Cleansing Shower Ritual
Water is a sacred element that connects all living creatures. It nourishes the land and our bodies, connects rivers to oceans, and acts as a conduit for the spirit world. Throughout times and across cultures, water is used for cleansing, anointing, and baptismal purposes. This ritual will help you channel the potent metaphysical properties of water for the purpose of healing, releasing, and purifying.
Set Up Your Space
Light some candles or incense in your home or bathroom to evoke the fire element. If you can’t actually light anything, you can use can a candle warmer or oil diffuser. Opt for scents that calm and soothe, like eucalyptus or lavender. The goal is to incorporate fire, but not to let it dominate your ritual. It’s about steadying the flickering flame rather than sparking it.
Step Into Your Shower
Taking deep breaths, turn on the shower to your preferred temperature. Step into it like your stepping into your power; what does it feel like to have everything you ever dreamed of? What’s it like to experience to revel in the joyful abundance of your life? This step is a vital part of the manifestation process; you can’t just want something, you have to feel that you already have it.
As your cleaning your body, imagine self-doubt, fear, and negative self-talk dripping down the drain. It passes over you like rain on a coat, touching the surface but never penetrating beyond your skin. Let go of whatever beliefs others have taught you about yourself, whether it’s your parents, society, friends, or past partners. Only your personal opinion matters.
While this ritual aims to encourage positive feelings, don’t shy away from tough negative ones that come up. It’s normal to feel scared, overwhelmed, uncomfortable. Simply let it exist in the safe space you’ve created, and allow it to move on once you’ve felt it. Allow the steady rhythm of a shower to guide your emotional expression; running through you and dwindling down the drain.
Closing the Ritual
Even though this ritual is short, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your beauty routine. Once you’re dried yourself off, lather your skin in lotions, creams, or balms. Do the little things that make you feel radiant and fresh. Create time for small pleasures.
As you're closing your ritual, take the time to express gratitude. To your body, your spirit, your health. You have carried yourself far, even through difficult circumstances. Appreciate what you’ve accomplished and acknowledge that you’re capable of achieving more. But at this moment, remember that you are enough. Feel what those words mean: I am enough. Is it a steady thump in your chest? A subtle rise in your chin? Notice how your body responds to that thought and repeat, repeat, repeat.
This cleansing ritual is short and sweet for a reason; it’s a chance to reset yourself as you begin, continue, or close your day. Its purpose is to remind you that there are always small moments to rejuvenate, even when you feel like your day is jam-packed with endless things to do. Once you make it a habitual practice, it’ll be something you look forward to.
Take sacred showers as often as you’d like, going through the motions like it’s the first time you did it: create the space, feel the feels, and step out of it feeling like you can conquer the world.
Some suggested items to help you on your way!
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The New Moon Box Contains a candle, and Baiser Beauty Glow Stick that would go great in this ritual!
Solstice Box Contains the Lalune Luna Rose Heart Mist, perfect for pre and post shower spritzing around your body, the Nudi Point Organic Rosehip Oil for annointing you from head to toe and the Baiser Root Chakra Oil which would be amazing for a grounding focus!
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This months subscription box has the Reverse Karma Incense cones, perfect for bringing in that fire element, it also has a Ayurvedic Self-Care Tea from Tease Teas which would be a divine follow up to your cleansing shower!