It starts with taking a few deep breaths as I Ground and Center.
After a few deep breaths, I connect to the world around me. I feel the air and energy flowing upon my breath, I open my senses to the sights and sounds and smells and sensations around me. I let my breath and my energy link me through the soles of my feet to the Earth, through my hands to the water in the bottle or decanter I am holding, through the crown of my head to connect with divinity.
“I Cleanse Thee, I Consecrate Thee, I Charge Thee, Oh, Creature of Water.
I cast out of thee all impurities, that with thee I may work wonders and worship.
By the Holy Mother In Whom we live, move, and have our being, Blessed Be!
By the Holy Father Who lives, moves, and has being in every atom, every cell, and every soul, Blessed Be!”
Then Libations are poured, the blessing is repeated as needed and the full decanter or bottle is place in the refridgerator.
This Blessed or Holy Water is used for libations, and drinking, and sometimes cooking.
The interesting thing I’ve learned from this practice is how the act of blessing is, in itself, a blessing. When I do this I am better connected to the Gods, and to the best of myself.
This same process is one I use to bless wine, or ingredients for meals. Obviously, if I am blessing, say Coffee… I would say ‘creature of water and earth’… or Salt it is ‘creature of earth’ …