Self Purification / Aura Cleansing
Self purification, or cleansing the aura/personal energy field is a different ritual than clearing your home or extended energetic field. Just as smudging your home and self-smudging each require a different mindset and approach, so does this ritual.
This is a relatively simple practice that focuses on balancing the nervous system through decompression, relaxation and gentle stimulation. Natural and safe, I have turned to this bath-time recipe at numerous moments throughout the years and found it incredibly effective at aiding me in releasing negative feelings, bringing me back to neutral and adjusting internal dialogue from self-deprecating to something much more compassionate.
Self purification, or cleansing the aura… is a different ritual than clearing your home… [it] is a simple practice that focuses on balancing the nervous system through decompression, relaxation and gentle stimulation.
A good option following arguments of all kind, break-ups and any time you experience rejection, this herbal bath can do wonders to rid your energy space from negativity and make room for forward momentum around whatever circumstances have brought you to a place of needing to purify.
- Rosemary Oil
- Lavender Oil
- Fresh or Dried Orange Slices
- Fresh or Dried Rose Petals (or Rose Oil)
- Fresh or Dried Thyme (Or Thyme Oil)
- (Optional) Coconut Oil and Epsom Salts (for moisturizing and detoxifying)
Draw a hot bath and add 6-10 drops of Rosemary (for calm), 6-10 drops of Lavender (for relaxation and cleansing), sprinkle in Thyme (or 4 drops of oil, to relieve mental exhaustion), 6-10 slices of Orange (fresh or dried, for gentle stimulation), 2-3 handfuls of Rose Petals, Rosebuds or 4 drops of Rose oil (for anxiety and stress relief as well as self-love and beauty).
As you add these elements to the water, you can choose to repeat a mantra if it feels appropriate and right. I usually chose something that focuses on the letting go of the energy I am carrying and focusing on building a sense of security, something along the lines of:
May the water and these herbs melt away negativity, bring in self-love and forgiveness. I am safe, I am love. All will be well. Everything shall pass, no feeling is final.
It’s so important to find time to emotionally re-balance when we encounter negative experiences and/or energy. Something simple and focused like this is all it takes to clear out our own fields. While some find meditating in and of itself difficult or inaccessible for a number of reasons, turning a bath into an energetic cleansing is an easy way to achieve this without taking on a spiritual practice that feels so much bigger.
Let me know if you use and how it works for you!