Updated: Nov 7, 2022
Psychic hygiene is a spiritual technique to clear and cleanse your aura. Your auric field is the energy that surrounds your body. Over time we can accumulate psychic debris that can feel like an energy heaviness. This is the consequence of living in our current times. These techniques and practices can alleviate the feeling of overwhelm, frustration and confusion. Its common to feel overloaded and like life is chaotic when our energy fields are not clear, when we are loaded down with the burdens on our physical bodies. When are energy bodies are not functioning properly it can be exhausting. One reason I think we suffer in this way is becasue of our disconnection from nature.
Some simple practices of psychic clearing and aura repair, can be done daily, weekly monthly or even seasonally. You might even do some of these practices unconsciously becasue they make you feel better. One practice might be taking a shower at the end of your work day or work week. You might feel as though you need to wash off the challenges of the day. This is psychic hygiene. You might wear different clothes to work then you do at home, this can also be a form of psychic hygiene.
Some of my favorite psychic hygiene techniques include water. I love using showers or baths to clear my energy field. I use a bath and a shower in specific ways. They are not interchangeable for me. Of course each person can have their own processes and I would like to emphasize there is no 'right way' to do most things. Experience with each of these psychic hygiene techniques and comment below on which one you like best.
I particularly like to work with natural bodies of water like lakes, oceans and rivers. Natural bodies of water are lovely ways to release, relax and restore. Soak in the lake, swim in the river and float in the ocean. Please take safety precautions when in and around water.
Back to my water energy clearing practices.
Showers- this is a great way to clear your energy field. I use showers at the end of day to wash off the energy debris of the people I come in contact with throughout the day. Being an energy-sensitive psychic, its helpful to release the psychic gunk that attaches to our energy field as we are just living our lives. Washing your body while reciting a mantra like"I release the energy that no longer is serving me" can augment your energy clearing practice. Conscientiously washing off the worries and weight of our challenging world can leave you feeling lighter and more free. When a person is energy or psychically sensitive, by the end of the week or after a busy day, we can feel heavy, tired and overwhelmed. Doing a shower release practice can be very transformative.
Baths- I like to use baths as an restoration tool. I like the bath to be a place that I am building my energy field and strengthening my resources. Because you will be soaking in the bathtub water it makes sense to me that this is not a place to do release work. Adding herbs, essential oils, and salts can help with clearing and restoring energy fields. I love to use rose. Rose essential oil, organic rose buds or flowers are great to use is restoring your energy levels in the bath. Rose has been traditionally used to help with grief and loss and so many of us are navigating frequent sorrowful experiences. Rose is an awesome plant ally. Water temperature can also play a role in improving how you feel. A low temperature 95-100 degrees tub can help the nervous system relax.
Teas- drinking teas can be another form of psychic hygiene. Plant medicine helps our bodies heal, restore and relax. Some of my favorite teas are oatstraw, holy basil, chamomile, lemon balm, and peppermint. Each of these teas in themselves has relaxing properties. If you use them in intentional psychic hygiene practice, they can do double duty. These plants help you care for your internal body systems as well as your energy system.
Psychic Protection can look a lot of different ways. I recommend people implement regular practices that help their bodies release the stresses and energy drags. Its good to have practices for regular use and practices for psychic first aid situations. For more info check out my website for classes like "Psychic Hygiene for Empaths" or "Psychic Protection." Karin Olsen is a healer, a seer and a teacher. She has been studying plants for more than 20 years, owning a herb shop and metaphysical store for 15 years. She has been a massage therapist for over 25 years. Karin learned her psychic medium skills from her mother and see clients via zoom. She teaches classes on earth-based spirituality through Moonhill Mystery School in the Salish Sea area. In 2021, she earned a Master of Ecopsychology from Naropa University.