Well, I was never set to expect any ‘cringing’ from astral energy, so perhaps that’s why it’s never bothered me and I don’t feel ‘dirty’ so it don’t need ‘cleaning’?
Cleansing is specifically for removing energy I don’t want. I just spent an hour or two in ritual building energy, I pretty much want that don’t I?
So I like to keep the energy for a while and it goes back to baseline on it’s own. Kind of like a plucked guitar string won’t vibrate forever.
If I feel the need for a cleanse, a salt bath, still/moving qigong, other meditation techniques, music all reset my energy.
A favourite is called ‘Happy Shaking’ in qigong - you literally vibrate and shake your physical body to loosen unwanted qi, and then use tiger hands to flush that out through your direct ground connections in the perineum and kidney 1s into the Earth.
Automatic movement meditation is awesome as well.
You can also sort of ‘eat’ the energy, by running your microcosmic orbit and bringing it to th elower dan tian, intending to balance and harmonise with your system - so you do a sort of after-the-fact consolidation and keep the energy rather than get rid of it. I don’t recommend that if the energy is irritating or depressive.