As we’re getting ready and packing up, everyone is so curious about what we’re putting in those suitcases. Pressing this reset button and keeping only small things that fit in suitcases makes you realize how tied down we can be… and the gifts of water and place. These mountains of North Carolina are so abundant and rich in biodiversity, with yummy water all around.
The other day I was filling up a quart jar, and had a moment of grief for the good clean water we are leaving behind. This land’s water tastes so sweet, has been such a healing force in my life and is part of my daily gratitude.
Did you know one positive word can change water’s structure? Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, proved that both positive and negative words can have an influence on water’s structure by changing water’s crystals. During his study of water, Emoto came to some fascinating revelations. He came to a belief that water was the so-called ‘’blueprint of our reality’’ and our emotional energy and vibrations can change the physical structure of water. Emoto’s tests mostly consisted of putting water in glasses and then exposing it to different words, pictures, and music and then freezing it and analyzing how water crystals look. And through his research and analysis, he came to the conclusion that if we “influence” water with positive words, pictures, or music that water crystals will be nicely formed. On the other hand, if one puts water near negative influences, such as saying negative words, or if you turn on some loud heavy metal music then the results would be the total opposite. Those water crystals will be distorted and formed in an ugly and negative formation.
With such abundance of water around us, we can tap into our kinnection with water as a way of birthing world peace and change. Each time we interact with water is an opportunity for gratitude, reverence, and and expanded awareness. I pray for the water to have good boundaries, to keep itself pure and flowing into the hearts and bodies of our relations, carrying our prayers as tools of transformation. It takes 9 years for water to circulate the planet and come back around… Water is Life!
Here at Laurel Nest we use compost toilets and flush with mulch, saving over 3,000 gallons of water a year. This has been a source of joy to me over the last many years, at the gift of working in harmony with mother nature and taking care of my shit in a good way (literally), while honoring the water in a good way.
Another way we honor the earth and the waters is by being vegan. Animal agriculture (milk and meat) uses so much water; growing feed for livestock consumes over half of the USA’s water… Imagine living in a place where we had to fetch water for the animals that are eaten… In developing nations women and
girls are primarily responsible for collecting water; on average, 25 percent of their day is spent on this task. Collectively, South African women and children walk a daily distance equivalent to 16 trips to the moon and back to fetch water.
Water is life.
Those are my words…