If my work and writings resonate with you, you’re extremely sensitive to energy, and often sense and even internalize or absorb the thoughts and feelings of those around you. (Otherwise you would think I was totally nuts.) Because we’re so sensitive, I can’t stress enough how important it is for us to daily cleanse and shield our energetic bodies. Our happiness, balance, harmony, well-being, and capacity to create positive change in the world absolutely depend on it.
And, you know how every spiritual teacher and their uncle tells us that rule number one is that we firmly establish the habit of meditating daily? Well, because it’s a visualization exercise that quiets and focuses the mind, this simple magical hygiene exercise will cover this, along with a number of other very important bases. Here’s how it goes:
Sit comfortably with your spine straight and eyes closed. (If you wish, you may light a candle and/or incense and play soft, relaxing, and uplifting music to set the mood.) Take some deep breaths as you consciously relax the muscles in your body. Feel yourself connecting more deeply with the floor or cushion beneath you as you release the tension. Now, visualize a very bright, narrow column of magnetic, golden white light extending upward from the core of the earth, toward your body. Then, see/feel/imagine this column entering your body at your root chakra. The root chakra is located near the base of your spine near the part of your body that most firmly connects with the earth when you are sitting with your spine straight. The color of the root chakra is ruby red and it’s a wheel of light that spins horizontally. As the column of light touches it, it spins more quickly and any darkness or heaviness it may be holding dissolves and spins right out of it. Visualize/feel/imagine this chakra becoming even brighter and clearer. Notice the column of light as it continues to move upward. Next, it moves into, and cleanses, the center of your sacral chakra: a vertically spinning, orange wheel of light located at the center of your belly (just below your belly button). This cleansing/activation process continues with the following chakras:
- Solar Plexus: yellow, vertically spinning wheel of light located between your belly button and heart.
- Heart: green, vertically spinning wheel of light located in the center of your chest.
- Throat: blue, vertically spinning wheel of light located in the center of your neck.
- Third Eye: indigo, vertically spinning, small wheel of light located in the center of your forehead, just above your eyebrows.
- Crown: purple/white, horizontally spinning wheel of light located at the crown of your head.
See the column of light continue to extend out the top of your head and into the sky. See it move upwards until it moves out of the earth’s atmosphere and merges with the sparkly white rainbow light of the cosmos. Once the column merges with this light, it creates a waterfall or avalanche of cosmic light that moves down around the column, toward your body. When it comes into contact with your head, it begins to slowly fill and surround you, like molasses. As it does this, it neutralizes, dissolves, and cleanses away any lingering negativity or heaviness you may have been holding in your physical or energetic body, and transforms you into light. See this sparkly cosmic light surrounding and transforming every cell and every muscle. As it reaches the ground or cushion, any remaining negativity and heaviness becomes absorbed into the earth so that it can be composted and transmuted.
Now, call on the Goddess, Archangel Michael, Universal Light, or a being of your choice and ask Him/Her to surround you in a sphere of very bright, protective white light. See and feel this sphere. Then ask Him/Her to surround you in a sphere of very bright indigo light, in which only love remains, through which only love may enter. Say a prayer to the effect of:
“Great Spirit, I now dedicate this day to you. I now choose to live from my Higher Self, that part of me that is one with You. I now offer and surrender myself to You. Please shine your light through me so that I may be joyful and serene, and so that I may be a beacon of peace and healing to the world. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.”
This simple visualization will become easier every time you do it. In time, you will even begin to be able to do it in 5 minutes or less if you’re in a time crunch. For sensitives like us, it is SOOOOO helpful.