Ritual Baths: Manifesting a Full Life

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“There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them." ~Sylvia Plath

Rooted in ancient times, ritual baths have taken many forms throughout history & modernity. Today, ritual baths can function as a manifesting tool, a way to create the life we’ve been dreaming of, visioning toward. Ritual baths marry the law of attraction, which states that like attracts like, with concrete protocols. While ritual baths can incorporate all elements (water, air, fire, earth, spirit/ether) water is the foundation. Water is a great conductor of energy & is cleansing on a physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual level. Paulette Kouffman Sherman writes in The Book of Sacred Baths, that water is symbolic of the unconscious, pleasure, granting wishes, and divine presence.

There are several elements that can be incorporated into ritual baths to support the transformation from the mundane to the sacred. These include, but are not limited to Essential Oils, smudging tools, crystals/gems, intentions, affirmations, herbal teas, candles, herbs, & flower essences. These elements help raise our vibration so that our point of attraction is closer & eventually a match for what we desire. In manifesting, our point of attraction must always align with our design in order for it to come into the physical realm. Ritual baths have the power to heal us, to bring us back to ourselves; this is especially profound when we’ve been away from ourselves for a long time.

The following ritual bath was designed to open you to the infinite wisdom of the Universe through your crown chakra & to begin the manifesting process through clarity.

Chakras are energy centres located along our spine. There are seven chakras & each has their own colour(s) & focus. The crown chakra is the seventh chakra, is located at the top of your head, & is your portal to divinity & the energetic realms beyond the physical body. It is associated with a violet & white light.

Crowning Glory: A Ritual Bath to Open Your Crown Chakra & Begin Manifesting

INGREDIENTS: Do not worry if you do not have all the ingredients. Work with what you have.

5 drops - Jasmine Essential Oil (restores joy, promotes self-confidence & spiritual love)

5 drop  - Lavender Essential Oil (calms, relaxes, & promotes peace)

5 drops - Clary Sage Essential Oil* (brings clarity, wisdom, & mental balance) *omit if pregnant

Pink Himalayan sea salt or Epsom salt (energetically cleansing)

Red Jasper (Nurturer’s stone; grounding during ethereal connecting)

Amethyst (opens the crown chakra, stone of spiritual protection)

Clear Quartz (amplifies other crystals, brings clarity; works with all chakras)

Peony flower essence/elixir (encourages manifesting though magnetising for desire)

White & purple candles (colours of the crown chakra, for focusing during intentions/affirmations)

Lavender flower & liquorice root tea (part for drinking & part for bath; calming & sweetness)

Selenite wand or piece of selenite (cleanses/clears energy)

Palo Santo or other smudging tool (cleanses/clears energy)

RITUAL: Set your intention to step into your full glory

Wave selenite wand & smudge with palo santo around your bathing space & yourself. Take care not to get selenite wet. Clapping will also do if you don’t have a cleansing agent. Clap around space & yourself until you intuitively feel a completion. Light your candles & while staring at the candle flame, say “I completely love & accept myself.”

Run bath water & add Essential Oils, a couple drops of peony flower essence, a handful of salt, & crystals. Step into your bath & immerse yourself under the water so that the top of your head, your crown chakra, is under the water. Luxuriate there as long as feels good. When you are ready, sit up & take a sip of the lavender & liquorice root tea. After you take a sip, pour a little into your bath. Take 5 drops of peony flower essence under your tongue or add to tea. Return your gaze to your candle flames & say: "I am divine wisdom. I am grace. I am one with the universe." Meditate on what your full glory looks like. Enjoy your bath for as long as it feels right, & emerge knowing you have been changed.

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