I was thinking the other day about some daily cleansing rituals that I need to implement in my life for one reason or another. Since I was thinking about them, I figured I would write about them, too! Most of these cleansing ideas revolve around technology and how we use them. I am a person that is on my computer for the better part of the day for work. This work involves either writing for clients, editing videos, transcribing audio for clients, or marketing on social media for my shop and content.
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But have you ever stopped to think about how social media makes you feel? How having this technology strapped to us all the time makes us feel? And how it can affect our energies? This is what I have been thinking about for the last few days so I decided to come up with some ritual ideas and daily/weekly cleansing tips that I will implement in my life.
If you are like me, you carry your phone with you just about everywhere you go. Walking from one room of the house to the other? My phone is in my hand. Going to the bathroom? Forget the magazine, let’s take the phone. With it being next to or near us all the time, it is bound to pick up our emotional energy. I have found myself becoming more and more anxious with social media.
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I have even taken complete breaks from social media (besides the regularly scheduled posts I have to make for engagement) because of the way it makes me feel. But now? Even picking up my phone for something else has me feeling anxious. I know it is an association of my phone with the anxiety of social media, but it probably also has to do with the emotional energy my phone holds from my hands. So, here is your call to action. Cleanse your electronic devices!
Now obviously we don’t want to spray our phones or computers with moon water, sprinkle them with salt, or put them in the sunlight. Instead, I plan on regularly cleansing my phone and my computer with gentle smoke. This should not be done with heavy smoke or herbs because we don’t want to damage our electronics. Instead, a gentle cleansing with soft smoke and energy should do the trick.
My favorite herbs or incense for cleansing include…
This idea is not one entirely of my making. I first saw this idea on a YouTube channel hosted by someone named Dru. They talked in this video about how they have a different video on their channel set to private of them performing a ritual. This ritual has a specific purpose of protecting their internet space, i.e. their YouTube channel, as well as their energy from their audience. I think this is a fantastic idea for anyone who has any sort of presence online and it is one I will be implementing myself on most of my social media platforms.
I plan on creating a sigil or video of me performing the spell and either leaving it in my drafts or setting it to private. This part is going to depend on the platform, of course, but the idea behind it is that you’re putting a piece of yourself and your energy into your online space to provide that energetic protection and spellwork.
I have talked before, too, about creating wards for your home but what about wards for your online spaces? There are people online who create entire wards and servitors to protect their online spaces from trolls and those who would do them harm. This one I think would be a bit more technical and would require me to sit down and think about the process more. However, it is also an avenue I plan on exploring further.
I thought I had more to talk about but those are basically the two that came to my mind. I am finding it more and more difficult to spend time on social media and, if I want to market myself and build up my audience (and subsequently make enough money to pay my bills), I need to be comfortable with social media and I need to allow myself to develop a healthy relationship with the platforms.
Do you take any sort of magickal precautions when you are online?
If you have an online space, shop, or platform, do you do anything similar?
How do you handle the energy exchange between yourself and your audience without getting rundown and burnt out?