energy healing

  • 7 Tips for Shifting Your Energy

    Right now, things are really super intense for a lot of people. There’s is some funky energy — fear, hate, and polarization — running high right now, and it’s easy to get swept away in.

    Have you been feeling it, too?

    It’s far too easy to doom scroll, getting caught up in people reporting 17 different kinds of tragedies, environmental catastrophies, classroom brawls. The social media sites seem to favor polarizing content, too, and they seem to have a knack for filling people’s feeds with maddeningly contrary opinions and fear porn. Seriously, I don’t know why those kinds of posts show up on my X (f.k.a. Twitter) feed, but they are a regular part of the cycle. I should block them or something.

    That makes it more important than ever right now to make sure that you feel centered, grounded, and secure within yourself. It’s important that you mind your energy, and take a break to shift your energy from time to time.

    But what can you do to help yourself shift your energy? What can you do to help you get out of a funk.

    Here are 7 tips to help you shift your energy.

    1. Ground, ground, ground.

    Get off the internet and get into your body. Do yoga, run, exercise. Stretch. Take care of your body.

    2. Meditate

    Give your mind a rest from thinking. And allow yourself to meditate in the way that works for you. You might not be able to do the sitting still with eyes closed, focused on your breath kind of meditation; you get into a meditative state by cleaning or painting or going on a walk in nature.

    3. Get enough sleep.

    A good night’s sleep is way more important than you might think it is. Sleep helps your body and mind heal. It can also help you keep depression and anxiety in check.

    4. Avoid people who irritate your energy

    This might sound a bit harsh, but really. It can be so helpful for your energy when you avoid people who irritate your soul. It’s just better to avoid people who leave you feeling drained or those who are always ready for a fight or who make you feel like arguing.

    On the same token, avoid anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or ashamed, if you can.

    This includes both online and in person. I don’t think people realize how much energy they pick up from social media platforms.

    5. Eat foods that make you feel good.

    Listen to your own intuition and body when choosing what you eat. Personally, I feel way better when I don’t eat meat. It’s like my intuition gets crystal clear and it’s super easy for me to get messages from my Guides.

    You might thrive with meat in your diet. Do what works best for you.

    The point here is not to compare yourself to others, but to shift your energy for the positive and do things that make you feel good.

    6. Do things that make you feel happy.

    Personally, I love to put some good music on and either dance around while cleaning the house or creating art. I love going for a walk in the woods. I love laying in the yard, looking at the stars. I love going to art museums. I love walking around the city.

    When I’m doing something I love doing, I’m generally far happier than I am if I’m doing something I don’t love doing. I bet you feel the same.

    Of course, you can’t spend every moment of every day doing things you like to do — even though that would probably shift your energy the fastest. You can, however, make more time for hobbies and things that you love doing.

    7. Practice kindness and love.

    Last, but not at all least, practice kindness and love. Honestly, when I shift my own energy to love and kindness, I feel like the world around me shifts, too.

    The people in your life enjoy it when you show them love. You don’t need to plan some big display of love, like a flash mob or a romantic trip to an exotic location.

    A lot of times, doing some simple task to help someone out, or reaching out by calling or emailing can make the people who are most important to you feel loved.

    Find out the Love Languages of your partner, friends, and family members. That will help you better understand what they need to feel loved.

    And being kind — well, that is just a given for shifting your energy and the energy around you.

    Learn to remove negative energy from your life.

    5 Bonus Tips for Shifting Your Energy

    1. Get out into nature. Nature can be so soothing and restoring. I love taking a walk in the woods and fields near my home — especially when I need to chill.
    2. Socialize. Seek out the company of people you like hanging out with.
    3. Work with a Selenite wand. I love my Selenite wand. Any time I feel “off or out of alignment,” I work with it. I simply lay on my bed, holding my Selenite wand on my stomach while focusing on my breath. It doesn’t take long before I start feeling shifts in my life.
    4. Use an essential oil blend that lifts your spirits or anchors your energy. Lemon and orange are great for a pick-me-up.
    5. Get a Reiki session. Reiki can help make big shifts in your energy. Reiki helps many people feel relaxed and can also help decrease pain and help hasten the healing process.

    Please note that if you feel helpless or out of control, or if you feel like you might hurt yourself or others, you need to get help ASAP. There is no shame at all in reaching out for help, either. There are plenty of lovely people who work as counsellors and/or healers who can help you work through your emotions.


  • Waning Moon Detox Bath Ritual

    Woman in bath

    Clear your energy with an energy detoxing bath

    The moon is waning, which means it’s getting smaller. When the moon is getting smaller, you can do work on minimizing things, getting rid of things in your life.

    A lot of people talk about manifestation during the new moon. That’s fine and all, but the time leading up to the new moon is really, really powerful for letting go, cutting cords, and getting rid of things like thoughts, habits, ideas, relationships, things that are no longer serving you. This is something that you’ll want to work on between now and the New Moon.

    Letting go of what you don’t need makes space to bring new things into your world.

    If you’re doing big, heavy work in your life you’ll only want to focus on one thing per moon cycle. For example, if you’re going through a bad break-up or a friendship that needs to go or you’re kicking a bad habit, right now is the perfect time to work on that stuff. 

    You might only want to work on kicking that habit or getting rid of that influence or doing that toss-away work right now instead of working on building and growing and manifesting. There’s always time for that.

    Spiritual Detox Bath

    A salt bath is good once a month, or once a week, or whenever you are feeling overwhelmed by life. You can take a salt bath or go into saltwater to detox, if you’re lucky enough to live near the ocean. It really helps to clear out your energy; especially if you set the intention to clear out your aura while you’re running the bath, and also while you’re mindfully gathering supplies.


    Smudge Stick

    What you need:

    Sage smudge stick

    1/2 cup of sea salt – I use sea salts that I buy at the supermarket for like 99 cents. You can also get Himalayan Salt (but watch your carbon footprint, either way)

    Cedar Essential Oil – 5 drops – this is a great scent that helps to clear your aura

    Lavendar Essential Oil – 5 drops another scent that helps to clear your aura

    Black candles – to clear negative energy. I’d use a votive size, but you can use whatever size works for you.

    Black crystals, like obsidian, smokey quartz, and onyx can also help with the process. Place them on the edge of your bath, near your candles.

    Set an intention. You can think something like: “I’m not only going to take a salt bath, I’m going to make this a ritual for myself so that I can clear a lot of stagnant, stale, unneeded energy out of my aura, and cut cords and get rid of habits that aren’t serving me and use the energy of the moon to help me with this.”

    Create a sacred space. Creating a sacred space for yourself to use the power of the moon and the elements that you bring into your bathroom is a part of the process. Make sure that the space is clean, so that your energy is not distracted by thoughts of picking up clothes off the bathroom floor or having toy boats strewn around your candles. This is your time and you deserve a space that feels energetically pure.

    You should also take the time to smudge the room. Get into all of the corners, nooks, and crannies of your bathroom with the smoke from your smudge stick.

    If you can’t burn sage in your home, you can make a purifying spray out of rose quartz, salt, water, and sunshine.

    Don’t forget to smudge yourself, too! You can do this after you undress, before you get into the bath. Run the smudge stick from your head to your feet, up and down the sides of your body—including under your arms, and between your legs

    Call your angels, spirit guides and ancestors into the space. Ask your spirit guides to help you release what is no longer serving you and to carry it away with them.

    Run the water and add the oils and salt. I prefer a nice, steamy hot bath so that it works on a physical level as well.

    Inhale purity, exhale gunk. Breathwork is a really helpful add-on to this process. Your lungs can actually store a lot of old air deep down inside them. It’s a good practice to do deep breathing on a regular basis, and it certainly adds a level of clearing to this ritual.

    First, focus on your breathing. I usually breathe in for a slow count of six and out for a count of 8. Do this 3-4 times.

    Then start focusing on inhaling pure, opalescent white light or pure positive energy energy. Then imagine mucky, green or grey or black—whatever color you imagine your negativity being—rising from your spirit when you exhale. 

    Breathe in the white light really deep, as deep as you can. And then exhale all the junk and trash and bad thoughts and everything.

    Do this throughout the entire bath, if you can.

    Black candle with orchid

    Let your mind wander. Sometimes you’re going to make associations, you’re going to get these insights into what’s bothering you. Or, you’re going to get ideas about how to move forward in your life while you’re sitting in this relaxed state, focused on your breathing.

    You can also concentrate on letting go of stress, letting go of pressure, fear, the feeling of overwhelm, resistance, blockages; anything you are holding on to or any energy that stands in front of you, stopping you from moving forward.

    Think about unhealthy habits, unhealthy addictions, unhealthy relationships, unhealthy thought patterns, unhealthy perceptions, unhealthy emotions that you have. Imagine them being incased in bubbles and floating away or seeping out of your body, into the water.

    Tune into your body. While you’re sitting there, working on releasing the negativity from your body, pay attention to which areas in your body you experience discomfort in and shine that glowing, crystalline energy in those places. 

    You want to make sure that you are filling your entire aura, your entire being with bright, calm, pure energy.

    Focus on the areas that are hurting and also imagine the toxins oozing out of your body, out of your light field, out of your energy system.

    Imagine yourself shedding dense layers of energy.  It’s like shedding or cutting off outer dried layers to reveal a glowing energy body underneath.

    Imagine glimmering, bright light with all of the colors of the rainbow shimmering at one time flowing through your system, pushing out anything that is lower-vibration or negative.

    Cut cords. I call Archangel Michael into my clearing meditation and I ask him to cut cords that are no longer serving me.

    You don’t have to worry about this with your children, your partner, friends or family because it’s not actually going to cut cords or dissolve your friendships and make you stand alone. What it will do is it will help you maintain your energetic connections in a positive way.

    Imagine a sword slowly sweeping over your body, cutting away the cords you don’t need, trimming back any that you want to maintain or that are good for you.

    Really take the time to imagine this and really get into the visualization of all of the different energy that’s draining you, that no longer serves you being swept or cut away from you. Imagine these cords or points of contact with you and your energy field being cut away or being trimmed back so you have more energy to yourself.

    Energetic bandaids. If you feel any energy wounds in your energetic field be sure to cover them up with an energy band-aid, which is like a glowing patch of energy that you place over any energetic wounds you feel.

    I have to do that, personally, in my lower back area. It’s one of my chronic energetic wound areas.

    If you feel that your throat chakra is hurting, then put your energy bandaid on the front and back of your neck. If your sacral chakra is hurting—a lot of us get this lower back pain—then you would want to put it on the back and the front of your body.

    Stay in the bathtub as long as you desire to and you can repeat these rituals; the deep breathing, sloughing off the energy, even take a loofa and slough off the dead skin off your body so you have the physical representation of releasing the dead things; the things that are no longer serving you, the things that you don’t need to carry around any longer.

    Stay in the bath as you drain the water. One of the most powerful parts of the process is staying in the bath while the water is draining out. You might actually feel things pulling off your energy body and being sucked down the drain.

    While you’re doing this, set the intention for all the negativity, poor habits, connections that you don’t need, energetic attachments that are unnecessary for you to be cleared from your energy body. Imagine them going down the drain with the water.

    Rinse yourself. This will help to wash away anything that was ‘stuck’ to you.

    Let yourself air dry. Even though you should be pretty squeak clean, you don’t want the water from the bath pushed back into your skin; you want to let it air dry or evaporate into the air so that it’s not staying in your energy field or your energy body.

    Don’t forget to open a window after your bath or keep a window open during your bath if it’s not too cold outside. That way, when you’re burning sage or any kind of clearing incense, it has a way out of your house. 

    Sage yourself again. After you air dry, you can sage yourself once more to seal in your energetic purity.

    Thank your angels, spirit guides, and ancestors for their help.

    Journal. If you feel called to journal after your bath, that’s also a really good thing to do. You might have a surge of new ideas, new thoughts, new connections you made in the bath.

    Would you like to do a Cord Cutting and Energy Retrieval meditation to take this to the next level? Get my Cord Cutting and Energy Retrieval Ceremony.