Energy healing is very new to me. It still takes some sort of concerted effort to focus -- or unfocus? -- in order to feel and understand the benefits of crystal healing, reiki, smoke cleansing, even meditating. It’s hard to clear the mind and open the body to these experiences. But, I’ve found myself consistently being drawn to these sorts of settings.
In a very on-brand Galentine’s Day, the girls and I took a spiritual outing to my trusted crystal healer’s home, where we were schedule to participate in tarot and oracle readings from Cyn (@powerful_divine on IG) and aura cleanses from her friend and colleague, Dawn (@iam_mysticalmermaid on IG). That night was one of the most powerful, meaningful, and invigorating spiritual experiences of my journey thus far.
We arrived to Cyn’s house with wine and a cookie pie, and were met with assorted treats to share. The space was decorated beautifully with peace in mind -- a tapestry on the ground that reminded me of a mandala, spiritually calming music playing in the background, the smell of incense or sage, and a massage-style table lined with crystals. These healers had also laid out their crystal and jewelry products for us to browse, as well. Can I do this every weekend??
Our night began with a glass (or three) of wine, a laid back conversation about our zodiac signs, how cool crystals are, and the importance of protecting your energy. The feminine energy was IMMACULATE, very powerful and empowering.
I volunteered to go first for the aura cleanse. After an emotionally exhausting week, I felt I needed a little healing before being able to fully receive any messages from the universe during my reading thereafter.
Immediately, Dawn had this kind, nurturing vibe to her. She moves slowly and carefully and radiates warmth. I laid down on the table, covered with lots of selenite and other crystals around a shape where a body would go. Surrounded by calming and protecting crystals, Dawn told me a little bit about what she would be doing.
Your aura is the energy field that surrounds your body, three to four inches above the skin, she explained. Your aura has energetic points throughout it, especially as it relates to the seven chakras. As you tumble through life, you pick up “spiritual debris” from others’ and your own thoughts and experiences. Like washing your hair, it’s important to clear it out here and there to allow your own spiritual energy to flow freely and allow you to live your best life. An aura cleanse uses tools including crystals, the practitioner’s hands, smoke, and other forms of energy to clear away that spiritual debris.
The table was lined with black tourmaline/obsidian and selenite. Selenite is one of my favorite rocks, a powerful energy cleanser and charger, so much so that it is one of few stones that hardly needs to be charged, and in fact can charge other crystals. Dawn calls it “a natural cleanser, like spiritual soap.” Black tourmaline is a protective stone, and is also great at clearing blockages.
She asked about my water intake, I told her my body is 90% wine at the moment. She handed me a polished black tourmaline wand and a raw selenite wand to hold in each hand. For balance, she said. I instantly felt relaxed. (Side note: I later bought myself one of each and love it to help me regulate my emotions). She then placed different crystals, lots of selenite, down my body. A tumbled one on my third eye, a small wand on my throat, one over my heart, a large plate over my sternum, at my navel, a small wand across my pelvic-ovary area, small pieces on my knees and ankles…
She guided me through my breathing at first as she worked, deep breath in, deep breath out. I smelled some sort of smoke blend, and heard her blowing over it. I closed my eyes and fell into a very relaxed meditative state. Almost asleep. I felt warmth around my body at certain points -- maybe the transmutation of energy, maybe from the smoke blend. Maybe both? I felt her hands moving over me, and I felt her grab and lightly squeeze my ankles -- I’m not sure why, but it just felt right to me, too.
It was incredibly relaxing like an energetic massage, despite the fact that she hardly touched my physical body. We later spoke about how it works, and what she could tell me about my aura and blockages -- let me answer the questions you probably have as we go.
“It’s like a spiritual oil change. I use the selenite wand to cut any karmic cords attached to energetic points in your aura. Then I cleanse and perform a ‘spiritual surgery’ with a black obsidian tool sewing up the energetic hole and sending Reiki to be guided to wherever the healing needs to go.”
She explained to me that I had some attachments near my ovaries and sacral chakra -- either a result or a cause of codependency I’ve experienced in past relationships. She’s not the first person to tell me that. It definitely got me thinking. She spent some extra time there, she said, working to cut those cords.
But how do you know where to “cut?”
“When I close my eyes what I see are lines coming out of a person’s aura, almost like a firework. So depending on the color and energy I can sense if it’s a cord that’s not supposed to be there… when I tap in it’s like one of those static electricity balls that when you touch it the lightning goes to your hand… I can see where each current goes to and depending on the energy of that current I can determine if it needs to be worked on or not.”
When she finally whispered to me to let me know she was done, I have no idea how much time passed. I felt like I just woke up from the world’s most perfect nap. Recharged, lighter. She advised me to sit up slowly, and I felt a little light headed as I sat up.
Both of my girl friends felt the same way when they sat up. I asked Dawn why that is.
“People tend to feel lighter because I’m taking spiritual dark matter away from their energetic bodies. It allows for one’s energy to be lighter because the weight has been transmuted.”
To me, it felt like getting used to my new energetic flow. Like when you stand up too fast and your blood has to start flowing differently to adjust for gravity. It feels the same.
I highly recommend trying an aura cleanse. Generally, they are not too expensive, maybe $20-50 for 20 minutes. It is relaxing and an important part of your own energetic maintenance, so an aura cleanse is not a one-stitch-fix. It clears the path for YOU to heal YOURSELF. Dawn says to think of it like spiritual surgery. You still need to listen to the doctor’s recovery orders -- you are in charge of your own bodily maintenance, as are you in charge of your own spiritual maintenance. My only tip is to relax and be open to the experience, and know who you can trust to give you the real deal -- ask around if you don’t know and search IG.