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While You Work: Take a Bath
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While You Work: Take a Bath

Practice spirituality while taking a bath.

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Hi, I'm Terry. I'm so glad you're here. Let's get started. It's possible to connect to the divine and find peace every day. Simple daily tasks offer the perfect time to create spiritual practices through finding quiet space in the mind and focusing on gratitude. Let's relax in the bath and have a calming spiritual moment. Step into the water and slowly lower into the tub. Take a long inhale. And as you lay back, slowly exhale all your air. Soften your jaw, allowing a little space between your teeth. Lay your tongue down in the base of your mouth. Smooth out your forehead and soften your eyes. Now release in your shoulders and neck. Take a moment to settle your body into the water. Now focus on your breath. Take deep, full breaths by pulling the air in through your nose, and then with pursed lips, slowly blow it out. Deep breath in, feel your chest and belly expand and your body grow buoyant. Then focus on the exhale. Let go of all the air through those pursed lips and feel your body settle. Notice how your breath changes your body in the water. Breathe in, body floats. Breathe out, body sinks. Inhale, float and lift. Exhale, sink and settle. Stay with this rhythm for the next couple of minutes. Where are you holding tension in your body? Maybe your jaw or neck or low back. Take a moment to notice the areas of your body where you are tight. What tension are you holding in your mind? What are you worried about? Take a moment to notice the tension you're holding in your mind. Using your favorite soap or just the water, wash your body with gentle, even strokes, moving slowly and mindfully. Keep your breath steady as you do this. As you wash your body, imagine the physical and mental tension dissipating. Allow the movement of your hands and the warm water to wash away the tension. Take the next moments to wash away stress and worry. The element of water speaks of flow and gentleness, but also power. Feel the way the water flows around your body, smooth and effortless. Feel how the same softness can hold the weight of your body. Powerful and strong. There is water inside you. You also flow and move smoothly. You are also powerful and strong. Feel the element of water and its attributes. Know that they live inside you. Settling back in the tub, relaxed and cleansed, close your eyes or softly gaze. Come back to your breath. Inhale and exhale. The water supports you and offers relief, the same way your connection with your higher power supports and offers relief. Take the next few moments to feel supported and connected to the source of your spiritual belief. The universe, God, nature. Express gratitude for this time to refresh, to cleanse, to connect. You are supported and connected to the divine in everything around you. Thank you for spending this spiritual moment with Skylight. Enjoy the rest of your bath.

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