Just like regular maintenance and safe driving habits, keeping the energy of our cars clear and positive is so-so-SO important for our safety and the safety of others. What’s more, many of us spend a good deal of time in our cars. And even we only spend a little bit of time in them, the vibrations we absorb while we do so still have a considerable effect on our moods and wellbeing.
Not to mention, clearing and blessing stuff is fun, and it’s always a good plan to find ways to inject even more magic into your life experience.
With all of this in mind, here are five ways to metaphysically clear, bless, and protect your car.
General Car Blessing (Great for New-to-You Cars)
A good friend of mine took a trip to India a few years ago, and when she got back she told me about a “car puja” she had witnessed. A new friend of hers had a newly acquired used car, and consequently invited over everyone he knew to fill it with flowers and sing chants around it. Apparently, such a blessing ritual is quite a usual thing to do after acquiring a car in that region. (Sort of makes you want to move there, doesn’t it?)
If you have a new car and your friends are amenable and receptive, you can certainly throw a car puja party. Or – whether your car is new, used, or you’ve had it for a while and you just want to bless it – you can just do this ritual:
Begin by performing any physical cleaning necessary, inside or out (or skip this part if your car is already thoroughly clean). On a sunny day, open all the windows and doors of the car. Light a bundle of dried white sage, carry a dish beneath it to catch any burning embers, and throughly smudge the car with the smoke. Generally move around from corner to corner in a counterclockwise direction. (You can substitute frankincense or cedar incense if you don’t like the smell of sage.) This will remove old thought forms and challenging vibrations from the car’s past experience.
Let the smoke dissipate, then mist the interior thoroughly with rose water while moving in a clockwise direction. This will fill the car with sweetness and love.
Now place a bouquet of white or pink roses near the center of the interior of the car in a vase (making whatever arrangements necessary to be sure they will not spill). Also place a clear quartz point near the roses.
Close the windows and doors. Standing near the car, visualize the entire car and surrounding area filled and surrounded by a sphere of bright, golden-white light. Call on angels and/or the Divine in any way that feels powerful for you. Express gratitude for your amazing good fortune at having or acquiring this car and consciously invoke all the qualities and conditions you’d like it to vibrationally embody. For example, you might request and affirm that it continually runs safely and well, that it’s protected and surrounded by angels at all times, and that you have a wonderful experience driving it. Finish by expressing even more gratitude, perhaps by saying, “Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.”
Leave the roses in the car until the next day and leave the quartz in the car to anchor the positive energies you invoked. (Cleanse it in sunlight or sage regularly to keep the energy fresh.)
Car Energy Cleansing (for Periodic Positive Energy Maintenance)
Physically clean your car, inside and out. Then mist it with rose water, into which you’ve added a few drops of clary sage essential oil and 2-3 drops clear quartz essence.
Angelic Car Protection Charm
I know it’s cliche, but an angel car statue or rearview mirror charm really IS a good idea (I mean if you find one that you actually like). In feng shui, the realm of “Creative Heaven” is also related to mechanics, the metal element, harmonious timing, and rapid travel. And angelic energy is super swift and highly protective. So…get yourself an angel charm that you like, charge it in bright sunlight during a waxing moon, and hold it in both hands as you say a quick prayer earnestly invoking angelic protection for your car at all times. Then hang it from your rearview mirror or place it elsewhere in your car. (HINT: there are some fun ones on Etsy!)
Road Trip Blessing and Protection Charm
Cleanse an aqua aura or angel aura quartz in sunlight. Hold it in your right hand and empower it with the intention to have a super fun, safe, and harmonious road trip. Request the presence of an angel who would like to be your “road trip angel,” and to oversee your car and every aspect of your travel. Keep the crystal in your car for the entire trip.
Daily Clearing and Protection Invocation
I highly recommend working a quick and thorough car clearing and protection into your daily meditation. Mine goes like this: first I call on divine energy to completely clear my car of any and all stuck or challenging energies, and to surround it in a sphere of golden white light. Next, I call on 6 angels to surround the car and keep it – and everyone in and around it – perfectly safe. Then I request that St. Christopher (the patron saint of travel) also watch over the car and keep it and everyone in and around it perfectly safe. Finally, I express my gratitude.