*6 ways to spring clean your spirit
Spring cleaning… that deep cleaning ritual (typically done in the springtime) that has you rolling up your sleeves, breaking out the mops, buckets and scrub bushes and cleaning from top to bottom.
The idea behind spring cleaning is to give your home a thorough cleaning and decluttering after a long winter of being cooped up indoors.
The goal is to create a fresh, clean, and organized living space to welcome the new season.
Well…spring cleaning isn’t just for your house.
In our little woo-world, we also like doing a spiritual deep cleanse.
Spiritual cleansing aims to purify the soul, clear negative energies, and promote inner harmony and well-being.
See, we’re not just physical beings, we also have a spiritual dimension that needs to be cared for.
This practice, however, isn’t a new-age idea. It’s actually common in many cultures and religions.The practice can take many forms, but the result is the same.
Here are six of the most common methods of spiritual cleansing.
It’s all about focusing the mind and achieving a deep level of relaxation. It can help clear negative thoughts and emotions and promote inner peace and well-being. (YAY!)
Burn herbs or incense
Burning sacred herbs, such as sage or palo santo. is another way to cleanse the energy of a space or person. The smoke from the herbs is believed to clear negative energy and promote positive energy.
If you’re not a fan of this practice, or if you’re concerned about cultural appropriation, we’re working on a blog post about alternate ways of cleansing using herbs or other tools…we’ll let you know when it’s done.
Chanting or praying out loud can help create a positive and sacred energy that can cleanse the soul and promote inner peace.
Practicing visualization involves imagining a positive and healing energy flowing through the body, washing away negative energy and promoting inner harmony and well-being. It’s a powerful tool once you’ve got the hang of it.
Stones and Crystals
Using crystals can also help to promote healing and spiritual cleansing. Certain crystals, such as amethyst, clear quartz, or selenite, are believed to have purifying and healing properties, and working with them in setting intentions or just carrying them on your person is a way to remember their purpose and power.
There are herbal allies that can help with a body cleanse.
I’m not talking about an herbal cleanse that causes you to run to the bathroom every 5 minutes….no. no. no. Just no. You don’t need that - what you might benefit from is a natural way to support the body’s own detox system!
Herbal cleanses are dietary practices that involve consuming certain herbs to help the body detoxify and eliminate toxins. These cleanses are designed to support the body's natural detoxification systems and promote overall health and well-being.
There are many different types of herbal cleanses. They can range from mild to more intense (and let’s be clear again…we are only advocating for the mild types!)
Some of the most common herbs used in herbal cleanses include:
- Milk Thistle: Milk thistle is a herb that is commonly used in herbal cleanses to support liver function and promote detoxification.
- Dandelion: Dandelion is a common herb that is often used for its diuretic and liver-supportive properties. (Note: Dandelion leaf is a great support for kidneys, while Dandelion Roots is super liver-supportive).
- Burdock Root: Burdock root is a herb that is often used in herbal cleanses to support liver and kidney function and promote detoxification.
While herbal cleanses can be effective in supporting the body's natural detoxification processes, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new dietary or cleansing regimen, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or take medications. It's also important to make sure the herbs used are safe and of high quality.
As spring is a time of new beginnings, doing a deep spring clean gets rid of negative energy (and all the dust bunnies in the corners) and opens up space for your intentions and positive energy.
We’d love to hear some of the ways you do your “spring cleaning.”