Updated: Nov 1, 2019
Every culture has unique spiritual belief systems containing different levels of spiritual cleansing. While this visual of a Tibetan monk meditating for days on end certainly has a powerful beauty of simplicity to it, this may not be the spiritual experience that works, or is even what you would aspire to experience in your own life.
How does one find their own right path to the best spiritual cleansing experience? This is a deeply personal choice. Depending on your faith and normal spiritual practice, you may already have many wonderful habits of prayer and spiritual growth in place. Yet from time to time we can all feel a powerful inner desire to go further.
This inner yearning may be your souls desire revealing its inner inspiration to expand through a new experience. Perhaps working with a group in your spiritual community, or prioritizing more time in silence is the next best step for you to achieve new clarity within. Doing this over a few days or weeks can create wonderful personal awareness about yourself.
My own personal spiritual practice over the past several decades has led me to many developmental cleansing experiences along the way. From an aborigine inspired walk about cleansing in the woods, spiritual fasting at John of God, facilitating group fire walking retreat in Hawaii, to month long cleansing programs, my personal evolution of spiritual cleansing has dynamically transformed over time.
The past several years I have found that cleansing towards the end of the year (Umm yes around the holidays) has been extremely beneficial to shed the prior year and welcome in a fresh new space physically and spiritually for the clean slate of January 1st. Not only can this keep indulging in check but can also create a positive momentum for hitting the ground running in January instead of starting to detoxify the common overindulgences of December.
As a facilitator of consciousness for clients around the world, I love the diverse nature of different cultures and diverse spiritual beliefs that I am blessed to work with every day. This keeps me inspired to contribute with those who are seeking to be aligned to the leading edge of consciousness to uplift and raise the vibration of the collective on the planet at this time.
Spiritual cleansing can be a important way to refine your own personal spiritual connection so you stay clear and strong in your own knowing. A few simple ways this can be supported are fasting (as it is appropriate and approved for you medically), quiet time and detox from electronics and all media, or daily mindful practice of meditation. This can be even more useful when scheduled with surrounding time alone to rest and repair. Just applying one or a few of these methods even for a day can give you significant relief and new personal direction.
Other possibilities are to seek out a spiritual retreat or transformational group that resonates for you. While there are c