The Healing Power of WATER for Your Home and Your Health
DID YOU KNOW?
The water we drink is at least 4.54 billion years old, older than our entire planet and Solar System.
Nearly 100% of your body’s molecules are water molecules.
Almost 60% of your body weight is water: the brain and heart are composed of 73% water, the lungs are about 83% water, the skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79%, and the bones are watery: 31%.
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
Crystals: Charge your water with liquid-friendly stones in water or around the jar or vessel
Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
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
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, and 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: clean, nutritious and free of contaminants.
Read on for the "dirty" truth about different types of water which contribute to the health of you and our planet!
The water in your body is just visiting. It was a thunderstorm a week ago. It will be the ocean soon enough. Most of your cells come and go like morning dew. We are more weather pattern than stone monument. Sunlight on mist. Summer lightning. Your choices outweigh your substance.
Jarod K Anderson
The Health Benefits of Quality H20
Drinking 8 cups of purified water (nuetralized or slightly alkalized t pH7-8) and remineralized water (200ppm tds) can have health benefits including
BOOSTS weight loss potential by increasing metabolism (cold water) + making you feel full longer (warm water)
DETOXIFIES the body by flushing out toxins and waste, leading to healthier skin and digestion
HYDRATES the body leading to Relieves fatigue and energizes
REGULATES body temperature
PROTECTS joints and cushions vital organs
SUPPORTS nutrient absorption, circulation, oxygen use, and converting calories to energy
PREVENTS waterborne diseases and illnesses and associated health issues like gastrointestinal problems and infections
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).
Manufacturing plastic bottles requires 3 times more water than filling them (source).
The federal government places more purity, testing, and quality restrictions on tap water than bottled water (source).
Water from your tap, whether it's your kitchen faucet or shower head is certainly convenient - but that convenience comes at a cost. It is highly recommend to invest in a shower/ bath water filter or dechlorinator to either eliminate or significantly reduce chlorine exposure when bathing or showering.
Convenient, Accessible, "Bone-building and Disinfecting properties"
Added unnatural chemical contaminates ( flouride and chlorine) which is harmful to our bodies. Absorbed in even greater amounts in showering or bathing
Many people falsely believe that bottled water is the healthier alternative to tap water, but that is simply not the case. Over a quarter of the bottled water sold in the US is simply purified municipal/city water - just with a higher price tag and packaging! In other words, most bottled water is nothing more than tap water with a fancy label.
Convenient, affordable in the short-term
Manufacturing and distributing leaves a major carbon footprint, Litter pollution, Microplastics in the body
Reverse Osmosis Water
Reverse Osmosis water sounds fancy and trendy, but it's actually considered the "white bread" of water because it is so void of any nutritional value.
Removes many toxins such as heavy metals and flouride,
It doesn't remove gases like chlorine, or small particulates. In this purification process, healthy minerals like calcium and magnesium are inadvertently stripped away which can result in a chelating or depleting effect in the body longterm. Lastly, while many systems may start at 95% purification when first installed, they reduce to as low as 80% after only a year.
Pitcher filters, like Brita or Pur, use granulated activated charcoal to remove toxins, as well as unpleasant tastes and odors from tap water.
The portable pitcher can be conveniently stored on countertop or refrigerator for easy drinking access. Affordable cartridge
Does not remove VOCs, endocrine disruptors heavy metals or fluoride. Longer filtering time (30-60 mins), cartridges that need to be replaced regularly and add up over time, and the inability to address bathing or cleaning water. Pitcher size limiting to large families.
Solid Carbon Block Filtration
The EPA considers activated carbon and carbon block filters to be the best technology available to remove pesticides, herbicides, and industrial chemicals (source). The Berkey and similar filters sit in canisters on your countertop or tabletops to be used for everyday drinking and cooking. Once filled with water, the water flows down through the filters which remove chemicals but keep essential minerals.
Effectively removes pathogens, heavy metals, fluoride, chlorine, and more. Great for power outages or camping trips. The filters don't have to be replaced nearly as often as RO and pitcher filters
Larger investment up front . Take up countertop or floor space. Do not filter out flouride unless there is a separate attachment
Whole-House Filtration Systems
Whole-house filtration systems are a one-stop, hassle-free option which use a sediment base and zeolite in addition to carbon filtration to treat all points of water - from faucets and shower heads to tubs and toilets.
Large investment up front In-depth installation process
Biocompatible Water Filtration Systems
This is considered the "Cadillac" of water filtration systems because it incorporates a revolutionary 14-stage purification: 1 reverse osmosis stage, 2 deionization stages, pre- and post filters, stainless steel and quartz UV light for added protection against bacteria and pathogens. All of the essential minerals and earth properties that have been removed in earlier stages are all added back in later stages.
Maintains purification power over time. Mimics the cleanest, freshest waters in nature - alkaline, silky and tasty. Removes fluoride, lead, chlorine, MTBE, chromium-6, nitrates, pesticides, pharmaceutical residues, water-borne illness, and more!
Large upfront investment
Gravity-fed, mineral-rich "living" spring water is known by many to be purest and healthiest for drinking, thanks to Mother Nature. Find A Spring is a site dedicated to connecting people with local springs all over the world. Alternatively, Research carefully if you want to buy bottles of spring water. Beware of companies who are marketing "mountain spring" or "glacier water" on their labels, but selling nothing more than purified tap water.
Contains all the beneficial electrolytes and trace minerals our bodies need. A taste that is clean, clear, fresh, and unrivaled. FREE
Can only be found at the Source in nature You must live near a Spring and bring your own containers Requires frequent re-filling
Shungite is a powerful healing stone first discovered in Karelia, Russia. Since ancient times, shungite has been used to naturally purify and even restructure water because it contains naturally occurring antioxidants called fullerenes, and a carbon structure similar to charcoal. Putting shungite in drinking or bathing water can provide many health and healing benefits for cleansing and detoxifying the body, reducing cellular damage and deterioration. You can buy shunghite kits which allow you to create "living water" that is pure and energizing.
Removes contaminants, pesticides, bacteria and viruses Can help alleviate headaches, insomnia, IBS, eczema, asthma and neutralize free radicals in the body. Can be easily, affordably made at home Stones can be repurposed in garden, altar-space, or jewelry, Nuetralizing free radicals, Enriches water with oxygen, calcium, magnesium and other essential minerals
Can create a mineral imbalance in the body if too much (more than 8 oz/day) is consumed. Takes about 24 hours for shunghite to purify the water for maximum benefit Can begin to lose potency after several months so needs to be recharged or "tuned" in the sun every few months
Bottom line: Healthy, Clean and Pure Water is crucial for your health and wellbeing. Water that is either neutralized (pH=7) or slightly alkalized (pH=7 to 7.25), and remineralized up to a TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) level of 200 ppm is the ideal.
“The nature of clouds and water is to flow. Going on, moving with dignity in space, full of vibrant life and adapting to conditions. If an obstacle arises or an obstruction is met, clouds and water find a way around. They do not judge that which arises before them, nor cling, but embrace it and flow around or through it in their pristine activity.
As water flows, the nature of compassion is always there at the very heart of our being, cleansing and refreshing, always finding a way, pulsing with the brightness of innate generosity of spirit; an endless source that cannot in reality diminish or dry out; the very nature of all beings.
As clouds and water move, if we move with and accept and forgive the mistakes of both ourselves and others the pain is eased. But if we halt, dig in, make divisions, try to turn the clock back and refuse to look and accept, our heart is deeply saddened. However dark the weight of our karma, the eternal source can never be diminished; however deep the hole we may have dug for ourselves, the nature of compassion and forgiveness is deeper and wider still.
If we are like clouds and water in relation to our pain or difficulty, that is, if we can continue to let the spirit of compassion flow through the pain that appears as an obstacle or blockage, then compassionate acceptance can embrace, comfort and purify that which attempts to cleave unity into disharmony.
What is necessary is opposite to our first animal instinct—escape: escape through anger, despair or indifference. Instead of turning away, suffering needs to be faced square on. Whether bereavement or a sense of rejection, anger, fear, illness or mental pain allow the spirit of clouds and water to flow into its very essence.
This peace is there for all of us no matter what our circumstances, and it is through not clinging or rejecting that this peace is found.
Like clouds...Like water...”
Rev Master Mokugen Kublicki
Erin is a certified feng shui consultant, energy healer, wellness coach and holistic growth strategist.
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