All elements and Elementals have innate unique gifts. One of the major gifts of water is that it is easily imprinted upon, and takes on the energy of its surroundings. Its molecules also have the gift of taking on the energetic signature of what they surround.
It is this quality that makes water the perfect holder of energetic remedies like homeopathic medicine and flower essences. In a homeopathic remedy, once the actual amount of the plant, mineral or animal substance is diluted to the ratio of one part in one trillion, none of it actually remains in the water but its energy and characteristics have been transferred to the water. The vibrational essence is imprinted in the water to heal with remarkable effectiveness. Even homeopathic doctors do not know exactly how it works, but it has been proven to work in the 200 plus years it has been in use.
Dr. Masaro Emoto was a doctor of Alternative Medicine and a researcher who became interested in the properties of water. He took pictures of frozen water crystals under a microscope from many different sources and found that the structure of the water crystals could be influenced by words, sound and prayer. He published these pictures in a book he wrote and self-published called Messages From Water and it became a bestseller. One of the remarkable experiments he did was write words on a piece of paper and wrapped it around a bottle of water. When he froze the water and photographed the crystals, the water that was wrapped with the words “love and gratitude” showed a complex perfect crystal. The water wrapped with the words “You fool!” showed either deformed crystals or that no crystals formed at all.
Like homeopathy, the mechanism of how exactly this works is beyond Newtonian scientific explanation of researchers, however shamans, visionary mystics, and energy workers know that everything is energy and everything is connected on an energetic level. Water is reflecting or resonating with the energy of the words wrapped around it and possibly the intention or energy field of how the person felt as they wrote the words. Quantum physics has shown that people influence the experiments just by observing.
Our bodies are about 70 percent water. Like Dr. Emoto’s research showed, our self-talk and thoughts constantly program the water in our bodies right down to the cellular level. Unfortunately most of this goes on at a subconscious level. If we read our positive affirmations once in the morning, then continue to have underlying self-sabotaging thoughts during the day, which programming is being most absorbed by the cells?
The stories we tell ourselves make up much of our self-talk. Many of these were imprinted from common life experiences; disappointments, misfortunes, dramas and traumas. We compared ourselves to others or couldn’t live up to our own expectations of perfection. Some of the stories are the descriptions put on us by others supposed to help us in traumatic times; we are a “victim” of fraud or abuse, we are “fighting” an illness or injustice, we have a “diagnosed” disorder or disease.
Words and thoughts have great power and are perpetually creating our stories. It is up to us to realize which ones may be causing disharmony in our lives. In shamanism this is called “stalking”. We set the intention to become aware of the underlying stream of our thoughts throughout the day. Another one of the gifts that the Undines, the water Elementals give us is the gift of fluidity. We can change our thoughts once we are aware of them.
I have been working with water, and it has given me this method to help stalk my stories. I set the intention in the morning to be aware and conscious of my self-talk and stories, and I speak that intention as I hold a glass of water. I direct it into the water with appreciation and gratitude, thanking it for assistance for noticing what needs to be noticed and changing what needs to be changed. As I go through the day, each time I drink from the glass of water, I focus awareness on what thought I am thinking now and then the thought right before that, and then before that as far as I can go on that thread. Were the thoughts helpful or self-defeating? If they were not helpful, I consciously affirm what I want to focus on and bring into my awareness and my life. I visualize it reprogramming the water in my cells.
It is important that we take on this process of awareness with kindness to ourselves. It doesn't help to get frustrated when we find ourselves going down the same old rabbit hole, repeating the same old story. To remove the judgment out of it, it helps to not label our stalking experiences as “good” or “bad”, but instead use a neutral “that’s interesting” observation. We must learn to look at our process with a measure of non attachment and even humor.
There are lots of ways to approach this practice. We can start by wading in slowly, getting used to the new way of stalking our stories. When we are ready to dive deeper, we have the support of the water and the Elemental Undines taking us to the next level.
To see Dr, Emoto’s water crystal pictures please visit https://masaru-emoto.net/en/crystal/.
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