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More Than Just Water

March 22 - World Water Day

"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was."

- Toni Morrison

Fun Facts

  1. About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water.

  2. Most of the earth's surface water is permanently frozen or salty.

  3. Less than 1% of the water supply on earth can be used as drinking water.

  4. More than half of the water used in a home is used in the bathroom.

  5. Ground water contamination is nearly always the result of human activity.

  6. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.

  7. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

  8. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water.

  9. Human bones are 31% water.

  10. Human tears can hold a unique memory of an individual being, through the body’s store of water hosting a complete store of information that is linked to individual experience.

“Empty your mind. Be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

- Bruce Lee

We all know that "Water is Life" , water obviously plays the important role in our day-to-days life. We are made of water, we use water daily, we tend to have getaways by the water, we enjoy watching water...and so much more... Besides the chemical formula and wiki definition, do we really know what water is?

Just the fact that water has memory is not easy to comprehend. It carries information, tons of information, not only within our body, but also in our planet and possible outside of it.

For ages humanity has often used water as a sacred symbol. Some of the most beautiful sacred music among indigenous tribes of North America celebrates the life-giving power of water. In Bible, the God said “Let the waters bring forth swarms of living creatures”. The Qur’an says water is the substance from which God created the human being. And so on. Water was used in sacred rituals all over the world across all cultures and traditions. In many world's religions water has been associated with spiritual protection and given healing powers. Water symbolizing the stages of life’s journey - similar to the natural transformation of water cycles process.

"You are water, I'm water, we're all water in different containers. That's why it's so easy to meet. Someday we'll evaporate together."

- Yoko Ono.

"Keeping the secret of water is the greatest capital of all capitals. For this reason, any experience that serves to reveal it is mercilessly nipped in the bud."

- Viktor Schauberger

Viktor Schauberger was an Austrian forest caretaker, naturalist, philosopher, inventor and biomimicry experimenter, who developed his own ideas based simply on nature observation. He discovered only what had long been known to the Incas, Mongols, and the ancient people Crete or Tibetan monks, precisely: any water swirls, and if it is allowed to flow naturally, a real miracle can be performed.

The first thing Schauberger realized was that water does not like sunlight. So, in the forest there has long been a source, over which stood a hut made of stone. Later, it collapsed, and the source lay open and unprotected under the sun's rays. Soon it suddenly dried up, and no one knew why. But when a stone hut was built over it again, the water returned. Even from the ancient Romans it was known that they always closed their sources with stone slabs with a small round nozzle for water, into which they inserted a drain pipe, but so that air did not enter it.

Water loves shade. Therefore, all springs are hidden in a dense forest or deep gorges of mountains. Shading trees and shrubs along the banks protect naturally flowing rivers and streams.

In addition, Schauberger observed that the rising high water of a flood during a snow-breaks and thaw (the water warms up) creates shoals of bottom sediments, which are often washed away by themselves on cold clear nights (the water cools). From this, he concluded that the lifting force and the suction force of water reach a maximum when the water temperature is low and it flows freely.

Schauberger made another incredible discovery: on a cold moonlit winter night, he saw how in one reservoir formed by a mountain stream, boulders rose from the bottom and, circling like a trout before a big "jump", rose and floated to the surface of the water. Heavy boulders! This phenomena only happens with polished egg-shaped boulders.

Schauberger decoded the harmony and interdependency of water and forest. He saw mountain streams where the ground was overgrown with moss, even with heavy rainfall, they never overflowed their banks. But as soon as the forest was cut down, the streams were the first to react to this: they became abandoned, moss was washed out, the bed of the stream became unclean, covered with debris and silt. The water temperature changed as there was no forest nearby with its saving shadow. Soon after the river banks got washed away.

Schauberger described the water cycles between the sky and the earth. An important link between them is the forest: due to evaporation from the crowns of trees, the forest absorbs the heat from the soil. This cooling allows groundwater to rise up (especially during dry seasons). Deforestation causes the earth overheating under the direct sunlight, which forces the groundwater to go beneath the surface of the earth, depleting trees and plants of nutrients.

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