Foot Soak Ritual
Foot Soak Ritual
A Foot Soak Ritual to Honor Life Transitions.
The soul in our soles
Our desires, wishes and dreams can only become real one step at a time. And so it is that our feet carry out the deepest longings of our heart and soul, and yet we rarely given them the love they deserve. This sacred part of our bodies keeps us connected with the earth. Every step we take can become a kiss of gratitude for the ground beneath our feet.
This Foot Soak Bundle gives you all the tools you need to create a ritual that honors the New Path you are about to step on in your life.
You can listen to the story while doing the foot soak or while tying your sandals onto your feet.
For an additional cost Madelyn will work with you to customize this package to fit your specific needs. She will customize the chakra stones and create a specific ritual for you that honors your life transition. Madelyn includes an audio recording of one of the many Shoe Myths she's memorized that most appropriately fits your life transition.
- Anointing Balm made by Madelyn SS with wild crafted herbs that she collects herself or orders from small organic herb farms. Good for healing minor cuts, scrapes and burns, as well as good for hydrating the leather on the soles of your sandals.
Hand Dyed Towel in collaboration Madelyn S.S. x Maker & Place by artist Michaela Carpenter-Olson
- Grounding bath Salts and Herbs made with Himalayan sea salts and minerals, mixed with grounding and uplifting medicinal plants including lavender, rose, sage.
Below is an example of a general guided ritual. Madelyn creates specific custom rituals for an additional cost. The ritual below can come to you in a printed form and an audio form for you to follow along with while you do your foot soak.
Create a comfortable space either on the ground or with a cozy chair. Begin heating up a pot or tea kettle of water. Use the biggest bowl you have that your feet can fit in. Cleanse the bowl with soap and water.
You may want to light a candle, turn on your favorite music and change into comfortable clothing. Then spend a few moments with each crystal, either smudging them with sage or holding them in your hands to connect your heart's intention to their specific powers. Place them in the bowl and sprinkle a hearty dose of the sea salt and herbs on top.
Pour the hot water over the crystals, salts and herbs. Add cool water as needed to get it to a temperature that is comfortable before slipping your feet in. When you are ready, you might close your eyes and let yourself soak in the warmth coming up from your feet to the rest of your body. Sit back, feel your feet and rest.
You can massage your feet--or ask a loved one to treat you to a foot massage. Or simply relax, drink a hot cup of tea, listen to a meditation, or take in a rare moment of silence.
Adding essential oils to the hot water can be a potent way to help ground through the our senses. Pick your oil(s) and add a few drops to the water and then to the palm of your hand so you can rub the oil on your neck, your forehead, or your feet, or rub into the tips of your hair so you can take in the aroma all around you. Some of my favorite oils are from Young Living: Gathering, Humble, Inspiration, Sacred Mountain, Inner Child, and Vetiver.
As you allow yourself to settle in, you may want to add hot water to prolong the foot soak for as long as you want.
When you are finished, take a moment to feel your feet in the water, and use your indigo towel to lovingly dry off your feet.
Once your feet are dry, you can apply the anointing balm to your feet, massaging them with gratitude in your heart for all the places they took you that day. Its helpful to think of one thing in particular that you remember from the day, if you feel comfortable speaking it out loud, it can be very powerful.
When you are ready, you can slip on socks or a pair of slippers to keep your feet warm as you transition between the foot soak and your next activity, whether that is going to bed or heading out into the day.
It's always good to take the time to clean your bowl and hang the towel to dry so you can experience the foot soak with minimal preparation when you want to next. Don't forget to remove the gemstones from the bowl before you pour the water out. You can rinse them in fresh water and place them in a window sill for the sun and moon to cleanse and charge their energies before you use them again.
I hope you enjoy exploring the many ways you can use a Foot Soak Ritual to connect with your feet, the earth and your heart. I would love to hear from you what experiences, rituals and meditations you create that are particularly powerful for you to share with others!