At Spirit 33, we understand the importance of maintaining clear and positive energies within yourself and your surroundings. Spiritual and energetic cleansing is a powerful practice that helps remove stagnant or negative energies, creating space for renewal and positive vibrations. Whether you want to cleanse your living space, crystals, or yourself, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to assist you on this transformative journey.
Cleansing Your Spaces
a) Open Windows: Begin by opening windows to allow fresh air and natural light to enter your space. Visualize any stagnant energy leaving as you do this.
b) Smoke Cleansing: Light a smudge stick, such as sage or palo santo (many beautiful artisan made options are available at Spirit 33), and let the smoke waft through every corner of your space. Focus your intention on clearing any negative energies and inviting positivity.
c) Sound Cleansing: Utilize sound as a cleansing tool by playing bells, singing bowls, or chanting. Move through each room, allowing the sound vibrations to disperse stagnant energies. You can even use your own voice–experiment with different vocalizations and tones, and note how they make you feel.
d) Salt Cleansing: Sprinkle salt, such as sea salt or Himalayan salt, along the perimeter of your space. Leave it for a few hours or overnight, visualizing it absorbing any negativity. Then, sweep or vacuum it away, symbolizing the removal of negative energies.
e) Moonwater Cleansing: use moon water in a spray bottle or any other tool and mist or flick around the corners of the room with your cleansing intention in mind. Particular moon waters work better than others–ask your Spirit 33 guide for help on selecting the perfect one!
Cleansing Your Crystals
Moonlight: Place your crystals on a windowsill or outside during a full moon or a new moon. Allow them to absorb the moon’s energy overnight. Remember to check if any of your crystals are sensitive to sunlight, as prolonged exposure might affect their color or properties. This is also true of moisture and crystals with a mohs hardness rating of 5 or less. Spirit 33 can help you with this info!
Use Crystal Clusters or Geodes: Crystal Clusters or Geodes: Place your crystals on a larger crystal cluster or geode for a few hours or overnight. These clusters have the ability to absorb and transmute negative energies from other crystals.
Sound Cleansing: Use sound vibrations to cleanse your crystals. You can do this by playing a singing bowl or placing your crystals near a bell or a set of tuning forks and chiming them. Again, your voice can be an effective tool!
Intention and Visualization: Hold your crystals in your hands and set the intention to cleanse them. Visualize a bright, purifying light enveloping each crystal, clearing away any negative energies and restoring their natural vitality.
A simple bath: Crystals with a hardness rating of 6 or more (such as quartz, amethyst, agate, obsidian, jasper and citrine to name a few) can be submerged in water to cleanse. Use mental intentions while rinsing crystals clean and carefully pat to dry. Moonwater can be used in place of regular water for additional cleansing power. Some crystals can leech toxic materials when they become wet. Please try a tool like this Mohs Hardness Lookup to find out which!
Smoke Cleansing: You can use sage or any other smudge sticks, or even incense in a pinch, to cleanse your crystals together with intentional thinking or speaking.
Salt Bath: Add a cup of sea salt or Epsom salt to your bathwater and soak for 20 minutes. As you relax, imagine the saltwater purifying your entire being, washing away any negativity or energetic residue.
Shower Visualization: Stand under running water in the shower and visualize the water washing away any negative energies from your body and aura. Envision the water carrying the negativity down the drain, leaving you cleansed and refreshed.
Smoke Bathing: Use a smudge stick or another tool to bathe yourself in the cleansing smoke. Start from your feet and move the smoke upwards, allowing it to envelop your entire body. Set the intention of releasing any negativity or stagnant energy.
Energy Clearing Meditation: Find a quiet space, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Imagine a cleansing white light flowing through your body, sweeping away any heaviness or negativity. Visualize yourself surrounded by a protective and uplifting energy. Try using a simple mantra–spoken aloud or just in your mind–that uses repetitive words to help you release stressful or unwanted energy.
Harness the moon: Bathe by moonlight, or try sitting or walking in safe spaces during moonlight to use its cleansing properties.