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.