The Magic of Water
The importance of water to our health and well-being cannot begin to be explained in a few words such as this writing. However, I would like to touch upon certain aspects of water that, when understood, can make a difference in our physical, mental and emotional experience, and perhaps give us a better understanding of our miraculous body and mind.
Dehydration is far more than dry mouth or the desire for a sip of water. In modern society, some may consider that tea, coffee, alcohol and manufactured beverages are a substitute for water intake. These beverages do contain water, but they also contain dehydrating agents. These agents diminish the water they are dissolved in plus they can reduce water reserves in the body. When the body becomes dehydrated, drought management takes place. A lowered water level to the systems and organs of the body would indeed, become a detriment to our health and well-being. Every day the body loses water through breathing, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. This must be replaced through water (80 percent) and food (20 percent). The Mayo Clinic suggests that men consume 15.5 cups (3.7 liters) per day, and women consume 11.5 cups (2.7 liters) per day. Of course, if you sense a need for more, then please listen to your body.
The following is a list of just some of the organs and their percentage of water for optimum function: Blood Plasma – 90 percent, Brain – 80 to 85 percent, Kidneys – 80 to 85 percent, Heart – 75 to 80 percent, Lungs – 75 to 80 percent, Liver – 70 to 75 percent, Muscles 70-75 percent and Skin 70 to 75 percent. When we reach a state of dry mouth, we are already dehydrated, and these organ and system functions have begun to suffer the effects of the lack of water. Dehydration causes stress, and stress will cause further dehydration.
For more information on what has been touched on here, I recommend Your Body’s Many Cries For Water by F. Batmanghelidj, MD. He presents a very strong study of the detrimental effects of dehydration from depression to many physical aches, pains, and diseases.
Water picks up and stores information. This is important to know so that we are aware of how we are feeling and thinking when we are drinking water. One example is from an experiment conducted by Russian scientists where they had three separate people hold slides with four drops of water on them, all from the same water source. After a short while, the slides were set aside to dry. After they had dried, the science team looked at them through a microscope and observed that the dried water from each person’s slide had different images of information. Their conclusion was that the water was influenced by the energetics of the person who was holding the slide of water drops. This was not the only experiment of this kind to come to the same conclusion.
Probably more familiar to us is the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto and his beautiful images of frozen water. Dr. Emoto exposed glasses of water to various words, pictures and music and then froze the water. He then examined the ice crystals to find that the ice crystals exposed to positive speech and thoughts had a pleasing appearance and those exposed to negative intentions yielded “ugly” or chaotic ice formations. He also discovered mountain stream water produced beautiful geometric designs and polluted water produced distorted forms.
For more information on Dr. Emoto, I suggest his beautiful book, The Hidden Messages in Water. We should never underestimate the many gifts of water and the mysteries that it holds along with its great healing powers. Understanding how our body, mind and emotions function with and without adequate water supply is a gift in itself.