Calm, cool, collected, and a tyrannical hurricane. Water can be healing and devastating, it can bring peace or it can bring sorrow. Water is always exactly what we need it to be when we need it. Water is also tied to our emotions. Refusing to express our emotions can lead to much bigger ones later, that are much harder to express in a healthy way. When we are not in tune with ourselves it can lead us to feeling out of balance and we run the risk of losing sight of our goals and overall sense of purpose. It can lead us down a more depressed mindset which can be dangerous overall. Even if you need to express yourself in a letter you’ll never send, or an art project, water is there to help us work through those feelings and bring us to the peaceful side of it all in the end. Water can clear away anything blocking you properly expressing yourself. It can also help cleanse you when it’s all over, and help wash away the negativity that can be holding you back. Water can help wash away anything you feel is holding you back as well. Not every big emotion is negative, but sometimes when you’re having a big emotion that is negative, you don’t always get the closure you think you’re going to get in the end. It can be hard to carry on with that weight. Water can help wash away those feelings and give you the space you need to heal from carrying such a burden. Working with water can help keep your mind and body in balance and is greatly beneficial to keep on your side.
Colors: Blue, White, Gray
Rocks/crystals: Seashells, Pearl, and Lapis lazuli, of course there are plenty more
Plants/herbs: Water Lilies, Aloe, Weeping willows
Animals: Fish, Crabs, Whales
Time of day: Dusk, among my favorite times of day
You’ll need: water, rain, glass, shower, bath, if you’re lucky lake, ocean, river, don’t matter
DISCLAIMER: For my fellow neurodivergents, sitting still quietly does not work for everyone, it may work better for you to focus on fire while compiling a bomb fire playlist and taking a hike while you do the following meditation. Don’t let anyone trick you into sitting still! It’s just plain rude.
First: Focus on your core or heart, I usually focus on my heart beat over my breath. I focus on my heart until I find my rhythm, or when I feel at ease with my body, or in sync.
Second: Let your mind wander to a lake, ocean, or river. I personally enjoy finding a river in the middle of a deep and beautiful wooded area. Smell the crisp air, the clean scent of water.
Next: Focus on Water. How does it feel, how do you connect with it, what comes to mind when you think about water. Enjoy your time here. Let air show you what it needs to show you, what do you need from water right now. It’s okay to let your mind wander at this moment and explore deeper.
Finally: Come back down, I usually find myself coming out of it toward the end of my playlist, but it helps to walk yourself back down a blissfully sweet trail back into yourself.
I always suggest journaling your meditations. It may not seem important at the moment, but it may be later on.