Over the weekend I had the opportunity to visit my sister’s farm. As usual, she brought warm feelings of hygge and new insight.
She mentioned that she had watched a cooking show on Netflix called Chef’s Table that featured a Buddhist woman making temple water out of a lotus flower. I suggested we watch the episode, so we did.
The woman explained that she created all of the food at the temple with the specific purpose in mind of aiding the deepening of meditation through raising the vibrational levels of the monks who eat her food. The episode showed the woman pouring water into a large bowl, slowly and intentionally placing a beautiful white lotus flower into that water, and using small sticks, unfolding the petals of the lotus to flatten it into the water. She then used cups to remove water from the bowl.
Inspired by what we saw, she poured water into a large ceramic dish. She mindfully went out to a plum tree, and removed one of the first blossoms of the year. She placed the blossom in to the dish of water, let it sit for a short period of time, and removed water using the drinking cups. She brought me a cup and we sat together sipping our own homemade temple water.
The effects were truly profound. Although the water did not carry the flavor of the blossom, it did carry a heightened energy which I described as lovely for a lack of better words.
I hope you will find this article and be able to experience the subtle profoundness of the temple water in your home with your loved ones.
Make sure any flowers you wild craft have not been sprayed. Be respectful of the nature. Ask permission to take some, and do not take more than %20 from a single plant.