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A New Understanding of Self: Making a Bitter Herbal Bath Used to Clean Your Spirit and Open Your Eyes to Negative Energy: Part 1 - Issue #51

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A New Understanding of Self: Making a Bitter Herbal Bath Used to Clean Your Spirit and Open Your Eyes to Negative Energy: Part 1 - Issue #51
By Ifayomi Fasola • Issue #51 • View online
When life happens, it comes at all of us fast, myself included. I’ve recently recovered from Covid, but while taking care of my body, I was in the space to take care of my heart as well. It gave me the space to check in…with me. How are you checking in with yourself?

This tweet is similar to a message that I’ve heard from my Ori, or higher self. I was at a moment in my life, where I was unsure of the outcome. Covid had taken a turn for the worst, and I wasn’t sure how to navigate what would come afterward. These words brought tears to my eyes because all of my life, all I wanted was for someone to see that…I’m trying my best.
Finally having that acknowledgment, my next phase of life has begun. Because I finally received support that was fulfilling, I was ready to move past my best and accomplish anything. Nothing was no longer…impossible.
Experiencing this has led me to believe that there may be others like me, wanting acknowledgment of their attempt of doing their best.
In total, we’ll make 2 Omieros, or spiritual herbal baths, one bitter & one sweet, but this week we will focus on the Bitter Bath. One will be used to clean your spirit and open your eyes to negative energy & toxicity that needs to be removed. While the other will assist with you receiving direction on what you truly want in life. This bath is credited and sourced by my Oluwo Oloye Tayese Abiye Ifayele. It was through her teaching that I’ve learned this recipe.
Bitter baths can also be used to release painful situation from your life such as illness, bad luck, grief, psychic attacks, relationship or financial problems. It consists of herbs that may be used for this purpose.
Ingredients for Bitter Bath: 1/3 cup of each
  • Rue
  • Wormwood
  • Dandelion
  • Nettle
  • Chickweed
  • Hyssop
  • Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon of salt
  1. This bath will be taken at night. If you have fresh herbs, you can prepare the ingredients like Omi Ero. If you do not have fresh herbs but dry ones, you can steep them in hot water and strain when finished.
  2. While steeping you are praying in the water for what you want released. Ideally, you can take a quick shower first to get the daily grime off of you. Then you can run a bath in a clean tub.
  3. You will pour the bath in the tub and sit inside. Allow yourself space and time to release what has been bothering you.
  4. Release sadness, release pain, hurt, stress, trouble… Cry if you need to. Sing if you need to. Just release. Sit for 30 minutes.
  5. Once finished, take a cup of the bath water and put it to the side. As you emerge from the tub allow yourself to air dry.
  6. Then take the cup of left over bath water outside and pray once more for the release of whatever is challenging you.
  7. If you have a back door, then use the back door.
  8. Face your door take the cup and throw the contents behind you away from your door.
  9. Then without looking back go inside and go to sleep. Try to sleep on white sheets, in white clothing, or in the nude if possible.
  10. You will do this 3 times in total.
  11. Once every other night.
Following this Bitter Bath, is the sweet one. Now that you have released what doesn’t serve you or what was bothering you, now you want to get clear on what you want in your life. Love, wealth, peace of mind, etc.
Next week, we’ll learn how to make the Sweet Bath to Call in what we truly desire.
Remember, you are deserving and more.
If you’d like to learn more, you can purchase my Oluwo’s book, Isese Spiritual Workbook, from both Amazon & Apple Books. 
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I’m Iya Ifayomi! She/Her. Onisegun. Herbalist. Isese. Ifa, Egbe, & Olokun priestess. Rootworker. Mvskokxe. 2 headed. Bone Reader 🦴 Venmo:@ifayomifasola

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