The Healing Power of WATER for Your Home and Your Health
Our bodies are made of 60% water.
Our planet is made of 70% water.
Water is paramount to our daily survival, our functionality, our flow. Water is nourishing, healing and balancing. It is perhaps the most important element in our lives.
Therefore it's no surprise that the literal translation of Feng Shui in Chinese is "Wind, Water" , signifying the vital importance of nature's adaptive, flowing energy and how to harmonizing our selves, and our spaces, with nature.
Water is like an invisible mirror of Chi. It is healing, cleansing, powerful, transformative. Water is Source.
Read on for how the element of water can be used to attract wealth and health, overcome obstacles, optimize your wellbeing and take your life into a new reality.
"Migrate with water, where the wind arrives, is fertile soil.”
WATER FOR YOUR HOME
Water, like your home, does not like to be stagnant, stuck or still. Water wants to move and transform like Chi - effortlessly, easily and consistently.
Water is one of the 5 earth elements in Chinese metaphysics and holds the following properties:
Meaning: Wealth, Prosperity and Abundance
Gua: Career & Purpose
Color: Blues and Blacks
Materials: Water, Glass, Mirrors
Shape: Irregular, Curved
Weakened by: Earth
Strengthened by: Metal
Weakening to: Fire
Strengthening to: Wood
Dominant in: Bathrooms, Pools
In feng shui, water components in your spaces such as fountains, aquariums, or artwork (or corresponding colors or materials) are considered auspicious when they are moving/flowing towards the front door.
The best way to live is to be like water
For water benefits all things and goes against none of them
It provides for all people and even cleanses those places a man is loath to go
In this way it is just like the Tao..
One who lives in accordance with nature does not go against the way of things
He moves in harmony with the present moment. always knowing the truth of just what to do
Rhythms & Rituals with Water
Connecting with earth through ceremony, rhythms and rituals can be extremely powerful in healing and activating new energy, or releasing old energy. That is why water is useful in blessing ceremonies or in the manifestation process.
Water is a powerful spiritual conductor and can be charged with different energy frequencies. Energy-infused water can be drank, cooked with, bathed in, or to nourish house plants to improve overall health and wellbeing and attract abundance, reaffirm your intentions, or releasing stagnation. Infuse your water with....
The Moon: Place a jar under the new and full moons
The Sun: Place a jar under the sun, followed by ice cubes before drinking
Your Spirit: Sing, yodel, or whisper to your water to bring out its magical healing properties
Your Intentions: Make a simmer pot with herbs, flowers, citrus and bay leaves written with power words
Fruit: Add slices of lemon, lime, mint, cucumber to pitcher of water
Tea: Steep water with Chinese teas (black, green, white, yellow, oolong) blended with orange zest, lemongrass, rose hips or cinnamon.
Flowers and Herbs: Steep water with roses, rosemary or sage
Crystals: Charge your water with liquid-friendly stones in water or around the jar or vessel
There are so many forms and types of water experienced in nature. Each carries their own unique properties for conducting spells and rituals with intention
Banishing or binding - sea water, swamp water, storm water
Protecting or warding - well water, sun water, river water
Cleansing or purifying - rain water, dew, spring water, ice water
Charging or activating - moon water, lake water, snow melt
Cleansing & Releasing
If you are inadvertently absorbing the negative energy of others in your life, then water can help cleanse and refresh. This is especially helpful if you have many open energy centers in your Human Design chart and struggle with feelings of anxiety or restlessness. You can also look at your core personality element. If its Fire or Earth you may use water to "cool yourself down" and create a more balanced energy field.
Water is also helping to release stagnation or other limitations in our lives. Methods include
Therapeutic bath or shower
Soaking feet or washing hands
A "worry water" bowl
Meditation with floating candles in your altar space
Diffusing essential oils to change the frequency of the room
“Water is the softest thing, yet it can penetrate mountains and earth. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”
WATER FOR YOUR HEALTH
Feng Shui teaches us that the closer we can be to nature, the more balanced and harmonious our minds, bodies and spirits will be. This is just as true when it comes to the water we drink, bathe in, clean with.
In Feng Shui, the simplest details are vital, and where our water comes from is no different. It's important to know about the source, quality and integrity of the water in order to achieve optimum health and wealth. Water is energy, and should therefor hold the highest vibrational frequency possible.
Read on for the "dirty" truth about different types of water the the health of you and our planet!
DID YOU KNOW....
The Safe Drinking Water Act only regulates 90 of the nearly 60,000 chemicals used in the United States
Every year in the US nearly 18 billion pounds of new toxins are released into the groundwater, soil, and atmosphere. (source).
Water treatment plants are not currently required to test for the presence of pharmaceuticals in our water. So medications such as antibiotics, sex hormones, anti-depressants, and seizure pills have been found in the tap water of at least 41 million Americans (source).
Bottled water costs up to 560 times more than tap water (source).