Flip the Script on Water
Week Three: Flip the Script – Water
November 15 – 21, 2023
Day Fifteen: Wednesday, November 15, 2023
Flip the Script on Water
We stood on a Ridge at the end of the island looking down to a place where three seas, the China Sea, the Tasmanian sea, and the Pacific Ocean, crashed together in roiling waves. Each of the Seas brings its own winds, so one is buffeted by gusts from all sides. Let me invite you to stand there with me. Something is uncanny here. There is presence here. Could it be that the waves also bring with them the spirits of other lands? ~Jean Houston, Jump Time
It was a rainy, cool day in August when I was guided to “Flip the Script” on Water. With surprise, confusion, and curiosity, I revisited several books on my bookshelf. The Secret Life of Water, The True Power of Water: Healing and Discovering Ourselves, and Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto. Next, I picked up Your Bodies Many Cries for Water by F. Batmanghelidj and reread it in a few days.
This was not on my list of topics to cover for Flip the Script until resources kept showing up over the next few weeks. Several astrologers, Pam Gregory and Heather Ensworth had both interviewed Veda Austin about her work with water crystallography and her discovery of hydroglyphs, the language of water.
Yes! magazine had just released the summer issue called Thirst.
Poetry, music, and quotes seemed to pop up out of nowhere.
I finally stood in the rain and raised my arms to the sky. Show me…
The conversations centered around the consciousness of water and my mind was blown wide open. Emoto’s work talked about human impact and influence on water. The shift was about water having a consciousness that impacts and influences humans. Physically, mentally, and emotionally.
I have read different estimates and percentages about how much water is in the human body and how much water is in each organ. There are different ranges measured scientifically. Suffice it to say, our bodies are composed of a lot of water.
Here are a sampling of quotes and information that begin a conversation:
Up to 60% of the human adult body is water. According to Mitchell and others (1945), the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and even the bones are watery: 31%. ~Wikipedia
The human body can last weeks without food, but only days without water. Water forms the basis of blood, digestive juices, urine, and perspiration, and is contained in lean muscle, fat, and bones. ~Your Bodies Many Cries for Water
From the annual water issue: Contemplate for a moment where you want to go and why you want to travel. Communities are tied to the water and people have built their lives around it for centuries. Our oceans, rivers, and lakes sustain us, even restore us. Let’s make the relationship two-sided and acknowledge that we, in turn, have a responsibility to restore and sustain them. Jacqui Gifford, Editor of Travel and Leisure magazine, February 2022
An indigenous activist, Big Wind Carpenter, is working on a project called the Indigenous Land Alliance of Wyoming, which aims to change the Western understanding of reciprocity – treating water not as a resource but as a relative. YES! magazine, Summer 2023
“Water holds memories since time began and has a living spirit just like we do.” ~Chenoa Egawa, a member of the Lummi tribe and a ceremonial leader, storyteller, artist, and environmental activist who is dedicated to bringing healing to our Mother Earth.
Water has the ability to cleanse itself, and because we are largely made of water, we are a part of that cleansing cycle as well. That is why it is so important to offer gratitude and prayer to water as we use it throughout our day. YES! magazine, Summer 2023
Envision a life dawning as an
being drawn to the sky by a
seemingly invisible force,
reconciling with clouds and
collecting stardust in the astros,
eternally magnetized to the moon,
transforming into a raindrop and
answering the call
to return to earth
taking shape as a glacier,
becoming a fast-running river,
slipping around ancient rocks
reflecting the trees and skies above,
shaping the landscape and tributaries,
forming capillaries and wetlands
arriving to the sea, embodying the ocean,
holding space for all life forms to thrive.
YES! magazine, Summer 2023
Today we begin a week of Flip the Script on Water.
Posts this week will include Masaru Emoto’s messages from water, the element of water, Veda Austin, the consciousness of water and practices to connect with water.
Day 15 Prompts:
*Reflect and meditate on the consciousness of water. Write down insights or resources that pass your way.
*Write about experiences you have had with water as a teacher and guide.
*Do you use water from your tap?Where does your water come from? Is there a group or individual who is working to protect your water? How can you get involved?Photo from the website of French photographer, Laurent Costa. Here is a link to his website and to his microscopic photos. It is all in French, but the pictures are self explanatory./
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