Cleansing and Cleaning.
How do these play into your witchcraft, if at all?
What do you do to cleanse and clean yourself internally and/or externally, and your space? What customs do you have around it?
I sometimes cleanse myself energetically and align my souls. I don’t usually need cleansed inside unless I had a terrible day and am obsessed with unwanted thoughts. So that is really rare. But I will take a shower or bath to wash off any unwanted outside influence along with just cleaning my skin. I used to cleanse too often and it made me feel empty—no sense in sweeping the shore clean so to say.
I clean the air with a nice incense. I am just as happy honestly with nag champa as a fancy incense on charcoal. Anything to just make the place smell nice and smoke out any nasty lingering smells and spells.
I don’t keep my area as clean as I should really. I am improving, I really just have too much stuff. I have been de-cluttering and learning to keep cleaner. It really does make it easier to focus on magic and spiritual matters when things are organized and tidy. There is less to distract me.
I find that cleanliness is useful to my witchcraft because it is a part of pure intention and will. Too much distraction from extraneous thoughts, distracting piles and mess, itchy skin, tense neck muscles or off smells and energies in the air that aren’t to the point keep me from real concentration on the work at hand.