Know Water, Know Life. The Top 10 Things You Can Do To Heal Your Relationship with Water

Know WaterHey folks,
Saturday March 22nd is International World Water Day.

I invite us to WALK this prayer together.  The most powerful prayers are directly linked to action.  They are not merely energetic, they are soulfully engaged.  Water, being the cause of life itself, craves this engagement.  After all, action is the essence of sacred relationship.  So, here’s the

Top 10 Things You Can Do to Engage and Heal Your Relationship with Water:

 

1.)   Build a simple rainwater catchment system harvesting water using the roof runoff from your home or apartment.  Use it to water plants and gardens.

2.)   Re-use your greywater!  You can re-route showers, bathtubs, wash machines, even kitchen sinks, to water your yards and gardens.

3.)   Grow a garden.   Use the water you harvest from your roof and/or greywater system to grow your own vegetables. 

4.)   Plant trees.  Green things attract rain.

5.)   Stop drinking bottled water.  The process of bottling water takes water from existing healthy watersheds where it serves the natural ecology, people and farmers and redistributes it (plus a lot of new plastic pollutants for purchase to consumers.  It’s cheaper, easier, healthier and more environmentally sane to purchase a water filter and re-use your water bottle.  (FYI, plastic recycling takes seven times the amount of water it takes to produce the original plastic object.)

6.)   Eat locally raised, organic produce, grains, legumes and meats & use your financial power to pay the real price of your food.  This supports small farmers who have good relationships with the water, soil and ecology of your bioregion.

7.)   Stop eating factory-farmed meats.  It takes more than 2,400 gallons of water to raise one pound of meat, not to mention the hormones, antibiotics and waste that leaches into ground water and watersheds due to factory-farming practices.  8% of global domestic water usage goes to factory farmed livestock.

8.)   Engage with local, state and federal levels of your government to preserve and conserve mature ecosystems and old growth in your bioregion.  Healthy, mature ecosystems are the foundation of healthy aquifers. 

9.)   Slow it.  Sink it.  Spread it.  Create swales and ponds on your land that keep rainwater where it falls and spread it into the earth where it can replentish your local watertable.  Check out this video on keyline water systems to see what is possible.  This can be done on a very small scale in side yards and parking lots using appropriate filter-feeding plants.

10.)Start or become a part of a wetland restoration or creek daylighting project in your city or neighborhood.

 

Love,

Samantha Sweetwater: founder of Dancing Freedom, permaculturalist, life coach & priestess

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In and Beyond Time

In and Beyond Time

Words Fall in oneness, through me.

Words fall on my side of the cosmic divide between this “one”
and “everything else.”

It is for me to hear through my soul channel,
As it is for you to hear through yours.

We are not alone in the hearing
Because the listening itself is a fabric,
a connective
act,
a verb that is a tissue,
a structure,
a promise
of gossamer connectivity between all things
In all time
In now.

I no longer forget.
I no longer remember.
I act or be
Be and act.

Noun into verb,
Verb into noun
All object.
All subject.

All subject to the rulership of divine harmony,
divine
chaos.
All in service to the sweet channel… of love.
And, in this, I have chosen.

I choose to dance the violet pentacle at the center of the flame,
At the center, where all hands grasp through the fire,

I choose a creativity
Which is uniquely peace.

I chose embodiment that is universally peace.

That is what is.
No more.
No less.
We are bowls of water.
Always full
Always empty.

Half and half is for beginners.
Take it all and leave it all.

And, still…
Don’t forget skillful maybe –
the open portal to what is beyond imagining.

But,
leave ambivalence at the door.

In this fierce storm of yes,
this sweet autumn of wind,
this quiet knowing of the path:

Begin in the Body.
Let it live.
Let it breath.
Let it feed.
Let it be soft, animal, instinctive and
Unavoidable.

Begin in the body, and connect.
This is where peace lives.
Peace becomes.
Peace acts, one gesture at a time.

Begin in the body.
Live in the heart.
This is not a choice.

This is a fact.
ACT from this fact.
And through this align in and beyond – space and time.

~ s.s.