I've been having a rough week. For whatever causes, I'd been feeling particularly stressed out, irritable, and like everyone was against me. All week I'd been bathing in Florida Water, washing with salt, sprinkling herbs, burning Healing incense and Uncrossing candles, and dousing myself with Peace oil to such little effect.
Then, I took this simple bath from Draja Mickaharic's book Spiritual Cleansing: Handbook of Psychic Protection, and it did better for me than all the week's work had. From the text:
Add 1/4 cup bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) to the regular bath water ... This simple bath has produced more testimonials than any other.
Indeed, indeed. What magic makes baking soda so strong is unclear, but it's a famous bath additive even in non-occult circles. I first heard about it in beauty books that I read in high school, because when added to a bath it helps to soften the water. It's often used, there, as a medium for other fragrances, but it clearly has properties all its own.
Anyway, with the help of this bath, I had the first good night's sleep in days, and though I had some unpleasant dream about bugs all over the floor that kept crawling up onto my skirts and I had to shake them off, then some other weird dream about Sam and Diane from the show Cheers -- nevertheless, quite different from laying around all night trying to sleep and not being able, or sleeping and waking up against constantly.
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