Water Blessing CeremonyA beautiful water blessing ceremony was offered collectively by the African Houses of Washington, DC. They arranged for water to be brought from many different places. The different African spiritual houses: Akan, Yoruba, Asar Aset Society, and Voudon are adding their powers to the water by pouring libation. By adding their powers, we mean specifically calling their "gods" to be within, empower, and bless this water, thus sanctifying it. There are other spiritual and cultural traditions present which are doing the same.
The African Traditional Houses invited those who had sacred waters from places such as Lourds in France, Lake Atticlan in Guatemala, Siberia and other sites to pour some into the bowl. These waters brought powerful healing energy to benefit those who wished to partake of it as well as the waters of the world.