The sacred waters flow to us,
Gifted to us by Kindreds.
Ancestors, Nature Spirits, and Shining Ones,
Hallow these waters.
Bless our lives with your gifts,
And as we drink deeply
Let our lives be filled with your bounty.
Hallowed and blessed,
These are the Waters of Life!
The Core Order of Ritual is something that I utilize regularly in my practice, so I feel like it's important to dive into that ritual structure a little bit and share my understanding of each part, as well as giving an example of what that part of the ritual might look like. Today we continue our discussion by talking about Hallowing the Blessing.
In the previous step, we called to the Kindreds and asked them to send their blessings to us. Now is the time for us to recognize their arrival. The word “Hallow” means to make holy or sacred, so in this step our waters are filled with the blessings and power of the Kindred, and the waters become the “Waters of Life.” In larger rituals, other methods may be used, but this is the most common way of Hallowing the Blessings. In the next step, those waters are affirmed and shared with the ritual participants.