Cleaning the Aura is one thing and is usually accomplished by relatively simple means such as smudging, or an herbal bath. This is like washing your hands before eating. A Spiritual cleansing goes much deeper using the same analogy its like a long soak and a good scrubbing after a long day at work. Below is my ritual for a spirit cleansing. It is best if the person undergoing the cleansing is sky clad, the reason for this should become obvious as you read on.
Casting a Circle
Although I do not believe and it has been my experience the casting a circle is not necessary for magical or spiritual work. In this case I highly recommend it, for with a cleansing you want to work in a purified and magically sealed area. Please read casting a circle, calling quarters and calling the spirits above and below.
Throughout the ritual the person being cleansed is given a mantra that they can repeat out (preferred) or to themselves. The mantra is different for each individual and is based on the circumstances and reasons for the cleansing.
Once the circle is made, the person undergoing the cleansing is placed in the center of circle They lay down on their backs with their heads toward the north. A censer of burning herbs is placed above the head and on either side of the hips giving enough room for the person to roll onto their bellies. In the censers burn a mixture of white sage, mugwort, and lavender. Periodically throughout the ritual add fresh herbs to the censers These three herbs act together to help clean, purify, repair and energize the person aura and spirit. More about the incense later.
The first step in this ritual is to wash the person who is being cleansed with holy water. (Holy water is water that has been placed on and alter and blessed by prayers to the divine male and divine female aspects of the universe and has had the energy of the sun and moon drawn down into it.) A natural sponge that has been cleansed and blessed is dipped in holy water and the object is thoroughly washed. During the washing the person preforming the cleansing repeats the following. (Holy Ishkey of Murious elemental waters. Flow over and through, clean and heal, strengthen and transform bringing balance anew.)
Using a small bowl of sea salt (preferably Himalayan pink sea salt) sprinkle the salt over person that is being cleansed roll over so that both front and back have been sprinkled this also buts them on their belly for the next part of the ritual. Using a Hematite sphere and starting at the top of the head, moving down the body in a crisscross pattern roll Hematite over the skin concentrating on the sphere and visualize it drawing all the negative energy out of the person being cleansed both body and spirit. Once the sphere has been rolled down the body down both legs. Then the person rolls onto their back and starting at the chin the hematite is rolled down the body again. This process is repeated till the sphere has traveled down the body front and back three times. Then then the whole procedure is repeated again this time with a clear quartz sphere and as the sphere is rolled over the body visualize a white light coming out of the center of the quartz and penetrating the persons body and spirit cleaning it and purifying it.
A mixture of Olive oil, Sandalwood, and Rose oil is mixed and blessed prior to the ritual. After the crystals have been used the bottle is opened and oil is rubbed on to the skin of the person being cleaned. Starting at the feet and working the way up first the back and then the front. (Make sure that the person being cleansed is not allergic to any of the oils herbs being used in the ritual.) As the oil is rubbed on visualize the persons aura expanding outward from the person and gaining strength with a barrier of energy surrounding it, protecting it.
Starting at the north pick up the censer and add fresh herbs then move the censer slowly down the body of the person being cleansed be careful not to touch the skin for the censor are hot. Move clockwise around the circle moving each censer over the body in its turn. As you do so visualize the incense purifying, healing and re-energizing the person spirit and aura.