There’s a lot of heavy, dense energy in the world these days. How do we conscious beings keep our energy fields clean?
I had to deal with this problem late yesterday afternoon. I was feeling tired, and knew I’d be co-facilitating a shamanic ceremony in about an hour. I thought about taking a quick nap. At age 57, I enjoy the occasional power snooze anyway.
Then I realized that lack of sleep wasn’t the issue. I had picked up some hucha – the word for heavy waste energy in the South American Q’echua language — and knew that I’d feel better once I cleared it. I needed a shower anyway, so an energy-cleansing salt shower seemed like the ideal solution.
I got wet in the shower and lathered up with soap. Then I turned off the water and grabbed a handful of sea salt. (I buy 20-pound bags of Minera Dead Sea Salt from Amazon, which my twin flame Maeikisala and I use exclusively for energy cleansing.) I rubbed the coarse salt all over my body. I asked the salt to absorb my hucha (shamans talk to everything). Then I left the salt on for three minutes while I chanted a high-energy cleansing mantra.
As always, I could feel the heavy energy being absorbed by the salt crystals. After three minutes of salt-encrusted chanting, I rubbed myself down with a wet washcloth and rinsed.
The result? I felt fantastic! Between the salt and the chanting, I had dumped a bunch of hucha and now felt light, clear and alert. The ceremony went great.
If talking to salt and chanting mantras isn’t your thing, don’t worry. Just leaving sea salt on your body for a few minutes will still lighten you up!
Epsom Salt/Sea Salt Bath
If you have more time, and want a deeply relaxing experience, start with a regular shower. A salt shower is optimal, but not mandatory. The shower cleans off some of the hucha so there will be less floating around in your bathwater.
Run hot bathwater. Add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 cup of sea salt. Soak for at least 20 minutes. The Epsom salts relax your body and pull out toxins. The sea salt cleans your energy field.
To enhance your cleansing bath experience, add a drop or two of essential oil — I like lavender and rose. Light a candle. Put on some super-soothing ambient music. Relax!
An oregano bath is great for a more deep and intense energetic cleanse.
You’ll need to prepare oregano tea in advance. Combine 3 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of dried oregano leaves (oregano spice). Bring to a boil. Immediately turn off the heat. Let it sit on the stove uncovered for an hour. Pour the liquid through a tea strainer into a container. Compost or discard the oregano leaves.
Run hot bathwater. Add 2 cups of Epsom salts and the oregano tea. Stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes.
Feel free to add any or all of the optional elements from the first bath recipe above. The first time I took an oregano bath, the cleansing effect was extremely intense. It was all I could do to stay in the tub for 20 minutes!
The tea will stay potent in the fridge for a few days in a lidded container. You can double or triple the recipe if you’re going to take a lot of oregano baths within a few days.
I give thanks to the wonderful shamans who taught me about cleansing baths and showers. Read Part 2, where I discuss how to do energetic cleansing with the aid of your ever-present divine allies!