I watched a really fun – webinar, I guess it was. Or meeting. Or something. Whatever you call it, it was an on-line event, and lots of fun. All about claiming your magic, or getting your magic back, or some such.
I am all about getting my magic back now, and feeling really hopeful about it. Not just because of the webinar – in fact, I probably watched it because I was feeling some hope. So there’s that.
(Have you noticed, i’m always on the verge of doing something better than i have been? i suppose sometimes i make actual progress. Maybe. But at least I keep going.)
Anyhow, Briana Borten, who did the webinar or whatever, ended up with the idea that we need to clear our energy. And i was enthused about that. She’s offering a group thing called Love Rising that meets four times a month – and is really reasonably priced. I’m not going to do her thing though, so I turned to my dear friend google.
In the instant magic of the interwebs, I immediately found this article: Getting Rid of Negative Energy: 20 Powerful Practices for Cleansing and Clearing Your Energy Field. And, much to my delight, I already do a bunch of the things on the list.
I don’t do them all the time, consistently, but I don’t think I do anything very consistently, you know? But from smudging with sage to napping, from walking with intention to breath work, there are lots of techniques I already know.
And there are some new ones, or ones I haven’t tried. Using crystals more intentionally. Essential oils. And here’s a fancy one involving the chakras:
One of my favorite general self-clearing meditations that involves water is to lie down, close my eyes, and visualize my energy body and my chakras. I begin at the bottom, with the red root chakra. I see it clearly in my mind and then set it spinning. I move up the chakras, moving from red to orange to yellow to green to blue to indigo to violet, keeping them all spinning at the same time. Then I imagine a swoosh of water coming through the top of my head (through my crown chakra) and moving through each chakra in turn, cleansing them as it goes. The water flows back to the earth to be redistributed as needed. I admire my shining, sparkly clean spinning chakras for a moment and then settle them back down. That’s it. Easy as can be and so incredibly refreshing.
And, although that article didn’t mention it, there’s Qi Gong. Which I’ve learned more about but haven’t started doing every day like I planned. Um, because I don’t do anything every day or like I planned. But I think I’m ok with that today. That is really just the way I’ve always been. 100 ideas, and a few that actually get carried out.
It’s ok. I can sit with who I am… with love and compassion.