You wouldn't go a week without bathing, would you?
Most of us don't realize that our spiritual bodies, like our physical bodies, pick up all sorts of residue from our environment and the people with whom we interact.
When we shake hands with someone else, not only are we picking up their germs, we also pick up their energy. That energy attaches itself to our energetic bodies, which affect our physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellness.
When we spend time in the company of negative people, or in places that make us feel down, our aura soaks up that energy. While making conscious choices about our activities can help us in the long term, over in the short term there is an important ritual that can help us clear out the negativity.
Visualization is one of the most important tools in energy healing. For daily cleansing, I like to visualize a huge magnet over my body when I lie down to go to sleep. I give that magnet the shape of the hebrew letter Aleph, which is the first letter in each of the words for "energy (of) other people". Your magnet can have any shape you like. Then visualize that magnet lifting all of the energy that doesn't belong to you off of your energetic body (body and aura) and lifting upwards to be purified into white light.
After lifted others' energy off of you, you can recharge yourself using a spiritual shower of light, by visualizing light pouring down from the sun or from a large ball of light over your head. Again, choose the image that resonates most with you.
Ta-dah, you're clean! Doing this every day takes just a few moments but can make a huge difference in how you feel. How you feel impacts how you act towards others, which then impacts the quality of energy coming at you during the day. So you're on a positive spiral to increase the amount of love and happiness in your life. Enjoy!