When the day hangs heavy on me like a thick fog, I retreat to a nice warm bath! Spiritual bathes are a wonderful way to lighten your aura, and release negativity. For me it is a spiritual experience, an act of prayer and serenity.
I light white candles for purity, burn nag champa for spiritual blessing, and I fill my teapot with aromatic chamomile, with a drop of vanilla. It’s important to set the stage with things that lift and alter your state of mind; this is the heart of ritual. What makes you feel at ease? What speaks to your spirit? What brings out your inner gypsy?
To prepare your bath, run the water to a temperature of your liking. You want to feel at peace while you soak. This isn’t a bath for cleaning off physical debris; this is a bath strictly for rinsing out your aura! As the water is running you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil, or tea tree oil, or citrus oil.
After the tub has filled to the desired level, I like to add two cups of Epson or sea salt. Salt is a powerful cleansing agent that actually pulls the negative energy from your aura and nullifies it. You could also add a cup of vinegar, lemon juice, or sage tea.
Any combinations of the above suggestions are appropriate! Pick one or two that you fill will combine together nicely. There’s no reason to use all the ingredients… it’s not going to get you “cleaner”.
After I’ve added my desired cleansing ingredients, I like to say a prayer to charge the bath with intention. It can be simple. Impromptu. Or traditional.
Let the vibrant light of the divine bless this water.
Fill it with energy to heal and cleanse my spiritual bodies.
This water will wash away the weights and stresses of the day.
I will emerge lighter, brighter and refreshed.
The essence of angels infuses this water to uplift my spirit.
You may write your own prayer, or pick a prayer that gives you a feeling of cleansing. If the Lords prayer offers you a sense of security and serenity, that is appropriate. If the lyrics to, “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac makes you feel new, that’s appropriate. It’s all in the intention.
Now you can enter the bath. Close your eyes take deep cleansing breaths. Allow the aromas to fill you. Let your mind be lulled into a state of peace. The steam of the water will work through your system loosening and dissipating heavy energies. The water will absorb and neutralize attachments in your aura.
At this time I like to visualize the process of my energy going from dull and dirty, to luminous. See yourself beginning to glow like the Moon emerging from the clouds. You are being renewed. You are being reborn.
The more powerful your intention, the more powerful the effect.
Enjoy the process. Sip your tea. Sing at the top of your lungs. Converse with your angels. Continue more prayer. Read something up lifting. Let the candle light, the sweet scents and the warm water empower you. You are soaking in liquid light.
Remain in the bath for at least 10 minutes. Remember this is not a bath to wash your hair, or to take care of any other grooming. This is only for the spirit!
Once you’ve stepped from the bath visualize yourself wrapped in the white light of the divine. Ask for your guides to surround you in protection, love and healing. You should feel renewed!
This is the perfect ritual if: you have had an extremely difficult day, you are feeling drained, uninspired, angry, ill, scattered, or just generally “off”. I perform this ritual a few times a week!
How do you feel, now?
(If you are pregnant, have allergies, or any medical condition, please, be sure to take proper precaution. I am not a doctor, nor am I responsible for any results from this process.)
I hope these techniques offer something for your spiritual practice! Please, let me know if you have any other questions.
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