Holy Water – How To Use It And The Benefits

by | 25 Oct, 2022

What is Holy Water?   How do we use it and what are the benefits?

Holy Water is constructed through intention and through sacred ceremony whereby we honour and recognise the divine existing in all things.

My first introduction to holy water came as a young Catholic, where one would come into the church, dip your fingers into the little font that had the holy water in it and then you would bless yourself with it.  Having now travelled to India may times and partaken in many spiritual Vedic fire ceremonies and water ceremonies, I’ve now learned a lot more about Holy Water, how to make it and what to do with it.

When we have ceremonies at our ashram, we create a holy water which we then decant into small bottles, and the kind people who sponsor our fires end up with a bottle of this water.

I’ve been asked recently a couple of times, what do you do with it?

Here’s a few things you can use Holy Water for:

  1. Healing in a bottle – Really, it is so full of divine energy that when you spray it onto affected body parts or into your chakras, you will feel a tingling sensation if you’re at all sensitive to energy. If you have a headache, often a headache will resolve. If you’re feeling anxious, you can spray it on your solar plexus and breathe in and release all the anxiety.
  2. Help with meditation – Spray your crown chakra to help you clear your mind and to go deeper into a state of quiet meditation.
  3. Lift and shift  – Spray it on your chakras or specifically your Ajna chakra, and crown. Close your eyes, though!
  4. Help your heart – If you’re feeling heavy hearted, spray it into the heart chakra and ask the Divine alleviate whatever it is that you are having difficulty with.
  5. On-the-Go cleanser – I travel with my holy water. I’m about to leave for a trip to visit all of our gorgeous friends in The Shanti Group around the world, so I’m taking some with me and when I go into hotel rooms, I spray it around the room to get rid of all the negative energy that might be in the hotel room.  You can lightly spray just above the bed and it will purify the vibrations.
  6. Stress Reliever – You can useHoly Water as a spray to refresh yourself if you’ve been in a stressful situation.

An online Holy Water experience…

If you would like to experience what it’s like to have a little Holy Water sprayed virtually, watch the below video where Shakti Durga will spray those who are watching.


Holy Water keeps for ages but I do suggest that you don’t drink it after the first 24 hours because they do put some herbs and spices in it, traditional things like turmeric and so forth so you don’t want to drink it after the first day or so. But it can remain useful as a spray for months. It’s precious and can really be helpful in a whole range of situations where you need a little lift and connection to the Divine.

If you would like to obtain your own Holy Water spray bottle, you can sponsor one of our Puja ceremonies and we will send one out to you in the post.  Just go HERE and scroll to the bottom of the page where you will see our upcoming ceremonies!



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