One of my elders taught me that when you heal the water within your body, you heal many ailments. When you consider that our bodies are approximately 75% water, that makes sense, doesn’t it? We seem to be such solid beings but it is easy to forget how much of our bodies are actually fluid. Water brings life to our bodies.
Another elder taught me to observe with love the spirit and life force of water. She encouraged me to become sensitive to the water itself and recognize how it responds to such observation, for water has a life force of its own. And life likes to be recognized and loved.
I am not a scientist, able to speak authoritatively about how consciousness can affect matter. but as someone that has completely sealed a deep cut (typically requiring stitches) within 24 hours, with nothing more than my sounds and intention, I have witnessed first hand what the mind is capable of doing.
So imagine with me: what healing we might experience simply by blessing the water within our own bodies, each and every day? At the very least, how might the blood flowing through our veins and arteries become healthier if it was blessed with love and gratitude?
Today is World Water Day. Not only is it an appropriate day to focus on healing the water of our planet, perhaps it is also a good day to attend to the water within us. I invite you to consider taking a few minutes every day to just focus on the water in your body—to bless the water with love and gratitude.
If you enjoy Native ceremonies, or think you might, this monthly tele-ceremony for women, centered around blessing the water of the earth might be appealing to you: http://www.newdreamfoundation.com/guided-meditations.htm
Here is a meditation to help you connect with the water of your body:
Create a quiet moment. Turn off the phone, the TV, the stereo, and commit to not answering the door. This is your time. Your sacred time. Tell the children, your spouse, or your room-mate to leave you undisturbed for a while. You have healing work to do.
Allow yourself to become aware of the inside your body. Let all other awareness of the outside world diminish, while your focus remains inside your body. Allow your inner senses to open. Hear, sense, feel or see your saliva, the moisture in your eyes, your gastric juices, even the blood moving through your body. Feel the moisture that is within you that keeps you flexible.
As you listen, sense, feel or see the moisture of your body, open your heart. Be grateful for the water that gives you life. Caress your organs, bones, muscles, the whole of you as you glide in loving grace with the water of your body.
Be in loving awareness with the water of you. Affirm that every glass of water you drink brings greater healing to your body. Affirm that every bath or shower you take, blesses your body with the life force of water.
When you feel full, breathe deeply, exhaling through your mouth, bringing yourself into the awareness of this moment. Wiggle your fingers and toes. Gently open your eyes. Live in gratitude for the water of your body.