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Water Is Your Life

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In writing about water the effects of pollution, waste, privatization and climate change are the primary topics of discussion. And rightfully so because in this world we live in we are seeing more and more abuse of water as population increases and as the commoditization of water takes away its identity relinquishing it to nothing more than a commodity like any other. However, there is so much more to this elixir of life than just to be used as an instrument of our greed or the waste receptacle of it. Water isn't just a part of our lives, it is our lives. It is us.

Have you ever noticed that while walking by the banks of a river the water moves in sync, the sun glimmering off the top of it as if it has a life all its own? Have you ever thought that perhaps there was more to this than just gravity? That perhaps the water is alive and responding to life as we do? Our bodies are inexplicably linked to water. Over 70% of our bodies is water as is the Earth. When we thirst, it is wate…

Blessed Thanksgiving: Be Thankful For Water

On this thanksgiving day as every day, I am thankful for family, friends, those I love and my health as well as this planet, particularly the seed and water. I am thankful for its beauty; it's grace; its healing; its spiritual comfort; its power and its ability to provide for our survival.

And on this day I am also aware of the billion plus people on our planet who still do not have access to this fundamental right. So I am thankful that whenever I turn on a tap, it is there. Whenever I thirst, it is there. Whenever I need comfort, it is there. Whenever I need healing, it is there.

However, we abuse this precious gift through polluting it, toxifying it, hoarding it, wasting it and taking it for granted. And as we are seeing water has now become a force of destruction to also be reckoned with because of it. I hope for the coming year then that we will truly see a time coming when this resource that is there for all of us will be there for all of us and more will come to understand…