Developing Intimacy Through the Soaking Chamber

Mikvah Soaking Pool

Mikvah was a ritual immersion in “living waters” in a pool. In the western world it would be like our baptism. The origin and meaning of baptism comes from the Torah itself; the meaning is “purification”. When the bride-to-be was immersed in the Mikva, she was considered a new creation with former sins wiped away; no one could remind her of her past again. For gentiles the baptism signified adoption and becoming an heir (Romans 8:17).

The soaking chamber is the Micvah (Jewish ritual bath) preparation for the betrothal. Without engaging the preparation process there can be no consummation.

A Jewish marriage required a Ketubah and the Ketubah requires a Micvah.

When you engage the Micvah:

•Things get removed and changed.

•We become free to live in physical and emotional health and wholeness.

The Micvah was used for a new start after an illness, trauma, loss, abuse or life threading illness.

•A place of restoration of harmony and balance.

During the Micvah a blessing was said before or during. At times they would add their own prayers.