Benediction comes from the Latin words bene and dictio, which literally mean “well” and “to speak.” So a benediction was originally something that was spoken well. In English, we understand that a benediction is an invocation of divine blessing. At the end of a ritual, the benediction, along with the commissioning, sends the participant out into the secular or material world with a spark of divine energy still within them.
Do you feel the need for well-spoken words in your life? How do you carry your experience of transpersonal energy with you after a ritual has ended?