The value of cleansing your energetic field & environment.
In this day and age there are many things that can drain us and our energy. We are all unique so everyone’s experience is different yet whether we are conscious of it or not, certain influences can contribute to or leave us feeling drained, overwhelmed, irritated or annoyed. Have you noticed your tolerance or patience levels dropping and are unsure why?
There are a vast variety of factors that can impact us and how we are feeling, such as micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi i.e. moulds, yeasts), environmental aspects, electro-magnetic fields, news and social media, work load, stressful situations, family, friends or people’s energy and their emotions, our own emotions and thoughts, the list goes on. Some of us are more sensitive and susceptible to these than others. If you know you are, it may be a good idea to clear your energy field, your space and surroundings on a regular basis and, put protective methods in place.
How can you do this? Here are a few suggestions from my personal and professional experience:
In my clinic, I recommend this practice to my clients - I refer to it as energy shielding: visualise a sphere, bubble or shield surrounding you, in any colour you like - to protect and shield you from others’ energy and maintain your own. This can be particularly helpful when you know you are exposed to people or situations that have been previously draining. You could do this just before heading into work, an event or an uncomfortable conversation.
Ideally, start your day with a grounding practice, followed by energy shielding. Then renew the shield as you see fit during the day. Clients report that once they start practicing it on a regular basis, it becomes second nature and is really effective. Some of my clients have their own unique and often quirky visualisations such as putting on a big suit or a super hero cape. There is no right or wrong way of visualising your protective shield, as long as it resonates with you and makes you smile.
Clearing and cleansing tools.
Find below a few tools to support the process of refreshing yourself and your surroundings:
- White Sage or Palo Santo – white sage smudge sticks are a wonderful way to cleanse ourselves and our space, yet the scent can be strong and may not suit everyone. Personally, I find Palo Santo gentler (and, speaking from experience, if you have e.g. a family member who is not fond of the idea of each room of the house being smudged, it is a better and equally effective solution)
- Essential oil sprays – an easy and aromatic way of refreshing ourselves or the room we might be in (or your car), I use them in the clinic and at home. Needless to say, there are many products out there. I stock Hanako and I am Protected is a popular vibrational mist with my clients. With its purifying, cleansing and uplifting scent, it acts as a protective layer around us, helping to clear and release any energies taken on from the environment or people, while also aiding psychic protection. Most recently I discovered a space clear mist by Inner States - blended with Australian grown white sage, sandalwood and lavender, it helps to clear stagnant and negative energy, the scent is calming, mood enhancing and simply perfect for the clinic
- Essential oils – such as citronella, well known for its insect repelling properties; as the oil of averting, it helps to expel and repel unwanted invaders from the body or energy field. It encourages us to carefully choose what we allow into our space and, our life, particularly when we feel stagnant, irritated or overrun. Similarly, Lemongrass is also a fantastic space cleanser, it helps us entering a cleansing state and letting go of anything we no longer need. Both oils show up a lot in kinesiology sessions, creating awareness with clients where they are at and what to consider. These oils can be added to a diffuser, individually or as a combo, or you can create your own vibrational mist
- Crystals – a beautiful and powerful tool and support if you are open working with them. The stunning selenite tower in the image is one example, besides its cleansing qualities, it supports mental clarity, flexibility and decision making (I have a selenite tower lamp in the clinic); another option is clear quartz - known as the master healer, it supports the clearing, balancing and aligning on all levels. You can leave it next to your bed side table or work space, wear it as jewellery or carry one with you (please note crystals do need to also be cleansed on a regular basis) - you can find plenty of information on the web.
My go to is what I call ocean therapy. I feel super blessed living so close to the ocean – spending time near the ocean is rejuvenating, cleansing and invigorating. Whether it is a walk by the beach, sitting at a look out or literally immersing myself in the water, it is something I like to do, ideally, daily and especially when life gets a little heavy and things seem to compound. It lets me find some zen, clears my head and gives me a fresh perspective – every time.
Scientifically speaking, there is also an underlying reason: ocean air contains negative ions, they are also abundant in mountain regions, forests or near other water bodies such as rivers or water falls. Negative ions clear the air of pollutants and unlike the name may suggest, they have a positive effect on us i.e. they relieve stress, lift our mood and boost our energy.
I support clients in my clinic every day, clearing stresses and imbalances so they can leave feeling centred, clear and more aware. As part of the advanced kinesiology sessions, we develop tailored strategies and practical applications that clients can use at home to cement the session focus, improve energy levels and build resilience. If you find that you need a more in-depth clearing and professional support, please give me a call and we can have a chat.
As always, listen to your body and observe whether this is beneficial for you - everyone has different needs and if in doubt, conduct further research or consult with your healthcare professional.
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