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The most fascinating book that I have read about water was given to me in the mid-90s by a close friend.  I am sure she was prompted by one of my angels.  She also received it from a friend and I have since leant it out a number of times.  It is entitled YOUR BODY’S MANY CRIES FOR WATER by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.  I credit the angels and this book for reminding me to drink plenty of water each day.  Dr. Andrew Weil suggests that we drink 6-8 glasses of water a day so I aim for six.  However, each of us is unique and may have differing requirements such as participating in demanding athletic activities and/or having a medical condition that has a specific requirement.  Therefore, discussing water consumption with our own healthcare practitioner or physician is important, because  – although very rare – there is a condition called water intoxication and it can be life-threatening.

Trevor Constable (author & historian) calls Dr. Batmanghelidj’s book “the best health book of the century.”  I couldn’t put it down, maybe partly due to the fact that as a retired registered nurse I found the case studies to be riveting reading.  Most likely I was also captivated because deep down I KNEW that I was not drinking enough water.  Tea doesn’t count!  I needed this book to motivate me into a new healthy habit.  Certainly this took awhile, as the angels confirmed the message that I was not drinking sufficient water when during the Angel Therapy (R) course in California a fellow student (psychic)  sitting behind me ( I had not yet met anyone as I had gone out there alone) tapped me on the shoulder just as Dr. Doreen Virtue was opening the first session and told me to go and pour myself a glass of water now!  I did!  A few others were also pouring glasses from the constantly filled pitchers along every wall of the ballroom.

We are so fortunate if we have access to a daily supply of fresh water for drinking, cooking, bathing and our other requirements.  Part of my daily gratitude practice involves my appreciation of water.  I do not take it for granted.  Water keeps our bodies alive.  “Every function of the body is monitored and pegged to the efficient flow of water.  ‘Water distribution’ is the only way of making sure that not only an adequate amount of water, but its transported elements (hormones, chemical messengers & nutrients) first reach the more vital organs.  In turn, every organ that produces a substance to be made available to the rest of the body will only monitor its own rate & standards of production & release into the ‘flowing water’ according to constantly changing quotas set by the brain.  Once the water itself reaches the ‘drier’ areas, it also exercises its many other most vital and missing physical & chemical regulatory actions.”  When I read this it makes me feel sad if I have left any areas feeling like a desert waiting for relief!

Dr. Batmanghelidj says that water shortages in different areas of the body will manifest as a variety of signals, symptoms and complications that are currently labeled as diseases and require pharmaceuticals.  Some people have speculated that such a simple ‘cure’ for diseases threatens many whose livelihood depends upon producing and distributing pharmaceuticals etc.  However, Dr. Batmanghelidj says that his findings are “science-based”, that many medical professionals do not understand the “vital roles of water in the human body.”  He states that “medications are palliatives.  They are not designed to cure the degenerative diseases of the human body.”  In his book, Dr. Batmanghelidj says that the hero is water.

Where would we be without water?  Loren Eiseley (anthropologist) states: “If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water.”  It seems that Dr. Masuro Emoto, water researcher  and well-known author would agree.  Dr. Emoto says :” I believe that prior to Adam and Eve water itself held the consciousness of God – that God’s intention was put into the medium of water, & that this was used in the creation of Earth and Nature.”  Dr. Emoto has voiced his belief that “if we can’t resonate with water, we will not continue on this planet.”

As a Reiki practitioner & teacher, I Reiki every glass of water before I drink it.  Other lightworkers bless their beverages.  And many others programme their drinking water with prayers, light and intention.  In fact, Dr. Doreen Virtue reports that teachers of Ayurveda believe that every liquid we use “ought to be programmed with prayer and intentions.”  My inner child today is jumping with joy and asking me to infuse my wishes into my next glass of water!  Since I am my own laboratory – I will definitely work with this.

I have received frequent messages for my clients regarding drinking more water and eating fruits and vegetables for their water content.  Many of us are walking around at least mildly dehydrated without being aware of this.  Luckily, for most of us living in North America, we need only turn on a tap to receive the elixir of life.

Blessings,      Monica

Join the discussion 5 comments

  1. Gillian May 23, 2014 at 4:48 pm Reply

    I must read that book! It’s good to be reminded that sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest difference. Thanks.

  2. Gillian May 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm Reply

    I must read that book! It’s good to be reminded that the simplest things can make the biggest difference. Thanks.

  3. Hayley May 26, 2014 at 6:23 pm Reply

    As always, you take a significant subject and make it relatable by breaking it down in step by step accessible action steps. The position about the inner child jumping for water has inspired me to pay more attention to the conscious intentions I bring to my most basic daily practices. I may never look at a glass of water the same way!

  4. Christine July 8, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply

    I also read the book in the 90’s , and it made a big impact on how much I drink each day.
    These days I live in Southern US, it gets very hot and humid down here. So drinking water is necessary to replace what we lose through our skin . It’s always amazing to me when I ask my clients how much water they drink, usually not enough by far. No wonder they get headaches . Read the book, it changes your life.
    Thank you Monica for the reminder .

  5. Gillian July 26, 2014 at 2:36 pm Reply

    We can’t be reminded about this enough, I feel. So often when I feel unusually tired I realize I haven’t had a sip all day. Thanks.

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