The Importance Of Psychic Hygiene
I would just like to briefly touch on the importance of cleansing ourselves and our space. When we leave our homes, we pick up negative energies from others. When we return home, we bring these energies into our safe space, which can negatively impact our emotions, our psychic abilities, and can even affect our companions.
A buildup of negativity can also occur when living with others (roommates, significant others, parents, etc.) as they bring in unwanted energies as well. This is especially true in a household where there is a lot of arguing, stress, or tension present. Obviously we cannot rid ourselves of all of the people in our lives, and some of us are stuck living with parents or roommates and cannot change this. This just means that extra steps need to be taken to cleanse ourselves and our space in order to keep things as positive as possible.
For those who practice witchcraft or divination, you know that undesirable energies can creep in when we don’t practice safe methods of protection before performing divination or spell work. This is why it’s so important to cleanse yourself, your tools, and your space DAILY. I’m not saying you need to smudge your entire house every single day, but there are many ways to quickly and easily cleanse and protect ourselves.
I personally prefer to use palo santo to smudge myself and my work space daily, but feel free to use sage if you prefer. Some demonic entities do not enjoy sage so keep that in mind if you have demon companions. If I’m short on time I will use a “smudge spray” on myself and my space instead of Palo Santo. It’s quick and easy! At least once a week I do a “heavy duty” cleansing of my entire house with palo santo, opening the windows and working the smoke from one room to another using a feather and chanting a smudging prayer. When I’m finished, I light a white candle dressed in oil (usually an enchanted oil for the outcome I desire) to replace the negative energy with positive energy. If you forget to replace the negative energy with another form of energy, you can run into problems. Think of it like removing a gear from a watch. That watch still requires a gear to function properly. You can replace negative energy with ANY other form of energy such as love, abundance, happiness, vitality, and so forth. Just set your intention and fill the “void” up with that energy.
I also use healing crystals each and every day and cleanse them regularly to remove all of the negativity they’ve soaked up. This is extremely important with dark protective/grounding stones as they are like sponges for negative energy. Recently I’ve read articles where some people are claiming that certain dark stones do not require any form of cleansing, but I personally disagree. I feel it’s better to be safe than sorry. I sleep with a large piece of hematite or black tourmaline next to my bed. Each morning I place it in a box with selenite, kyanite, and clear quartz to cleanse it and charge it for 24 hours. I rotate all of my stones this way so that I never get a buildup of negative energies.
It’s also very important to keep your companions vessels, charging boxes, altars, and so forth cleansed. You may notice that they have less energy or are not as communicative when they are “bogged down” with negative vibrations. The same goes for your abilities. You can feel out of sorts or get frustrated because you feel “broken”, or as if a switch has been flipped and you can’t sense as easily as you could before. This is one reason why taking care of yourself spiritually is so important.
I take at least one cleansing bath a week (or I try to lol), use an enchanted cleansing soap in the shower, and use an enchanted body scrub three times a week in the shower. Body scrubs are honestly much more practical than cleansing baths, especially it you have kids or a busy schedule. I know that my routine MIGHT sound like overkill, but I am a highly sensitive person and an empath, so I am easily affected by energy. I also take these extra steps as I do not want any of my creations to be affected by unwanted energies or vibrations. I am a huge believer in psychic hygiene and try to make sure I go the extra mile to cleanse EVERYTHING often.
If you are interested in the exact products I use for my personal cleansing routine, then feel free to check out my shop! Everything that I use on myself and my space I have made available through Whimsical Wonders. You will find smudge kits, scrubs, bath salts, oil, spray, and candles all created to promote and encourage psychic hygiene!
Feel free to let me know if you have any questions, ideas, thoughts, or suggestions! I love hearing from others about their personal experiences and opinions. I hope this article was at least a little bit helpful for those who were interested in learning a bit more about this topic. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I hope to share many more articles in the future! If you’d like to hear bout anything in particular feel free to let me or Aurora know!
Love & Light,
Oriana ~ Whimsical Wonders