What is a LIMPIA (Spiritual Cleansing)
A limpia is a Mexican Spiritual Cleansing ritual. It cleanses body, emotions, mind and soul from negative energies or thoughts. Traditionally it is used to get rid of blockages. Some people believe that it removes witchcraft, curses and hexes. After a limpia we may feel light, peaceful and happy. It is used also to attract happiness, love, health, abundance, work, etc.
It also has spiritual benefits like improving our communication with the spirit world. A limpia can also be performed as a preparation ritual for a ceremony or a “trabajo” (spiritual work).
There are many types of limpias and there are many different spiritual tools to perform the limpia. Which one is better? That is up to you. Try different ones and see which one works for you. Just to mention a few, you can have a limpia done with plants, crystals, spirit waters, spiritual baths, smudging, incense, candles, eggs, etc.
Also it is believed that the best days to perform a limpia are Tuesdays and Fridays and the best time is at midday when the sun is in its higher position.
Some of the plants used for limpias are: ruda (rue), pirul (pepper tree), romero (rosemary), albahaca or alucema (basil), Tabaco (tobacco), etc.
A limpia is one of the few rituals that can be done by long distance if the Curandero is very experienced. My only recommendation is when looking for a limpia be very careful if it doesn’t feel good follow your instincts and look for another Curandera or Practitioner to perform the limpia.
To learn how to perform a limpia visit our webpage for Practitioners at www.curanderismo.net. If you live in the area; Central California or Los Angeles area (USA) and you want a limpia send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paloma is a Mexican Shaman or Curandera practicing since 1987. She writes and teaches about Shamanism, Curanderismo, Spiritual Herbalism and Ancient Healing Traditions. She has her practice in California. In 2013 Paloma finally obtained permission to share the teachings learned from her mentor a Mexican Shaman or Curandero in order to keep alive the tradition. Modernization threatens to extinguish this richly Spiritual tradition and highly effective healing modality.
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