My Shower Ritual
We're heading into a full moon, and because the full moon is such an awesome time for release and letting go, I thought it was the perfect time to finally share my shower rituals with you (if you're a long-time reader, you'll know this is something I've been meaning to do for a while.
I think I've mentioned this already, but I have two rituals; one for when I have a shower in the morning, and one for when I have a shower at night.
The thing I love about my shower rituals is that while showering, in general, is pretty mundane, they help keep me mindful and present and set the intention for how I want the day to go.
Now that I've got that out of the way, here are my shower rituals:
I do my morning ritual to help keep me mindful and present during the day. I like to do this if I've got a big day ahead, or I'm really excited about something; this ritual acts as a reminder to not get so hung up/grumpy if things don’t go my way.
When I'm in the shower I like to stand under the water for a few seconds, feeling it against my skin. I then grab either my soap or shower gel and start lathering up. While I'm washing I like to stay something similar to the incantation below:
I wash away from any expectation I have for today
and I let go of any negativity or energy that is not serving me or my highest self.
I release any attachment to outcome
I do this so I won't be angry or upset if things don't go my way
With the intention that I will have the best possible day
After saying that incantation, or prayer, if you will, I wash off the soap and stand under the water for a while longer with my palms turned upward. and kind of meditate for a minute or so. I’m not sure what it is, but I find just standing under the water really calming.
if I’m showering in the evening, sometime's I'll light a few candles (we don't have a bath in our apartment, and so it's my way of feeling as if i'm having a bath whichout actually having one)
For my evening ritual I like to recite something similar to the following incantation:
I wash away any negativity from the day
And any energy that is no longer serving me or my highest self
As I prepare myself for a long and restful night's sleep.
As with my morning ritual, after saying this incantation, I wash off all the soap off and stand under the water for a bit longer with my palms upright, meditating under the flowing water for a minute or so.
After my shower, I get started on my evening skincare routine, before into getting into bed and putting on a Simple Habit meditation.