The symbolism of water is very complex and immensely deep, and the wisdom of water is infinite. As the ultimate source of life, water is associated with birth, metamorphosis, renewal, rejuvenation, and adaptation, just to name a few symbolic meanings. These qualities of water have defined it as a feminine element whose nourishing, intuitive energy is flowing with life.
Water symbolizes many different metaphoric teachings to many cultures from antiquity until modern times. Its universal meaning, that travels across time and space, is a death of the old and rebirth of the new.
Water represents everlasting interconnectivity between all living beings through a constant flow and energy exchange. Energy of moving water is enormous, and could be transformed into a fierce force that reveals its dual nature – life-giving and life-destroying qualities that signify the concept of opposites. Psychologically water personifies unconscious with its explosive power, and connections to unknown realms of primordial state.
Water can gracefully handle any obstacles by facing them without stoping and by finding effortlessly the way around them. It teaches us to be fluid and flexible, and not to fight the boulders on our path, but to find new ways to evolve and grow with a life flow. It does not bind to its source, and instead it is constantly moving and changing which teaches us not to cling to the past and to live in the moment. Another teaching of water is that collectively we can change the most difficult circumstances and situations on our life journey. Rain droplets together bring life-changing power, together we can do the same.
To sustain our life in this world, we need to learn to respect water as a source and essence of our life and cherish the Earth we live in. In our quest for comfort and convenience we rushed into the technological development of the material world, and totally forget that we are a part of the nature where everything is related. We created an illusion that we can safely live in isolation from distractions we bring in this world by polluting pristine waters & lands, and by overexploiting, wasting and misusing natural resources of our beautiful planet. By harming the nature, we harm ourselves on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, and without deep understanding the consequences of our actions we recklessly challenge our own existence and the well-being of the whole planet. 70 % of our bodies is water that replenished everyday, and whatever we put into the environment comes back to us with water we drink and food we eat. Water teaches us connectivity and relationships between all living spices and surroundings. We are all connected.
Water is a great teacher and its wisdom is infinite. Let’s listen to its quiet voice and walk softly. Let’s be responsible and wise in order to nourish ourself and our sacred planet. We need to relearn to live according to the laws of Nature, not above them. We need to return to our deep roots and establish our lost relationships with the world. Going back is simple and not easy. It requires doing deeds of love and taking the burden of responsibility. Now, today, at this particular moment.