By creating ceremony, we are able to access the sacred in an intimate and relevant way in our daily life. Water Ceremonies are a beautiful way to honor and celebrate the healing waters of the earth. Water is our most vital life resource and by taking a few moments to let go of what is bothering us, releasing it to the waters and also give thanks for all the blessings and abundance in our lives we can find a place of inner peace and serenity.
In a time when the waters are rapidly diminishing and becoming more toxic, it is even more crucial to turn to the methods of honoring the waters. This can be a very simple ceremony in which we fill a bowl of water and light a candle, taking a moment to reflect on the power, beauty and life giving qualities of water. We may want to tune in closely to the fact that much of our bodies are made up of water, just as the earth is covered in water.
We can spend a few minutes contemplating the myriad of forms that water takes such as oceans, streams, rainfall, clouds, lakes and rivers. As we connect to the cycle of water and its journey through air, over earth, in and out of our bodies, we naturally drop into a state of interconnected well being.
In my book Fire of the Goddess, I provide a potent water ceremony that can be done during the full moon to honor the archetype of the Healer as Mami Wata. This ceremony honors the beauty of the waters in a more elaborate form.
Another way to use water ceremonies is during times of sorrow during grieving ceremonies. Shedding tears, especially with others is one of the most beautiful and powerful ways to celebrate life. Whether you have recently experienced a death, heartbreak or loss, or simply need to grieve the harder aspects of life, opening up to this letting go softens our hearts and allows the deep beauty in.
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