Week 13 Challenge: Take a Sacred Bath!

Sanuk & WELCOME!

(c) Snapped by Derek
Located conveniently in my bathtub!

This week, I challenge you to take a luscious and relaxing bath!

Now, I know, “A bath? Really?” you may be asking the screen. But bathing has been a sacred practice for many cultures throughout the world over for thousands of years. The  phase, “bathing oneself in luxury” has its roots here. A rather hunky man turned me onto this practise recently, and it reminded me of a class I took in February about Cleansing & Purification. The art of regularly taking Spiritual Baths with flowers, herbs, and oils lit my fires so to speak. So why not share the act and tell all, hmm!? Bathing allows us to yes, get all the grit and grime of the day off of us physically, but they also offer a mental, emotional, and spiritual benefit as well. Herbs and flowers are so often used in holistic practices as medicines. Aromatherapy, herbal remedies, and other flower essences can be used in addition to other therapies and treatments as directed by your holistic doctor. And shamans regularly use Spiritual Bath Ceremonies in their practices as well. So, why not start the spa treatment at home after a long, hard day. Pour yourself a soothing hot bath, add some dried flowers & herbs (lavender & rose petals are my favourite), some essential oils (all you need is a few drops), some sea salt and even some bubble bath. Voilà! Happiness in a tub! Soak those muscles, smell those soothing aromas, and yes, PLAY and blow some bubbles around. It’s all about letting go of the day’s bad joojoo, and allowing it to flow away down the drain. Sleep soundly my dears…

So, how are you as you are entering this time for yourself? Have a heart-to-heart with yourself and reflect on your week past.

Were you able to incorporate last week’s challenge with your busy Life? If so, GREAT!
If not, that is okay too.

The whole point is to go at your own pace. You shouldn’t have to struggle to have fun, it should come naturally and on its own time.

So, how will you incorporate the challenge for this week, hmmmmm? I would love to hear! Feel free to reply or comment on my facebook page! I want us to stay connected and stay friends, and what better way to stay friends than to share in all the gossip, eh?

YAY! Affirmations!

Don’t forget, you can tweak them to your liking. In order to make them yours, you must believe them. So switch ’em up if the inspiration strikes!

Today’s Affirmation: “I am deserving of a bit of comfort everyday.

The next day’s: “Beautiful waters. Beautiful skin. Beautiful Me.”

And the WAY cooler one after’s: “I have an innate power within myself. I am restored!

The kick-ass one after that: “I shall start my adventure today with an extra jump in my step.”

And the down right awesome one after that: “Here, I feel my emotions. Sensual, Creative & Joyous. I embrace my pain and can respect myself. I am alive!”

And FABULOUS one then: “Here I think of sunshine. Wise, Curious & Aware. I embrace my own power, and can laugh at myself. Pessimism & insecurity have no power over me. I think open-mindedly!

And the final (sadface until NEXT week, YEAH!): “As I bathe my body in herbs & oils, I bathe my heart. I bathe my mind. I bathe my spirit in luxury!

I wish you well on your Journeys this week!
I hope you can allow yourself some time to run yourself a bath…you DESERVE it!

With Love, Derek.

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