The good news is that it's pretty easy to do on your own. Everyone has their own ritual and even more complex ones, and this is one that I will often teach beginners.
How to Cleanse your Own Chakras
Step 1: Ground Yourself
Grounding yourself is an essential first step in all intuitive practices. Learn how to ground here. You’ll use the earth energy that you pull up during the grounding meditation to run through each of your chakras, so this step is important.
Step 2: Open Chakras
After completing the grounding meditation, starting with the root chakra, open each of your chakras, one by one. To do this, all you have to do is simply imagine each one opening. I assign a colored rosebud, corresponding to chakra color, for each of the seven chakras, and imagine it blooming. That’s it.
Root Chakra - Red - Located at the tailbone area
Sacral Chakra - Orange - Located in the pelvis/lower abdomen
Solar Plexus Chakra - Yellow - Belly
Heart Chakra - Green - Heart/Chest
Throat Chakra - Blue - Throat up to Nose/Ears
Third Eye Chakra - Purple - Center of the forehead, between eyebrows and eyes
Crown Chakra - White - Top of head
Starting at the root chakra, imagine a red rose bud located right at the base of your spine, and then imagine it opening into full bloom. Once in full bloom, that chakra is open and you can move onto the next, imagining each colored rosebud coming into bloom, one by one, all the way up to the crown. Some people prefer to use colored doors opening, others prefer colored swirling vortices expanding, and others prefer to use a combination. All in all, after completing a grounding meditation, opening chakras should take you approximately 4-6 minutes.
Step 3. Run Energy Through Each Chakra
Returning to the grounding meditation, remember that stream of source energy that traveled up your grounding cord from the earth? Now is the time to take it a step further. Again, starting with the root, imagine that stream of earth energy now flowing up and out through your root chakra. Imagine it flowing like an open faucet, gallons and gallons of white light energy flushing right through the root chakra. Next, pull another stream, like a cord, of white light energy up through the sacral chakra. Imagine is flowing fully and flushing energy out through the sacral chakra. Keep going, one by one, until you have 7 streams of white light energy flowing through each of the 7 main chakras (If you like to work with other chakras, feel free to include them here).
Step 4. Turn Off the Flow
There’s no set end point here, no length of time determine for how long this should take. I simply let the energy flow until I decide it’s done. The length of time depends on the person and the amount of energy needed to clear the chakra. It could be 5 minutes, 7 minutes, 10 minutes, or 20 minutes. It’s up to you decide when is the right time for you to stop the flow, and trust that whatever length you decide, is the right time for you.
Once that time comes, starting at the crown, start pull out those streams of energy like you are unplugging extension cords, one by one, imagining them falling back to the Earth.
Step 5: Rebalance Chakras
After you’ve ceased the flow of energy, it’s time to move on to balancing each of the chakras to an open-level that feels right to you. I personally do not recommend or like having chakras that are open to 100% full blast. I find it draining and a little bit too much. So what we do is basically adjust the chakras that so they feel right to you, not 100% closed, and not 100% open, but somewhere at a healthy level for you in between those two extremes.
Like turning off the energy flow, we start at the crown and imagine a radio knob associated with each chakra. Imagine turn the dial down to a point at which you feel comfortable. Too low, maybe now you feel a sensation of heaviness, too high, and maybe you feel a little uppity all of a sudden. Imagine yourself adjusting the dial to the optimal state for you. And travel down the chakra system, adjusting the dial for each chakra, to a state that feels comfortable. This is an intuitive process and there is no right or wrong way to do it. There is no too open or too closed, each person has their own state of homeostasis, a point at which you feel and are in balance. This point is different for each person.
Unsure of what “feels right”?
That’s okay! Pay attention to how you feel and what you experience as you open chakras, as you run energy, and as you adjust the dials. You’re learning to sense subtle energy here, and it takes some time. Just try it - open, close, adjust until you feel like stopping, and move on! Over time, you’ll get the hang of it and be able to do this whole process in as little as 15 minutes or less.
Step 6: Clean up
Visualize all the emptied gunk from your chakra piled up all around you. Now, imagine yourself or your Spirit Guides taking a broom and sweeping that chakra clogging gunk into a garbage can until it’s all cleaned up.
That’s it! Follow these 6 steps for a simple, quick, and effective way to cleanse your chakras.