We can all feel lost at times.
With being busy and pulled in all different directions, it’s easy to get disconnected with ourselves, with what we feel, what we want, who we are.
I felt that way the other day. So I took a Re-Centering Bath and I’m hooked! It was everything that I needed. I was exhausted and frazzled and a relaxing bath came to mind. And everyone was asleep so it sounded amazing. And it was!
Here’s how to start a Re-Centering Bath:
- Use Lavender Epsom Salt or Epsom Salt with Lavender essential oil.
- Light some candles
- Fill up a big glass or bottle of ice water
- No phone
- Start by taking Deep Breaths
Now you can get to the real work. Take inventory of what you’re holding on to. What are you thinking about? What are the burdens you’re holding on to? What are you feeling? Anger, resentment, loneliness, bitterness, rejection, abandonment, confusion, hurt, etc. What is your reality in this moment? Allow yourself to acknowledge what you are feeling. We spend so much time and energy ignoring negative feelings, but those negative feelings effect every part of our lives until we can face and then release them. So feel the hurt, cry the cry, and acknowledge your reality. As you bring them to the surface, the next place those negative thoughts go is out of your body. So let them out. This is not a time to dwell on bad thoughts or feelings, but to just catch and release them. And as yucky as they may feel, they are indicators to your solutions. If you’re not happy with a situation, it is for a reason and listening to your true feelings will help to direct you to where you should go. As your pores are opening up in the warm water and allowing the Epsom salt to relax your muscles and detox your body, allow your heart and mind to open at this time as well.
Next, connect with your most Tender Self. Think of yourself in your most naive state, you as your five year old self. Who are you? What do you like? What makes you happy? Our opinion and thought of ourselves can so often be shaped by other people’s thoughts of who we are or who society says we should be, but we cannot have true power until we decide for ourselves who we are. So reconnect to your reality and what makes you you most authentic and beautiful self.
You can check out more benefits to a Lavender Epsom Salt bath on Dr. Axe’s page here.
Hopefully you will find rest and recovery in this process. Take this bath and let me know your experience! Happy bathing!!