What is an aura? An Aura is the electromagnetic energy field that extends 6 feet above, below and around our physical bodies. It is an extension of our physical body, is attuned to our health and emotions, and responds too subtle changes in our external environment.
Because we are energetic beings, we can pick up energy from other people, spaces and things in the outside world, which may contribute to us feeling stressed, irritated, fatigued, anxious, prone to sickness, unbalanced and/or ungrounded. This is why it is important to reset and recalibrate our energy and cleansing our aura of external energy is just the way to do that.
Here are a few simple ways to cleanse your aura ∙
The simplest way to use water to cleanse the aura is by taking a shower! Physically cleansing your body is an effective way to remove stagnant, unwanted and negative energies from your auric field. As you shower, set an intention, visualize your aura radiating and being filled with divine love and abundance as the unwanted energy trickles down the drain.
Take it a step further by creating a spiritual bath for yourself. A spiritual bath is a ritualistic bathing process utilizing herbs, crystals, essential oils and salts. Similarly to a shower, after you have relaxed begin to visualize your aura beaming and when your bath is over, visualize the stagnant energy falling away from you and down the drain.
With a spiritual bath be sure to cleanse your crystal/s after use, and discard the herbs.
Wait! There’s more to water. If you have access to a natural body of water (think lakes, rivers, oceans) then this is an extremely powerful way to purge your mind, body, heart and soul of unwanted energy and to cleanse your aura. Fully immerse yourself in natures water and allow it to fully cleanse you of unwanted energies.
Finally, walking in the rain is a beautiful (and also super poetic) way to cleanse yourself. The next time its raining gently, step outside, close your eyes and allow the rain to cover you completely. Visualize all the low vibrational energy getting washed away with the rain.
Voila! The power of water.
Smudging is the burning of sacred herbs to cleanse our sacred spaces and our auras. It is a practice that was gifted to us by our Indigenous and African ancestors and it is to be revered.
** Note: The usage of some herbs come from a closed practice. So, be mindful and respective.
Use protective herbs such as Eucalyptus, Lavender, Dragons Blood etc to aid in cleansing your aura. Alternatively you can use different Resin Incense Blends to help with cleansing your space and aura.
We’ve covered water (shower, rain, oceans) and air (smudging, incense). Now, let’s talk a little bit about the fire element.
Sun bathing and simply being outside in the sun is a powerful way to neutralize negative energy. The sun not only cleanses our aura but wraps us up in warm and provides us with a boost of joy, vitality and energy. Its healing powers literally bring pure light to any low vibrational energy, situation or darkness.
4. Ground Yourself/Spend Time In Nature
Lean into the energy of Mother Earth by leaning into grounding exercises (full blog post coming up on this soon). Whenever you need an energetic reset, one of the best ways to tap in is to step outside and immerse yourself in nature. Walk barefoot, hug a tree, sit in the grass.
Allow your energy to melt into the Earth and allow her to transmute the energy, leaving you feeling replenished and revitalized.
5. Meditation/Breath work
Meditation has so many benefits and cleansing the aura is one of them. Intentionally set aside 5-20 minutes during the day to clear your mind and focus on your breath. Meditation can act as a preventive measure for picking up external energies as it teaches us to be fully present in our own experiences and journeys.
During your meditation and breath work practice, try visualizing a bubble of light energy surrounding you, protecting your aura from unwanted outside energy. You can amplify your meditation practice by saying affirmations/mantra such as “I am safe, I am protected” or even by using crystals such as Amethyst, Selenite or Black Tourmaline.
6. Honor Your Inner Child
Tending to the needs of your inner child is a fun and lighthearted way to recalibrate your energy and cleanse your aura. Dance, play, sing or do any activity that encourages you to be free and playful. Tending to your inner child, pulls you out of your head space and encourages you to operate in your heart space. And when we are present in a heart centered experience, our vibration is instantly raised.
Plus, its hard to attract low vibes when you’re immersed in fun loving playful energy.
7. Selenite And/Or Black Tourmaline Healing Crystal
Crystals are a powerful tool for cleansing your aura and for overall spiritual health (just like everything else on this list). And while there are a ton of crystals that I could recommend for cleansing the aura … I must say that my favorites are Selenite and Black Tourmaline.
Selenite helps to cleanse the aura while also adding positive, light and clarity into your auric field.
Here are a few ways that I like to use Selenite:
- I carry it with me.
- I gently rub it when I’m feeling anxious
- I comb it over my aura
Black Tourmaline on the other hand, is one of my favorites because it’s a grounding crystal that protects against external low vibrational energy. I typically wear Black Tourmaline on a daily basis to help ensure that I am not picking up on any unwanted vibes.
8. Get Physical
Maintaining a regular physical practice such as yoga, dancing, walking or working out helps our bodies release build up pressure and tension. When we are able to get out of our heads and drop back into our bodies, we are inadvertently clearing out stagnant energy and raising our vibration.
9. Use An Aura Cleansing Spray
Spraying yourself with an intentionally made spiritual herbal blend is an easy, calming way to cleanse your aura. De La Jipi’s Aura Cleansing Myst is charged with Amazonite healing crystal and has a blend Rose of Jericho plant which helps to invite abundance, calm and protection into your space as well as Kananga and Florida Water which aids in removing negative energy.
10. Sound Healing
Sound is a super effective way to cleanse your aura. The vibration and frequency that immenates from sound healing instruments has the ability to shift and shake up stagnant energy thus cleansing our auric field.
You can use chimes, drums, tuning forks, crystal or Tibetan singing bowl or simply lean on sound healing videos that are on Youtube.
Each of these methods are beneficial. Journey through each one (or combine a few practices) and see how they feel for you.
Happy Cleansing soul fam!
In ease and divine flow,