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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Blankenburg

Mastering Spiritual Hygiene: Daily Practices for Maintaining Balance and Inner Harmony

Spiritual hygiene may not be a term you hear every day, but it's one that can have a profound impact on your life to the point where you might start practicing it daily. It's the practice of maintaining inner balance and harmony, and I've found it to be as essential as physical cleanliness. I want to share with you the ways in which nurturing your spiritual well-being can transform your life.


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Understanding Spiritual Hygiene

Before I delved into the concept of spiritual hygiene, I was unaware of how much our spiritual well-being impacts our daily lives. Spiritual hygiene refers to the practices and rituals that help maintain a healthy spiritual ecosystem. Just like brushing your teeth or taking a shower, it's about regular maintenance to prevent the build-up of negative energy.


In my journey, I realized that my spiritual health is influenced by my thoughts, feelings, interactions with others, and my environment. It's a holistic approach that requires awareness and intentional action.


Practicing spiritual hygiene helps me stay aligned with my values and purpose, ensuring that I remain grounded and centered no matter what life throws my way. Whereas, neglecting spiritual hygiene can lead to a cluttered and dissonant energetic and inner life.


Over time, I've learned that taking time each day to attend to my spiritual needs is not only beneficial but essential for my overall well-being.

Signs of Spiritual Imbalance

I've experienced firsthand the signs of spiritual imbalance. It can manifest in various ways, including:


  • Persistent feelings of negativity

  • A sense of being out of sync with oneself and the world

  • Or a lack of energy and motivation.


  • A pattern of negative thinking or self-talk

  • Difficulty in managing emotions and

  • A tendency to absorb the negative energy of others.

Recognizing these signs was the first step for me. It prompted me to take action and seek out ways to restore my inner equilibrium. Acknowledging that something was off balance was empowering because it gave me the opportunity to change it.

The Importance of Maintaining Inner Balance and Harmony

When I'm in a state of spiritual equilibrium, I make better decisions, interact more positively with others, and approach challenges with a clearer and calmer mind. By creating a stable foundation, this supports us in all areas of life.

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For example, I've noticed that when I'm spiritually aligned, my stress levels decrease, and my body feels more at ease. There's a powerful connection between the mind, body, and spirit that makes it harder to get "knocked down" in my everyday life.


Moreover, inner balance allows me to connect more deeply with my intuition and creativity, so it opens up a space for more inspiration and insight, guiding me toward a more fulfilling and purpose-driven life.


One suggestion I'd like to make is immersing yourself in nature: spending time in nature to naturally reharmonize with the vibrations of the Earth is very cleansing as well, particularly if you're living in a crowded city environment.

If you live in a densely populated area, taking time out to spend time in nature will be deeply rewarding to reattune yourself to more natural frequencies.

Clearing Negative Energy from Your Living Space


The energy of our living space significantly impacts our spiritual well-being. I've made a conscious effort to create a sanctuary that reflects peace and positivity. This involves regular decluttering, as physical clutter can lead to mental clutter. A tidy and organized space promotes a serene mind.


Incorporating elements of nature into my home has also been beneficial. Plants, crystals, and natural light are not just aesthetically pleasing but also create a harmonious atmosphere.


Moreover, I'm mindful of the energy I bring into my home. Therefore, I do daily practices to help maintain the sanctity of my home and personal space.


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Practices for Spiritual Hygiene

When I started practicing spiritual hygiene, I explored various methods to determine what resonated with me the most. I've discovered that there are a lot of things one can do, so I recommend starting by keeping a journal to keep track of what works best for you in your own personal life situation. Aside from a journal helping you to recognize patterns and areas that need attention, it can also be used as a form of mental and emotional decluttering to keep your spiritual house in order.


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  • Using Meditation to cleanse and purify your mind to help avoid negative energy building up as much in the future.

  • Shadow Work which can help to release unnecessary negative patterns that you might find unbeneficial, which can, in turn, release negative energy that may have built up over time. While simultaneously accepting this side of yourself and seeing it as natural in all people so it does not get in your way, you can clear it as a potential obstacle as well.

  • You can also use Visualization to imagine releasing negative energy, combined with Breathwork to use deep, intentional breathing to expel and release negative energy from your body. This practice can also be coupled with shadow work to help balance your dark and light sides to create harmony.


  • Grounding also helps to release excess energy and helps to recharge, particularly before or after a big magical working.

  • Cleansing rituals such as using incense and taking salt baths will also help to clear your personal space of lingering negative energy along with cleansing your energy body. I always feel a sense of lightness and clarity afterward.


Further Practices for Maintaining Spiritual Hygiene


Cord Cutting

To sever unhealthy energetic cords that may have formed between you and another person or situation.Imagine the cords that you intuitively feel are attached to your energy field and visualize pulling them out from their root like weeds. You can imagine burning them in blue flames to banish and purify the energy. You can also use affirmations to declare your release from these connections.


Using crystals

To help cut energetic attachments, move a crystal around in a counterclockwise direction over an area where you feel there is an attachment in order to help remove and release it. Cleanse your crystals after when working with them in this way with sea salt.


Energy Shielding

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To protect yourself from negative energies and psychic debris, use:


  • Visualization to imagine a shield of light around your body that repels negativity. Imagine a white light surrounding you and clearing away negativity is a powerful tool. This will help maintain a pure and balanced spiritual state.

  • Intention Setting: Verbally or mentally set the intention that this shield will protect you throughout the day.

  • Shield Reinforcement: Regularly reinforce the shield by visualizing it being strong and intact, especially in crowded or energetically dense environments.


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Once you start practicing spiritual hygiene, it can be good to set boundaries with certain people or situations to avoid reexposing yourself to the kind of things that may have led to problems in the first place. Learning to set boundaries was a critical step for me.


By establishing clear boundaries, I protect my emotional and energetic space from being contaminated by external influences and spiritual hygiene practices only help reinforce this protection further.

Boundaries also extend into my digital life. Limiting my time on social media and being selective about the content that I consume helps me avoid the overwhelm and negativity that can sometimes flood these platforms by curating an environment for myself that further helps cultivate my spiritual hygiene.

I encourage you to explore spiritual hygiene and to start with small steps, being patient with yourself and, eventually, the benefits will continue to build over time through continued practice and gradually lead to a more effortless and streamlined life.


Matthew


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