When we bless another, we are conveying good will to that person. I believe that positive energy is actually transferred in a blessing. You don’t need to be religious to either give a blessing or receive a blessing. A blessing can be bestowed on behalf of the Divine or simply on behalf of yourself. However, every blessing is sacramental and sacred. A true blessing lifts us out of ordinary time into extraordinary time. Blessing another can be as simple as saying—and meaning it--"I wish the best for you". The affirmation, “I love you” is a blessing Often a touch accompanies a blessing. In ancient times, a blessing was conveyed with a hand on the other’s head. Blessing goes two-way: when we bless another, we ourselves are blessed. Every life ceremony, whether a naming ceremony, wedding, coming-of-age ritual, or memorial service should include a blessing on all.