Cultivating Superior Sleep – Part 6 – What Does Energy Clearing Have To Do With It?

I imagine your sleep may be impacted by all the stressful events of 2020 and the suspenseful weeks surrounding the election. I am hearing more people suffering from middle of the night wakings and a general sense of unrest. As a former insomniac myself, these symptoms are not unfamiliar for me.
I worked with a variety of practitioners for years to overcome my sleep difficulties, yet I only experienced minimal improvement. I would unwind from acupuncture or bodywork only to sleep for a short period and then be wide awake for hours. Herbs and supplements would support me in relaxing, but were never enough to help me fall into a deep and lasting restful sleep. 

The one thing that continues to help me sleep well was something that I discovered on accident. I noticed one day I had slept unexpectedly well the night before, and I tried to recall what was different – I had showered with a salt scrub before going to bed. I realized that I had essentially ‘washed off the day’ and in doing so, I had cleared my energy – which allowed me to rest more safely and spaciously into sleep.  Then the remedies I was using were able to work the way they were supposed to.

I then made this clearing ritual a part of my routine – every. single. night. I visualize the salt scrub becoming filled with healing light as I rub it between my hands and when I use it over my skin, I intend that the water from the shower is washing everything that’s not helpful down the drain.
I make a special energy clearing salt scrub that I use in my showers most nights, and definitely nights that I have a busy day with clients. (I will be making this available soon!) I am guaranteed to fall asleep when I make a practice of clearing my own energy.
I now think of this practice as essential as flossing my teeth. Living in the DC metro area, the energy here, well – is DENSE – and if you are an empath, like me, you may tend to absorb it. We empaths can be like air purifiers. Know how you have to change the filter on your HVAC? It’s the same thing with our energy.

If clearing your energy isn’t something you are doing, you may consider a new practice. There is one key ingredient that makes it most effective: INTENTION. The other is REPETITION. When you do this regularly, the intention builds, and it will begin to work more and more effectively for you. It’s like building a new pathway – we tend to think of our bodies as mainly physical, but that’s extremely limited. When we expand our viewpoint of the human system, we open ourselves to a wider potential for healing.

I make a special energy clearing salt scrub that I use in my showers most nights, and definitely nights that I have a busy day with clients. (I will be making this available soon!) I am guaranteed to fall asleep when I make a practice of clearing my own energy. 

I now think of this practice as essential as flossing my teeth. Living in the DC metro area, the energy here, well – is DENSE – and if you are an empath, like me, you may tend to absorb it. We empaths can be like air purifiers. Know how you have to change the filter on your HVAC? It’s the same thing with our energy.  The days I wasn’t sleeping, I also had black gunk manifesting under my fingernails – I couldn’t understand where it was coming from – I wasn’t gardening in the middle of the day in downtown DC, and I know this sounds crazy –  but this was another manifestation of picking up heavy energy. When I started to regularly clear my energy, this also went away.

If clearing your energy isn’t something you are doing, you may consider a new practice. There is one key ingredient that makes it most effective: INTENTION. The other is REPETITION. When you do this regularly, the intention builds, and it will begin to work more and more effectively for you. It’s like building a new pathway – we tend to think of our bodies as mainly physical, but that’s extremely limited. When we expand our viewpoint of the human system, we open ourselves to a wider potential for healing.

Here is my favorite home clearing spray – it cleans surfaces and clears energy simultaneously.
Ingredients:Small, 10 oz mason jar Peel 5 lemonsInstructions:Put lemons in jar.Fill with white vinegar.Store with lid on for at least 2 days.Pour lemon infused vinegar into a spray bottle. The lemon scented surface cleanser breaks up heavy energy and also repels – it’s great to use when your space needs a boost!
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