We are in 2021 and prioritizing self-care has become more normal than ever. We exercise, do yoga, meditate, and take vitamins, but still, most of us don’t practice clean ones (also known as spiritual hygiene), which are vital to our physical body and spirit. The term “clean” in this context describes the various methods and modalities that countless societies and cultures use to rebalance energy and eliminate unwanted vibrations. “Sometimes we can’t even take full advantage of our power because we have energy blockages,” said Dr. Griselda Rodríguez-Salomón of Brooklyn Witches told POPSUGAR Latina. “Cleans, whether through smoke, liquid, chants, or sitting under a tree, are the best ways to clear your electromagnetic field of blockages so that you can hear a little better what your call is.”
Often times, external energy prevents us from connecting with ourselves, our guides, and thinking clearly. The vibrations are very real and shocking. If we can agree that we are energy bodies in constant contact with other energy bodies, how do we explain this energy transfer? Where does that energy go? The answer is that we absorb it, some of us more than others. If you’ve ever had a headache after someone passionately told you all about their troubles or if you felt super tired or suddenly depressed / anxious for days after being in a crowd, congrats, you’ve experienced an energy transfer.
What are cleanings and why do we need them?
Well, there are many ways that witches and medicine women use fire cleaners, herb cleaners, smoke cleaners, and more. There are probably also things that you already do intuitively without realizing it. Examples of clean in the modern world include Korean spas, camping, spotting (when done correctly), swimming in natural bodies of water, bathing, or what modern psychology now calls “grounding,” which is literally going barefoot. When you spend time in nature or with the elements and you leave feeling more clear, calmer and more focused, you have experienced a clean.
Signs you need a clean
There is a possibility that you will experience the signs and symptoms that you need a clean. Some of the most notable are connected to what I call our intuition zones. The first are your head, neck, and shoulders. Low vibration energy transfers are felt as high and tense shoulders, stiff neck, headaches, waking up when sleeping, sudden chest anxiety, teeth grinding and / or jaw clenching. However, over time, it can become more severe depending on how sensitive you are and how often you cleanse or release those energies.
How cleanings have been used intergenerationally
For many of us, the first experience we have with clean is with an egg, which is perhaps the most ubiquitous along with sage and palo santo. It seems simple enough, but a room temperature egg becomes a magical vehicle for catching and interrupting energetic afflictions when given the right intention. In fact, many household items and kitchen herbs are exactly what the witch ordered. But for many, the very idea of a clean can inspire fear of the unknown. But let’s face it, most of the time, our families practice these traditions in secret. There are so many ailments that when all else fails, people turn to traditional healing methods.
POPSUGAR collaborating contributor That esoteric He recalled that clean was not something that was openly discussed in his family, but eventually discovered that it was something that his family not only believed in but secretly practiced. “I was in college and somehow a conversation arose about my grandmother who needed to take her and my father to a healer to clean them because they believed that a woman in their town had done witchcraft on them,” he said. “Cleansing and witchcraft were something my dad’s mother was aware of and believed in. It was then that I realized, this is something that has been kept under the radar so as not to want to be judged by others. I was deeply motivated to start looking more into cleansing and witchcraft from that moment on. “
There are definitely times when you should go to a professional witch or healer, especially if you think external witchcraft was involved, but for the most part, our energetic health is up to us to decipher and deal with. Unfortunately, we are not taught to identify the signs and symptoms nor are we empowered to move forward and resolve it. Most witches will agree that anyone can take a bath or a clean, it’s just a matter of putting yourself in your power and not asking permission to be cool.
How to create your own cleanings
Well, first things first, we will have to listen to our intuition. Yes, you read it correctly, you will have to trust yourself. The first step in witchcraft is to believe and understand that your energy and your words are sacred and powerful. In many ways, making a liquid clean is like cooking. You start with a water base and then add and experiment until you find the “seasoning” that suits your needs and tastes. I always recommend my clients to start with liquid cleansers using kitchen herbs like basil, peppermint, chamomile, and rosemary, and adding holy water, tobacco (from a cigar, not a cigarette), and / or Kolonia 1800, mainly because it is unlikely that Those will cause skin irritation or interactions. If it’s edible, it likely serves a dual magical purpose. Use DuckDuckGo (you will get better results than Google) to search for “X magic uses / properties”, and you can continue from there.
Witch and healer Emilia ortiz has great advice for those who want to start dabbling and discovering what elements they vibrate with. “I say let your intuition guide you, but check the facts to make sure you are not mixing up something that has adverse effects,” he told POPSUGAR. “Always look for what the uses are for, what you are incorporating and whether or not it should be mixed with certain things, just for safety.” He also suggested focusing and calling on your backing, aka your guides, ancestors, and angels. “A candle, a prayer, calling their spirits and putting light on their clean makes a big difference,” he added. “Prayer is so powerful no matter how you do it, but expressing that life in your clean is essential.”
At the end of the day, most, if not all, witches, medicine women, etc. They would agree that it is essential that we incorporate energetic cleansings into our daily lives. “I can’t imagine my practice, my path, my life without cleanings,” said Dr. Rodríguez-Solomon said. “I appreciate this science that has been handed down to us. I can’t imagine making this world we’re in without cleaning. It’s our time, if not now, when?”
Get down to business witches, now is the time to clean up!
Clean White Recipe
Many times we will see that cleaners and bathrooms are used interchangeably, but here is the difference: a clean is something that is poured on oneself with the purpose of eliminating and banishing useless energy. A bath is something you immerse yourself in to absorb the properties of the ingredients. They can be used to attract positive energy, love, abundance, etc.
This cleaner is ideal for weekly use. These ingredients combine to disrupt stagnant, low-vibration energy.
- 5 white flowers (petals only; hydrangeas or chrysanthemums are best)
- Cascarilla (some crumbs)
- White rum (a medium-sized pour)
- Holy water (a stream)
- Agua Florida or Kolonia 1800 (as much as you want)
- Tealight candle
- Ice (yeah, ice)
“With this clean, I eliminate all bad energy, witchcraft, evil eye, negative desires, jealousy, gossip, evil spirits, dark entities, anyone who wishes me evil, and [insert anything else you want to get rid of here; be specific] of my life, and I replace it with light, with love, with joy, with abundance, with strength, with protection, with wisdom, with clarity and with the positivity that I need to live a life in peace and achieve my dreams. [ask for what you need and for what you want to achieve with a cleansed mind]. “
Combine ingredients with 16 oz. Water counterclockwise, taking special care to warm the flower petals in your hands before adding them. State your affirmation with command as you add them. Add ice. Light the tealight candle and place it in the liquid. When the candle goes out, pour the mixture over your head in the shower and repeat out loud what the cleanser is removing. Pat yourself dry. Ready!
It’s also a great base to add to and start experimenting with.
If you want to try clean cleaning, go for it, but be sure to do your best research and keep in mind that if you’re dealing with a problem, it’s never a bad idea to ask a licensed professional for guidance. or a medical professional.