What a huge energetic weekend we have just experienced with the Winter (or Summer) Solstice. Some people might have felt a touch flat over the past week, getting sick & clearing out. Others more energized than ever, I certainly was! I’m feeling strong, centred & energized. However I did hit a low before the high…
The energetic build up for Solstice started for me around the 11th & 12th June just as Mercury went direct. When I am are about to go through a vibrational upgrade energetically I start to feel physical symptoms like lethargy, headache, pains & general grumpiness. It’s a good time to check in with planetary activity too to see if there is a connection. More often than not there is.
When these symptoms or ‘energetic flu’ show up I know it’s time to take it easy (back off & hibernate), be kind to myself & tune into my Soul for some advice. I was guided to do some extra personal work by ramping up my self-care routine. Heal, cleanse & reconnect. With the lessons I learned & took action on from my Mercury Retrograde theme I needed a time out to process.
One self-care routine I’d like to share with you all today is my Ocean Cleansing Ritual.
Salt water is one of the best ways to assist in cleansing & healing your body. You don’t have to be fully submerged either, just standing in the shallows works just as well. Being bare foot in contact with the earth is very grounding, especially if you have been feeling detached from your bodies. Digging your feet into the wet sand connects you back with Mother Nature & the earth’s vibration.
Here’s what I like to do:
Set my intention: Before connecting with the ocean I decide what it is I’d like to achieve from the ritual. It could be to cleanse away any dense energy/emotions that no longer serve or release past situations that are holding me back or simply to feel grounded & at one.
Say an affirmation: Once you have set your intention put it into an affirmation. For example “Thank you divine Mother Earth & the cleansing ocean to wash away & heal any old stale energy from my being that no longer serves me.” Say your affirmation out loud or in your mind as you step into the sea. Repeat your affirmation as many times as you wish during your ceremony.
Breathe: Take long slow deep belly breaths exhaling with noise for the same, if not longer time. I like to inhale as the water rushes forward, then exhales as the wave retreats. I visualize the water & the breath carrying what I no longer need. Trusting what is let go of is being sent to a better place for recycling by the earth spirits.
Connect: This is the perfect time to tune in with your Soul. Still your mind, disconnect from the chatter & just be. Sink into your heart space, connect, ask questions & listen for guidance.
Move: Movement is a great way to help shift stagnant energy. If your not game enough to take a swim splash around in the water with your feet. Walk up & down the beach on the waters edge. Or back & forth playing chase with the waves.
Take your time: Spend as long as you need during this process. Allow your intuition to guide you as to how long you spend in your cleansing ritual. If you feel drawn sit a while on a rock. You’ll know when the time is right to finish up. For me it’s a sense of lightness, grounding & joy.
Gratitude: Once your sacred time is coming to a close give thanks to Mother Earth & all beings of the light that have assisted you in your cleansing process. You may wish to bring you hands into prayer position or bow in acknowledgement for the healing you have received. A simple whispered ‘thank you’ is enough too.
I hope you have enjoyed reading about my Ocean Cleansing Ritual. Don’t worry if you live nowhere near the coast. Kicking back with a salt-water foot soak or fully relaxing Epsom salt bath is just as good.
Let me know how you get on in the comments below.