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  • Writer's pictureClaudine Records

How to clear and maintain your personal energy

Saminchukuy is a method of personal energy clearing from the Q'ero, the native people of the Peruvian Andes. The Peruvian people are very down to Earth, their techniques tend to be simple but highly effective and this one is a perfect example. It is a method of clearing energy that is weighing you down, keeping you feeling stuck.

This energy is called hucha. What is hucha? It's energy that is incompatible with you. It's not negative, or bad, but incompatible with your energy. It tends to feel heavy, it can make you feel weighed down or irritable. It can also get stuck in your body and can cause health problems if it isn't cleared.

We pick up heavy energy all the time, it's everywhere. It's created by fear, anger, trauma. It's literally flying through the airwaves on the news, it's created in traffic when people get road rage. When people think a judgmental negative thought about you, they can send heavy energy to you along with that thought.

When we get weighed down with this energy, it can cause us to get irritable, or feel overwhelmed, or depressed. It can cause emotional distress, and over time physical issues as well. So what do we do about it? Well, this simple technique can work wonders. Regularly clearing your energy helps you maintain emotional equilibrium throughout stressful days, helps you feel lighter and see life more clearly. The Q'ero say anyone who practices saminchukuy daily is on the path to enlightenment. Note that they do not say how long the path is!

To begin, sit comfortably. Picture, feel or intend for a root to grow from the base of your spine down into the Earth. Let it grow deeper and deeper, far down into the Earth. Then, allow any heavy or incompatible energy that is not serving you to flow down towards this root, and then down the root into the Earth. As the heavy energy is flowing out, picture, feel or intend a beam of light coming from the heavens, from the source of all life down toward you. Open your crown chakra - the energy center at the top of your head - and feel this energy begin to flow into your body and fill you up. This is important as you are releasing energy, you don't want to leave a vacuum - an empty space where the heavy energy was because it would fill again with heavy energy. This energy from source is life force energy, healing and light.

Continue the flow of heavy energy down and out, and the flow of light energy in. When you feel the heavy energy is gone, stop the flow down the root and pull the root back into your body. That root is your energy too, you want to keep it. Close your energy field at the base of your spine. All that's required is the intention, your energy will do as you intend. Once you feel full of light energy, then stop the flow into your body and close your crown chakra. You should feel lighter, calm and clear.

It is recommended to do this twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for 5 minutes each. This allows you to begin your day clear, on the right foot so to speak. Then, you clear all the energy picked up throughout the day before bed. This allows you to sleep more peacefully and rest more fully. But you can do this whenever you feel you need it. If you're in a stressful situation, you may want to clear your energy during lunch, and you absolutely can. It may take some time to clear all the heavy energy built up around traumas that have been stuck for a while, it doesn't all come out at once and that's ok. You will see benefits to this practice immediately, but the benefits will increase over time with regular practice.

When you begin this practice, you might find it easier to do with your eyes closed, but you don't need to. In fact, as you get familiar with it, it's best to be able to do it eyes open. This is intended to be an invisible practice, meaning you could be out to lunch with family in the middle of the mall and be doing your energy clearing while eating a hamburger and nobody would know except you.

If you are someone who picks up other people's emotions or gets overwhelmed by the energy around you, this practice is truly life changing. It has helped me immensely, and I hope it does the same for you.

  • Writer's pictureClaudine Records

What is it, why and how to do it

You may have heard the term "Grounding" before, but what is it? Why would you want to do it? and if you do want to do it, how?

Bears are naturally very grounded

Grounding is a reference to grounding your energy, or connecting to the Earth. This helps to bring you back "down to Earth" when you're feeling spaced out or disconnected from your body or from what's going on around you. This can happen easily if you're feeling overwhelmed or if you're feeling pulled in multiple directions at once. It is also quite common for people who are highly empathetic and feel the emotions and energy of people around them. Grounding is a way of centering yourself back into your own body and your own energy, in this moment in time and the place where you are. To bring your focus back into your own body in the here and now.

Grounding is an energetic practice, so it can be done any time, any place as it is not something that is visible to anyone else. It has great effect on your mental and emotional state but is not a physical practice that others will see. This means it is available when you most need it, whenever you're feeling stressed no matter where you are or who you're with.

To ground, imagine roots growing from the bottoms of your feet, or from the base of your spine down deep into the ground. Send them far down, towards the center of the Earth. You may visualize this in your imagination, or you may feel it, or just intend for it to happen. Everyone is different, experience it however feels most natural to you. Try it different ways and see what you like. It doesn't matter much where you are or if you have shoes on. Just imagine the roots going through the floor, concrete, whatever is in between you and the ground. The only time you would have trouble is in an airplane, or on a boat over deep water. I would not recommend trying to ground in those two instances. Then, once your roots are down deep into the ground, you can send any excess energy you have in your body down the roots into the ground. Any energy or emotions you may have picked up from people around you that isn't yours. Any energy that feels heavy or incompatible to you, let that flow down the roots as well. We can pick up heavy energy from our environment, it happens when people are angry or fearful and this is quite common. Just let all the heavy or excess energy flow down and out.

Once all the heavy or excess energy is gone from your body, you should feel more focused, more present, less overwhelmed. If you are feeling tired, in pain, or just need to recharge, you can now pull fresh energy from the Earth to replenish your own energy. This energy is revitalizing, and pain relieving. Draw in energy until you feel full. Once you're done, you can pull your roots back up into your body.

Since this is all energy work and invisible from the outside, you can do this any time you feel like it. You could be having a family gathering over the holidays and do grounding to let go of all the expectations and excess energy that can otherwise be overwhelming, and nobody will know but you.

This is an energy practice to help you keep peace within yourself, and by extension keep peace with those around you. It pulls your focus and your energy back into your own body, and removes excess energy that causes overwhelm. This is one of the most important techniques in personal energy maintenance, and yet it is very easy to do. Anyone can do it, any time. I hope that you find it helpful!

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  • Writer's pictureClaudine Records

Updated: Sep 15, 2022


It is said that Andean Paqos associate the scent of Agua de Florida with the aroma of the celestial realms

Today's Drawing: CH'ALLAY

Sunday, the day I am drawn to the Andean Healing Energy Cards. Today, I've drawn CH'ALLAY, and it feels beautiful. This is a traditional ritual used to disperse heavy energy, called Hucha. It is also used to give offerings and connect with Spirit. The combination of the fire of alcohol, the essential oils, the practitioner's breath and intent come together powerfully.

The fire in the alcohol transforms heavy energy. The essential oils raise vibrations and are uplifting to the energy and people. Your intent is everything. Clear the air, share your gratitude, connect with Spirit. This is a powerful, but simple ritual. Clear the air, raise your vibes!

"Clear the air. Raise your vibes. Give offerings and gratitude to your spirit guides."

Are you feeling heavy, dark, stagnant? Take some Florida water (you can make your own, there are recipes online or create your own) and connect with Spirit. Put your intention into your breath, and BLOW the heavy energy away. BLOW your thanks to your spirit guides! You can use the traditional method of blowing the Agua de Florida from your mouth, or the modern way, using a spray bottle that you've blown your intentions into. Your choice! You won't do it wrong. Put your intention into the Florida water, and spray, feel the difference.

Are you clearing the air, lightening up, or giving gratitude today? Let me know in the comments!

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