DIY Energy Cleanse
You’ll hear a lot of those people tell you that the cause of negative feelings the fault of the people you’re coming in contact with because you’re absorbing their energy. In other words, they believe that you’re at the mercy of your environment when it comes to energy.
Naturally, if you know me at all, you’ll know that I do not subscribe to that theory, for one simple reason – it’s placing responsibility for your energy outside of yourself, and completely overlooks the individual in question’s responsibility for creating and maintaining proper energetic boundaries.
To believe that you are a victim of your environment is a dualistic belief and, therefore, an illusion. If we are all one, nothing exists outside of ourselves, so something within you is creating this experience. To continue to cling to the pretense that something outside of you is responsible for your energy is to willingly give your power away and reinforce an ideology of separation.
Nothing affects your energy without your permission.
You are not a victim of your environment and you are not at the mercy of other people’s energy… unless you allow yourself to be. It’s perfectly ok to admit that you’re not doing your best to be at a 100% positive vibration 24/7, but let’s not blame other people for creating our own foul moods.
Sure, other people’s actions can trigger you, but you don’t HAVE to react the way that you do, emotionally. It’s a choice.
Now that we’ve established that you are always in the driver’s seat when it comes to your energy, it’s ok to acknowledge that sometimes – hell, maybe often – you allow your emotional triggers to get the better of you, or you’re just not great at maintaining your own energetic boundaries. This is what brings existing negative energy into your awareness. It isn’t created, and it isn’t ‘sucked in’ from your environment like an emotional vacuum cleaner – it’s already there, within you. Law of attraction, after all – how could you attract and hold someone else’s negative energy if something of like vibration didn’t already exist within you?
AND IT’S OK! You don’t have to feel bad about it. But at least take responsibility for the fact that it belongs to you. That’s the first step in releasing it – acknowledging and accepting it without judgement.
With the holidays coming up and lots of family visiting, you might be walking into a mine field of emotional triggers and karmic relationships. Stress can skyrocket. You’ll want to find ways to relax, release, and transmute some of that pent up negative energy.
The Energetic Cleansing Properties of Salt (Are Nonexistent??)
One of my favorite ways to de-stress and cleanse after a rough day is a long, hot salt bath.
The folklore around salt is that it cleanses negative energy and you’ll find superstitions around it claiming that it wards off negative energy, protects from negative entities, etc. I’ve done a few google searches and found plenty of sites prescribing salt for energetic cleansing, but not a single one of them has explained how or why salt allegedly does what it does although it seems to appear in belief systems originating in Africa such as HooDoo and VooDoo. Even more hilarious, in some Christian traditional lore, spilling salt was considered negative in and of itself, and was not only considered bad luck, but an invitation to let the devil in! I guess I never realized my favorite relaxation technique was actually a Devil’s Bath… lol.
I believe that everything has an energetic property to it, but whether or not that energy has any specific function is entirely up to your beliefs and intent about it, so I’m going to run with the notion that salt is good for energy cleansing because people believe it is. Since it’s a natural substance, it may hold a vibration closer to your normal, balanced vibration and therefor help you rebalance yourself when you’re unable to maintain your own energy.
Health Benefits of Certain Salts
While salt may not actually cleanse your energy, it does have some health benefits. Sea salt allegedly detoxifies your skin when used as a paste, as well as exfoliates it. Epsom salt, which isn’t actually salt, but rather a mineral compound (magnesium sulfate), is high in magnesium, which, when absorbed through the skin, plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins and help ease migraine headaches.
So, you can get a lot of physical benefits from a salt bath, and if you use it with the intent of cleansing your own energy, you still get the added benefit of an energy cleanse.
Energy Cleanse in a Jar
I recently switched over to Young Living’s skin care line (which I love), and when I did, I got a YL starter kit that came with several samples of essential oils. I hadn’t done anything with them in months, and at the end of gardening season, I also had some lavender left over and I’d decided I was going to make some essential oil infused bath salts.
That was approximately one week prior to my kitchen renovation beginning, so here we are, eleven weeks later. The kitchen is finally finished (photos coming soon!), and since it was so close to Christmas time, I decided to make bath salts as Christmas gifts. They were super easy! And with the essential oils added, you get the extra benefit of aromatherapy and whatever vibrational qualities the oils add to it. Feel free to substitute your favorite scents.
1 cup Epsom Salt
1 cup Sea Salt (you can also use Himalayan salt)
2 tbl sp Dried lavender buds
1 tbl sp Dried, chopped rosemary
5 drops lavender essential oil
5 drops Peace & Calming essential oil
5 drops peppermint essential oil
Mix it all together in a bowl, seal in an air-tight jar and you’re done.
I like the smell of the lavender and I LOVE the tingle of the peppermint. It’s little bit like icy hot, so it’s really good for sore muscles. Of course, the warm water is also helpful for relaxing and de-stressing.
Mix a couple of handfuls into a hot bath, and enjoy! I usually like to incorporate a little bit of a meditation and visualization along with it for the purposes of energy cleansing and releasing.
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