10 Tips for Good Spiritual Hygiene

Identifying and partaking in routines that allow you to manage your energy with life-giving practices

Spiritual hygiene is knowing how to maintain balance within the soul and having a process to reground and nourish self. It often takes us a long time to figure that out. Many of us aren't taught this while young and have to make many mistakes to find what supports our spiritual health. Some people are more inclined to know what their soul needs, and others have to grow into it or find a community in which they can do that work. Spiritual hygiene is making decisions thats promote wholeness, and allow us to reclaim our equilibrium. This article is a short list of some ways to free up energy and to return to ourselves.

1. Sleep

Not necessarily sleep in conventional terms, but sleeping with the intention to dream, understand, and seek counsel. Resting to reconnect with spirit and the divine. Sleep as a form of medium-work and spiritual care. Resting to fully communicate with the aura, and to dream of possibilities and realities. Sleeping in a way in which we can evoke deep wisdom from our energy fields and beyond.

Sleep is deeply metaphysical. It is a potent approach to experiencing our bodies and their capabilities. Sleep gives us the ability to communicate and receive information. In sleep we have the power to synthesize information. We have the ability to be passive or active in that. In sleep we are able to create a tapestry for a life plan.

Sleeping can be a tool for self-reflection, and to experience the mind. You can use your sleep to program your mind, specifically the subconscious. This can be a vital tool for personal development. Sleep to surpass the mundane or practical, sleep to find quiet in the mind and to become receptive.

2. Don't be afraid to say no

Sometimes we oversaturate ourselves with energy out of obligation or even relation. We interact with these people because we feel like we should. They shift your energy fields, they can be depleting or unpleasant, time doesn't go by quickly around them. These are the kind of people it's hard to feel good around. Give yourself permission to engage less or not at all. Sometimes revoking or restricting the access some people have to us is exactly what we need, and that's ok.

3. Curating your bliss with joy cultivating activities

Make moments to enjoy the day with small things like putting a personal theme song on or returning to an old project. The practice of allowing joyful inspiration in can be euphoric and contagious—joy spreads. When we pursue our joy we inspire others to do the same.

4. Sunlight

The sun's light is the ultimate source of vitality. Sunlight and being aligned with the sun has physical health benefits as well as a few psychospiritual ones. The sun is warming and activating to the body's functioning. The sun's light is nourishing, it helps the body regulate its internal clock increasing quality of rest. It also awakens us during the day. It has the ability to uplift overall mood function by improving serotonin levels, combating symptoms of vitamin d deficiency and seasonal affective disorder. Higher levels of serotonin correlate with a lower likelihood of depression and anxiety.

5. Water

Water is a a conductor of energy and transmitter of emotion. It is maternal and soothes us from the soul. Being in or next to water provides us with sustenance. Water is psychic and it pulls emotion. Try talking to water, do this verbally or mentally. Water being the receptor that it is can bring to us what we ask for. Tell water what is going on and some desired manifestations, however, make sure to thank it when you are done.

6. High quality habits

High quality habits are habits that inspire wellness and fertility. Habits that either educate or give you an opportunity to problem solve, research, or create are high in quality. A spirit that is fed and that is constantly enriched glows. Stay curious. Allow yourself to question and stay in the process of tending to what satiates your mind. Energy must be given momentum, and high quality habits does that.

7. replenishing friendships

Prioritizing relationships that are nourishing and clarifying. Stay close to folx that make you feel valued, accepted, and motivated. Who we keep around us is extremely important to how we see ourselves and how we take care of ourselves. The tone in which we allow ourselves to be spoken to are spells that can be laid on our hearts. Who are you allowing to mold you? Who are you sharing your time with? There is a direct correlation between who we spend our time with and the condition of our lives. Relationships are reciprocal, they impact us on the surface as well as below.

walking in discernment

8. Discernment

Knowing when to do listen to our intuition and how to do so. Discernment is inner knowing. Discernment is trusting the wisdom of the body and paying attention. Discernment is understanding silence and listening to spaces. Discernment is the divine within providing us with direction and sense. Using discernment allows us to preserve our light, and stay in our own lanes. It enables us to know whats for us and what is not.

9. Identifying core beliefs and abide by them

Creating a personal code for our lives to provide us with the fundamentals on which our lives stand on. Core beliefs are affirming, they anchor us to what we value most. What are your hard or soft lines in your life and relationships? What do you welcome into your life? What can you not tolerate from yourself? What things do you choose to intentionally starve out? What things do you need to maintain a healthy self-esteem and a sense of balance? When we determine our own units of measure for success and quality and cultivate the components of that, we allow ourselves great freedom to live well on our own terms.

10. Compassion

Compassion is grace and mercy in process. Compassion is a call to duty, and a demonstration of self-love. We must be compassionate with ourselves. Self-compassion is a must for spiritual hygiene, it commands that we deserve love regardless of our imperfections. We should nurture ourselves during our failures and give grace when we are disappointed, providing us with the mercy we need to continue.