Water is emotion.
Water is the flow of feeling.
Water is blood through our veins.
Water a cool mountain spring.
Water is clear mirror-still lake.
Water is the crashing of the ocean tide.
Water is a wide, sluggish muddy river as it meets the sea.
Water is rain shower.
Water is seepage though the cracks of the basement.
Water is a sudden lump in the throat and a tear in the eye.
Water is a burst of affection and nostalgia as you watch a child happily playing.
Water is feeling that someone is false, even when they haven’t said a word.
Water is a sudden worry about a loved one who is far away.
Water is an octopus nimbly crossing the ocean bottom.
Water is a blue whale with her calf, singing to her family members miles away.
Water is a school of thousands of silvery fish, shimmering and darting.
Water is an iceberg floating in the arctic.
Water is the heavy damp of a swamp.
Water is a burst of anger over being hurt years ago.
Water is the wave of relief when the doctor says “The surgery went fine. You can go see him in the recovery room now.”
Water is joy and pride when a family member wins a prize.
Water is letting your partner complain and vent.
Water is the icy feeling of dread and fear.
Water is feeling uncertain and insecure.
Water is trying to find just the right gift for that special person.
Water is a brisk shower to make you feel clean and refreshed.
Water is the sunken ship hundreds of feet below the surface, silent and forgotten.
Water is remembering a dear friend’s birthday party from years ago.
Water is the warm connection to family, both biological and chosen.
Water is letting someone else shine and being in the background.
Water is wearing away at a problem, like a stream wearing down the canyon walls.
Water is feeling alone in a crowded place.
Water is having a couple drinks and getting a little loose.
Water is letting the other one win the argument (even when you know better).
Water is being empty.
Water is overflowing.
Water is finding the way down into hidden areas.
Water is a mirror.
Water is gazing into a crystal ball.
Water is filling a glass of cheer at the punch bowl.
Water is feeling that you can step into the fantasy world of a novel.
Water is letting your mind drift into imagination.
Water is listening to what the spirits around you have to say.
Water is one of the four classical elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. In many cases, a 5th element of Spirit, Aether, Quintessence or Akasha is added. The concept comes from ancient Greece, but many cultures through time have had similar systems. In today’s scientific terms, these correspond more to the states of matter (solid, liquid, gas and plasma) than the elements of the periodic table. I find them useful as a way to understand states of mind, aspects of personalities, and the ways the world works. I will explore each of them in separate blog posts and then address some of the ways that they are used in spiritual practice