Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Personal Protection and Cleansing Rituals

Personal protection and the cleansing of destructive energies can be gained by various means...depending on the person and the situation. Some techniques I agree with...and a few others I have less confidence in. Let's look over a comprehensive list of the basic self-help methods:

Herb & Incense

Purifying refers to a process of burning herbs and incense to cleanse unwanted / negative energy. Some people prefer the act of smudging, which is a relatively simple process, whereby you waft ‘smoke’ into the areas that you wish to cleanse. If you are performing a cleanse for yourself or another person, or an object you will need them to pass through the smoke. Personally, I feel smudging with bound herbs also requires the use of affirmation and intuitive awareness in order to be successful.

The purifying process is a magical endeavor. You are performing a ritual...the presence of some smoke and your intent is what is required. My Guardian Angel and Celestial Beings are always an integral part of my sanctification process. Herbs such as sage, lavender, pine and cedar can all be used for cleansing. Incense is exceptional for cleansing...try using frankincense & myrrh resin, white copal resin, dragon's blood resin, hyssop leaf, pinon resin and sandalwood chips. Place the required incense in a vessel (with starter charcoal). Refer to the lists I posted previously - Basic Magical Uses For Incense, Herbs and Essential Oils

Sea Salt

Washing yourself with sea salt is a method of cleansing the physical body of psychic energy that has accumulated around you. Salt neutralizes harmful energies and is a very effective tool.

I like to use sea salt for protection and cleansing during adverse conditions...but there are specific rituals for its use (which I may describe at a later time). Holy water in a spray bottle is always good to keep on hand as well.


Crystals and some other stones are very helpful when used for protection. They create strong energy environments...for grounding, healing and have many other useful qualities also. I prefer yttrium fluorite, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, fire agate, dragon's vein agate, purple amethyst, sugilite and charoite. Please refer to my previous posts ---> Basic Crystal / Stone Selection

Amulets & Talisman

Wearing a symbol (sigil) or a charm is a method of protection that has its roots in antiquity. In almost every culture, there is a tradition of wearing or carrying a particular amulet, talisman, charm, or token. Usually this has been blessed or created in a ritual process through which the powers of divine protection have been placed unto it.

Please contact someone who is experienced in working with this type of protection before you start wearing or carrying an amulet or talisman. Those who practice spiritual alchemy, folk magic & rootwork can help you achieve the desired effect.


Meditation strengthens your extended energy field or aura, and provides a barrier between you and other unwanted negative energies. Regular meditation will leave you focused, energized, attuned and clear. The empowering mental state meditation creates allows you to respond to potential threats consciously and actively...rather than unconsciously reacting when challenged. Learning how to open, close and balance your chakras...the energy centers of the body. An excellent guide for learning about working with your chakras is The Chakra Bible: The Definitive Guide to Chakra Energy

Regular meditation is the key to effectiveness. You will not get the long term psychic protection unless you meditate on a regular basis...which I recommend you do every other day at a minimum.

Help Yourself

Up until this point, I've listed 'tools' for helping you obtain psychic protection and cleansing. But honestly, these 'tools' will achieve little if you don't keep a positive attitude, use common sense and be true to your being. When I explain my remote clearing protocols to clients, the first thing I tell them is that I ask that they have an open mind, be willing to follow my directions and be dedicated to resolving their problem. Providing protection for yourself and your family requires the same commitment and awareness.