Ever think about water? It’s so necessary to our life and yet we rarely think about it. Oh yes, if you work out, or read about being healthy, you will know that you are supposed to drink a certain amount of water each day. But what about water itself? Water is a way of washing clean the mind, body and spirit. Have you ever dragged yourself out of bed and stood under the shower? Allowing water to cascade over your head and down your body to your toes. Water is the most wonderful thing. And for many of us on the planet it is clean, and drinkable and good. It is a blessing. Not everyone has it. Not everyone has a shower or a bathtub or a faucet.
If you have to opportunity to bathe or shower in water, think of it as a gift from God, or from creation or the universe. Somebody came before you and built a home where you have water coming into the pipes. All you have to do is turn on a tap and out comes all this lovely, clean refreshing water. Maybe you are lucky enough to have a gym with a swimming pool, or even have your own swimming pool. Maybe you are lucky enough to have a Jacuzzi, or a bath tub. Or maybe you are lucky enough to have clean water coming out of a tap and you are able to drink it. May be it is raining today where you are and you are lucky enough to enjoy the rain pouring down from the heavens watering the planet, feeding the plants, the flowers and the trees. Maybe you are lucky enough to live on a lake, or beside the ocean. Whatever place you live in, today it is about water.
Water is cleansing. It is not accident that the bible talks about washing feet, and baptizing people in water. Water has a healing power beyond any other. It is the opposite of air, water cleanses. It refreshes. It makes dirty things clean. That is what today is all about…healing and cleansing. Maybe you are reading this and you have already gotten dressed for the day….if that is so and you are able to bathe this evening…then do so. If you have not yet showered for the day…do so. If you do not have the ability to shower or bathe, take a glass of water and drink. Feel the water cleansing your body of all toxins. Feel it cleanse your soul of depression. Feel it washing away all past thoughts of guilt or should and shouldn’t have’s. Water has an immense power to cleanse and today we are going to take the opportunity to cleanse ourselves. Whether you bathe or drink, or gaze…let your gaze rest on water. Allow your mind, body and spirit to be cleansed and purified. No more guilt. No more negative thoughts, no more past. Just today we are cleansing ourselves with water. Oh…and just in case you are thinking it has to be a big water deal…it doesn’t. You know how much or how long you need to be with the water. Enjoy. Enjoy, enjoy. Wash away anything negative and allow all positive things to come into your space. Enjoy.