My weekly routine involves harvesting fresh, living, REAL water: the interfered-with liquid that comes through our taps in this part of the world - as in many places - contains very tangible chemical additions, so it is neither a tasteful nor a healthy means of nourishing and cleansing the body-mind-spirit.
I created a podcast around the sacredness of water as Gift, early this year: https://claregalloway.com/2020/01/23/water-and-the-divine-feminine/ - you can also listen to it via Dsound on Hive/ PeakD: https://peakd.com/dsound/@clareartista/20200123t141138878z-podcast-6-water-discipline-and-the-divine-feminine
I wanted to revisit the subject, as my own visits to natural water sources have become a more rooted part of my self-care, and indeed my spiritual practise.
Water is the greatest of Gifts, but it is also a relationship - a means of communication, a medium and communicator between worlds.
Water, especially the wild, clean, un-tampered-with variety, also very much represents the fluidity and 'influenceability' of our consciousness: the health of our rivers and oceans, of precipitation and of the water levels in the land - all of this is a measure of where our awareness is at.
In my understanding and experience, the cycle of water is key; where does it come from, how can we consume and use it without interfering overly in it's sacred structure and purpose, and how can we avoid putting it in places where it then becomes unusable.
Our ability to guardian, protect, harvest, keep clean, and channel water well - this is also obviously a measure of our sustainability.
Our capacity to understand the profundity of these cycles, of our relationship to/ within them, is an incredibly potent key to unlocking health and deep fulfilment in Life.
In keeping our awareness on where water is coming from and going to, we have the power to intervene intelligently in this natural cycle, which in turn can shift the circle into an ever-more creative one - rather than us accepting our passive-consumerist role, and being resigned to whatever comes out of the tap!
Sometimes we have to look again, look deeper, and with more conscience, into the most basic aspects of our modern lives that we take for granted.
Our return to the sacred comes from our relationship with the elements, and our incredible creative power really can affect enormous change, if we begin to realign with nature, with flow, with seasons and elements, and with the holistic power of Life.