What is clearing?
As an empath, clearing my energetic and emotional body consistently is vital. Otherwise, I’m left feeling stagnate, overwhelmed, and on an emotional rollercoaster. Many of us are highly sensitive, psychic sponges that pick up on the energies and emotions of those around us. After that, it becomes difficult to differentiate between our own emotional state and the emotions we hold onto from others.
While I continue to develop my own intuitive gifts through meditation, breathwork healing, and energy work, I find that I have become even more sensitive to others’ subtle energetic fields. Picking up on the collective energy has been increasingly present for me as well. This is why I have a daily clearing practice and recommend the same to my clients.
A few sacred clearing tools I use:
- Smudging with white sage, palo santo, or sweet grass
- Dance or Yoga to move stagnation out of my body
- Meditation to reconnect to my own internal state
- Breathwork as a way to clear all the emotions that I have picked up from others
- Embracing the earth elements (water to cleanse, earth to ground, fire for re-birth
- Free-writing to check-in with my intuition and anything that I need to release
By healing chronic illness — Lyme disease and recovering from breast-implant illness after explant last year — I found that the more I healed my mental, emotional and spiritual body, the faster the recovery of my physical body unfolded. Science now shows a strong correlation between the biological cascade of effects from mental stress and its impact on our physical body. If you are chronically stressed out, overwhelmed, buried in fear, or racing thoughts, now is the time to begin healing your mental state.
Physical manifestations of mental overwhelm can show up in a myriad of mystery symptoms that leave you with no answers or solutions:
- Autoimmune conditions
- Thyroid disorders
- Hormonal imbalance
- Migraine headaches
- Back problems
- Adrenal fatigue
- Chronic exhaustion
- TMJ / Jaw clenching
… the list can go on and on.
The link between physical and mental
As a Highly Sensitive Person, I’ve found that my body holds onto stress easily. Most of which is mental/emotional stress. It will be a continuous journey to nurture my internal state with meditation, breathwork, stillness, nature, yoga, etc. However, my body, like yours, is constantly talking to me. Sending you signals, for instance, when you’re out of alignment with a job, a relationship, a way of living, or even where you’re living. Ignoring these signals will only result in more significant turmoil and a physical breakdown of your body.
After years of suffering physically with mystery symptoms, I take this to heart. I’ve entirely adjusted my life to ensure I nurture myself daily, and I honor my body in its totality. If you have been ignoring your own mental, emotional, or physical well-being, it is never too late to begin the journey towards healing.
When we’re disconnected from our true nature (love, compassion, gratitude & joy), it’s easy to get pulled into the darkness of fear. It leaves us in a chronic state of fight or flight as the stress hormone, cortisol, rises. Therefore, this more permanent state makes us more susceptible to illness and other manifestations of imbalance in the physical body, making clearing essential.
In conclusion, through times of chaos and disruption, we must reconnect to the consciousness and wisdom of our own intuitive knowing residing in the heart. To clear out fear through somatic movement, breath, smudging, meditation, and prayer. To feel and receive the support we have above us. Trusting, surrendering, and believing we are safe, held, and protected every step of the way.
Whether you are local to Grand Rapids and can join me at my East Town office The Healing Space or you are somewhere else in the world. Allow me to guide you in this experience of transformative healing.
All of my Breathwork sessions are combined with Reiki Energy Therapy, Crystals, a Holistic Health Consultation & recommendations in-between sessions with healing tools so you can continue empowering your own journey. Learn more about my in-person + virtual offerings HERE.