Water purification ceremony
The water element
Water represents the flow of energy (known as prana or chi), connecting our emotion and intuition. The flow of water guides daily life in Bali. Water plays an important role and is believed by Balinese to be one of the key forces of life. Balinese Hindus participate in water blessings regularly (Melukat), a spiritual cleansing ritual aimed to achieve self-purification of both the body and soul.
Water is often thought of as the most essential of the Elements for sustaining life. Associated with the Moon, the feminine, dreams, and the realm of emotions, the Water Element is a shape-shifter, moving easily throughout the world by following the path of least resistance.
My own experience in the water temple was very connecting to the element and I felt deep gratitude for being a part of this journey.
As you step into the sacred water pools ( where several Koi fish live ) you bow down in front of each spring.
Each spring has a different meaning or gives you a different purification or blessing. You first wash your face three times to pre cleans, body mind and soul before you hold your head under the stream of water.
After the ceremony, take a moment in stillness to feel the harmony in your body and let the purification be fully embodied.