I have read many books on the subject and I’ve devised my own way of taking a Spiritual Bath. This is what I most recommend to my clients and students to do on a regular basis. Sometimes weekly, sometimes monthly. But first, I’d like to tell you about what a spiritual bath can do:
A bath taken to cleanse or protect a person spiritually, or for any other spiritual or religious purpose, is different from a bath taken to remove the dirt of daily life. Because of the difference, there are basic rules that should be followed when taking a bath intended to produce spiritual effects.
When taking a spiritual bath, do not use soap, bath oil or any other ingredients such as these. Once the bath is prepared, you are entering into a spiritual experience, and the ritual requires that you mentally separate regular bathing and the the bathing of the mind or spirit.
Spiritual baths cleanse the spirit and the soul. They help heal the wounds the soul is suffering and can help promote the healing of your being. Spiritual baths cannot heal any physical ailment. Do not use these baths to heal any so-called physical condition you may have. If you have a physical illness, consult your physician for treatment.
Open wounds of any kind, including surgical incisions, preclude taking tub baths. Do not immerse yourself in water for at least two weeks following any kind of surgery.
Water has always been the symbol of life. As the moving essence of life, water has the capacity to cleanse us of those spiritual blocks and accumulations that we acquire during a lifetime.
How to take a Spiritual Bath: Lori’s version
First of all, remember that a spiritual bath is not intended to clean you of the physical dirt accumulated by being alive. If you want to take a spiritual bath, first take a shower or bath to remove grime. Then clean out the tub or shower, so that you come to the ritual bath with a clean tub. The desire for the spiritual bath relates to the spiritual nature and the tub should be clean of any traces of the physical world. The clean atmosphere could be extended to include a clean bathroom as well.
Prepare the bath itself. You will need:
- A white candle
- 1 cup Bicarbonate of Soda (Baking Soda)
- 1 cup Epsom Salts (or dead sea salt works well, too)
- A clean towel
Note: It is optional, but I invoke Archangel Michael and any other help from the highest spiritual realms to help me with this process.
Pour the baking soda and the epsom salts into the water as well.
Fill the tub to about half full. The temperature of the water does not matter. Just make sure it is comfortable for you to sit in.
Enter the tub fully nude, and immediately immerse yourself, head included, in the water. If these instructions seem facetious, let me assure you they are not! One of the guiding lights of modern psychology admitted he had never taken either a bath or shower nude in his entire life, and had no intention of doing so. Nude bathing, and immersion of the head, including the hair, are fundamental requirements for the spiritual bath.
You should remain in the spiritual bath for at least 15 minutes for it to have the best effect. During the bath, you may want to have a cup handy and just keep pouring water on yourself. It is advised to keep immersing yourself under the water, head and all, at least 13 times.
During the bath, pray for the effectiveness of the bath as you pour the water over yourself until the bath has elapsed. Prayer, intention and focus is extremely important here, for concentration of your thoughts to the matter you wish to develop is aided by prayer. Don’t allow your mind to wander.
When you leave the tub, you can either wrap your hair in a towel but don’t dry it. Put on a bathrobe or wrap yourself in a clean towel - to cover your wet body, but do not towel dry. It is important that you allow your body to air dry. Do not bathe again or wash your hair for 24 hours following a bath for spiritual improvement.
Whether or not you notice a change after a spiritual bath, rest assured the bath has had its effect. The effect is on spiritual levels of consciousness, not on the physical one. Unless you have conscious access to the level of spiritual sensation you may only notice that you feel “lighter” after the bath.
For me, the effects of spiritual baths are felt strongly. Whether or not you feel any difference depends on your level of spiritual consciousness. For those who are “sensitives” such as myself, it is wise to take the bath in the morning hours rather than the evening. When I was just beginning the spiritual work, many years ago, I took a spiritual bath at night before I was to go to bed and the effects were that of taking in many cups of coffee for me! I didn’t sleep a wink that night or the next day! So, be forewarned!
I walk beside you in the light,
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