Water Blessing - Singing to Water
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‘Singing to Water’ invites people to gather, to take care of our sacred waters and give them our love and appreciation, through song, poems and offerings..
Bringing our attention to the beauty and wisdom of water as it travels our world, renewing, revitalizing, and supporting all life so generously. Listening to what water has to say.
Let’s come together and sing our love and appreciation!
- Water is Life
- Water can hear you.
- Water holds memory.
- Water is the life blood of the earth.
- Water carries so many teachings.
- The ancestors can speak through water.
- Water is in us.
- Water is us.
- What we do to water wo do to life.
- Water loves to be sung to.
Our ancestors regularly honoured the elements – these seasonal meetings are intended to reconnect to this ancient desire to give thanks to the waters of life.. We gather to take care of our sacred waters and honour that which gives us life through song, poetry and offerings, completing with the beautiful Water Blessing song from Nalini Blossom (see video below) and linking to Dr Emoto’s (more here) teachings to mediate and sing to the waters each month at this time. During this song you will have chance to make your prayers and offerings to the water.
Bringing our attention to the beauty and wisdom of water as it travels the world, renewing, revitalizing and supporting all life so generously. Listening to what water has to say. And knowing that water carries our prayers and intentions all over the globe.
I was opened to relationship with water by people from other lands, their prayers and ceremonies. I have so much gratitude to these folks, for once opened, this door cannot close. Now here on our own land we practice listening, speaking with, giving our gratitude, and sharing our delighted appreciation.
I feel that each time we gather to do this, we take another step to reclaiming our own relationship, our own ways, our own indigeny.
Dr Emoto said that the least we can do every day is to speak to the water – ‘water, I love you, I honour you, I thank you’.
‘I want to stand by the river in my finest dress. I want to sing, strong and hard, and stamp my feet with a hundred others so that the waters hum with our happiness. I want to dance for the renewal of the world’
Robin Wall Kimmerer in Braiding Sweetgrass.
Meet in the car park by Park School, Dartington Estate at 10am
From there we will walk through the woods to the river, turning left and gathering somewhere along the riverbank.
This event is free.
The car park charges 50p for 1 hour, £1 for 4 hours, £3 from 9am to 6pm.
We will sing a few simple songs together as a group, and there will also be chance to offer individual songs or poems. NB You do not need to be a ‘singer’!
We will finish at the river by 12 noon. We make our own way back up to the car park.
This is community led event so feel free to bring songs, poems or prayers to offer.
Look out for the FaceBook event page ‘water blessing – singing to water’.
Children very welcome.
An open heart, and your souls’ love for the world.
An offering for the waters – flowers, seeds or other natural offering.
A song, a poem.
Maybe a drum, a rattle or an instrument.
A small container to take some water home for your altar, to speak and sing to between gatherings.
Snacks to share.
A towel if you fancy a dip.
‘Maybe the significance of climate change is not ‘change or perish',
but an INITIATION to re-orient civilization towards beauty’
‘We need to shift the narrative to life, love, place and participation’
(Quotes taken from ‘Climate. A New Story’ by Charles Eisenstein).