Whether you are religious or not, water blesses and cleanses the soul. Without water there is no life. Water is energy, and energy is life. You are made up of mainly water, the planet is 70 percent water, life is created from water, and life can be healed from water. Your body and soul craves hydrotherapy as a means of promoting wellness and healing. Water evokes purity, clarity and calmness. It’s nature’s way of helping you cleanse your mind, body and soul.
Water is one of the most vital elements of life, yet it is probably the one thing that many of us take for granted. Many of us are dehydrated; not only do we not drink enough of this miracle elixir, we mindlessly shower in it, curse it when it falls from the sky and run from it when it tries to weep from our bodies.
The humble drop of water enables us to see vibrant rainbow colors reflecting in the sunlight, it gives shape and form to everything, it builds mountains and cliffs, it floods our bodies with nourishment, and it helps to release the pain within our body through the tears we cry.
As a surfer, I have grown up with a connection to water. Over the years I have turned to water as my healer on several occasions. The grey and angry waves that have crushed me have humbled my soul, the unpredictable moods of the ocean have taught me to respect and never to assume, and with every wave I have been fortunate enough to ride, I have been filled with gratitude.
We all have this innate knowing that water is healing, however only some of us listen to our own wisdom and knowing. To prove this theory, take a moment now to think about relaxation and rejuvenation. Create visions in your mind of the perfect relaxation scene. What is it?
I am almost certain that at least 80 percent of you would have envisioned one of these scenes: