Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, author of The Book of Sacred Baths.
People often report feeling alone in this busy world. There are times we may feel disconnected from ourselves, our family, and our friends, but rarely do we speak about feeling spiritually disconnected from our Source or our soul’s purpose.
Sacred baths can help you to connect to your own Spirit and to develop your Divine Team of guides so that you feel unconditionally loved and guided in your life on a daily basis! This is an amazing feeling. For many of us, it’s tough to meditate regularly, but we can all take a twenty-five minute bath! This can be your time alone in quiet. You can easily learn to make your bath time sacred so that it becomes this special time with you, your Higher Self, and your connection to Spirit.
You can connect to Spirit in whatever way feels best to you. The Book of Sacred Baths has baths with God, Shekhinah, Your Higher Self, The Goddess, twelve different angels, ascended masters, and more, so there’s something for everyone! The glossary in the back of the book will help you learn more about all of these different guides or use your own.
A sacred bath is a bath that you take for your spiritual and emotional hygiene. Pick an intention for your sacred bath, light a candle, and put in some epsom salts, a few essential oils, and a crystal to match the intention for your bath ritual. Then call in Spirit for guidance. While in the tub, do a meditation, a visualization, and a prayer about your intention. After you receive guidance, journal about it once your bath ritual is over so that you will remember it and can integrate it into your daily life.
Here are five guides that you can call upon in your sacred bath to get started:
- The Goddess: The Goddess has so many representations and forms. In The Book of Sacred Baths, I have bath rituals for the Greek Goddesses and several others. You can call on a Goddess whose energy matches the intention for your bath. For example, Hestia is the Goddess of the Hearth. You call on her to help you settle into your new home or to beautify your current space. If you want to increase romance in your current relationship, call on Aphrodite the Goddess of Love to inspire you.
- Archangels: There are different Archangels you can call upon for different intentions. Here are a few examples: Archangel Chamuel is the Angel of Peaceful Relationships and helps people develop a new interest in each other and helps to connect soulmates. Archangel Gabriel inspires your talents and can guide your creative endeavors; Gabriel can help you clarify your soul’s purpose and gifts so that you are of service in the world. Archangel Michael is a great guide for protection and setting boundaries so you can call on him to create boundaries with challenging coworkers. Discover many more Archangels and how they can help you in The Book of Sacred Baths.
- Avatars and Ascended Masters: Avatars are enlightened humans who’ve attained physical immortality, a deity that embodies a physical form. They care about this planet and have a very high love vibration. An Ascended Master lived in a physical body once and died; now they can help from the Spirit World and you can bring their energy and wisdom here. So, if you admired Mother Teresa or Gandhi, you could call upon them in your sacred bath for guidance about compassion, tolerance, or self-discipline, for example.
- Your Ancestors: There may be a relative who passed away and who can guide you in Spirit. For example, my grandmother died at the age of ninety-nine, and she was very wise. If I want to connect to her in Spirit, I can pray to her and meditate on her Spirit in my sacred bath while asking a question and often I will get messages or an image that gives me some inspiration or direction.
- Your Guardian Angel: Your Guardian angel is a life coach for your soul’s development. Your Guardian angel knows your gifts from a spiritual perspective, and her sole job is to encourage your spiritual advancement! You can call on your Guardian when in your sacred bath to ask about next steps regarding your gifts, your soul’s purpose, or in learning new lessons through challenging times.
I hope you will find sacred bathing to be a useful and fulfilling tool. Grab a copy of The Book of Sacred Baths: 52 Bathing Rituals to Revitalize Your Spirit.
Our thanks to Paulette for her guest post! For more from Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, read her article, “12 Ways to Make Your Bath More Magical.”