Tips to Cleanse and Charge Your Spirit For the Holidays
With the holiday season approaching fast, it’s important to set the tone for your spirit and space. Instead of carrying stress, anxiety, and other negative energies into the holidays and the new year, make the decision to stay cleansed, calm and high vibe all year long! Energy tools like crystals are crucial for maintaining a healthy mind-set, especially during the chaotic holiday season. Not only do they encourage you to release tension, stress, anxiety, and other lower vibrational energies, but they also help you to feel loved, comforted and uplifted.
This holiday season will likely look and feel different than previous years – you may not be visiting your loved ones or celebrating the way you usually do. That makes it even more important than ever before to check-in with your spirit throughout the season and keep your state-of-mind at the highest frequency. These are some of the specific tools and practices that I use for a cleansed and vibrant spirit, any time of year!
Copper Pyramid & Selenite Charging Plate for Amplifying Intentions
A Copper Charging Pyramid on top of a Selenite Charging Plate is a powerful combination for immersing your home and crystal jewelry in powerful vibes. As the selenite plate works to purify the energy of whatever you set on top of it—be it small crystals or your crystal jewelry—the copper charging pyramid intensifies that energy, and emits it into your space through a focused point. You can either have it in your sacred space, or in an area of your home that you’re looking to enhance with a boost of energy.
If you’re looking to increase the power of your intention, manifest it with this power combination of a copper pyramid and selenite plate. Because copper is one of the best conductors of energy, it will carry the energy of your intention and send out in the atmosphere of your home. This helps you to keep your goal in mind, even as you recharge within the home. Simply write down your intention on a slip of paper, state the intention aloud or in your head three times, and then set the paper underneath the copper pyramid.
Because you may not be traveling or getting together with loved ones, if you are spending the holidays alone, this is the perfect way to bring the energy of love into your home. Place photos of your family, friends and loved ones underneath the copper pyramid on top of the selenite plate to create your very own grid and program it with the intention of holding the space of togetherness even though you might not be together.
Rose Quartz for Tapping Into Love and Connection
Speaking of togetherness, this is the perfect time to use a Rose Quartz crystal – the ultimate stone of love and connection. Whether or not you are with your loved ones, this stone allows you to fill your spirit and home with the energy of love and happiness and the warmth and comfort it provides will help to set the mood for the holiday season. Place a Rose Quartz in your home or under your copper charging pyramid to surround yourself with loving vibrations.
Selenite + Shungite for Harmony and Protection
There is truly no better or more powerful pair of energies for the home than Selenite and Shungite – specifically a Selenite Point and a Shungite Cube. Use this combination for the rooms you are in the most to harmonize and uplift the space. The reason these energies work so well together is that the Shungite cube has a grounding effect and harmonizes any negative frequencies, while the Selenite point is uplifting and raises the vibration of the space. This is a must-have combo for year-round energy optimization!
Black Tourmaline for Absorbing Negativity
Think of Black Tourmaline as your very own personal energetic garbage collector – it absorbs any energetic grime, or trash, that builds up inside of your home. By getting rid of this lower vibrational energy, you can ensure that your space and everyone in it are vibrating at the highest frequency. Black Tourmaline has a very heavy and dark energy, so I like to place it at the back of the home, somewhat out of the way – just like a trash can!
Sage Stick for Cleansing the Home + Spirit
If ever there were a time to cleanse the energy of your space and spirit, it’s during the holiday’s. With all that goes on during this season, the home can collect a lot of excess or negative energy. Cleansing with a Sage Stick removes the stagnant energy that’s settled into your space. Use this medicinal plant for a fresh circulation of energy that will uplift the atmosphere of your home.
Ideally, even when temperatures get icy, you’ll want to open up the windows for a bit while burning your sage stick. As the sage smoke exits the home, it takes the old energy out with it. Plus, the open windows will allow for a cold breeze to usher in new energy from outside that will leave your home feeling energetically lighter. For an even more effective energy clearing session, cleanse your home from front to back (this applies to all cleaning, not just energy clearing with sage!). This is important because you can move the energy to the back of your space and then take it out of your environment, rather than dragging it all back through to the front of your home. If you do not have a back door to release any literal dust or dirt from sweeping, clean from front to back and then carry the trash to the front to empty it out. To learn more about how to sage your space, read this blog.
No matter what practice you engage in, whether it’s purifying with sage or setting intentions for the holidays, the important thing is to take time for yourself. Holiday plans, gifts and traditions are part of what makes this time of year special—stressing about them is not. Take out the worry by cleansing and recharging with a spiritual practice, and you’ll have the perfect recipe for a happy holiday.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.