Updated: Jan 10, 2021
Before I was literally forced into drinking water by my dad at the ripe old age of 21, as he point blank refused to buy any of my favourite beverages (Fanta Twist, Dr Pepper and Ribena were my top preferences if you're interested), I was not a massive fan of water, to me it tasted kinda weird and had literally noooo flavour. So my choices were: drink water or - shock horror - BUY MY OWN drink for the house?! Water it was.
However, as I get older and continue further down the spiritual rabbit hole, I have found that my appreciation of and for water, continues to evolve and deepen to this current absolute respect I hold for this magnificent element.
Proven by science, water is one of the highest forms of intelligence. As shown in the experiment below by scientist Masaro Emoto, who revolutionized the idea that our thoughts and intentions impact the physical realm, he discovered that water listens to you and responds according to your words and energetic imprint.
Masaro put water as a living consciousness on the map and through his experiments, he showed us how water is energy and is capable of more than we ever imagined. The results are mind-blowingly outstanding. Check out the study here if you want to know more.
From this study, we are able to clearly understand that water - as with everything else - has consciousness and that we, as interconnected beings, can directly connect with it; making it perfect to programme and manifest with!
As a crystalline structure, water can be programmed in the same way that you programme a quartz crystal and so can retain information in the same way. As humans, we are made up of 70% water and so the water in our body interacts with the programmed water and assimilates the information, changing the persons characteristics - now if that doesn't blow your mind, honestly, you might be dead 🤷🏾♀️.
Using water as a tool for manifestation is a powerful and accessible way to imbue magic into an everyday activity as part of your spiritual lifestyle. Something as simple as drinking a glass of water or taking a shower with intention, becomes more than a mundane necessity and promotes it to an act of spell crafting and witchery.
Water is literally life-giving making it easier to birth your manifestations with, as it is consciousness in a physical form.
As an emotional element that bonds with Earth elements and with us being an earth element, when you are in the bath, the water outside our body, bonds with the water inside you by process of cellular communication. Soooo, when you consider all of this and put it together with the power of intention that holds a spiritual ritual together - the symbiotic relationship of water and humans increases tenfold and this is the basis behind spiritual bathing - ta dah! 💥
Spiritual bathing has long been a part of many cultures for centuries and is seen in many occult circles as a great conduit for cleansing, releasing and manifesting - think of the popular salt baths which athletes use to release tension and stress from the body, the idea is that salt pulls from the body and so is perfect for a releasing bath as it draws out negativity and long held anxiety/trauma from your auric field.
When creating a manifesting bath however, the use of particular herbs and oils are included instead and are specifically added for their individual properties, which may help to call in abundance, love, tranquillity etc.
Now let's get really wild and add lunar vibes to water for a right ol' party! Moon water is water that has been charged with the energy of the moon and can be used in a multitude of ways, such as in cooking, smoothies, watering your plants, in your humidifier, literally whatever you feel could do with a little moon kick and when water is usually used. Or it can be the water element on your altar if you are that way inclined. Each cycle, the moon lands in a different astrological sign and takes on the properties of that particular sign. It would serve you well if you do decide to start collecting moon water, to label each jar with the sign the moon was in and the date, for future reference when that energy is needed at a later date - note to self 🤦🏾♀️.
When you consider the facts presented here, you realise just how slept on water truly is. Not only is it the liquid that prevents dehydration and you ageing like a prune, it legit has the power to totally turn your life around when used with intention.
Now, I am aware that not everyone has the good fortune to have a bath these days but luckily that doesn't really matter as all water rituals can also be done as foot soaks - after all, as reflexology will tell us, the feet are the backdoor to all parts of the body.
Showers are also an effective way to perform energetic clearings, it just takes a few adjustments and a rethinking of the process!
So basically, it pays (sometimes quite literally), to make water your bff. As they say, you can either float in it or drown in it - the choice is yours.
With love, as always.