Spiritual bathing is not new and is part of most religions and cultures in one form or another.
In modern times we have become very wired into technology and media. The access to news and other forms of entertainment is more accessible now than any other era in our history.
The practice of self care is only mildly understood by people, and often is thought to require a lot of money and the assistance of practitioners and a handing over of self care practice.
There are simple spiritual bathing techniques that can be done to take charge of your own self care, connect with your inner world, disconnect from the outer world, empower yourself and take responsibility for how you feel.
Creating your bath tea for spiritual bathing:
Do not use any bathwater that has been bathed in, to clear energy in the home. All clearing of home energy happens after you clean and declutter the home space.
You can simply wipe around the home using your cleansing tea with the intention to remove and refresh energy.
Before spiritually bathing, shower and clean the body first if you need a shower/bath for that purpose.
Immersion - when spiritual bathing, you need to pour the bath water over your head three times, or immerse with head under three times. If using a bath - soak in your bath for 20-30 minutes.
Make sure to use a fresh towel when drying yourself and wear fresh clothes.
Storing excess bathing tea
If you made excess amount of bath tea, you can store in fridge for use the next day. Or it will need to be thrown away if older than that, and a new tea made.
Women - during menstruation avoid spiritual bathing. However, spiritual bathing can help women with PMS/PMDD - will reduce excess energy, and anger and decrease in emotions. *For everyone else do not use spiritual bathing while menstruating.
When pregnant use only the Goats Milk bath.
Spiritual bathing can be done in any natural body of water, ocean, stream, river etc... The same cleanse will happen when combined with same intent and prayers.
2-3 scoops of Epsom salts
2-3 handfuls of sea salt
*If using oils - 3 drops of essential oils.
Half of a fresh lemon. If using Lemon essential oil make sure there is real lemon essence in the oil. Add a bay leaf to bath or steep 3 bay leaves in hot water bowl with the half lemon. Soak time = 20-30 minutes. Immerse and three times with head under water or bowling water over your head. Say your prayers of clearing.
Will give a general clear of overall energy. it might be too harsh however for dry skin or people with porous energy fields. Use the goats milk bath instead. Or if dry skin is the only issue, make sure to moisturise the body afterwards. This is a strong bath, but it doesn't clear intense energy attacks. This bath is for general well being.
Brew coffee - one cup or two.
2-3 handfuls of sea salt
Soak time = 20-30 minutes
Immerse and three times with head under water or bowling water over your head. Say your prayers of clearing. Removes negative thought forms: jealousy, anger, self sabotage and will clear emotions and spirit attachments. The coffee also can work as an anti-oxidant for hair and skin. This bath is for general well being.
2 cups of goats milk and a handful of parsley.
Add to bath. This bath repels negative energies, and is beneficial for those that find the salt baths too strong. (*option to add 2 spoons of sea salt if not pregnant.) Say your prayer or mantra. Immerse and three times with head under water or bowling water over your head. 20 - 30 mins soak. This bath is for general well being.
2 scoops of epsom salts, a scoop of bicarb soda, (optional *a small jar of ocean, stream or river water collected that day). Either use real herbs steeped in hot water bowl method or good quality essential oils. Add steeped herbs of either Rosemary or Lavender. Or three drops essential oil Rosemary or Lavender. Soak and relax. Bringing the intention to release. Say whatever prayer or mantra serves your highest good. Immerse and three times with head under water or bowling water over your head. 20 - 30 mins soak.
If you do not have a bath you can use a foot soak, a sponge or cloth and stroke the soak from top of your head to feet. With the intention in your mind to remove what does not serve you energetically. Close eyes and feel within and connect with your inner world. This can conducted as a moving meditation. Immerse bowling/cupping water over your head three times. Soak feet 20-30 mins
If you have a shower and no bath, you can use the bowl of bathing tea and pour scoops over your head. Using a cloth or sponge to wipe downward. Bringing the intention to clear and remove what does not serve you. Saying your prayer or mantra to release and remove unwanted energy. Showers will be shorter so add this visualisation: While standing under the shower, visualise that the water is white light from above pouring down your body, and imagine grey or dark water going down the plug, until you see it as clear water.
If you are ok with salt, you can put hand fulls in your shampoo and wash hair, with hand fulls of salt to rub down arm and legs. Rinse off and say your mantra/prayer as the salt is removed. *This part is extra only if you are ok with salt on your skin and you feel you need a stronger cleanse.
You can do this in the bath or shower or before you enter. The exercise is to get you in the right frame of mind for spiritual bathing.
Close your eyes, and breathe deeply for a count of four and hold the breath at the top of inhalation for a count of four. Breath out easily for a longer out breath for a count of eight. Do this three times, and relax all parts of body on each out breath. Then start your spiritual bathing with the intention to release what does not serve you.
You can use any prayers that work for you to release and protect.
Or you can use this option below:
Take a sponge or face washer and wipe from top of body downward.
Say: "Remove from aura all energy that is not mine, and not my burden to carry" Say this x 3 times. Then say: "Remove from my aura all of the negative emotional energy now, and fill me with the energies of peace, love, joy, light and inner power."
Or use this blessing/prayer when sitting in the bath:
"I ask that all negative energy, negative influencing energy, and any destructive and chaotic emotions must leave me and this space now. I am claiming my body and energy field as my own, I close off my energy field to all, except my higher self and those beings of the highest consciousness who are here with me on my spiritual path. Grant that this water may make for peace of mind and restore my energy to its original state of grace. Please fill me with the energies of love, joy, peace and prosperity in my world, with thanks and gratitude, amen."
Psalms of this kind work if one has alignment. Which means feeling the connection within your heart to religious faith. As well as, belief in God creator of all that is.
If unsure of prayer work, please go to the homepage and see the reading list of options.
You can use mantras also if you are more aligned with mantras. However, use mantras that are designed to release unwanted energies.
An example of a mantra that releases blocks and reversal of negative energy to positive energy: "Ek Ong Kar Sat Gur Prasad, Sat Gur Prasad, Ek Ong Kar"
This mantra can be listened and sung as you bath, generally chanted for 11 minutes.
*Spiritual bathing is part of self-care for ongoing energy clearing. If you are experiencing intense energy attacks of any kind, you will need to reach out for clearing and healing.
Spiritual bathing will not solve intense energy issues that are overwhelming the system.
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