New Moon & Spiritual Bathing

Rivers of Life - Dream Card

In the great creation myths water was seen as a divine, nurturing, life-giving, cleansing, and renewing force.

We are all connected through the cycles of the ocean tides, the healing rains, and the life sustaining power of water. Every flowing river, stream, lake or natural spring has the power to refresh, calm, and balance our energies. Water’s spiritual energy can be very transformative and many people all over the world take part in some form of spiritual bathing.

A spiritual bath usually combines water, prayer, chants, sacred plants, herbs, stones, honey, or milk to cleanse away all negative thoughts and emotions that may be at the root of physical, spiritual and emotional illness.

Below is a New Moon spiritual bath ritual for manifesting a new job, to birth a new project, or begin a new phase of life.

On the day of the new moon gather some local flowers and herbs such as rose petals, lavender, marigolds, jasmine, plantain, strawberry leaf, chamomile, and basil are good choices. Simmer the herbs in a pot of water and strain into a container.

After sundown when the night sky is completely dark, it is time to prepare your bath:

  • Prepare your bath while meditating on what you wish to manifest. Pour the herbal flower infusion into your bath.
  • Put on some relaxing music and light some candles.
  • Keep your mind focused on the desired outcome during your bath. Use a wooden bowl to pour the bathwater over yourself while saying prayers, chanting, singing or meditating.
  • Think about the new moon: what would you like to bring to fruition, and how will you accomplish or manifest your dreams.
  • After your bath give a prayer of thanks.

“Think of yourself as a growing plant. A plant puts forth beautiful blooms when it has the energy to do so. The more it is fed, the less energy it needs for growth. If at any point your growth requires too much effort, try to find the needed nourishment. This is your responsibility. The river of life will take you to many places, but you must feed yourself along the way.” – Sandra Ingerman – A fall to Grace.

Everyday Goddessing  is about sharing magical techniques and sacred wisdom with other beautiful Goddess women. I believe that within every woman there is a goddess, a wise woman, beautiful, creative, powerful, with a deep soul, and that everything we need and are looking for is already inside  each of us. – Rose Arizmendi

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