Healthy Water: Our Life Blood by Carole Carlton
Water is the essence of life; it carries the hope of future generations, memories of lives past and is present in every living thing. It is the lifeblood of Mother Earth with the rivers and streams being symbolic of Her capillaries and veins.
Seventy percent of our planet is covered by water, all life was born from it and all life depends upon it. However, because it is a universal substance, the majority of us take it for granted, we hardly ever think about it and we certainly don’t appreciate it. In many instances we exploit it, manipulate it and pollute it to suit our own ends and then spend our lives looking elsewhere for the magic elixir of life, when it’s right here under our own noses.
It is important to remember that as long as we treat water with love and respect, it will love and respect us in return, nurturing our bodies and providing us with the key to longevity. Tantric scripts tell us that water is ‘prana’, the vital breath that brings life, without which we could not live.
The human body comprises of millions of cells, each of which is filled and surrounded by a watery fluid. In a healthy hydrated body the water outside the cells is less concentrated than that inside, therefore allowing toxins to be drawn out of the cell through the process of osmosis. However when the body becomes dehydrated through a lack of fluid intake, this process can become reversed and the water outside of the cell becomes more concentrated than inside. This in turn interferes with the delicate process of osmosis, which ultimately leads to a build up of toxins that are known to be the cause of a whole host of serious diseases.
Maintaining the balance of this fluid in each cell therefore is the key to health and is achieved by drinking on a regular basis. Just a two percent loss in cellular water can affect our energy levels by up to twenty percent therefore the recommended daily intake of water is six glasses per day to avoid dehydration.
In certain areas of the world, anthropologists have discovered that people frequently live to be over one hundred years old and this they attribute to the
quality of their water supply.
The mountains north of Pakistan are home to the Hunza people, who are fortunate enough to drink from melted glaciers, which is probably the purest form of water on earth as it contains a high proportion of carbons and silicates. Interestingly the Hunza’s seem to be immune from the majority of the degenerative diseases that we know so well here in the west such as arthritis, senile dementia and heart problems.
Unlike our mineral water where the mineral salts have become dissolved in the water, the Hunza’s water actually contains clusters of minerals called colloids, ensuring that the water is electrically and magnetically balanced for optimum health.
The Chinese, not having the benefit of pure water as in the case of the Hunza, chose to store their water in jade vases as they considered Jade to be the gem stone of longevity, whilst the Incas and Aztecs chose obsidian, a stone associated with purification.
The ancients seemed to know not only how to store water but also where to collect it, recognising that water taken from cool shady places where there was movement, meant that it would be both energised and pure. Likewise water that lay in an exposed pool with little movement, would be lifeless and often contaminated.
Sadly for most of us, this is exactly how our water is stored, in vast, still, open reservoirs, with little movement, little shade and little hope of it being re-energised before it comes through our taps. It is important therefore that we look at ways of energising our water before drinking or bathing in it at home.
• Magnetised water
Although magnetic healing is ancient in its origins, over the past twenty years modern scientists have been looking at how magnets are able to change the structure of water. Hans Grander, an Austrian naturalist has developed a technique whereby he is able to restore natural energy to water through a process called ‘implosion’. The resulting water is known as ‘Grander Water’ and is said to dramatically improve the health of all living things.
• Making vortices
Theodor Schwenk, a follower of Rudolph Steiner, noticed that temperatures at the core of spiralling waters are cooler than elsewhere which means that not only are they are more lively and energetic but also that positive and negative energies are balanced.
In order to create vortices in your water at home simply swirl the water in a clockwise direction before entering a bath or stir water around in a jug or filter before drinking.
• Using colour
The Egyptians were particularly well versed in storing their water in coloured glass jars in order that they might harness the energy created in the water for healing purposes, with blue glass being the preferential colour.
Copyright 2010 Carole Carlton. Carole Carlton is a writer and lecturer in complementary therapies and ancient spirituality. She is also the author of the ‘Mrs Darley’ series of books, of which the latest, entitled ‘Mrs Darley’s Pagan Elements’, explores the importance of air, fire, water, earth and spirit to our life here on earth. She can be contacted via her web site at www.arcanus.co.uk
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