These past couple of months I’ve been working closely with the many elements of nature. The moon, sun, rivers, sea and even gardens have become sharing friends, each one eager to teach. I’ve been using them as tools to empower and cleanse my Aura, ease my mind and help me appreciate and learn from all the experiences around me. Not only have I been connecting with the elements of nature found outside my home but interestingly enough with the everyday elements inside my kitchen as well.
With a clear mindset and established intent you can discover how empowering everyday items can actually be. In the following you will find some tried and tested ingredients I’ve been using to cleanse my aura, attract prosperity, peace, as well as create a serene ambiance for my surroundings.
~Purifies, Absorbs negativity, Heals, Protects~
How I use it: I use sea salt to clear my space before meditation. I also like to sprinkle a little sea salt in all the corners of my house to help purify my home from negativity. I also sprinkle a little along my door way. This helps purify and clear your surroundings of negative and low vibrations as well as keep those types of energy from entering your home.
~Money, Prosperity, Love~
How I use it: Ever head the term open sesame? That saying is actually associated with the sesame’s ability to help open the way to secret ways and treasures. On those days I feel like my luck is not running too smoothly or I get into my “I’m feeling stuck” ruts, I take a jar of sesame seeds and leave it open in front of my door way. According to Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herb’s, keeping a jar of sesame seeds open draws cash to it. I use it however to open my mind and keep me from letting my daily routine get the best out of my creativity.
This jar in particular was due for a fresh refill…..but you get the idea.
Sesame seeds are associated with Ganesha the deity that removes obstacles from your path. So I try to use things that will help keep negative and fearful thoughts away. I have a small altar for Ganesha in which I offer sesame seeds to and candy every now and then to help with my personal developments as well. Overall Sesame seeds can be used to attract all things prosperous.
~Spirituality, Success, Power, Healing Protection, Love~
How I use it: Cinnamon is my favorite because of it’s versatility. One of my favorite uses for cinnamon is to lightly powder my body with cinnamon to provide my Aura with a boost of protection. I do it over my pajamas to prevent staining and let the aroma linger before I head out for the day. I also use it with my oil burner, as well as an incense on charcoal to purify my area.
Bay Leaves (Hojas de Laurel)
~Purification, Strength, Protection~
How I use it: Bay leaves are very versatile and powerful. I like to add this to my floor washes around the house to help clear negativity. Bay leaves are very protective meaning they can be used to strengthen your aura as well as protect the home from questionable vibrations. When I notice a little more activity around my house, such as arguments, illnesses and lack of concentration, I grab me some bay leaves along with rosemary (another fabulous protective herb). I then add a dash of cinnamon, boil them for about an hour and once the floor wash is cool I mop my house with the water.
This is great to give your home a boost in protection as well as clear it of any vibrations others may have left behind.
How I use it: Garlic is a well known protectant. It it said to help protect against negativity, vampires and diseases. I usually place an entire stack of garlic right above my door to keep away any negative vibrations from entering my home. I also keep one clove like the one above right under my desk at work. I work with a lot of envious and negative people so I keep a clove at bay to keep their enerhgy from influencing me and my work.
How I use it: My aloe vera plant are great for many of my cosmetic uses and well as magical. I like to keep an aloe vera plant to help prevent accidents and well as for luck. It’s been known around the world to use aloe over doorways to keep evil away.Mostly used in Mexico where many tie red ribbons around the aloe plant to enhance it’s protective qualities.
These are just basic items I like to use and have been researching for quite some time to help me understand the old ways in which many of our ancestors interacted with their higher selves and the natural things around them. A lot of people may find this strange but despite society calling this “new age” stuff, it’s really been around for ages in which many of my ancestors found to be second nature………….