"Water really is the genesis ingredient for all life at all levels - water is so fundamental to everything involved in creating, reproducing, and sustaining life that it is possible to imagine that God created water, and let water do the work to create life." Charles Fishman, The Big Thirst, p. 44
With the influences of the Grand Cardinal Cross in full effect, Tait and I decided it was a great time to ground ourselves in the juiciness of Mother Earth, and prepare for the inevitable changes coming our way. The deep healing processes associated with water in its various states are numerous. Top these touchy-feely experiences off with a good old scientific film about this amazing element, and you have yourself a well-rounded foundation for contemplation and expansion.
For starters, we packed a lunch and headed East out of Eugene to Cougar Hot Springs, also know as Terwilliger. Now, there are a few not-so-savory reviews of these particular natural hot springs, but in the Spirit of adventure, we wanted to check it out for ourselves. Once again, I proved to myself how much other people's opinions differ from mine. It was beautiful. We soaked all afternoon, in the middle of a breath-taking forest, in water that was the perfect temperature, surrounded by wonderful souls. It rained softly at times, with the sun coming out between the drops. The healing aspects of the week, and specifically the water were far from finished.
We spent yesterday in Portland, hiking through an old growth forest while the rain fell lightly around us. Forest Park is the largest urban forest in the United States, spanning 5,157 acres. The sheer magnitude of the symbiotic relationship between the trees, the other plants, the rain, and our life, our Breath, is awe-inspiring. Being submerged in this wet, lush, steamy, green world made us super hungry. In search of yummy local, organic grub, we stumbled on a market/deli deal. We had a most delicious vegan meal at Proper Eats, then shoved off to head back to Eugene.
Still rolling in the bliss of a fantastic day, we opted to stop by our favorite metaphysical book shop, Star Gate, and rent a movie. The pick of the evening was Water: The Great Mystery. It's a voiceentertainment.net production. And it WILL make you think. For me, it opened up a door to a new way of seeing myself and the connections we have with, well, everything; all thanks to water.
I love water, and I am so very grateful for it!!! Our bodies are on average about 50-65% water, and by professing my love and gratitude for water, I'm charging it up. This "love and gratitude energy charge" changes the physical structure of the water molecules, making them appear more like works of art than unhappy drops of water. Scientifically, water is so special that it remembers things like energy/emotions; remembers this, and shares it with whatever it comes into contact with. In this example, that's more of me. When I am actively loving and thanking the water that is essential to my body's operations, I am giving my entire system a joyful tune-up.
Here's the part I don't understand: if it's that's simple, that easy, why doesn't everybody do it? All you have to do is say (or even think to yourself) "Love and gratitude" for the water. Folks have been giving thanks before meals for centuries. What are we actually saying thanks for? How did that food have the ability to grow? Without water, there would be no meal. Without water, there would be no plants. Without plants, there would be no oxygen. No Breath = No us. Water, then, is a Divine gift. For me, it's more precious than any other thing on Earth.
To learn more about science and spirituality colliding over water, I highly recommend popping some pop corn, getting comfy on the couch, and preparing to have your mind blown wide open while taking in this movie.
As always, thanks for joining me here! With much Love and gratitude,!