Let Negativity Slide Away With This Cleansing Hack

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you think of okra? Probably yuck. The slimy vegetable has a connection to our healing that goes back centuries. Here’s how to use okra for the spiritual safety you deserve.

Let Negativity Slide Away With This Cleansing Hack

Okra is a green tuber that Black folk have eaten for centuries. But its powers go beyond nutrition; it can also be used for spiritual protection. The healing is in the slimiest part of the vegetable.  

According to Abiola Abrams, author of The African Goddess Initiation, okra pods and their slime can be used as a clearing wash to help repel bad energy, cut spiritual attachments, clear mental residue, and fight the evil eye

Here's what you'll need to create your wash

You will need 26 pods of okra, 1 gallon of water, two white candles, Florida water, coconut oil, and a strainer. Soak 5 pods in water overnight and speak affirmations into the glass. 

Next, cut up 21 pods, speaking your intentions as you cut. Squeeze out the slime and add the Florida water as you call on your protection spirits. Strain the liquid for your wash.

Drink the okra water. Line the rim of your tub with lit candles and pour the okra liquid over your head from a bowl. Don't sit in it; it's slippery. Speak to God, the ancestors, and other spirit guides asking for protection as you visualize yourself cutting cords with everything that doesn’t serve you and needs to be cleared. 

We must do what we can to protect ourselves, including leaning on ancestral remedies. Our spirits deserve it.

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