freshly gathered Yarrow- choose any color you connect to
a treat that makes you feel joyful and brings you pleasure: a book, snack, delicious drink, favorite movie
Since we're working with Yarrow, this flower bath will be focused on boundaries and protection. Grab a notebook and answer the following questions:
- What specific areas of your life do you need to set boundaries for?
- How does your boundary setting intention align to you and your values?
- What were the three big wins you had this week?
Gather a handful of fresh yarrow, leaving an offering (herbs, a song, gratitude, a prayer, water). Bring the gathered plants to the bath and as you're filling the tub start to trim the Yarrow into smaller pieces you can add to the water. As the bath fills up sing to the water, tell a story, or say a prayer. My prayers usually consist of something like: "May Spirit bless this water, and my self-care practice, support my pleasure so that I may serve my community as a well, whole person. May this bath protect my edges and help me release what no longer serves me." You can also simply read the intention you wrote out as well.
Add the trimmed yarrow to the bath, make a bouquet for the bath-side, or hang some around the tub and climb into the water. Make sure you have your pleasurable object or activity handy.
Once you're in the tub read your intention out again. Close your eyes and vision your Auric spare, your personal bubble all around you. Let the words you've spoken and the flower bath you're in support that spare, filling in any gaps or weak points you might have, Vision this for a moment, sending a color (I like gold) out to the edges and filling in all the cracks. Now, enjoy your bath! Eat a snack, watch a movie, read your favorite book- whatever brings you pleasure. Remember, this is a boundary in practice-- you have time and a container, and now you get to relax and experience joy and pleasure.
Let me know how the bath ritual went in the comments below, babes!