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Spiritual Hygiene

Spiritual Hygiene

Breathing in I calm my body. Breathing out I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is a wonderful moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh

People often ask me, “What happens when someone comes to see you for a shamanic healing session?” It is always a unique and multi-layered experience all driven by what is happening for the person in the moment, but when stripped down to the very essence of a session, it is all about SPIRITUAL HYGIENE.

We are quite familiar with physical hygiene, cleansing our bodies, brushing our teeth, flossing, etc. Spiritual hygiene is just as important, and dare I say, maybe even more so given the fact that all of us are surrounded by an energetic field that encompasses our physical body. Your aura or energy body is an extension of your physical body which is affected by your emotions, thoughts, the news, social media and yes, the people you surround yourself with.

Just as we need to shower for our physical hygiene, we need to scrub our energetic bodies as well to maintain good Spiritual Hygiene. Fear causes contraction which can make us vulnerable to disease. When we practice Spiritual Hygiene on a regular basis, we fortify our aura which helps build protection from negative influences and, in turn, strengthens our immune system. Being in a healthy, positive state allows us to connect with our hearts and with one another at the level of love and compassion.

In these times it is important to maintain both physical AND Spiritual hygiene.

Here are a few simple suggestions to get you started:

  • Spend time outside— go for a walk or simply enjoy the sunshine on your face from your favorite lawn chair
  • Call to mind at least one thing that brings you joy— meditate on this for five minutes
  • Practice a little yoga every day: breathing exercises, meditation, posture practice
  • Use an essential oil diffuser filled with scents that are uplifting— anything in the citrus family is great (orange, lemon, tangerine)

Let our mantra be— Precaution not Panic!

By Becca Herrington, Magia Sciamana. Click here for more about Becca.

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