Recenlty, I, Theresa, was interviewed on The Mystical Positivist radio show/podcast by Dr. Robert Schmidt and Stuart Goodnick. Local folks will be familiar with Rob and Stuart from our wonderful local spiritual bookstore, Many Rivers Books and Tea.
I offer this to you, whomever may want or need it at this time, for a small effort toward healing, calm, inner knowledge, contentment and contemplation during this crisis we are calling Covid-19. A journey within, a time to further explore your own soul, a time for quiet and perhaps even rest.
Soul Washing is a ritual for deep self care. It is a time to check in with the contents of our interior, see what is there that needs tending to and offering it nurturing and care. If we have been especially busy, overworked or just come through a crisis of some sort, Soul Washing is a good thing to do.In this ritual we are washing and refreshing our interior space. It is different than the sweep because the sweep cleans the outside, the skin. Here we are reaching for our internal, private, vulnerable soul space, what lies within, the place only we have access to and that only we know completely, or can know completely.
For this ritual you will need:
A fire (either a fire in a fireplace, wood stove or outdoor fire pit. If you do not have access to these, a candle will do) Milk (any kind you prefer)
Healing charcoal if you have it.
Hyssop essential oil (optional)
One raw egg
A bowl large enough to hold the egg covered with milk