Water, the primordial element that flows through our lives mirroring the ebb and flow of emotions and experiences. It is the source of life essential for survival.  Our bodies are composed primarily of water emphasizing the vital connection we share with this element. Water serves as a symbol of purity/purification, transformation, destruction and cleansing.  Waters cleansing properties are not just physical but also spiritual.  Immersing oneself in water can be a symbol of purification and rejuvenation.  Water washes away negative energy leaving us refreshed and renewed. 

Hebrew word for water is mayim – מים (mem/yod/mem sofit) 

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Water is linked to the realm of emotions and intuition.  Like the ever-changing tides, our feelings can be turbulent or serene. Embracing the fluidity of water, we learn to navigate the complexities of our emotions and find harmony within ourselves. The most defining characteristic of water is its ability to flow.  It follows the path of least resistance overcoming obstacles in its journey to reach its destination.  This teaches us to embrace the flow of life accepting change and impermanence.  Water adapts and we can too. The natural behavior pattern of water is cohesion. Water has the ability to connect all living beings. Rivers link communities and ecosystems, oceans unite distant continents and rain nourishes the earth.  The interconnectedness reminds us of life and its beauty. 


“And ´Élöhîm אֱלֹהִים said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.”

Genesis 1:6 (Hebrew Bible)