In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water.
Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
Water is an awesome medium to work with. You can infuse it with herbs (either in a tea or a decoction), add crystal energies to it and make an elixir, cleanse with it (both physically and energetically), drink it, cook with it, and make all sorts of concoctions with it. I think it’s probably the most versatile liquid available to us.
Water is a unique liquid because it will take on the properties of whatever energies it is exposed to … it basically imprints the energetic signature of whatever it comes into contact with. This is the premise behind homeopathic remedies and crystal elixirs. But there doesn’t need to be direct physical contact with any particular substance … intention, thoughts, and even Reiki can provide the energy to be held by the water.
Dr. Masaru Emoto did a lot of work with water and energy and has come up with some amazing pictures of water crystals. He’s recorded the different crystals that form as it begins to freeze and has shown that loving or happy thoughts or uplifting music produces gorgeous crystals while negative or angry thought creates a jumbled mass but no crystals. (Very interesting stuff … if you’re interested in checking out his work you can do a web search for “Messages in Water”) The work that Dr. Emoto did is important because it shows that we can “store” energies in water. Sometimes those energies come from the medicinal properties of plants or the metaphysical properties of crystals, sometimes pure energy is directed into the water.
So why does all this matter? Because we are exposed to, and use, water all the time and we can make use of its properties to assist us in creating an energetic balance. One of the things I’ve found about water is that when bottled, the energy of water from a natural source is intensified. I have some waters that I’ve collected over the years from lakes, springs, creeks, and rivers up near Mount Shasta and just like the source waters, each of these bottled samples have very distinct but different energies. But because they are contained, they are more potent than the source waters I collected them from. This actually works in our favor because we can take plain water (from the tap, a well, or a bottle) and add just a little of the collected waters … and that little bit will imprint on the plain water we started with.
I’m not sure how clear that is (and can’t come up with anything better right now!) so I’ll give an example: when our house gets to feeling really crummy and stale I’ll smudge the house, then I take one of my Shasta waters and add some of it to plain bottled water in a sprayer bottle (I don’t like to use the tap water here due to the amount of chlorine and chloramine added to it). Then I add a few drops of essential oils and just spray it around the house. I love using citrus scents with the “happy” waters to perk things up; or lavender and “peaceful” waters to calm things down. I’ve even added some water from Medicine Lake to tinctures I’ve made to boost their healing properties.
Water also helps us remove negative energy from our personal energetic fields. Ever wonder why you feel better after a shower or bath? Of course it feels good to get physically clean, but there’s more to it than just cleansing physically … the water really does remove negative energy from our aura. If you like to soak in the tub, add some salt (sea salts and epsom salts will work but I prefer to use pink Himalayan salts) to help detox your skin in addition to physically cleansing and removing negative energy. You can also add herbs or essential oils to enhance your mood too.
The possibilities truly are endless here. If you have any special places you like to hang out that have a lake or other water source, try bottling some and see if using it at home brings back the feelings you get when visiting that special place. Even if you don’t want to find or collect special waters, you can still be mindful of how water can help maintain balance in your life. So get creative, and make use of this wonderful resource!
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