Water as Home
We are mostly water. Without water, we do not live long. With water that is polluted, our DNA and the biology of our offspring are affected, not to mention our own health and longevity. To dolphins and whales, water is their alpha and omega, their everything. They breathe air like us, but the rhythms of their daily lives is all about the sea and its condition. We don’t know what the ultimate price for the recent oil spill in the gulf is, but we know it is under reported because oil is considered so essential to life as we know it. So, given all of this, what philosophy of living can we have about the most essential ingredient to life (other than the sun) that we have.
I would suggest: appreciation, knowledge and collaboration. What I will speak to here is about how can we collaborate with water as an element of such priceless value. First of all, recognize that it has a consciousness. Dr. Emoto’s beautiful work has shown this to be the case. Water RESPONDS to what we think and feel, as well as to what we do. When you are swimming in the lakes, rivers and seas, open your feelings to what happens when you are in the water and you think of what you love and what you wish to perpetuate out of that love. People have amazing stories around this phenomenon of feeling the actual waters they are in are responding to them so intimately and so powerfully. It has always been thus, but we as a species are just beginning to acknowledge this actuality.
I have had experiences in the sea that have lifted me into realms that have been as filled with euphoria and inspiration as anything else I have experienced in life. I happily share these stories with you and would love to know any stories you have of water responding to you in these kinds of ways, for we protect what we value and love, and when you love the consciousness that water is, you are helping the whole human race to get on board with an evolutionary leap. You are donating far more than you have any idea of when you collaborate with the consciousness of water.
Jean Michael Cousteau's site www.oceanfutures.com
Bill Gladstone's article on Water and "The Dolphin Letters"