit. When you immerse yourself in a ritual bath, you are participating in an initiation to open yourself up spiritually. 

Ritual bathing cleanses you from physical grime and negative spiritual grime, thus purifying both your body and your aura. It is a signal that you are willing to listen to your Higher Self and begin to trust something outside of your rational mind. It indicates that you are open to ask the universe to transform what you believe needs to be changed within yourself.

What is a Spiritual Bath?

We’ve mentioned other methods before, so why a bath? It’s because it’s a great ritual that combines body and spirit. When you immerse yourself in a ritual bath, you are participating in an initiation to open yourself up spiritually. 

Ritual bathing cleanses you from physical grime and negative spiritual grime, thus purifying both your body and your aura. It is a signal that you are willing to listen to your Higher Self and begin to trust something outside of your rational mind. It indicates that you are open to ask the universe to transform what you believe needs to be changed within yourself.

Taking a spiritual or ritual bath is meant to cleanse and protect a person spiritually; therefore, making it different from a normal bath you might do every day. There are very specific directions to follow in order to maximize the effect. Among these instructions is not using any soap, shampoo, or bath oil, etc. Once you step into the water, you are entering a spiritual experience, so it’s important to distinguish regular bathing from ritual bathing.

Benefits of Spiritual Bathing

Though they are different, spiritual bathing or ritual bathing can have great effects on your physical wellbeing, as well. According to Gateways to Inner Peace, here are just a few benefits:

  • The skin is an organ of elimination, and a saltwater soak will draw toxins and heavy metals from the tissues.

 

  • The essential trace minerals your body needs are absorbed through the skin to enhance your health

 

  • Skin conditions can be aided, as bacteria and other debris are also drawn from the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and rejuvenated

 

 

  • Circulation is increased, which your body can always use

Other important notes before getting started: this first bath is to be used only once a month, as it is very strong. It’s recommended to try it on a Friday close to a full moon for the best results. Energy therapist Lidia Frederico also advises, “do NOT prepare or have the bath around 6 am, 12 noon, 6 pm, 12 midnight. This– this includes half an hour before & afterward (so NOT between 5:.30-6:.30 or 11:.30-12:.30 for both am & pm)!”

3 Spiritual Cleansing Baths

To begin, clean the tub carefully. Take a shower before taking the ritual bath. Then, wash thoroughly with positive energy in the following ways.

Salt Water Bath

There’s nothing more relaxing than a nice, hot bath, and by adding saltwater, you can gain even more benefits for your skin. There’s a reason why they say that floating in the Dead Sea is so good for your skin, because the high salt content helps repair damaged cells, stimulate blood flow, and provides for a general detox. Bath salts such as Epsom salts are also an option as these contain other minerals that benefit the skin such as magnesium potassium. 

  1. Make sure you won’t be disturbed for at least an hour. Optional: light candles or incense or play relaxing music. Utilize what makes your aura lighter.

 

  1. Fill your bath with warm water. The level is up to you. Don’t make it too hot.

 

  1. Add 2-3 good handfuls of salt. Use a good quality unprocessed salt, such as unrefined sea salt or Himalayan salt. Do not use regular table salt, as this has added anti-caking agents and has been refined, which removes beneficial minerals.

 

  1. Optional: Add a few drops of pure essential oils for aromatherapy purposes. Lavender is a good choice, as it will also help you to relax and unwind, and is generally very safe.

 

  1. Soak for about 20-30 minutes. While you do so, make it your intention to let go of all negativity. You can pray for the release of any energy that you no longer wish to carry, or that is not for your highest good. You can also ask for spiritual support to raise your spiritual vibration.

 

  1. For the best results, air dry when you get out of the bath. You may use a towel for your head and put a robe on, but do not towel dry. If possible, don’t take another shower or bath for 24 hours.

 

  1. Take a saltwater bath no more than once a week. As noted, once a month may be the perfect amount of time in between.

By following these seven steps you’ll be able to not only remove negative energy spiritually, but you’ll give yourself a nice physical detox from any buildup of toxins your skin might have accumulated.

All Natural Ocean Bath

This is a great way to go if you live near a body of saltwater. The timeless ocean has amazing healing properties. If you have ever had the joy of swimming in the sea, you’ll know how refreshed and wonderful you feel afterward. This is because of the aura-cleansing properties of the seawater.

Baking Soda Bath

Taking a bath using baking soda, or bicarbonate of soda will also cleanse your aura. Just use the same method as for the saltwater bath above. This bath will also leave your skin feeling nice and soft.

Other Cleansing Rituals

There are a number of other cleansing rituals you can combine with your bath or hold separately that can clear negative energy, while boosting positivity, good luck, good vibes.

Smudging Your Home

Before you begin your spiritual bath, smudge your bathroom—not only will it clear the space, but it will leave a pleasant, lingering aroma for you to enjoy while in the tub.

Smoke in general will kill bacteria and purify any space in which it is allowed to waft, which is why you should smudge. Typically sage is used in a smudging ceremony, but you can also use palo santo, essential oils, or any other cleansing herb to hold a purifying smudging ceremony. If this feels a little witchy, that’s because it is, especially if you decide to do it during a new moon. But don’t worry, we’re not putting a hex on anyone. 

Check out this article for more info on how to smudge.

Using Crystals

Crystals such as amethyst, clear quartz, and selenite are great purifiers for any household. While some may be skeptical of crystals for anything other than aesthetics, crystals do in fact have electromagnetic properties that can attract certain energies. Embody your inner hippie and encircle your tub with healing crystals to draw out that negative energy and transmute it into something positive.

For more on the purifying properties of crystals check out this article.

There are many ways to purify your aura with spiritual baths, as well as a number of ways you can enhance the space in which you bathe. Remember that this process should be focused on self care, self-love, and honoring your higher spirit. Taking the time to clear any trapped negative energy in your life, you’ll notice immediate improvements to your soul’s eternal glow.



Energize Your Chakras with Reiki Meditation

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Did you know that you can meditate on the chakras with a Reiki meditation? The universal life force of Reiki provides deep relaxation, which is very helpful for the body organs. The chakras are “wheels” of energy which control the body organs. Upon energizing these energy centers, we not only heal ourselves but also strengthen these centers.

Visualizing the Reiki energy flowing through every cell in your body is a highly effective starting point. Feel it flowing out around you in your chair. As you continue to breathe, feel it flowing into the room and then the residence you are in, filling it with Reiki energy. Feel it intensify as the Reiki energy flows outside onto the property and beyond into the neighborhood. See it filling the region in which you reside and then beyond into the country, then whole globe and finally out into the cosmos.

Other than this, there are a few things you can do to prepare before getting started. Divine Lotus Healing suggests:

  • Drawing the power symbol (if you are attuned to it) over your body before beginning
  • Drawing the mental/emotional symbol (if you are attuned to it) over your body before beginning
  • Drawing the master symbol (if you are attuned to it) over your body before beginning
  • Drawing the distance healing symbol (if you are attuned to it) over your body before beginning
  • Listening to soft, inspiring music
  • Chanting a mantra
  • Writing a goal and ask for clarification to come to you through the sitting session
  • Asking for guidance to come to you about an issue you are currently experiencing

This meditation is taken from Reiki—the Healing Touch. According to their site, it was brought to us from Reiki master Renu Kakkar, which was passed to her by her Reiki teacher, who got it from his previous Reiki teacher, and so on. Therefore, it’s unknown how old this meditation actually is.

Phase 1: Preparation

  1. Set the stage with OM chants or light music.

  2. Sit down in a relaxed manner on a straight back chair or crossed-legged, whichever suits you. Hold your hands palm upwards on your knees in a comfortable position, such as in a prayer form or in your lap.

  3. Close your eyes and say OM three times.

Phase 2: Relaxation

  1. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes slightly, just listen to the sounds. Do not try to identify them. Tell yourself that your senses are getting relaxed.

  2. It’s time to relax your mind. Take a deep breath in through the nose and out through the mouth. Keep breathing deeper and deeper like this three times. To go into deeper relaxation, count down from 10 to 1 slowly.

  3. Now relax your body’s organs one by one. While relaxing them, thank them for their support and request them to do so throughout your life, in a healthy way.

  4. Relax the right toes, right foot, right ankle, the right leg, the right knee, right thigh and the right hip.

  5. Relax the left toes, left foot, left ankle, left leg, left knee, left thigh, left hip.

  6. Now relax your pelvic region, and the organs there. Relax the back muscles, relax the abdomen, relax the stomach, liver on the right side and the spleen on the left, then relax the gall bladder and the pancreas bowels in the center and the kidneys at the back.

  7. Now relax the chest, heart and lungs. Feel them completely relaxed. Now relax the entire rib cage and the shoulder blades. Feel them completely relax.

  8. Relax the right shoulder, right upper arm, right elbow right forearm, right hand and the right fingers.

  9. Now relax the left shoulder, left upper arm, left elbow, left forearm, left hand and the left fingers. Now your left upper limb from the left shoulder to the left fingertips is fully relaxed.

  10. Relax the neck muscles from the front and back. Relax the face muscles around the mouth the eyes and the forehead. Relax the eyes the mouth and also the skull and muscles.

  11. Now your total body is completely relaxed. All muscles and all the organs from the head to toes are completely relaxed. Release yourself into the relaxation of the body and mind.

  12. In this state repeat silently, “I have full faith in Reiki. Reiki will energize and heal me.”

Phase 3: Energize

  1. Take a deep breath; inhale through the mouth and exhale through the nose.

  2. Visualize a beautiful golden glowing ball floating above the top of your head. See it float down and blend with the violet chakra of the head. See the golden violet rays spreading to the various systems, energizing the nervous system and the right eyes.

  3. Say to yourself silently, “I am divinely protected, guided and at peace.”

  4. Now imagine the golden ball gently separate from the violet chakra and float down to merge with the brow chakra. Watch it blend with the beautiful indigo wheel of the brow chakra. Visualize the golden indigo rays energizing the pituitary, hypothalamus, nose, the left eye and ears and repeat to yourself mentally, “I am open to new ideas, people and situations and follow my gut feelings.”

  5. See the golden ball separate from the brow chakra and slowly floating and descending into the glowing blue wheel of the throat chakra. Imagine the golden blue rays energizing the entire throat, upper lungs, digestive track, bronchial and upper stomach areas. Say to yourself, “I feel safe to express my feelings. I love, trust and respect my creative gifts.”

  6. Now imagine the golden ball all separate and descend into the glowing green wheel of the heart chakra. See the golden green ray flow into the thymus, heart, blood, lower lungs, upper liver and arms. Repeat to yourself, “Love is the purpose of my life. It is everywhere.”

  7. Now see the golden ball separate and enter the solar plexus chakra and blend with the yellow wheel there and spread the golden yellow rays into the entire digestive system, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, intestines and spleen. Repeat to yourself, “I trust my worthiness. I am worthy of the best in life.”

  8. Now imagine the golden ball separate from the solar plexus chakra and floating down to the sacral chakra, to the orange wheel found three fingers from the navel. Imagine the golden ball blending with the orange wheel and the golden orange rays pass into the entire reproductive system. Say to yourself, “What I do is enough, what I have is enough.”

  9. Now see the golden ball separate and floating down to the base chakra, the seat of Kundalini energy. See it blending with to the red colored wheel. The golden red rays are spreading into the entire excretory system and energizing the kidneys bladder, spine and lower limbs. Feel the warmth. Repeat, “I am safe and secure all the time. I love my feet, they show me the way. I love my legs they support me.”

  10. Continue breathing in through the nose, out through the nose. Feel totally at peace. Feel the centers all flowing with abundance of love. All disruptive emotions have flown away. You are calm, fully relaxed and grounded.

  11. Now imagine that all light is surrounding you. Feel your aura expanding and being protected with white light. No negative energy can harm you. You are fully protected.

  12. Now you are fully energized with Reiki. Imagine yourself in front of yourself. Pass Reiki to yourself. Heal yourself, your family members. Forgive yourself, your family members.

  13. Now with Reiki energize the 5 elements. Imagine the earth in your hands, thank the earth, energize the earth and bless the earth with Reiki. Imagine water in your hands, thank the water, energize the water and bless the water with Reiki energy. Now imagine the fire in your hands, thank the fire, energize the fire and bless the fire with Reiki. Now imagine the air in your hands, thank the air, energize the air and bless the air with Reiki energy. Imagine the space/sun/stars/moon/planets in your hands, thank the space and energize the space with Reiki energy.

  14. Your meditation is now over. Return slowly from your head, your ears, your torso, and your legs to the tips of your toes. Stretch your arms and legs slowly. Slowly open your eyes and become aware of the environment. You are fully charged and feel fine in every aspect.

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