If you want to penetrate the secrets of nature you must try to understand the importance of water. You must meditate on what it means, on its properties and its power, on all that is concealed within it. You should feel reverence for it as a manifestation of the feminine principle, of the sublime Mother who enfolds us in her purity and light.
It is time you began to understand the important part that water plays in nature and made up your minds to work with it in order to transform your inner life. It is all very well to enjoy walking beside a river or a waterfall, to appreciate a drink of fresh spring water, or go for a swim in a lake or in the sea, but you are not really working when you do that. You will never produce the slightest change in your inner life unless and until you learn to communicate with water, until you begin to talk to it and make friends with it.
Making friends with water
The first condition that has to be fulfilled if you want to make friends with water is to approach it with respect. You must realize that water is the home of many pure and beautiful entities who will not look kindly on you if you fail to show some love and consideration for them. If you want to go for a swim for instance, especially if it is in a lake, you must not do so carelessly; you must take the trouble to put yourself in a suitable frame of mind. Start by asking the entities that live in that water for their permission to bathe in it, because when you do so it is as though you were washing away your impurities in the water in which they live, and as you can understand, this could be very disagreeable for them. Be careful and considerate therefore.
However, as you may not often have the opportunity to practise making contact with water in a natural setting, it is still possible to do so at home. You only need a cup or bowl of water, for even such a tiny quantity can represent all the waters of the earth. Symbolically, magically, a single drop of water is enough to establish a link between yourself and all the rivers and oceans of the world. Take your bowl of water therefore, concentrate on it and speak to it so that it becomes even more vibrant and full of life. Tell it how beautiful it is, how much you admire it and how grateful you would be if it would give you some of its purity and transparency. Then you can touch it and pour it over your hands, for instance, with the thought that you are communicating with its etheric body and absorbing its vibrations, that it is impregnating your whole being.
Or you can dip your hands in the water and conjure up a picture of a lake of pure, crystal-clear water high up in the mountains; you can see yourself bathing in that water and receiving its freshness and purity into yourself. If you do this with the consciousness of doing something sacred you will feel your being vibrating in harmony with the whole of nature; you will feel that you are lighter and purer, that even your brain functions more efficiently. Yes, such an exercise can effect tremendous changes, on condition, of course, that the most potent factor, your conscious mind, is focused on what you are doing. Thanks to your powers of thought you can use everything that God has created to help you become better, purer, stronger and more intelligent.
Repeat exercises of this kind often. Gaze at some water in a crystal bowl, touch it lovingly, feel its coolness and softness, contemplate its transparency – all this may seem pointless and insignificant, but it is not; and since, of the four elements, water is the one that mingles most closely with our own organism, by drinking it we can communicate with the pure forces of the universe and absorb the elements it contains. If you want to do this, of course, you must not gulp it down, you must sip it slowly, remembering that you are imbibing the blood of nature, the sap that is food and drink for all creatures.
The mother of life
Only someone who has fainted from thirst in the desert can really understand what water is. Water is the mother of life and we owe it respect, gratitude and love. At the marriage feast of Cana Jesus transformed water into wine, that is to say, into blood, into life. When you drink some water you should remember that this water will be transformed into life-giving blood within your body. Meditate at length on this idea and ask the water that nurtures all creatures to reveal the secrets of eternal life to you.
From The Mysteries of Fire and Water by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov, copyright 1993 by Prosveta SA.