I’ve been understanding a lot more about water as a living entity in recent times, although the journey began for me decades ago when it gradually dawned on me that I would always get my best inspiration in the bath. It was around the same time that I learned of Dr Emoto’s work with water. Then I gradually began to realise that my hands only had to touch water to receive the same benefit. In that way, I learned to listen to the messages that the water was giving me.
But it took longer for me to learn to speak back, and that’s when things started to get really interesting. It was like opening up the floodgates, and I began to learn so much that I could never encapsulate it all in an article.
However, let’s start here: we know that our bodies are roughly 90% water and that it forms different liquids which are vital for the smooth running of all the systems of our physiology. Most of us also know that their tidal flows are governed by the Moon, just as she governs the seas on the Earth.
However, part of the purpose of human life is to learn how to make life work for us on more than one level. The problem, so often, with the modern day understanding of “spirituality” is that it is divorced from the material. We can blame the woefully misnamed Age of Enlightenment for that. But the dream metaphor of the body is the house. We have to learn how to “build our own house” here on Earth with the materials available to us. And just like the wise of old, we need to build our house near a river because water is so essential for life that it actually is life. Just as NASA has found in its search for habitable planets in our galaxy, no water means no life. And so if we want to stay healthy and alive for as long as is humanly possible, we must form a good relationship with water.
As I now understand it, at the beginning of our lives, we’re given a certain allotment of time – a period of grace if you like. It’s a bit like being given £200 for passing Go in Monopoly. But just as in that game, once the £200 runs out, we are supposed to have learned how to accrue more, in order to stay in play. This much we are no longer taught. So our hospitals are full of those who, when you boil it down to the fundamentals of their disease, it is about a failure to develop a relationship with water, and so their waters are no longer working for them.
We find evidence of the importance of a close relationship with living waters in so many indigenous cultures. Not least, in the bathing rituals of the Vikings that I first learned about in the book Icelandic Magic by Christopher Alan Smith, which I thoroughly recommend. The Vikings had bathing rituals which we can follow today. The Helm of Awe, for example, was visualised as part of a ritual with water.
But we don’t have to go that far. We can just simply just start talking to our water as we would a friend; nothing more complicated than that. Our water just needs that acknowledgement that we are in a relationship with it.
We can make up our own bathing and washing rituals. I’m sure some of you already know all this and are in relationship with your water. I’d love to hear from you, if so, and how it’s working out for you.