Water Drop #14 – Thoughts on Water – Dreams of Water—What do they mean? There are many ways to interpret what water symbolizes in our dreams. Most people who work with dream interpretations agree that water represents the subconscious mind and the emotional state of the dreamer. Water is deeply connected with the emotional realm. The type of water you encounter in a dream is a clue to what the dream might mean. For example: Waves in a dream can mean peace and tranquility, Storm waves can mean emotional upheaval, anxiety, or stress. Clear water can denote good fortune, abundance, or spiritual clarity. A calm, large body of water can reflect smooth going or easy passage. Murky water can be a warning of trouble or an uncertain emotional state of being. The ocean typically represents the primal and the divine feminine forces. Dreams of the ocean can represent new life, rebirth, new ideas or opportunities. Streams can be a symbol of flowing abundance or flowing emotions; speaking and expressing your true feelings can be symbolized by a stream’s flowing energy. Waterfalls can mean cleansing. If they are tumultuous, they can represent feeling out of control or losing control of emotions and feelings. A swimming pool often represents your social life. How many people are in the pool? Are you alone? One of the most powerful clues in any dream is the emotions the dream evokes. Think about how you were feeling during your dream. This will often set you on the trail to a meaningful interpretation. Water is a good barometer on many levels. Dreams of water can give you important messages for your waking life. What is water communicating to you?
Water Drop #13 – Thoughts on Water – Natural Healing with Water—Feeling blocked? Ideas won’t flow? Are you ready for new insights, but they just don’t come? Why not let the flowing energy of water, with its rhythmic sound and vibration, clear your mind and emotions while balancing your brain? Let water’s beauty and its embrace re-align you with the flow of life. Take a few moments and be still. Imagine yourself with a body of water—a lake, a stream, a river, a pond, a fountain, the ocean, the rain, or a waterfall. Visualize the water. Listen to its sound. Feel the flow. If you find yourself at the ocean, feel the waves coming in and flowing out again. If you are by a stream, let it take you away with its undulating rhythm. The most powerful thing you can do is to be with the water. Let her do her magic. Sit or walk beside her. Let yourself float into her. Allow yourself to be immersed in her sound; in her movement. Notice how she changes the feel of the air around you. Watch the light dance on the surface. Soon your mind will be at peace. Now open yourself to all the possibilities in your life and allow water to restore balance and clarity. Then thank water for her healing energy—for the cleansing and renewal of your mind, body, and spirit and be open to insights throughout the day.
Water Drop #12 – Opening your awareness to water begins with observation. There are many ways to observe water. Each brings a deeper level of awareness. You might begin at the visual level by noticing how water’s movement is a creative force. Have you noticed the ripples in the sand? . . .the undulating bends in a river? . . . the inward curl of water around a rock or the curl of an ocean wave? Have you watched the bubbles at the bottom of a waterfall?. . .and the vortices that emerge almost out of nowhere? You could spend hours just observing from the visual perspective. But there is so much more. Focusing on the sound of water is a whole new experience. How does the water speak to you? Does it roar? . . . tinkle? . . . babble? . . .or does its rhythmic pulse wash you into a peaceful and meditative state? And from yet another perspective, consider how you feel when you are around water from different sources. Does the water calm or excite you? Does it exhilarate or soothe? Flowing and being with the emotions water brings to the surface can be cleansing or creative—whatever the moment evokes. Placing your focused attention on water from any perspective will heighten your awareness and it will heal on many levels. It is a beautiful way to dance with the water.
Water Drop #11 – When asked about an ideal vacation, everyone has their own “ideal.” But most people describe a vacation that involves water: fishing, boating, camping near a stream, skiing, a visit to the ocean. What causes us to yearn to be near water—especially water in its primal form? We are water beings. Water interacts with our physical bodies and with our consciousness in ways most of us are unaware of. It soothes, it calms, it heals, and it washes away. When we bring our own consciousness to our interaction with water, its effects penetrate even more deeply and our dance with water becomes more than an intellectual experience. The next time you plan a vacation—even if it is as short as your morning shower—allow the water to become a part of your conscious experience. Acknowledge it as the relaxing and energetic substance that literally washes away stress and unwanted energetic debris. You will be much more refreshed—even if it is just your morning shower.
Water Drop #10 – “Wherever water occurs, it tends to take on a spherical form. It envelopes the whole sphere of the earth, enclosing every object in a thin film. Falling as a drop, water oscillates about the shape of a sphere; or as dew fallen on a clear and starry night it transforms an inconspicuous meadow into a starry heaven of sparkling drops.”—Theodor Schwenk, author of Sensitive Chaos.