After a healing, it is vital that the healer clears the healing room of any residual negative energy left from the healing. During a healing, the healer may remove blockages from the client etheric and/or physical body which have hindered the natural flow of energy. These blockages should not be present in the body and therefore should be removed. They should also be removed from the healing area as well.
Spiritual Slime If the client has an illness that has manifested on the physical level, there will be energy given off that may be heavy, sticky or negative - we call it spiritual slime. This tends to stick not only to the healer, but must also be removed from the client's aura and the healing area itself.
During the healing, it is not uncommon for the healer to become aware of this negative energy clinging to their hands and arms, and they may even have to stop and clean it off with their other hand or a feather. It may feel uncomfortable and perhaps may make the healer ache a little. This is why it is absolutely vital for the healer to wash their hands right up to their elbows after a healing. They must make sure that they clean off this energy so that it does not remain in their aura and create problems with their own personal energy flows.
At times it may be necessary to have a shower to cleanse your auric field if the healing has brought up a lot of negative energy or you have done many healings in one day. If you have done several healings, there tends to be a build up which needs to be cleansed and cleared both from the healing area and your own energy field.
Oceanic Cleansing and Sun Baths Of course oceanic cleansing; or a dip in the sea is a powerful way to cleanse yourself. The ocean has a powerful energy all of its own and is a magnificent way to wash away any unwanted energy that you are carrying. So too is a bath in the sun - a stroll in the rays of Father Sun can also burn off negative energy. We all know how good we feel when the sun smiles in spring and how we can often feel a bit down and depressed in winter. So these two are a very effective way to remove negative energy build up in your auric field.
This cleansing must be thorough, otherwise pockets of negative energy will remain and eventually create unpleasant vibrations. This cleansing process is very important in making sure that you do not take on the negativity of others, their problems, their heartaches, their issues or their illnesses.
Feathering To remove the slime; from the clients aura, there are several methods which you can employ depending on which you prefer. To make sure that you remove unpleasant energy which your client has released from their physical body into their auric field, you may feather; them. This means that you take a feather - usually an eagle feather although it can be any feather large enough - and sweep it through their aura. Some healers I know have also used swan or geese feathers. The feather gathers the unwanted energy and it can then be flicked away from the body. Healers using shamanic healing energy often use this method, and also use the feather for other related aspects of healing. The hands may also be used for the same thing.
Smudging Smudging is another method to help cleanse the aura and healing area of unwanted energy. This requires the healer to burn sacred herbs such as white sage, lavender, rosemary, perhaps even eucalyptus, and then blow out the flame and use the smoke to cleanse.
A small bowl, often ceramic in nature, (although any vessel which is fire proof and doesn't get too hot will do) is used in order to avoid any cinders escaping. Needless to say, you do not want to burn the client!!! The healer simply gently directs the smoke into the client's aura using the hand or the feather.
Some healers - especially those who follow the shaman way, like to smudge their client both before and after a healing. This means negative energy that the client comes in with is immediately removed leaving the auric field clean without going into a healing with a build up already present. For the same effect, some healers like to feather their clients before and after.
The more you work with the healing energy, the more you will become aware of its differing nature. Just as you walk into a room of people and sense that you can cut the air with a knife, you will sense if a person is carrying negative energy about their person or if there is negative energy in an empty room. You will feel it clinging to the walls and in corners.
Cleansing the Healing Area To cleanse the healing area before the start of your healing and afterwards, you may use several methods. Make sure that you air the room thoroughly by opening the doors and windows. Allow the breeze to blow through. Light a white candle to burn up unwanted energy - and always have a candle burning during a healing for the same reason. A white candle will help burn off negative energy during the healing and therefore helps to make the cleansing afterwards easier.
Cleansing Your Crystals Crystals in a healing area also help to soak up unwanted energy. Clear quartz, rose quartz, agate etc....will all do the same job and it is vitally important that you remember to cleanse your crystals thoroughly at least once a week. You can do this several ways. If you have Reiki or another type of healing energy, you may Reiki the crystal until you feel that it is clean.
Giving your crystals a salt bath using preferably sea salt, or adding eucalyptus oil (which is a natural disinfectant) to the water is another method. Other healers like to give them a bath in beach sand. Yet another method is to put your crystals outside at night during the full moon for her cleansing moon rays, or burying them in Mother Earth for a few days to clean them.
Music/Toning Cleansing Putting on some boppy music up loud(if that is your preference) helps to blow away the cobwebs - spiritually speaking that is!! The loud vibrations from your favorite music creates positive energy which fills the room to the corners.
This also applies to the use of any toning implements; such as the use of Tibetan Prayer Bells, singing bowls, talking bells - where you run a wooden implement round the base of the bell or the rim of the dish to produce a vibrating tone which hums through your body and the immediate area. It has a clearing effect.
Sacred Symbols Dropping sacred symbols in the healing area also helps to clean the room. You may use symbols from any healing modality that you are familiar with - their positive vibrations all help to eliminate unwanted energy. Another favorite method is to create a spiritual universal vacuum cleaner. Using the chok u rei; symbol (Reiki and Sei Chim symbol) and visualization, you can create a vacuum cleaner which automatically sucks up negative energy and removes it, turns it into positive energy, and returns it to Mother Earth. These visualization techniques give the healer room to be inventive and also work closely with Universal energy and Mother Earth.
Living Plants Some healers like to place plants in a healing area to suck up unwanted energy. I would be very protective of living creatures - both plant and animal life. If using plants, they must be removed and put outside for a good breeze and cleansing water bath.
Plants and animals can be attuned to Reiki energy and this gives them a certain amount of protection but they must also be cleansed properly - just as we have a bath or cleansing method for us - the healer - so must they be cleansed or you run the risk of them becoming unwell. This is something that other healers may not agree with but in my experience I have found this to be true.
It is also important to wipe the healing table over between healings with a cleaning fluid and change pillow cases and the sheet - if you use one.
So in conclusion, remember that cleansing of the healing area and you, the healer, is just as vital as cleansing the aura of your client. Therefore there will be no transference of negative energy from one client to another, or client to the healer, or plant or animal. Just as modern medicine disinfects on the physical level, so we must disinfect and clean on the spiritual or etheric level. It is just as important!