“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.” ― Bruce Lee
Have you ever heard of Hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy, is a part of medicine and alternative medicine, in particular of naturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment.
We utilize this type of therapy every day of our lives. Many people can attest to feeling more relaxed and/or calm after a warm shower or sitting in a hot tub. Even the whole idea of drinking a glass of water when your crying actually works in calming you down.
Water has always healed me
Since I was a little kid I always loved playing in water. Showering to me was gratifying. Even today whenever my energies are not in high vibration, for some reason a shower makes me feel like I am washing off all the pain and negative energies that may have attached themselves to my clothes and my body throughout the day.
I became curious as to why I felt such gratitude to having access to water to heal myself that I decided to research the power of H20. The universe answered my calling when I suddenly came across this book that young Willow Smith once shared on her Instagram page. I immediately became intrigued and had to read it. Books will liberate your mind and free your soul if you allow them to.
After learning that this internationally renowned Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto showed us how the influence of our thoughts, words and feelings on molecules of water can positively impact the earth and our personal health; It all somehow connected for me. The reason I loved water, drinking it, bathing in it, and just being in the presence of it lifted my spirit was because water is a powerful natural element. Now everywhere I travel and explore I seek any body of moving water. On my recent travels to TheFarm in Summertown, Tennessee I was ecstatic to have a river accessible in walking distance. A river that was created by mother earth; maintained and decorated by TheFarm community. This is why you see it’s unique elegance.
Upon doing research on water and its power, I stumbled upon my own ancestors beliefs about the bodies of water (rivers, oceans, seas) and learned about our God of water. We call her Yemayá.