Spiritual Healing Herbs & Baths

Through prayers, burning incense, lighting candles, placing food/libation to the forces we nourish them, and they are satisfied. When we satisfy forces, or energies around us, the negative ones are appeased, and leave us alone. The positive ones are appeased and help us acquire blessings or maintain the blessing we already have. Negative energies, not only do they obstruct progress they multiply, and hang around until they are removed. Person's can have multitude of negative traumatic events in their lives, and carry the negative spirituality of them for many years. All, because they have never addressed them spiritually, nor resolved them with a healing therapy treatment. Re-occurrences, even in a different style, are proof of what I'm mentioning here. These negativities hang around, waiting for an opportunity to hurt again. Some examples of them are depression, animosity, curse, betrayal, envy, jealousy, bigotry, gossip, aggression, assault, loss, misery, necessity, suffering, justice situation, divorce, bad debts, bad luck, and heart break, just to name a few. Notice, how I have had not even mentioned witchcraft. In IFA Ideology, if a word denotes energy that can affect you, then it is a spirituality or force. When negative, the spiritual force is attributed to the category of arbitrary forces of affliction, decomposition, illness, or disease, as in you are not well.

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Good health (a divine treasure), obtaining a better paying job, a raise in your current one, falling in love, getting married, buying a house, having a child, not being indebted, being able to afford the finer things of life. Ah, whom does not like the good stuff, blessings umm, I can savor them wish them, and can’t wait for them, and how come they don’t last? Obstructions, that’s why? Obstacles, and intrusions they come and you have to make them go. Negative influences too, are like a roulette wheel spinning until it lands on someone. Some are even channeled towards you as is witchcraft, evil spells, hexes, or curses. Yet, others are just attributed to conditions set by the way we choose live i.e. choices that we make which put in predicaments. So you think and live, so you are. Then, there are the out of the blue negativities, like a getting a ticket, fender benders, domestic quarrels which escalated. Minor negatives are the everyday bumps, bruises, colds, or flu's. Yet, those small ones do accumulate and turn into larger ones, so one has to treat those as well.

All these things, which have been pointed out, can be identified via a divination. Granted, unless it is so obvious that you don't need divination. Yet, it is something good to have preformed from time to time, as a measuring tool. The importance of divination is to outline the negatives, so that you can apply the healing therapies to them. Outline, the positives so that you can apply spiritual work, to secure the positive, or maintain it if you are already experiencing a positive way of being. Just note, that if you try divination on your own, although it will be something that you try, by reading simple instructions from a book. It will take years of devotion to spirituality, living the prophecy of your divination, gaining experience acting upon, and practicing the solutions to the divination, which will eventually make you proficient. Being proficient requires a life style change, and acquiring the respect, and merit of divine spiritual forces support, and this comes through years of dedication called sacrifice. You may want to obtain divination from a professional shaman, IFA/Orisha priest, medium, psychic, tarot reader, or guru at first. The proof is in the pudding. From divination too, prescribed spiritual healing therapy solution work, with the qualified professional. All spiritual work has to have a positive end result, a positive change for the better, in some form, way or fashion. There are individuals, which have so much baggage that they need various sessions, of spiritual cleanings and rituals in order to get rid of what has been accumulated through the years. Everyone is a bit different, and thus becomes a unique exception, even if having lived similar life traumas. Yet, that is for the experienced diviner or spiritual worker to ascertain. There is no way of measuring how much of a blessing is to be obtained from spiritual work. There are times where we make leaps and bounds, and other times when we just scratch surfaces. Never the less, we've had too notice a change, and most of the time it begins with an overwhelming feeling of weight being lifted off our shoulders, and a strong desire to sleep, or rest. Through rest comes stress relief, then the clear headiness to make good decisions.

Expulsion or expunging by way of incense is very common. Sage, bay leaf, garlic skins are but a few herbal substances, which can be used burn away simple negative energies. It's because of their known spiritual properties of fighting negative energies, which has been pasted down through the ages, within spiritual occult channels. Another form of cleansing is through spiritual herbal baths, or none herbal. A non-herbal is one where we use different types of waters mixed. For example a combination including church holy water, rose water, orange blossom water, gardenia, and Florida water cologne; poured over your body, saying a prayer for purification. Another can be done in nature or outdoors, on the beach, river, or lake. You start by first making an offering to the spirituality, divinity, or angel in charge of the position in nature, out of respect. It is a humble offering gesture of dried fruit, mixed nuts, or some coins. Then while in the water, you pour honey or molasses all over your body, then wash and rinse your body with nature's water. Then, continue enjoying yourself at your outing. All angels, divinities, Orisha's, or divine forces have their position in nature. They serve and protect that position. That position is attributed to the divine force itself, and becomes a symbol of the divine force. As in, Our Lady of Charity (Oshun), being the guardian goddess of the rivers, St. Christopher (Argayu), being the guardian and representative of a volcanic mountain. When praying to them in their outdoor environment, bring a humble offering (without littering of course), acknowledge them share with them, and show respect. They will acknowledge you as well, and separate those that know, from those that don’t too.

Spiritual herbal baths can be generated knowing the spiritual significance or property of a plant or herb. Plants or herbs are of most importance because of their medicinal as well, as nutritional values. When tasting an herb or spice, can you feel its astringent, sour, repugnant, sweet, salty, hot, refreshed, aromatic, properties? They can support healing, and make you sick. As in, used for positive or negative reasons. Herbs, whether ingested in a tea, or poured over our bodies, will support a change in mood enhance certain feelings, and attitude in that instance or moment in time.

When lighting a candle, and burning incense, please pray to a divine force, Orisha, or angel of your devotion for good things. Please, ask them from the heart, to help you overcome, and vanquish depression, anxiety, illness, or what ever ails you. When placing an offering of fruit or food. Ask that the negative energies of pain, suffering, loss, illness, which ever feel is robbing or stealing your energy, to be satisfied with your free will offering, and leave your body and environment. This is what is meant by applying a spiritual healing therapy solution by utilizing you’re alter/shrine. Positive changes will come, and many blessings too.

How to use Herbs & Spices for a Divine Spiritual Experience:

There is no special number of combinations of herbs or spices to use. A list of plants/herbs and spices, have been include in this article, in order to give a wide range to choose from. Also, the herbs and spices listed can mostly be bought at the supermarket, at the fresh or dried spices section of your grocery store. You can also order the herbs online just click the link below. Their you will be able to order most all of the ingredients used in generating you spiritual baths or powders.

Grocery Store Herbs List

Name of Herb or Spice
Effects
Use
Allspice
Pain Relief
External/Internal
Aloe
Healing, Restores Cells
External/Internal
Angelica
Repellent, Against Evil
External/Internal
Anise
Love, Money, Attractiom Stimulant
External/Internal
Balm
Healing, Tranquilizing
External/Internal
Basil
All Purpose
External/Internal
Bay Leaf
Repellent, Healing, Anti-bacterial
External/Internal
Burdock
Repellent, Healing, Anti-bacterial
External/Internal
Catnip
All Purpose
External/Internal
Chamomile
Repellent, Healing, Anti-bacteria
External/Internal
Chaparral
All Purpose
External/Internal
Cinnamon
love, money, healing, attraction
External/Internal
Cocoa
Healing, Lubrication, Soothing
External/Internal
Cilantro
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Dandelion
All Purpose
External/Internal
Echinacea
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Eucalyptus
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Fennel
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Garlic
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Ginger
All Purpose
External/Internal
Ginkgo
Healing, Anti-Aging
External/Internal
Ginseng
Health Restoration, stimulant
External/Internal
Hops
Healing, Tranquilizer
External/Internal
Hyssop
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Kola
Love, Money, Healing, Stimulate
External/Internal
Majoram
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Mint
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Motherwort
Healing, Tranquilizer
External/Internal
Myrrh
Repellent, Cleanser, Against Evil
External
Oregano
Repellent, Healing, Expulsion
External/Internal
Parsley
Luck, Healing, Attraction, Against Evil
External/Internal
Passion Flower
Healing,Tranquilizing
External/Internal
Pennyroyal
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Red Clover
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Rosemary
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Saffron
Love, Money, Healing, Attraction
External/Internal
Sage
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Thyme
Repellent, Healing, Against Evil
External/Internal
Valerian
All Purpose
External/Internal

Spiritual Baths Preparation:

When herbs are fresh, run through the blender or food processor with plenty of water. When herbs are dry, boil along with seeds and stems or added spices. After having created the tea like substance let cool, and pour into a bucket or large bowl; add more water, honey and fragrance. Make enough to fill a gallon. Store gallon in refrigerator, and use everyday until finished. Another way is too split the Bath into 3 parts for 3, day use. When ready to use, pour the bathwater into a large bowl or plastic container, take to the shower, add warm water from the shower, after bathing just before stepping out. Then, there' s the adding of the spiritual bath to the filled tub water to soak and bathe in it. Then, one just towel dries.

Always remember to pray over your bath, when generating it, and while applying the bath, in which manner you've chosen. Use prayers in your accustomed, religious denomination and language. You can light a candle, and burn some incense in the bathroom too. This will definite enhance the experience, and create an aromatic therapeutic event.

Love & Money Attraction Bath:

Buy & use these herbs, or spices; Anise, Basil, Cinnamon, Cilantro, Ginger, Hyssop, Kola, Marjoram, all sweet Mints, Rosemary, and Saffron. Once boiled add, honey, cologne or personal fragrance preferred, Love & Money powder, order from Kuan Enterprises website.

Cast Away Evil or Jinx Removal Bath:

Buy & use these herbs, or spices; Angelica, Bay, Chaparral, Echinacea, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Garlic, Myrrh, Oregano, Parsley, and Sage. No fragrance. Just add; white rum, and palm oil, and cascarilla, peace powder, all from Kuan Enterprises website.

Health or Wellness Bath:

Buy & use these herbs; Allspice, Aloe, Angelica, Basil, Chamomile, Cocoa, Dandelion, Garlic, Pennyroyal, Red Clover, Sage, Thyme, & Valerian. Can be used with a fragrance, in combination with white rum, and cascarilla (peace powder), all from Kuan Enterprises website.

Teas for ingesting can be made from most of these herbs. Check the list above, to see which one says internal as well as external. Make a tea add what ever you'd like to taste. Research, the medicinal properties of the herb, and most important know if you have any allergic re-action to one of them. IF so, don't use it.

Note: please be mindful of what not too, use that can cause an allergic reaction to you. The list of herbs mentioned here are found in most grocery stores, or herbal specialty stores. They should not pose any threat. Yet, like all things know your body. Like with all herbal medicines, please consult your physician before ingesting; do your homework. Not all on this list have to be used at the same time... any combination that works with your system & taste.

Herbs & Spices from list Displayed

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AllspiceAloe VeraAngelicaAniseBalmBasilBay LeafBurdockChaparralCatnipChamomileCilantroCinnamonCocoaDandelionEchinaceaEucalyptusFennelGarlicGingerGinkgoGinsengHyssopHopsKolaMajoramMintMotherwortMyrrhOreganoParsleyPassion flowerPennyroyalPeppermintRed CloverRosemarySaffronSageSpearmintThymeValerian
Allspice
Allspice
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Angelica
Angelica
Anise
Anise
Balm
Balm
Basil
Basil
Bay Leaf
Bay Leaf
Burdock
Burdock
Chaparral
Chaparral
Catnip
Catnip
Chamomile
Chamomile
Cilantro
Cilantro
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Cocoa
Cocoa
Dandelion
Dandelion
Echinacea
Echinacea
Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus
Fennel
Fennel
Garlic
Garlic
Ginger
Ginger
Ginkgo
Ginkgo
Ginseng
Ginseng
Hyssop
Hyssop
Hops
Hops
Kola
Kola
Majoram
Majoram
Mint
Mint
Motherwort
Motherwort
Myrrh
Myrrh
Oregano
Oregano
Parsley
Parsley
Passion flower
Passion flower
Pennyroyal
Pennyroyal
Peppermint
Peppermint
Red Clover
Red Clover
Rosemary
Rosemary
Saffron
Saffron
Sage
Sage
Spearmint
Spearmint
Thyme
Thyme
Valerian
Valerian

Some Orisha Plants

There is a very huge variety of plants used in Orisha worship. These plants are not made readily available in all towns nationwide. Specially, if there are no cuban botanicas around. This is why, I had decided to utilize the grocery store herbs concept. They are readily available. Yet, I had compiled some Orisha herbs most popularly used, some time ago. Here they are under the hispanic name, which is how I learned them. If one where to see a Lucumi shaman and needed ritual work with herbs. They would send you to a "Botanica" pronounced (Bo-ta-nee-ka), and most likely they will tell you the name of the plant; by what it is known as within the Lucumi society. Here are but a few.

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Rudaco 2 years ago

Enjoy your writings@@todo...gracias


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voodoo123 4 years ago from Provo, Utah,United States

Spiritual bathes can be very healing and very powerful. In a spiritual bath, you use certain herbs and substances that help you to clear and banish old lower energies that reside in your aura or energy field around your body.More Detail voodoo : http://www.mastervoodoospells.com


adewale 5 years ago

aborubo ye oooooooo


Leslie 5 years ago

Thank you for the article about spiritual healing. I particularly enjoyed the section about negative energies and the ways to go about getting rid of those energies.


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kislany 5 years ago from Cyprus

A great article for everyone interesting in spirituality. I also loved all those photos that you shared.


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BabaSixto 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you much appreciated... just sharing a bit of my traditions & culture..


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innerpower4u 6 years ago from Sunny California

What a great article on spirituality and Herbs. Very interesting stuff. I'll have to give it a try:) Thanks BabaSixto....


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BabaSixto 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Awofalola... I enjoy your hubs as well... great messages of inspirations that should install confidence and faith in individuals that read them..

My apologies for such a late response to this hub.. I seldom return to them.. unless I need to reference something for someone... I appreciate all the comments that all have to made to the hubs, I've written. And, pray to be continually inspired to keep the information flowing...


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Ask Queenmother 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Baba,

This was an excellent article, Baba,and a must read for all the serious spiritually minded folks!

Ase-O

Ire,

Queen Mother Awofalola


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BabaSixto 7 years ago from Florida Author

When your Babalawo prays over a bath generated by him, he's utilizing ozain incantations, and blessed ashe/iyerosun... when generating your own bath.. pray over it yourself, speak from your heart...


jennifer 7 years ago

Where can i find the prayers for the baths or does my babalawo have to pray over it

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