My last blog entry was on the importance of becoming more and more aware of the quality of the water that you are drinking and using. The significance of the quality of water you are using affects each one of us in many different ways.
I have been in Niigata, which is in northwest Japan, the past few weeks. 3-4 times a week, I have been going out into the countryside here searching out sacred spring sources and different onsen (naturally hot mineral baths).
The experience of collecting my own "wild" water and drinking that water each day combined with bathing in the sacred waters of the earth has affected me in more ways than I ever could have imagined.
As I said in my last entry, one of the biggest problems in the world today is that many people have lost most any kind of an intimate connection with nature and with the earth.
I believe that the main reason for this loss of connection is that we have forgotten how important and how sacred our relationship with the earth truly is.
The most significant way to create the awareness of the sanctity of this relationship is to the earth is to reconnect with the countless sacred springs that are more abundant than most people are aware of.
Water is a far more delicate and mutable element than has been previously understood. The best water is highly structured, which means that the hydrogen and oxygen molecules that water is comprised of are in very specific formations and form very beautiful patterns.
The best water also contains lots of trace minerals and good bacteria, both of which are essential to the formation of life.
The water that we drink almost immediately creates the base environment in which all the necessary processes for health and for life take place. That means that the quality of the blood that is in our bodies is dependent on the quality of water that we drink. That means that the balance of hormones and the very quality of our digestive processes is dependent on the quality of water that we drink. Our ability to fight illness, to prevent premature aging and even the quality of our memory and thought processes is dependent on the quality of the water that we drink.
In many ways, the quality of the water that we drink is at least as important and perhaps more important than the quality of the food that we eat.
So, let's all get together and start a major revolution on the earth, which, in many ways, can be much more powerful that thousands of political protests. Let us reclaim our connection to nature and to the earth by reclaiming our relationship to the sacred water that we put into our bodies.
As yoga practitioners, reclaiming our connection to nature and to the earth is really the same as reclaiming our connection to our true Selves. Knowing our true Selves means that we are connected, both internally and externally to all things. It means that there is intimacy between our selves and our environment, between our selves and the ancient wisdom that is contained in the natural world.
Here are some websites that Hiroki Tamiya shared with me for finding sacred spring sources in Japan:
"The best 57 Spring Water Source in Tokyo"
"Great Water Sources in Niigata"
"Famous Water Sources in Fukuoka"
For those of you in North America, Daniel Vitalis has started an amazing website, where you can share your knowledge about local sacred springs and find out where the nearest sacred springs are to you.
His website is:
The feeling of getting out in the countryside and bringing back your own water is truly incredible. I cannot quite describe what it is like, so you will just have to try it yourself. It is invigorating, inspiring and empowering to go to these places where the earth is offering her sacred liquids. Remember, the water that springs forth from the earth has been held there for many thousands of years and is infused with elements and life force from deep within the very bosom of the earth. There is something that is very special about that.
Just carrying around water with me that comes from these sacred places has changed the feeling of my life. I truly do feel more connected and protected by the spirit of the earth.
There is a whole ritual I have daily for making my drinks. The two main drinks that I consume now are detailed in the following recipes.
Master Cleanse Drink:
1. Take a 1-liter bottle and squeeze the juice of 2 organic lemons in it.
2. Add maple syrup to taste (some like it a little sweeter, some less).
3. Add 4-5 good pinches of Celtic sea salt.
4. Add a dash of cayenne pepper.
5. Fill the bottle with fresh sacred spring water.
Blue Green Algae Drink:
1. Take one medium bottle or glass.
2. Add a spoonful of raw, organic, unheated honey.
3. Add a Tablespoon of wild, Blue Green Algae.
4. Add fresh sacred spring water.
5. Stir or shake and enjoy!
The more pure, structured water that we take into our bodies, the more you will begin to experience a new kind of mental and emotional clarity. I believe that the consumption of poor water that has been mistreated and has been chemically treated and/or infused with toxic plastics is the main reason why there is such a feeling of disassociation and loneliness in the world for so many people.
Please join me in this new movement back to intimacy with our selves and with the earth. Our very survival may depend on it.