I shower every day. It is a daily, consistent activity—that by its very nature—creates the space necessary for solitude. And so the shower became my sanctuary. I reframed a typically mundane and hygienic task, and made it into something that could empower me.
Think about it. To be holistic, an experience needs to nurture the mind, body, and spirit. I found that my shower or bath could easily become a holistic experience when I considered the following:
By redefining how I used my shower and bath time, I created the opportunity for a holistic experience that was simple, consistent, and already a part of my normal routine. I created Glory Jar Serenity Kits so you can benefit from what I have learned along the way. Hopefully, they will help make your shower (or bath) a sanctuary as well.
Each Glory Jar Serenity Kit comes with a Glory Bar and a Serenity Soap Stone ™ –a polished river rock, engraved with the soap’s “name”. Similar to a prayer or worry stone, you can use the Serenity Soap Stone to help anchor and focus your thoughts while completing the exercises contained in the reference guide. The guide includes quotations, affirmations, and motivational action-steps that are specific to the “name” of your chosen Glory Bar.
You can use the stone and reference guide before you shower or bathe to help relax and calm you. Or, you can use them after to help set the tone for the start or close of your day. When all of the elements of the kit are used together, the result is a holistic experience that can help turn your shower (or bath) into a sanctuary.
To begin using your kit, simply find the core value (or soap name) specific to your kit, and read and reflect on the passages that follow. Take consistent action every day to help ensure that value takes root in your life. Once living by that value becomes a natural part of your daily life, then you can move on to develop another one. The complete kit serves as a simple, yet constant reminder of your inherent value, and can be used to help you (or someone you love) grow into your best self.
Glory B's unifies all of what I love most—the earth and its natural elements like stone and wood; the creative arts, whether through the written word, or photography, or paint; and helping others to make the world a better place.