It’s time to seize the day and kick-start your morning with a spirit energising beauty ritual from Laurey Simmons to put a spring into your step
‘You have a phenomenal amount of energy inside you.The only reason you don’t feel this energy… is because you block it.’
− Michael Singer
“Energy is infinite if you know how to channel it,” explains Laurey Simmons, author of The Inner Beauty Bible. “Just take a moment to think back to the last time you had some good news out of the blue. Notice how you suddenly got an energy-boost, and how your whole being felt alive and vibrant. The good news is that you can channel this infinite supply of energy without needing to wait for some positive event to happen in the outside world. The following ritual will help you to achieve this. This one is particularly good for when you’re feeling tired, unmotivated, and you really want or need a boost of energy, putting a spring in your step.”
Start your mornings off right this year by following Laurey’s ritual to help boost your energy and keep you feeling elevated throughout the day…
Prepare the space to welcome energy in
The first step is to make sure that the space you’re going to do the ritual in is organised, free of any clutter, and makes you feel energised. We all know how energised we can feel after a good spring clean. Energy flows around a room, especially from windows and doors, so it can really help to move any obstacles blocking this flow. We also want to have flourishing plants or flowers to represent the energy of life. You will need some Agua de Florida (or some other energising fragrance), a candle (preferably yellow or gold) and a Carnelian or Clear Quartz stone. Once you have the space ready, give the space, your tools and yourself a good energetic cleanse with your favourite smudging tool.
Connect to presence through scent
Once your space is ready for an energy boost, splash some Agua de Florida into your cupped hands, rub them together, hold them over your nose and breathe in the revitalising fragrance. Move your hands around your body, imagining every cell in your body coming fully alive in a beautiful, harmonious inner smile.
Light a candle
I like to light a yellow or gold candle, as this colour connects me to the infinite energy of the sun. You can choose a candle in a colour that represents energy boosting for you.
Set your intention
Now you’re ready to get a very clear answer to the following question: ‘What will I do with this extra energy I’m cultivating today?’ Take a minute to close your eyes and visualise each step of your day ahead. Get a clear picture of how you will serve yourself and the world with all this extra energy you’re about to channel. What will you create? What positive effect will this extra energy have on yourself? And what positive effect will this energy have on other people you come into contact with today?
Now take the Carnelian or Clear Quartz stone in your hand. With the stone in my hand, I like to say the following blessing (but you can say whatever feels right in your heart): “I open up and welcome the infinite supply of energy that is available to me throughout this day, always for the highest good.”
Candle-flame energy visualisation
Now for my favourite part of this ritual. Cast your gaze at the candle flame, and then close your eyes and imagine that flame is flickering inside your being. With each flicker, feel the flame burning away any heavy energy, worries, tiredness, tension or limiting beliefs, allowing pure, refined energy (sami) to circulate freely around your body and mind. As you do this, feel your back straighten as you start to feel stronger. You can return to this inner image of the candle flame and the sense of abundant energy at any time during the day.
Close the ritual
To bring this ritual to an end, I blow the candle out and then I take a moment to give thanks for this precious reminder that energy is infinite, and the flame within burns bright and eternally.
There are a couple of extra touches I sometimes add to this ritual. For one, I like to place the Carnelian or Clear Quartz stone into a glass of water or portable water filter. The stone will infuse the water with its energy. I also like to keep a Carnelian stone on me, so I can place it in the space where I’m working that day. Another really nice touch to give you a boost is to wear a bright lipstick or nail polish, or more brightly coloured clothes. The great thing about this is that the bright colours will act as a reminder of your energy intention every time you look down at your hands or look in the mirror.
About the author…
This ritual, along with many others, can be found in The Inner Beauty Bible by Laurey Simmons. Published by Harper Collins, £14.99. Cover photography by Nassima Rotthacker