Yesterday THE DIVA and I went to the mikveh. I suggested that we go to mark the first anniversary of MY MOM’s death and THE DIVA thought it would be good to do. I immersed in the mikveh one other time, just before my ordination. This was THE DIVA’S first immersion.
Afterwards, I do not feel tremendously different. I did have some mightily prayer-filled moments, I think it was just a physical marker of the passage of time. There are a lot of different reasons to visit the mikveh. To mark a transition of some sort (entering menopause, graduation or ordination, ending shloshim or observing a yartzeit, a divorce) as well as the traditional times (prior to getting married, conversion, family purity).
If you are in the LA LA LAND area, I recommend going to the Rabbinical Assembly Mikvah. If you want more information, I’m happy to help in any way that I can.