The Water Blessing 

A natural baptism is a ceremonial ritual performed in various religious or spiritual traditions outside of Christianity. It involves the use of water as a symbol of purification, rebirth, or initiation into the particular belief system. The specific practices and beliefs surrounding non-Christian baptisms can vary widely, depending on the tradition and culture. These ceremonies often serve as a means of welcoming individuals into the community, bestowing blessings, and facilitating a spiritual connection or transformation. Natural baptisms may incorporate prayers, invocations, symbolic gestures, and rituals unique to the specific faith or spiritual path being followed.

Natural Baptism
Natural Baby Blessing
The purification by water and assignment of Spiritual Patrons or God Parents
Katherine DeSilva
Katherine DeSilva
Ordained Minister
Serene Cirles

Ritual Blessings for Infants & Children

At Serene Circles Collaborative, we choose our members carefully to ensure a meaningful and inclusive experience for every child blessing. Our Serene Circles Collaborative member for a child blessing is a compassionate and skilled individual who brings a deep understanding of diverse spiritual and cultural traditions. They possess the ability to create a serene and welcoming atmosphere for the child and their family. Our member is adept at crafting personalized rituals and blessings, tailored to honor the uniqueness of each child and their family's beliefs. With their guidance, the child blessing becomes a harmonious and transformative event, filled with love, support, and heartfelt intentions for the child's future.

Choosing a Natural Baptism 

The origins of baptism can be traced back to ancient times, with various religious and cultural practices involving the act of purification or initiation through water. While the specific practices and beliefs surrounding baptism vary across different traditions, it is commonly associated with spiritual cleansing, rebirth, and initiation into a particular faith community.

Historical evidence suggests that pre-Christian cultures had rituals involving water purification, which may have influenced the development of Christian baptism. The website "" explores the idea of a pre-Christian history of baptism, highlighting examples from different civilizations such as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. These practices often involved immersion in water or sprinkling of water as a symbol of cleansing and spiritual transformation.

It's important to note that the Christian sacrament of baptism, as practiced by various Christian denominations, is rooted in the teachings and practices of Jesus Christ and the early Christian church. The New Testament of the Bible describes the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and emphasizes the importance of baptism as a public declaration of faith and a means of spiritual rebirth.

Regarding the topic of infant baptism, there are differing views within Christianity. While some denominations practice infant baptism as a means of initiating children into the faith and symbolizing their inclusion in the community, others prefer to practice believer's baptism, which is reserved for individuals who have consciously chosen to follow Christ and publicly profess their faith.

Moving on to the concept of a baby blessing, it is an event that celebrates the birth or arrival of a child without necessarily involving the term "baptism." Baby blessings can be found in various religious and spiritual traditions, including but not limited to Christianity. They are often a way to welcome and bless a child, invoking divine protection, guidance, and well-being for the child's life journey.

The details of a baby blessing ceremony can vary depending on cultural, religious, or individual preferences. Such an event might take place in a place of worship, a home, or an outdoor setting. The ceremony may include prayers, readings, and blessings offered by parents, family members, friends, or spiritual leaders. It is an opportunity for the community to express their love, support, and hopes for the child's future.

In a baby blessing, participants may offer words of wisdom, blessings, or intentions for the child's spiritual, emotional, and physical growth. The ceremony might involve the lighting of candles, the sprinkling of water, or the use of symbolic objects to represent blessings or aspirations. Music, singing, and communal celebration often accompany the event.

While a baby blessing shares some similarities with baptism, it typically focuses more on celebration, community support, and the expression of love and wishes for the child's well-being, rather than emphasizing specific religious doctrines or sacramental rites. It can be a meaningful and inclusive way to honor and welcome a new life into the world, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliations.

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