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Water – a life giving element

Water the flow of life

Water, giver of life

Water, is a great necessity, without it nothing can live. Only earth and water can bring forth a living soul. Such is the greatness of water that spiritual regeneration cannot be done without it.

Thales of Miletus concluded that water was the beginning of all things and the first of all elements and most potent because of its mastery over the rest. Pliny said “Water swallow up the earth, extinguishes the flame, ascends on high, and by stretching forth as clouds challenges the heavens for their own, and the same falling down, becomes the cause of all things that grow in the earth.

Water is a cleansing, healing, psychic, and loving element. It is the feeling of friendship and love that pours over us when we are with our family, friends and loved ones. When we swim it is water that supports us, when we are thirsty, it is water the quenches our thirst, another manifestation of this element is the rainstorms that drench us, or the dew formed on plants after the sun has set.

The power of the energy of Water, can be felt by tasting pure spring water, moving you hand through a stream, lake, pool, or bowl full of water. You can feel its cool liquidity; it’s soft and loving touch, this motion and fluidity is the quality of Air within Water. This Water energy is also contained within ourselves, our bodies being mostly composed of Water.

As well as being vital for life, within the energy of this element is contained the essence of love. Love is the underlying reason for all magic. Water is love.

Water is a feminine element, it also the element of emotion and subconscious, of purification, intuition, mysteries of the self, compassion and family. It is psychic ability; water can be used as a means of scrying or as an object for meditation. Water is important in spells and rituals of friendship, marriage, happiness, fertility, healing, pleasure, psychic abilities and spells involving mirrors.

Water the giver of life

The Element Water and its Natural Qualities

The Element of Water is a heavy, passive element and is contrary to Fire. It is associated with the qualities of darkness, thickness and motion.

7 responses

  1. I love the ‘story’ you tell Nigel, information so interesting. And, of course the images are fantastic. πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    • Hello Kim πŸ™‚

      Thank you and its a pleasure to share πŸ™‚

      Very pleased that you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      • Thanks again, Nigel.

        August 5, 2015 at 3:32 am

  2. Wow really stunning photos Nigel!!! πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very happy that you like this post πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ and the images πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2015 at 6:02 pm

  3. I agree with all that, but what about the power and anger and destruction of, say, a stormy ocean, whirlpool, tidal waves etc ? Water is not always benign and life giving, it has also taken many lives, and should be treated with respect and caution. I think…

    August 4, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    • What a great comment Ali πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      I was thinking more about some of the mountain streams and rivers I had been looking at this last weekend.

      I guess these flood at times.

      I guess I always think of the Sea being more wild and destructive !!!

      What a great addition you make with your comment πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2015 at 9:20 pm

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