Most people are familiar with blessing food, the expressing saying grace comes from the tradition of blessing what you are about to eat. Giving gratitude for food goes back to Palaeolithic cave paintings. The tradition of blessing food has been practiced by many cultures and religions around the world for thousands of years. The exact origin of the practice is not clear, as it has evolved and been adapted by different cultures over time.
In many ancient cultures, offering food to the gods or spirits was a common practice to ensure a good harvest and to express gratitude for the gifts of nature. The Greeks and Romans, for example, would make offerings of food and wine to their gods before meals.
In many religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, the practice of blessing food is associated with giving thanks to God for providing sustenance and nourishment. The Christian tradition of saying grace before meals is based on the example of Jesus, who gave thanks before breaking bread at the Last Supper.
In some cultures, food is also blessed as a way of warding off evil spirits or promoting good health. In Hinduism, for example, it is common to offer food to the gods and then distribute it as prasad, or blessed food, to the worshippers.
Overall, the tradition of blessing food reflects the universal human need to express gratitude and reverence for the gifts of nature and the sustenance that nourishes our bodies and souls. Although in recent times and following the science by Dr. Emoto, the very act of giving thanks changes the molecular structure of cells. Blessing food, ourselves or anything is symbolic of the gratitude you are feeling.
When we perform a body blessing either on ourselves or someone else, we are in gratitude. Our body responds on a cellular level. People who express and feel gratitude have a higher volume of grey matter in the right inferior temporal gyrus (Zahn et al., 2014).
When we express gratitude and receive the same, our brain releases dopamine and serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitters responsible for our emotions. They enhance our mood immediately, making us feel happy from the inside. A simple blessing can help the feel-good factor activation.
A body blessing can enhance psychic protection by strengthening the chakras and releasing harmful energy programs. Energetic boundaries are created. Self-awareness is the key to knowing when you are in need of cleansing. It is important to fuse your mind with your body and bring your intention back to the present moment.
Blessing your chakras and body is a personal and spiritual practice that can help you balance your energy, promote healing, and increase your sense of wellbeing. Here are some steps you can take to bless your chakras and body:
Set your intention: Before beginning your practice, take a moment to set your intention. This can involve stating your purpose or desire, such as promoting healing, increasing energy flow, or cultivating inner peace.
Create a sacred space: Choose a quiet, peaceful space where you can focus on your practice. You may want to light candles, burn incense, or play calming music to help create a sacred atmosphere.
Focus on your breath: Begin by taking a few deep breaths, focusing on your inhale and exhale. This can help you relax and become more present in the moment.
Visualise your chakras: Visualise your chakras as spinning wheels of energy, each located at a different point along your spine. You may want to focus on each chakra individually, starting at the base of your spine and working your way up to the crown of your head.
Use affirmations: As you focus on each chakra, use positive affirmations to bless and balance your energy. For example, you may want to say "I am safe and secure" when focusing on your root chakra, or "I trust my intuition" when focusing on your third eye chakra.
Use healing modalities: There are many different healing modalities that can be used to bless your chakras and body, such as sound healing, crystal healing, and Reiki. You may want to explore different modalities to find what works best for you.
Express gratitude: After completing your practice, take a moment to express gratitude for the blessings and healing that you have received. This can help you cultivate a sense of appreciation and abundance in your life.
Remember that blessing your chakras and body is a personal practice, and there is no one "right" way to do it. Focus on what feels good and resonates with you, and trust your intuition as you work to balance and bless your energy.
Intention is key to a successful blessing. If you are someone that would bless their food and the next minute complain about the price of carrots, you are canceling the blessing. The same applies to a body blessing. If you are in gratitude but angry because of a headache, you are not in alignment. The focus of your intention cancels out the other feelings.
Take a few minutes to clear your mind of any negative thoughts or feelings. Concentrate on the intention of the blessing.
Sit somewhere you won’t be disturbed and turn off your mobile, yep the mobile! Place your hands in a prayer position near your heart.
Here are some example words:
I acknowledge my connection to source, my truth, my wisdom and freewill. All that is and all that will ever be. I am connected to the divine, the universe, and cosmic energy. I am part of the divine; I am eternal; I am safe.
My gifts, intuition and spiritual knowledge are what I am grateful for. I bless each day for the lessons bestowed upon me and the gift I can pass on to those that wish to receive. I live in gratitude and joy.
My voice and ability to speak my truth are blessings to me. I speak with honesty, empathy and care. I can be compassionate towards people and try not to make judgements. I live and speak my truth, harming none. I remove anger, resentment, judgement and fear from my energy and transmute the emotions to joy, love, and gratitude. Where possible, I will speak the language of light.
To love without prejudice is what I am blessed to do. I have endured heartache and sorrow. I am open to love. The divine spark is within me. The comic beat of the universe is me. I bless my heartbeat, the muscles, cells and blood. I bless my connection to all things and the creator of all things. All that will ever be is what I am. I am infinite.
I am spiritual wisdom, connected to original source. I am connected to a great wisdom, an inner knowledge passed down through my genetic spiritual heritage. I am protected from negative forces by thought or deed. I am love.
My body is sacred and belongs to me, I have power over my body and full autonomy over my bodily decisions. I bless my connection to creation, my blood, cells and nervous system. I am protected.
I bless my connection to mother earth; I bless my body and the deep relationship with earth and nature. As I walk on the rocks, soil, sand, and earth, I bless my journey. The water beneath my feet is blessing me. Wherever I roam, I bless my ancestors for the gifts they left behind. I bless my soul for allowing this physical journey to manifest. And I bless my body for the ability to journey. I carry with me the wisdom of the ages; I carry the divine light. I am truly blessed and loved.
Our words carry powerful instructions to the universe, when we bless something we are extending our gratitude to multiple dimensions. Experiments have shown the effect on cells when we use positive words towards physical things.