Encounters with Water with Shelley Darling and Oriana Marici
Water! Ocean! Action! Big waves! That water, that water has tamed me.
You can feel that the world is connected to it.
“When I came down to the river, I remembered I had been previously asked not to swim alone. Yes, of course, we have to respect water! I did not think of that at first. As far as I know, no one has died from too much air, but with water, it is another story!
Standing in the water I was completely captivated by all the swirls the water made at every rock or turn in the river…suddenly, standing here, something unusual happened to my consciousness. I felt the water looking at me as much as I was looking at her. The water felt crystal clear and distinct like a very intelligent being. So, intelligent that I blushed. I felt embarrassed that I had not before understood that water is alive. In a moment that could not have been longer than a second, I realized that water knows exactly what she is doing when she curls like a snake down mountains and hills. She washes and purifies the air when she falls like rain as she gives life to earth on her way to the sea. It is no coincidence that seawater is salty because water uses salt to purify herself. The sun and water cooperate and distill her on her way up to the sky, where she forms clouds before the next circle. On her way down to the sea, she swirls happily past rocks and stones, she knows how to create energy and is happy to share it with us!
Water is alive and she always wants to be in motion…we can cleanse and fill ourselves with new energy with water. She wants recognition and at least a thank you now and then. Consider, floods and droughts are not something that water does to harm us. It is simply a consequence of us not seeing or trying to understand the essence of water…
With childlike innocence, how does remembering our deep connection with water shift our consciousness?
What’s newly emerging as you feel into water's essence, what story is she sharing with you?
Adapted from Anna-Carin Mårtensson from the World Water Community
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