My goal for this website is to share with others how to help themselves through meditation and transforming energy through ritualism. I believe the most important thing you can do for yourself is keep your energy cleansed and protected. There are many options available and I plan to share what I know here.
But before I can share with you my techniques to cleanse and protect your energy, I want to help you understand my perspective on what you’re cleaning and protecting. Not understanding will lead you to uncertainty and maybe, failure.
So let’s begin!
The Science of our divine selves.
We are beings of energy. Everything in existence is made of energy. Yes, we may feel this material world is all solid, but in truth, everything here is made of billions of compacted energy particles.
Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating, each one radiating its own unique energy signature. Therefore, if we really want to observe ourselves and find out what we are, we are truly beings of energy and vibration, radiating our own unique energy signature – this is what quantum physics has shown us time and time again.
We are taught by quantum physics that if you observed the composition of an atom with a microscope you would see a small, tornado-like vortex, with a number of infinitely small energy vortices called quarks and photons. These are what make up the structure of the atom. As you focused in closer and closer on the structure of the atom, you would see nothing, you would observe a physical void. The atom has no physical structure, we have no physical structure, physical things really don’t have any physical structure! Atoms are made out of invisible energy, not tangible matter.
Some call this invisible, vibrating, radiating energy Spirit, Chi, Ashe, Shakti, etc. It’s the fundamental life force that flows through all and everything – not just living beings.
So when someone says God is with you, they mean it literally! You are a part of the divine…literally. These compacted energy particles that you and everything in existence is made of, is from our Divine Mother.
Now, you may be asking: What does this have to do with spiritual cleansing? If we are all made of God’s energy, why does it need cleaning?
What makes us different from God.
As I mentioned, we all have our own unique energy signature. Let me explain what that is.
All of creation exists because we – humans, animals, insects, forests, lakes, mountains, rocks, parks, homes, furniture, cars, etc – are forms of God. Just as Krishna is a form a Vishnu and the tulasi (tulsi) plant is a form of Goddess Lakshmi, so we are forms of God too.
Goddess Bhagavati, referred to as the Divine Mother, explains in the Devi Bhagavatam scriptures, that if she is not in it, it does not exist.
Being a form of God does not mean we automatically have godly status. Each and everything in existence is made of some of God’s shakti or in other words, the energy we call God, Universe, etc.
Ever wonder why Hinduism has, as they say, 33 million gods? Because according to Sanatana Dharma and Shaktism, everything that exists is a form of God, so there is literally a god for everything. And all of these gods is a form of God (all of these forms of energy come from a bigger source of energy).
Now, notice that not all Gods are the same? They look different, are known for different things, some are more powerful than others, etc… No two Gods are actually alike. Why? They all have different purposes, have come into existence for different reasons. They are all different forms of God’s energy, shaped by the purpose of their existence.
For example, Goddess Radha and Goddess Sita are different deities, yet they are both incarnations of Goddess Lakshmi. All 3 look different, have different personalities, different experiences with their consorts, different trials, etc, but they’re all Goddess Lakshmi. Goddess Radha and Goddess Sita were both born human, they’re both forms of Goddess Lakshmi, but their purposes for reincarnation, the parents that raised them, the eras they lived in, the environment they lived in, made them different. Why?
Here’s another example… and then I’ll get to my point, promise… In the MahaShiva Purana, Goddess Sati and Goddess Parvati are both reincarnations of Adi ParaShakti, another name for the Divine Mother, yet the stories of their existence is completely different.
Sati’s father didn’t want her to marry Lord Shiva though he had agreed to it before she was born. Sati was, for the most part, daddy’s little girl, following everything her father said and was reluctant to be Lord Shiva’s consort though she felt a divine pull to him. Sati also did not know from the very beginning that she was Adi ParaShakti and it took many trials for her to come to this realization and to also recognize her soul-deep love for Lord Shiva.
Parvati had no such issues. She knew from the very beginning that she was meant to be his consort and she did not allow anything to stand in her way, not even Lord Shiva himself! In the ShivPurana, Parvati was able to master her spiritual knowing and self in a very short time.
Why were 2 forms of the same Goddess so different?
Because energies impact and change each other. Sati’s parents’ energies, her environment’s energies, the energies caused by her social upbringing by a king who was the son of Lord Brahma and a Vishnu devotee – they all impacted her energy and allowed her to develop the beliefs and personality that she had.
Parvati is said to have reincarnated with more “knowing” and a deeper connection to her spiritual self. Her father Himavat is said to be the God of the Himalayas and both parents are said to have been great devotees of Goddess Bhagavati. Goddess Parvati is said to have developed a personality of commitment, independence, and determination from a very young age, and not even her mother could stand in the way of her and Lord Shiva. This is due to the energies that impacted her energy: that of her parents’ energies, her environment’s energies, the energies caused by her upbringing AND her karmic energies.
We are no different. Our energies are also impacted by the energies of our families, our environment, social beliefs, and our karma. It’s what creates our unique energy signature, making us different from each other.
And what makes us different from each other is also what makes us affect each other.
Going forward in this article, I want you to remember:
- we are all forms of energy: humans, animals, insects, forests, lakes, mountains, rocks, parks, homes, furniture, cars, etc. (basically, people, places and things)
- we all carry energy signatures that differentiate us from each other.
- our energies impact the energies of the other forms of energies listed above (#1).
Energies we generate.
There are 3 main types of energies that we create ourselves: thoughts, emotions, and intentions. These energies have the ability to affect our experiences, other people’s experiences and the energies of other people, places and things.
Thoughts and emotions.
Thoughts and emotions are energies generated by us, originating from our experiences with people, places and things. These are “immediate energies”. They are generated the moment we experience “something”. They are our reactions to actions. These energies, along with karmic energies, and our own unique energy signature, shape who we are, what we go through and what we choose to do.
It’s actually an endless cycle. Your experiences affect your energies which causes you to generate emotional-energies and thought-energies which affects your experiences. Reactions to actions that generate more reactions.
Basically, what you think or feel about a person, place or thing, affects your relationship with that person, place or thing and affects their reactions to you.
Intentional energies are energies we generate based on our emotional and thought energies – our reactions to actions.
When we decide never to speak to someone again, that’s an intention, based on our emotions and thoughts about that person.
You may think that thoughts and intentions are the same, but I don’t feel they are.
Thoughts can be about anything, but when you have an intention, it’s a thought fueled by your emotion, more like a “determined thought” or an affirmation in some contexts. Thoughts can be entirely emotion based or even flighty but intentions require focus.
Intentions can be weak, like when you swear off chocolate because it caused a huge pimple on your nose, and yet eat it the next day.
Intentions can be strong, like when you commit to becoming healthier and start changing the way you eat – looking up recipes, building a grocery list of healthy ingredients, researching those ingredients, etc. You basically put real work into it.
Intentions can be powerful, like when we’re creating a protection talisman and we back up that intention with mantras, prayers, and rituals. Prayers, mantras, and rituals are tools we use to generate powerful, intention-based energy that can affect energies other than our own.
How energies we generate impact people, places, and objects.
Energy is not static or inanimate; rather, it is responsive and dynamic in character. It is fluid in its movements and as such is similar to water. Yet it is also likened to light and fire, because of its effects. In more contemporary times, it has also been compared to an electric current in its qualities, though it is not so harsh or unpredictable as this. In truth, energy is unique unto itself, and only by working with it can you come to understand it.
Our energies affect people.
It is the shape energy we generate assumes that creates the pattern of the physical world we see around us— for all physical forms are structured from it.
We interact with this energy every day, every second of our lives. It constantly transforms, renews, and changes its shape within and around us.
This constant change responds to and is driven by our thoughts and emotions in ways of which most of us are not aware and of which fewer still have any understanding.
This energy takes its shape from us, in reaction to us, as instantly and naturally as air conforms to the surface of the earth, or water to the shape of the seafloor. Here are a few examples:
Love is an emotion energy that can create happiness and change lives. People that you love can literally feel loved when they’re around you. Sometimes, they will feel your love before you even acknowledge that you love this person.
Gratitude is a thought energy that can attract more things to be grateful for and the intention to create change, CAN create change.
Hate is an energy that its target can feel. When you focus the energy of hating someone, they can feel physically ill whenever they’re around you. It may be in the form of a headache, gas attack, or just sluggishness. (Those who have a practice of protecting their energy won’t feel this easily, if at all.) Thoughts of harm work similarly.
Intention energy, when supported by action in the way of prayers and rituals, really can change a person’s life. For the good or the bad.
My intention is to help you learn how to use it to better your life, and nothing more, but the truth is, once you know how to use it, you can use it for anything. It’s up to you to decide not to waste your blessings to do wrong.
When you utilize mantras, prayers, and rituals, you amplify the energies you generate. You’re drawing higher, stronger forms of energy to you and then redirecting it to your intentions.
Our energies also affect places.
If you’re always happy in a specific place – for example, your bedroom, your family room, your office, a lake, – whenever you are in that place you will automatically feel a lifting our your energy. This is easy to understand.
Let’s look at the negative intentions in more detail because people don’t understand how their energies can affect a place negatively, and it’s an important energy to clear out in those places you spend a lot of time.
If you hate a place, for example, your job, you will eventually feel that energy every time you sit at your desk. You may automatically get a headache or get itchy as soon as you sit down.
If you argue with your spouse in your kitchen all the time, that negative energy soaks into the kitchen. You will notice things will stop working in the kitchen. The paint may be peeling weeks after a fresh coat. The kitchen could always have a horrible smell no matter how much you clean it. You may continue to fight whenever you’re in the kitchen.
When someone targets your family with powerful negative and harmful intentions, your home is the first line of defense. Your pets are the 2nd line of defense. By “defense” I mean, your home and then your pets will get hit before you do.
When the negative intentions toward the family in a home are really strong, things start to break, spots may become apparent on your walls and ceiling, you will feel pain for no reason – only when you’re in the home.
Your pets will get hit next. They will itch a lot. They’ll get sick or they may not want to eat. They may not want anything to do with you or they may turn against you.
Next are the youngest and the elders of your family. If you have toddlers, they could refuse to eat or throw tantrums more than usual, or get really gassy and maybe have the runs. Elders tend to have insomnia, feel like things are walking on them, get moody and sometimes forgetful. They may also experience digestive problems.
You may think:
This sounds crazy!
Things breaking is normal stuff.
What toddlers don’t throw tantrums?
What old person doesn’t have digestive problems?
I’m not saying that the cause for everything above is always negative intentions against you, I’m saying these are things that can happen when someone is targeting you and your family with strong negative intentions supported by mantras, prayers, and rituals. These are symptoms to look for. When too many of these things are happening at once, it’s no coincidence.
Based on the experiences of many people across many cultures and nationalities, when someone targets your family to hurt you, everything and everyone around you crumbles first.
Our energies affect objects.
Objects are easily affected by energies because they too are made of energy. They have a low-frequency energy signature which makes it easy to manipulate. Remember, energy is not static or inanimate; rather, it is responsive and dynamic in character.
Since objects are soulless, an object’s energy can only be changed by external energies. This is why teddy bears need cleansing – specifically those that are held and cried into during traumatic events or used for play fighting where mean words are spoken. Furniture in rooms that have a lot of arguments tends to have that old negative energy soaked into them. (And if it’s too much negative energy for the furniture and walls to hold, it flows back out of those objects and instigates arguments.) This is how talismans and voodoo dolls work too – their energies change due to external energies, such as your intentions to protect or to harm. Cursed objects come about from the energies of unhappy spirits attached to it.
Our energy centers and different layers of energy.
There are many schools of thought on what are called Chakras and the Energy Body. Today I want to share with you the 7 chakras that are listed in the Shrimad Devi Purana because a basic understanding of these chakras and the energy of layers connected to them will strengthen your understanding of what you’re cleansing and protecting. I believe in the 12 chakras system, but the below 7 are the basis of the 12 and they’re really what you need to know when it comes to cleansing.
These vital points of energy are always receiving and generating the energies we discussed above and is said to greatly influence the events that happen in our lives.
Chakras are located in different parts of the body. The basic seven of these affect the areas where each of them is located and each possesses its own distinctive property.
The first chakra is found at the base of the spine — the Root Chakra. This chakra is known to affect the health, structure, and safety of a person. This particular chakra also called the coccyx, and traditionally known as Muladhara, is associated with how one’s body links to the material world. When this chakra is overwhelmed by negative energies we can find money problems arise, we can lose self-confidence, feel overwhelming loneliness, and feel insecure about ourselves and the world around us.
The Naval Chakra or Svadisthana, a vital point located in the lower abdomen, is the ‘seat of emotions’ it’s mainly responsible for producing joy, ambition, love for yourself, healthy relationships and creativity. When this chakra is affected by negative energies, you completely lose your zest for life, you could be in an abusive relationship and you can feel “stuck” at work and at finding solutions.
Located just above the navel and below the chest, the Solar Plexus Chakra, aka the Manipura, is a vital point influencing one’s force, sense of security and willpower. This chakra is where our sense of authority, discipline and self-control meet. Depression, frustration, isolation, doubt, lethargy or anger are signs of
imbalance in this chakra. Removing the negative energies that block the chakra goes a long way in helping it heal.
The Heart Chakra or the Anahata can be found at the center of one’s chest. Love, understanding and the power of healing are the focus of this chakra, as well as the emotions resulting from these feelings. Negative energy here can leave you closed off from love – from people and the Divine.
A vital point located in the throat area is called the Throat Chakra or Vishuddha. This chakra is related to the element of sound. Through the throat, sound is propagated into the air and its vibration can be felt not just in our ears, but also in our whole body. It is an important instrument of communication and expression. Communication is harmed when the chakra is overwhelmed with negative energy. Some people overindulge in eating and drinking in order to keep the throat busy and thus avoid communication. Self-esteem is also hurt, and dominant feelings might be those of anger and aggression, hate and bitterness.
The Brow Chakra or the Ajna is a vital point found on the forehead, just above the eyes. This chakra is associated with our sensitivity outside the physical realm and is known to be the region of the “Third Eye”. This chakra plays an important role in making you see things clearly, not only physically, but also morally, and even intuitively. This chakra is responsible for creating your realities and being able to form perceptions about reality. When this chakra is out of balance, you will not be able to visualize easily and your memory and ability to reason become dull. You will second guess yourself and your intuitions.
The important point on top of the head which is known as the Crown Chakra or Sahasrara is concerned with the mind and spirit and it’s your access point for Divine energy. I really can not tell you if this chakra can become overwhelmed with negativity. I can say it can become closed, cutting you off from receiving Divine energy and spiritual healing. Regular meditation is the remedy.
These chakras connect to layers of energies that surround you, well known as your aura. The aura generally consists of several layers of energy. Energy fields radiating from the physical body that surrounds every living thing have been proven by science to exist. When cleansing, we are most concerned with the following layers which are closest to the actual physical body because these are the energy layers that can be influenced by negative energy:
Etheric layer: Blueprint for the physical structure that it surrounds. Known to be the energy that determines how your body will be structured.
Emotional layer: Regulates the emotional state.
Mental layer: Processes ideas, thoughts, and beliefs.
The Ehteric and Emotional layers can be cleansed utilizing physical actions such as cleansing bathes, lunar rituals and crystal therapy along with meditation and prayer. The Mental layer can benefit from physical actions but truly improves when a meditation practice is in place.
Now that you understand energy for the purpose of cleansing and protection, let’s move on to the actual cleansing and protecting! In my next article, we’ll discuss cleansing and protection via meditation upon the Goddess Kali. In future articles, we will discuss cleansing and protection via crystals, herbs and moon rituals. I hope you’ll join me. Blessings to you!