Pillar 1- Pure Water
Water is an essential ingredient in human life. We are approximately 70% water and this percentage is required to maintain harmony and balance within our function. The body releases litres and litres of water every day via sweat, going to the toilet and numerous other means. So it is important to replace this loss of water to keep balance within our makeup and chemistry.
Again, keeping in mind the importance of filling our bodies with pure light, the water we drink should be as pure as possible. High mountain stream water carries high levels of light. But unfortunately many of us don’t live high up in the mountains in a pure environment. So accessing the purest form of water we can is important. The purer the water, the more light it contains.
The water out of our taps is full of chemicals and negative imprinting. The majority of the vibration of both of these things is man-made and therefore dark. The more you can remove these dark energies before you drink water, the better off you will be. Buy a good water filter to help reduce the chemicals. A filter may not remove fully all the toxic impurities, but removing some is better than none.
The negative energy imprinting can be dealt with by praying over the water before drinking it or by using some energetic clearing technique such as Heart Resonance, Reiki, Toning or Chanting.
Another easy way to help this is to write words of light onto the glass that you drink out of; for example, Love, God, Happiness and so on. The late Dr Emoto, a Japanese scientist, proved that simply putting words like this onto the container you use for your water storage would totally transform the structure of the water. Yes, water is that manipulable.
Once you do this to your water then comes the important part – you have to drink it. I know many people find it hard to drink the required amounts of water daily.
It sounds funny but if you are not in the habit of drinking water, you won’t feel inclined to do so. In fact, it can be difficult to drink it because your taste buds will reject it, even though you need it. So being committed to drinking at least 2–4 litres of water a day takes effort, initially. Over time, however, it does become a habit, and when this occurs it will feel strange not to drink.
One way I have found to help keep me on track is to fill up two one-litre bottles of water, and I make sure I drink them all before going to bed. This allows me to see if I have actually been drinking throughout the day as it is very easy to forget to drink. If I am doing lots of exercise, I will drink even more water. Remember, what you release through sweat and going to the toilet needs to be replaced.
Don’t rely on just getting a glass every now and then between your daily activities, especially if you are not in the habit of drinking. You will not be able to calculate if in fact you have been drinking enough water throughout your day. You may think you have had enough water, but often you haven’t.
Buy filling my bottles each morning I can see how much I have actually drunk. It also allows me to spread my water consumption more evenly throughout the day. The last thing I want is a litre of water left at night that I have to finish just before going to bed. Without the right amount of water, the body will dehydrate. When this occurs, your whole body is affected – Mentally, Emotionally and
Physically. When you don’t drink enough water, your body becomes dry. This puts enormous amounts of stress onto all systems and organs within your body.
Chronic lack of water will also cause inflammation in mind, body and soul. Inflammation and stress caused by the lack of water also causes the body to become more acidic. High acid levels in the body can be a major cause of disease, especially cancer. Chronic lack of water, I believe, can also be a factor in arthritis, lack of vitality, depression and any condition of inflammation.
So, make sure you drink enough water daily. What is the recommended daily amount of water to drink? This is a hard question to answer. We all have different needs depending on age, weight, amount of exercise and if your body runs hot or not.
My measuring stick is my urine. If your urine doesn’t look light in colour something around the colour of lemon juice, you are possibly dehydrated. Dark urine often means you need water. The first release of urine in the morning often is darker. Why? Because of all the repair work your body has done throughout the night. But it still shouldn’t be very dark.
Please note: This is a general guideline for me. Many conditions and even foods you eat can have an impact on urine colour. So this is not a Golden Rule set in concrete. I find between 2–3 litres of water a day is good for me. You will need to find your optimal amount.
An important thing to remember is if you feel dry in the mouth you are already dehydrated. So don’t wait till you get to this point before drinking. I find little sips of water frequently keeps me well hydrated and on track to get my optimal level of water in my day.
By frequent sipping, water assimilates better into my system, so I am not running continually to the toilet from drinking too much at once. Drinking enough water throughout your day is a loving thing to do for yourself. It nurtures your body and is a way to honour and value yourself. Drinking water is one of the primary ways to supply light to your body. Remember, water itself is light, and considering we are mainly water is a major factor in our existence.
Just another point about water, and what it is, or is not. Water is most definitely not coffee, soft drinks or alcohol. Don’t confuse liquids with water. As soon as you add anything to water it becomes food and is no longer simply water. What you add to your water will determine what light level that food will have.
If you are drinking water, drink pure water with no additives. The only exception I suggest is a little squeeze of lemon juice, especially first thing in the morning. This is a great way to awaken the body’s system and alkalise the digestive system after a night of acidic repairing and healing.
Another helpful hint about water too is never to drink cold water. The body needs the water you drink to be at body temperature to utilise it. So if you drink cold water your body needs to expend energy to warm it up before use. Slightly warm water is best. So throw away your ice cubes, even on a hot day.