You don’t need a crystal ball to get in tuned with your inner being and connect your life on a spiritual journey. In 2022, I have been focused on getting more out of life, and I don’t mean through material possessions. When I was in my early 20’s I spent a lot of time in Ireland. As a Roman Catholic, I fit right in, yet I felt this spiritual pull from the moment I touched down on the isle of Erie. There was something so magical about that place. Was the middle age roots of Celtic Christianity still lingering through the culture? I fully believe that it was. I met so many Christian’s who practiced Reiki, Angel Guide meditating, and other rituals rooted in Celtic practice with a Christian focus. This experience has made a lasting impression on my life and has influenced an unconventional way of meshing my Christian roots with a spiritual journey. In this post, I will share with you, a few spiritual rituals that I practice for achieving harmony in my life and within.
Before I dive in, I wanted to make it clear that the activities listed are 100% made up by myself and are in no way intended to deviate from my beliefs as a Christian, they are simply personal ways in which I align my soul and ground my energy for a more connected life experience. I am aware that not everyone who reads my blog is Christian. I welcome all religions, practices, and spiritual beings and am a firm believer that we can all exist together and through learning from one another, we will enrich our spiritual journey as a whole.
This is something I have been doing for over 15 years. There is something so renewing about cleaning your anxiety, worries, and negativity away. The way that I do this is through a nice hot bath, but it isn’t just any bath, I call it my spiritual cleansing. I know this is going to sound unpleasant, but I end my spiritual cleansing with a cool shower. It is actually quite nice if done correctly.
What You Need:
Your Favorite Bubble Bath or Bath Bomb
Spa Music (You can use your phone)
Detox or Cleansing Tea
An Inspirational Book
First, I know this sounds like an extensive list but let me explain. First, you need to set the mood. I like to dim the lights, ask Alexa or Siri to play spa music, and light a candle.
Before pulling a bath, get your hot tea ready. I don’t know why, but the tea cup and saucer set are so important to me. I guess because I have a special place in my heart for antiques, I like to have a special old school china cup and saucer. It just enhances the experience for me. Sometimes I will do a chamomile or lavender tea, and other times I will go for a detox or mint tea.
Now, time for a bath! Fill your tub with warm water. I like a temperature that is almost unbearable. Something about sweating out impurities that makes the process even better! Pour a scoop of epsom salt into the bath. Epsom salt has so many beneficial properties. When dispersed in a bath, epsom salt releases magnesium and sulfate ions, both of which are involved in more then 325 bodily functions that benefit the heart and nervous system. Once the salts have dissolved, I like to pop in my favorite scented bubble bath or bath bomb to satisfy the senses. I also like to cleanse with a handmade soap because there is something so beautiful and spiritual in creativity. Knowing that someone, somewhere put their passion, love, and craft into creating the soap also adds to the experience.
Now, time to enjoy. Before taking time to read a great inspirational, spiritual, or self help book. I like to get into the tub, lay back, close my eyes, and say a prayer of gratitude. In my prayer, I thank God for all he has blessed me with, ask for forgiveness for anything that weighs heavy on my heart, ask for the Lord to cleanse my body and soul, and also ask that he helps to guide me through life, lead me to live in Christ, and walk next to me through my journey. After my prayer, I enjoy a book, sometimes do a facial mask or take time to meditate.
Lastly, I will hop in a cool shower and wash my hair and face to wake my body up from my meditative state.
This is one of the most rewarding spiritual rituals. After my bath I feel renewed. I feel lighter, and full of grace, like a new person!
Literally! I have really started to love hot tea. In my efforts to be kinder to my body and appreciating the fact that God gave me this body as a vessel to experience life, I have been limiting the toxins and indulgences that I put in it. In the past month, I have reduced my wine intake drastically. One way that has helped, has been to enjoy hot teas in its place. Recently, I have been growing certain flowers and herbs to include in my tea. When picking my plants for tea enhancement, I always thank God for the healthy herbs and flowers. This simple activity is food for my soul.
What You Need:
Pestle and Mortar
Mint, Chamomile, Rose Hips, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Basil, Hibiscus plants
Raised wooden planter
I planted my garden with lots of love and purpose. Because this wasn’t any old garden, I really focused the tone and setting when planting. I made my favorite refreshing mocktail with lots of fresh fruit, put on my favorite inspiring jams, chose a comfy outfit, and got to work. I am not sure how much I believe in the healing properties of crystals, but including them in my spiritual garden for decoration is a plus! Butterflies are attracted to the sparkle of crystals as well so it is fun to watch them frolic among my plants. Because I wanted this to be as natural as possible, I decided to only include raw crystals.
When making my tea, I choose a prepackaged green tea as the base. Depending on my mood, I will choose some fresh herbs or flowers and crush them in my pestle and mortar before putting them in my hot tea. A little goes a long way so be conservative.
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