Top 5 tools for creating a relaxing space and space clearing

In order to create the right space for meditation, healing and relaxation a number of tools can be used to clear energy from your space, to bring in more light and to generally make your space, atmosphere and room a nice and relaxing, safe space to live, work and play in!

I have put together a list below of the tools I use to help create the best healing space:

  1. Sage – Sage is used typically for purification and spiritual blessings. It can be used to clear spaces with its smoking leaves. It is a Naive American tool used in smudging ceremonies. but is now popular for healers, therapists and anyone working with people to help clear spaces. Smudging is a ceremony used to clear away negative energies and to attract ones that are more positive. Native Americans have traditionally used many herbs for this purpose, each one having a different effect on the aura and inner being. You may burn a smudge stick directly from the end (extinguish carefully afterwards), or break off fragments to burn in a container such as a shell. When smudging, try to feel connected with a power greater than yourself. You may say prayers while using a feather, or simply the palm of your hand, to brush
    the smoke over you. Get on Amazon or holistic shop
  2. Palo Santo. Palo Santo  literally means the Saint Tree/ Holy Wood. Used for centuries in Peru and Ecuador for spiritual ceremonies. The properties of Palo Santo wood makes it ideal for use in cleansing of places, people and objects, for clearing ceremonies and before meditation or prayer. It is been used and revered to by many for hundreds of years for it’s cleansing, spiritual, healing and medicinal properties, similar to the properties that can be found by using Sage and Cedar. It has a delicate sweet, fresh and woodsy aroma with hints of mint and citrus.
    Burn chips as you would incense or smudge sticks; light, allow to burn momentarily, blow out flame and fan ember. May need to be re-lit. “Wash” persons, places, or property with the smoke. The more the chip is lit, the easier it is to keep the ember going. Available from the holistic shop or on amazon
  3. Room sprays One room spray I have been using recently is the Australian Bush Flowers Love System Organic Space Clearing Mist. After a healing session or before clients come for counselling or Reiki I spray this around and it instantly lifts the energy of the room. Clients have reported feeling better by just having this sprayed over them in a mist!
  4. Crystals – Amethyst It’s excellent to hold or have by you when you’re practicing meditation and when placed in a room it can help absorb negativity. The wonderfully coloured amethyst, with its variety of shades of purple reminds us of the spiritual thread that runs through our life and can be used as a tool to aid spiritual awakening and intuition. Available online from Amazon or Holistic Shop

5. Some Essential oils for space clearing and relaxing

FrankincenseLavender and Juniper are good essential oils for creating a relaxing atmosphere.

A little about Frankincense: Highly conducive to prayer and meditation, frankincense has a very pronounced soothing, comforting, fortifying and elevating action on the mind and soul/spirit. It also slows and deepens the breathing while relaxing the brain, producing feelings of calm. Its comforting, refreshing action is helpful for anxious or obsessive states of mind, especially those associated with the past – helpful if you tend to dwell on past events and want to break the link with unwanted memories. The antidepressant, stimulating action may assist you to overcome despair and depression, particularly post-natal. Since antiquity frankincense has been used to drive out ‘evil spirits’. We might think of these nowadays as obsessions, fears, anxieties etc which may manifest as mental or physical illness. Available from Amazon or Holistic Shop  

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Read more about Space Clearing in this book called  Sacred Space by Denise Linn

“Everything in the universe is composed of constantly changing energy, including our homes and their contents. By clearing and enhancing this energy, we can turn our living spaces not only into sanctuaries for ourselves but also into places which radiate positive energy for the benefit of others.”

You can get the Space Clearing book on Amazon

Music as a healer and cleanser. Music can calm and cleanse a space. Try Sofleggio sounds at home:

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Do you use incense? Beneficial For Health?

Do you use incense? The aromas of incense have a calming effect and can help ease anger, anxiety, agitation, and aggression. Use it to create a good atmosphere or clear your head…
A good one for study and concentration is Cedar And Pine, it also helps create positive energy.
For a welcoming atmosphere burn Sandalwood: “Sandalwood is a naturally sensual fragrance that soothes the mind and reawakens the senses for blissful relaxation and perfect balance”

The quality of the incense is important, so ensure to only get good ones. Try these.. available widely or online:
https://www.holisticshop.co.uk/products/nag-champa-saibaba

 

Read more
https://www.curejoy.com/content/incense-smoke-beneficial-for-health/ 

Change in seasons – Stay Healthy

Change in seasons and mental health

In Chinese medicine this time of year, Autumn, is associate with contracting, changing turning inwards and preparing for winter. This is a time of letting go; the fruit falls off the trees and they lose their leaves. It is also a good time to clear out any junk and let go of anything not needed. According to Chinese medicine, the season of autumn is associated with the element of Metal, which governs organization, order, communication, the mind, setting limits, and protecting boundaries. It’s a good time to finish projects that you began in spring and summer – harvesting the bounty of your hard work. Of course, it’s also the perfect time to begin more introspective, indoor projects. 1

This time of year is associated with the Lungs. As this is also a time when colds and flu take hold so it is important to wrap up warm and dress for the weather. 2
This is also a time of year where people tend to feel more grief or sadness which is associated with the lungs.


Garlic, Ginger and Onions support the lungs

With the shorter days and the colder nights people can feel depressed. Foods can help with supporting the organs. Pungent foods like garlic, onions, ginger, horseradish, and mustard are beneficial to the lungs.

lungs

Read more How to stay healthy through the season

Energy Cleansing bath

Epsom salts

A lot of clients come to me with stress and anxiety. One of the things I recommend to my clients is to get some Epsom Salts and Bread Soda(Sodium bicarbonate). This mix is excellent for a relaxing bath. Especially after a stressful day. Epsom salts contain magnesium. Magnesium is mineral that is often depleted in those who are stressed (Read Symptoms of low magnesium). A soak in an Epsom salt bath is very relaxing and calming.

Bread Soda
The mix of Epsom salts and Bread Soda is beneficial for those who are especially sensitive.  Those who tend to “pick up” others feelings and stresses – “energy sponge types” will benefit from the bread soda and Epsom salt mix bath. This mix is often called an aura cleanser or psychic detox.
Your aura is the energetic mirror of your physical body, as well as, the place where thoughts, emotions, and intentions are held.
  Throughout the day you accumulate energy from the people and places you have encountered. Without releasing, and protecting yourself from these blocks you create more energetic obstacles in your life. You may find you feel lethargic, moody, and off kilter. If you feel ungrounded, and out of your head it is a sure sign you need a good spiritual cleansing!

Baking/bread soda is a common household item that packs a powerful punch of spiritual cleansing. A natural alkalizer and detoxifier bead soda is great at pulling out blockages from the aura. Returning your energetic vibration to something more neutral. Leaving you with a sense of peace, and equilibrium. This is especially helpful when dealing with exhausting people, or situations.

Both of these ingredients are very cheap and easily available. Make your mix 50% bread soda 50% Epsom salt –  a hand full of each. Get your own Epsom Salts and Bread soda/ sodium bicorbonate on Amazon.

Alternatives:
If you are unable to take baths due to physical limitations or other reasons, here are a few alternatives:

  • Soak your feet in Epsom salts.
  • Use a salt scrub in the shower.
  • Put your hands in a bowl of salt or Epsom salt water.
  • Wade or swim in the ocean.
  • Sit near the ocean.

Extra help: Add Himalayan salt: Himalayan revitalises and softens the skin, draws out impurities and improves circulation. Amazingly Himalayan pink salt contains 84 minerals and elements that can be found in the human body, readily absorbed into your skin. The Himalayan salt is a wonderful detoxifier aiding the transfer of toxins.


Get some Himalayan salts online:

Himalayan Pink Salt Fine Grade 2kg – Natural & Unrefined Pink Salt from The Himalayas 2kg bag – 

 

Get some Epsom salts online

5kg bucket

 

 

Read more:

Improve Your Mood Instantly with Chakra Cleansing

 

 

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Seven tips to beat stress

In this video we look at 7 tips to beat stress

1. Lavender, natural stress reliever, helps with insomnia
Lavender oil or lavender-infused water can help to calm nerves and cure anxiety. Rub or spray on temples, forehead, and back of jaw to relieve stress or use as a preventative before entering a stressful environment. Lavender has a deeply calming effect and will relieve insomnia.Get Lavender here

2. Listen to relaxing Music – Mozart/ Bach
Listening to slow, quiet classical music, is proven to reduce stress. Countless studies have shown that music’s relaxing effects can be seen on anyone, including newborns. One of the great benefits of music as a stress reliever is that it can be used while you do your usual deeds so that it really doesn’t take time. By playing recordings of relaxing music every morning and evening, people with high blood pressure can train themselves to lower their blood pressure – and keep it low.

3. Being around water and negative ions is relaxing for body and mind
Spending time near the water can be a spiritually healthy experience, due to water’s higher concentration of negative ions, which can contribute to feelings of well-being. Swimming in the sea, lakes, or rivers is a great way to benefit from this life-enhancing energy.

4. Walk in your bare feet on grass
It grounds us. When we are stressed we are often ungrounded, meaning we are not in the now, we can be dizzy, forgetful and have lack of focus. Walking on grass can ground excess energy, help us feel in the here and now, feel present and calm.

5. Walking on the Beach in the salt water, salt is a cleanser helps body and mind relax Spending time near the water can be a spiritually healthy experience, due to water’s higher concentration of negative ions, which can contribute to feelings of well-being. Swimming in the sea, lakes, or rivers is a great way to benefit from this life-enhancing energy.
6. Get some fresh air
Getting outside in fresh air cleanses the lungs and generally adds to our sense of wellbeing. Enjoy time outdoors and get the maximum out of the health benefits of fresh air
7. Breath deeply
Shallow breathing limits the diaphragm’s range of motion. The lowest part of the lungs doesn’t get a full share of oxygenated air. That can make you feel short of breath and anxious. When you breathe deeply, the air coming in through your nose fully fills your lungs, and the lower belly rises. Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange. Deep breathing relieves stress and anxiety due to its physiological effect on the nervous system.