Crystals to Clear Out Old Energy From Your Mind & Body Before 2021
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Crystals to Clear Out Old Energy From Your Mind & Body Before 2021

The new year is a time full of change and excitement, but many of us often forget how important the days just before the new year truly are. If you, like many among us, have big plans to achieve new goals and manifest new intentions in 2021, then don’t forget this crucial step: clearing away the year before! Especially because 2020 was such a challenging year, spending a few days to release and let go before the new year is more important than ever before. 

In the days before the new year, take the time to clear out old energy from your mind, body, and spirit. By addressing all different layers of your life, you can ensure that you’ve left behind everything you no longer want in your life so that you can make room for all the amazing things to come in 2021 and beyond. 

Below, we have outlined practices for your mind and body to help you clear out the old and unwanted from your life before the new year. These short, simple, powerful practices can set you up for a successful start to the new year, so treat these steps as the start of your journey toward a new and improved you. 

First, our focus is on the mind. Your mind stores much of the negativity you’ve experienced in the past year, so it’s important to clear that all away so you can move on to bigger and better things. This crystal practice is designed to help you leave behind old thought patterns, limiting beliefs, and cluttered thoughts in 2020.

Clearing Out Old Energy from the Mind

For this practice, you’ll need:

  1. While holding the Black Kyanite crystal in your dominant hand, visualize your toxic belief patterns stemming from your mind. Use the Black Kyanite to cut this attachment and release the toxic patterns by moving the crystal in a downward “slicing” motion. 
  2. With the point facing down, hold the wider part of the Black Obsidian Cord Cutter. In a slicing motion, move the crystal from top to bottom in front of you to break through limiting beliefs.
  3. While holding the Selenite Crystal, “comb” your head by moving the crystal in a downward motion around your head to clear away clutter or any remaining toxic energy from your mind.

After completing these three steps using these three crystals, your mind will feel clearer of any dark, negative, or unwanted energy. This not only prevents you from falling back into old thought patterns and belief systems, but also clears space for new and positive patterns and intentions. Continue this practice until the end of the year to continue to clear out any old energy.

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Clearing Out Old Energy from the Body

Now that you’ve finished clearing out your mind, it’s time to focus on the body. Our physical body, as well as our energetic body, can absorb a lot of energy over the year, some of which may no longer serve us. To release any stuck, stagnant, or heavy energy from our bodies before the new year, we’ll be guiding you through a short body scan. 

For this body scan, you’ll need:

Step 1: In a seated position or while lying on your back, close your eyes and begin scanning your body from your feet to your head. When you identify any stuck or stagnant energy, place your Selenite Crystal over that area of your body to clear the energy. Visualize white light beaming out from the crystal and breaking through any stuck or stagnant energy in that part of your body. 

Step 2: After you’ve scanned your entire body, scrub a handful of the Cleansing Crystal Body Scrub onto your skin in the bath or shower. This 2-step practice ensures that unwanted energy is fully released from your body, physically and energetically.

Clearing Out Old Energy from the Spirit

The third and final step in your energy clearing practice before the new year is to address your spirit. Although it is less tangible, spiritual wellness is a significant component of your overall well-being. If the challenges of 2020 left your spirit dim or depleted, this is the perfect practice to revive your spirit. By releasing any heavy, dense or dark energy from your spirit and aura, you can move forward as your highest self. 

For this ritual bath, you’ll need:

Step 1: Fill your bathtub or a bowl of water with warm water and ¼ - ½ cup of bath salts. Program the water with the intention of purifying your spirit. Soak in the water for 11-21 to spiritually detoxify and release all energetic residue in your aura.  

Step 2:  After your soak, hold a Selenite crystal over your chest and take 7 deep breaths. 7 is the number that represents healing. Allow the crystal to fill your spirit back up with the highest vibrations of light and love, and to clear away any remaining darkness or heaviness from your spirit. 

These practices for your mind, body and spirit ensure that your entire being is operating at its highest frequency and highest potential, which is crucial before you enter the new year. This combination of a cord cutting practice, a body scan and a ritual bath also signals to the universe that you are really ready to let go of 2020, and move full-force ahead into 2021.

Heather Askinosie
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at

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