The concept of a spiritual bath was born in the world’s oldest spiritual path: Shamanism.
Shamans of varying Tribal cultures the world over regularly used, and prescribed spiritual baths as post-healing or post-cleansing “homework” for the folks who came to them.
First of all: no, they don't make Shamans like they used to.
And even though I'm being a little facetious, it's really the truth. At least in the western world.
We're growing in number, no doubt about it. People are waking up to who they are again, and remembering that they aren't meant to be a useless bag of flesh propped up by a frame of bones.
People are meant for more. A lot more. And we're starting to embrace that again.
Which means that we need to explore the ways we can figure out if we're really awakening to the Spirit World.
When I was 9 or 10, I had a bike accident - I was hit by a car at high speed while I was riding my ten-speed bicycle. I was pronounced dead for about 2 seconds.
During that 2 seconds, I underwent what I believe is a Shamanic Initiation.
Some time later, I visited the beings I met in that Shamanic Initiation. I have since come to call them "The 3 Grandmothers."
In my generation especially a lot of people in the US have been raised with a very Christian background. Some people were super strictly religious. Some families were not quite so religious - sort of non-practicing but claimed the background anyhow. That' a lot more common among Protestant folks in this area.
Most people that I work with or people that I've spoken with in the past have heard the term Wicca. It’s like anyone who has ever explored “alternative” forms of spirituality have come across Wicca.
It's a whole new year, and I've made some big decisions!
My primary decision: I'm doing a lot more on YouTube this year.
I started way back when YouTube was a wee lil baby boo in 2005. I had a fantastic group of peeps following me who were all about nature-based spirituality, just like I was.
I know YT has changed over the years, and I’ve announced that “I’m back” before, but this time is a lot different. And here’s why …