Water Heals Part III: 3 Water Rituals for You
Leonardo da Vinci, who was fascinated with painting rivers, ponds and other studies of water, famously and rightly said: "water is the driving force of all nature." In our last two entries, we focused on exploring how every single culture through history has used water to cleanse and heal. Today, we bring you three easy, nevertheless, powerful water rituals that you can do at home to bring some of that ancient wisdom into your life. Some may be "weirder" than others and you can choose to perform them all or just one. But, make sure that when you do them, you do them with intention. Only then will you see the effects:
1. Ritual Floor Cleaning
There are few chores as disliked as mopping the floor. Turn this dreaded chore into something meaningful and beautiful by giving it a ceremonial twist with this ritual that is inspired by Western African voodoo house cleaning traditions.
A mop and bucket
Essential oils of your choice (more details on what to use below)
- Prepare your cleaning water by adding to it Epsom salts, vinegar, and essential oil. We recommend lemon for antibacterial and energizing, eucalyptus for clearing the airwaves and getting rid of dust, or tea tree for its invigorating aroma and to naturally kills germs, bacteria, and viruses.
- Mop your home this way: to attract good fortune, mop the floor with an inward motion. To get rid of bad vibes, wash it with an outward movement. While we recommend mopping every room, you can also just focus on the entrance room. While you may feel compelled to play music while mopping, try to do this in silent meditation as to really hone these intentions.
- After cleaning, discard the mop water in your front yard to prevent the bad vibes from coming back (if you don't have a front yard, use the drain that is closest to your front door).
2. Eclipse Water
This fun and easy ritual can be used for both Solar and Lunar eclipses. Feel free to involve the kids, they will absolutely love it!
Mason jar and lid
Water (tap is fine, filtered fridge water is fine, Evian is fine, basically anything that you would drink works)
- Fill the mason jar with water.
- Set the jar outside as soon as the eclipse begins.
- While the water takes in the eclipse's energy, set your intention.
- Use the magic water in any way that you deem fit. For example:
Add it to your ritual floor cleaning water to give it celestial power.
Mix it with water, juice, coffee or even some vodka and drink it when you feel stuck, scared or just in need of a pick-me-up
Use it to nourish a dry plant.
Mix it with water, rosewater, witch hazel, a few drops of lavender oil, and/or tea tree oil to make the most rejuvenating balancing toner ever.
Drop it in your next Moonergy bath for extra oomph!
3. Ritual Bath
Last, and of course, not least, our mission at Moonergy is to facilitate and enhance bath rituals at home. If you've never done a bath meditation before, there's no better time to start than tonight!
A Moonergy bath bomb
Notebook and pen
White candles (optional)
- Grab your notebook and reflect. Think about how you feel. If you're happy and grateful, write it down. If you're dissatisfied and anxious, write it down. If you're a mix of both, write that down. Be honest with yourself. This is also an excellent time to write down an intention for your ritual, in other words, what you want to accomplish. This can be anything from an external goal, such as a career advancement to something internal such as forgiveness.
- Fill your bath with warm water and, in the meantime, look at the moon and think about your intention. If it's a full moon, notice the light. If it's a new moon, appreciated the darkness.
- Drop your bath bomb in the water and watch it fizzle and release essential oils and herbs.
- Light your candles, if using them, and submerge in your bath for at least 15 minutes or until the water gets cold.
- Notice how your skin feels softer and more hydrated. Take in the tailor-picked scents and watch how they make you feel.
- After leaving the bath, give yourself another 10 minutes of silent meditation.
- Last, enjoy a great night's sleep, with your body feeling soft and clean and your mind clear and at peace.