Energy Clearing: Part 1

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Clearing Your Aura

 Energy clearing calms your mind, relieves stress, anxiety and brings greater clarity. In this post I discuss the importance of daily clearing, and teach a simple visualization technique to clear your aura. 

Quite soon after my spiritual awakening, I started noticing that I would become tired, drained, overwhelmed and anxious after spending time around large groups of people. I was even picking up anxiety from places and buildings, which often left me completely passed out with exhaustion at the end of the day — or so anxious I would wonder whether I needed to ask for some medication. Typically a very calm person, I like observing things, and can get easily overwhelmed with too much activity — but I was feeling less and less able to cope with my days. Life was becoming more and more draining.

Does this sound familiar?


Sensitive souls, and intuitives especially, are often drawn to difficult places, buildings where there has been a lot of negativity, jobs such as nursing or teaching, cities and areas with a tragic history. Some very advanced souls have chosen to incarnate in war zones, dysfunctional families, or go through considerable difficulties in life with the hope of transforming some of this negativity, of bringing in more light and release souls in bondage. However, as we become more and more attuned to our soul, we also expand our energy fields and become more open to outside energies.

Many sensitive souls are already born with a naturally very open energy field. But as the outside energies affect the multiple layers of our aura — and over multiple lifetimes! — they tend to weigh us down and block our intuitive vision. They become an energetic baggage that we carry in our aura. It becomes a kind of catch-22, the very thing we incarnated to transform prevents us from seeing who we are.

Unfortunately, energetic baggage is like any other baggage — it slows us down considerably. Instead of being able to enjoy the scenery, we get bogged down, exhausted, and rely on other people to guide us and get us places. With time, it becomes more and more difficult for us to see — to see with our spiritual eyes, to see that we are eternal souls, to see our purpose and mission.

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The energetic baggage that we carry also prevents us from receiving more fully — we become blocked from connecting to the life force energy (some call it Prana, Qi, or Reiki). This leads to us becoming even more depleted and disconnected. We begin to seek energy, peace and connection from other people, alcohol, drugs, “living dangerously”, every once in a while wondering when will we be “normal”. What a catch! But this, in my experience, has sadly been a vicious circle for a vast multitude of sensitive souls.

What do we do?

In this, and the following blog posts, I will offer some practical steps that you can do on your own, as you learn to work with clearing your energy. In my intuitive sessions, I offer more in-depth methods of clearing and protection, that are tailored to your individual circumstances.

Daily Clearing

It is a common mistake to think that if you are “spiritual” enough, “enlightened” enough, nothing negative will cling to you. Not true! This is simply not how Earthly life works. This is a topic of another discussion, but often in this world challenges and darkness are a means of purification, serving to purify even what seems to be the clearest light. Esoterics aside, it was precisely the most enlightened people I knew who taught me the greatest tools for spiritual protection.

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Daily clearing does not need to involve excessively long complicated rituals. I use two main methods — visualization, and prayer. They often overlap and draw from each other. In visualizations, I look at a building or a person I work with with my mind’s eye, and visualize the light entering the energy field and clearing out all that is not of the highest vibration. In prayer, I simply ask for specific things to be cleared, for cords to be cut, and for protection to be set.

Clearing Your Aura

Daily clearing of your energy field can literally make you blossom. Removing the energetic residue from other people and places, often throughout lifetimes, will help with concentration, relieve stress, anxiety, compulsive behaviors, and help you open up more to the spiritual world.

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Here is one simple visualization technique that I use for daily clearing:

Start by closing your eyes and checking in with yourself. What is the underlying emotion that you are feeling? Put a word on it. Is it anxiety, anger, joy, numbness? Don’t judge, just make note of it. This helps you to get into your body. Take a few slow, deep breaths. Then, focus your attention on the center of your chest, your heart center, and visualize a bright light glow within it. Concentrate on this light for a few breaths as you see it grow bigger and brighter with each inhale, extending upwards.

Visualize a cord, the thickness of your thumb, going up from the light ball in the center of your chest. See this cord go up to your throat and out through the crown of your head, out through the building you are in, out into the sky, through the atmosphere, and leaving the Earth, going all the way into the space. Visualize it going all the way up to the Source, beyond time and space, into a bright light of the Sun, that fills up everything in that great Beyond. See the cord extend all the way to the Source, and begin drawing energy from the Source. See how the cord begins to fill up with sparkling clear electric blue. Start drawing this pure light down, through the cord, into your own being.

If this is difficult for you, ask for obstructions that prevent you from connecting to the Source (God, or Higher Self) to be removed. I usually ask Archangel Michael to remove blocks and obstructions that prevent me from receiving more fully.

Visualize yourself being filled up with this electric blue light, as it travels down through the cord into your crown, through the throat, and into your heart. Now, see a cord extending downwards from the heart center and to your root chakra, extending through the floor of the building you are in, through the soil, the layers of the rock, down to the very center of the Earth, into the bright fire of the core. Observe yourself for a few moments, as you visualize being connected both to the Above and the Below, to the cosmic realms and the core of the Earth.

Now, see the electric blue light you are drawing from the Source begin to expand out from your heart chakra and into your physical body. Visualize it filling you from the crown of your head down to the bottoms of your feet, a transparent electric blue light filling all your cells and organs. As you do so, ask that the light of the Source may remove any dark energies that are stored in your body, and see it doing so, clearing out the dark and lightening up your body.

Finally, see the light pushing out through your skin, into the space around you, about an arm’s length all around you, and see yourself being surrounded with this clear electric blue light. I you see any pockets of darkness or holes in the field around you, ask for them to be filled by the light and see it with your mind’s eye. Ask for the light to form a protective dome around you, and see the edges become firm and clear. You can verbalize an intention to close off your energy field for any and all lower-vibrational energies. This is your temple, where you reside, connected both to your Soul and the Universe, and to the Earth.

After this visualization, make sure to check in with yourself again. How are you feeling now? Is the underlying emotion different, or the same?

In the next post, I will go into more specifics and offer you some techniques for cord cutting. This is an important skill to learn if you feel drained, tired, have an impression that some people are “sucking your energy”, or can’t seem to let go of an attachment to a person or situation that are not a part of your life any more. 

Inga Nielsen

Inga Nielsen, MPH, is a professional intuitive who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Inga was trained in a variety of healing techniques, including hypnotherapy, inner child work, meridian therapy, breathwork, yogic practices and energy clearing. Inga is a Reiki master, a professional intuitive and a certified hypnotist. She is here to assist people in raising their vibration and living from their soul, as facilitators of their own ascension. Her greatest passion is spirituality and prayer. Inga speaks English, Norwegian and Russian.

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