The Importance of Salt for Sensitives and Empaths
Salt is pretty significant in Wicca, and you will see it quite frequently. If you are sensitive or an empath, Salt should become a staple item for you. Salt is both naturally grounding and also amazing for cleansing. It's part of the reason that those of drawn to the ocean feel so relaxed the moment we get there. Both Water and Salt are naturally grounding, and when you combine their energies it's pure bliss for those of us who are sensitive. Salt water represents the energy of the earth and water united together. It's energy can be very powerful. This combined with it's cleansing and grounding properties, is why you will see it included quite frequently with rituals. You may want to keep a small bowl of salt water on your altar for your ritual work. I keep mine in an Abalone shell when working rituals.
Whenever you need assistance with grounding take a salt bath. You can use pretty much any variety, Epsom, Himalayan, Rock, Sea etc. My favorite is Epsom Salts. As sensitives, if you do not already have Espom salts in your house, I highly recommend you get them. An Epsom Salt bath is very grounding and cleansing for us. Any time you are having issues emotionally, take a bath with these salts and I promise you it will help. I use Dr Teal's Lavender Epsom Salts as often as I can. I actually happened upon it by accident. :)))) When running I get really sore, and Epsom salts are amazingggg for sore muscles. I quickly realized how grounding it was and started researching. I remembered being taught that salt was grounding way back, it's just one of those things I hadn't consciously put into practice. In any even, you can get any type you like and add essential oils to it. I just love lavender and chose to use that one. :)))) Dr Teal's has a few different varieties. You can find them on Amazon with the link I put up, or for those of you who live near Wal Mart, they usually have a good selection as well for a good price. :)))))
Salt can also be used for protection. To protect the home, sprinkle salt around the perimeter of your house or property. This will ward off any negativity or any unwanted spirits. If your children or anyone you know are having nightmares you can sprinkle a bit of salt around your bed to help keep the energy positive and stop the bad dreams. You can also include it when you cast your circle. Sprinkle it around the perimeter of your circle for added protection.
If you don't already have one, you may want to consider a Himalayan Salt Lampfor your home. I keep one in my son's bedroom as well as near where I work. I bought one because I thought it was super soothing to look at. It is :)))))) However it also acts as a mini air purifier. :)))) So this is another item I would put on the must have list for sensitives. It really can make a difference in the atmosphere of your home or work place.
You can also keep small bowls of salt water out around your home to help absorb any negative energy. Be sure to change them once a week. :))))))
Love and Blessings,