Originally baths were not used for the purpose of cleanliness. Instead they were used for cleansing reasons such as; removing the invisible “stains” contracted by touching the dead, and by contact with childbirth, murder, persons of inferior caste, and disease. During the ancient Roman times, the purpose of the bath changed. People were publicly bathing to clean themselves. As times changed so did bathing. It went from a public event to something that was done privately in one’s home.
Bathing today has changed once again from a bathtub to a shower. Everyone is in a hurry today and baths are now considered a luxury for most. Not me. I believe that baths are healing and I have personally healed myself in the bath and taken baths with others who have healed. It’s amazing what comes up for people and out of their mouths when they are sitting and relaxing in a warm environment that’s nurturing. The question is why? Could it be that the cleansing properties of what baths were created for originally is what they are all about? I think so. That’s what a bath is to me, cleansing – for the body and the soul.
I make sure to bathe daily and I hope to be able to inspire others to do the same. The healing that takes place in the bathtub is phenominal if you allow it. It’s a special place to make your own (with whatever acoutrements you add to your bath) where you can clean your body, cleanse your heart, and release whatever it is you’ve been holding onto.
For more information please see my campaign Bath Talks http://youtu.be/5tHL6yen7YY