Water. This life giving clear, revitalising substance is a vital element in our lives let alone the garden. What is important to contemplate, is what is inside this water and how is it being treated?
Are there chemicals in the water, or even the equipment that you are using to transport the water?
Are there more anaerobic or aerobic microorganisms inside?
How are you thinking or talking to the water and could this have an affect on your plants?
All these questions and more are contemplated in this weeks episode… so dive in and enjoy the conversation by listening above.
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Episode 24: Water Contemplations
Hello Thrivers! Welcome to this week’s episode, my name’s Hayley. If you haven’t met me yet, hello! Hello, new Thriver! I am excited to talk to you this week, as I am every week – this time is definitely no different. This time I want to talk to you about water. Or, if you’re from America or Canada, it’s water. Us Australians, we don’t like to pronounce our R’s. So apologies for those that hear me just say wo-taah, that’s how we pronounce it in Australia.
Water is, as we know, one of the most vital elements on this planet. Without water, we would all die. We’re 70%, 60%, 80% – I hear all these different percentages of water and it is, essentially, the majority of what we’re made up of. Now, if we want to go down into the micro particles then, technically, we’re made up of nothing. But this isn’t that kind of episode. Today, I want to share with you just a contemplation. That when you’re using water in your Living Supplement Garden, on your organic veggies, there’s a few things to think about when using this beautiful, life-giving force.
And the first one, of course, is contamination. What type of water are you using? Now, I shared that at my house, I went and bought a hose. Actually, I went and bought the cheapest hose, and there’s a very good reason why you probably shouldn’t do what I just did. And now, this hose, for the first, I would say, 1 minute or 2 minutes of the water coming out, it just smells toxic. It smells plastic, it smells really not healthy. In fact, I try and walk away and not breathe in what’s coming out because it just smells toxic. And so this is a big problem because you don’t want to be putting toxic chemicals and plastics and all that in your garden, let alone drinking from this kind of water. It can really change things and because water can look crystal clear and still have contamination in it, we can get very confused by that, you know? Like, “oh yeah, that looks good” and then we can just drink it. But we gotta be ultra sensitive. So chlorine will kill those beautiful microbes that you’re nurturing in that soil that you’re wanting to flourish, you’re wanting to help bring the nutrients to the plants that you’re growing. And just like that, if you’re drinking water, it can affect the microbes inside ourselves. So water is really important.
I have a filter at home and it uses activated charcoal, it uses ceramic, it uses colloidal silver – it basically gets rid of all the dangerous pathogens, cleans out the chemicals so that I can use normal water. Now, I try and use that water to water my plants inside. Unfortunately, this filter doesn’t filter very fast so I can’t use it on my garden. So what do I do to help improve the water that I’m using on my garden? The first thing is, I let the water run for probably 2 minutes so that the chemicals and toxins that are coming through the hose are not used.
Then I fill a massive, big bucket of water. And I actually try and collect a lot of rain water. Interestingly, here in Bali, it’s dry season but we’re getting a strange amount of water which is very helpful. Unusual, but helpful so I’m not complaining. So I’m collecting rain water as well but if I haven’t got enough rain water collected, I will fill the bucket up. And I do a couple of things: I let it sit in the sun for at least 24 hours because that will allow the chlorine to evaporate as gas.
And then if I’m feeling extra, if I have this time like I can do this, I will utilise the aeration. Like, I get a fish filter and aerate the bubbles because the microorganisms that are in an aerobic environment – which means oxygenated – are far more healthier than anaerobic microbes which can, from what I’m understanding, be more detrimental to you when you’ve got anaerobic microbes. They’re the ones that can cause disease and illnesses and things. So those are two things that I do to help cleanse the water.
Ultimately, collecting rain water and just using that. But, even that, it depends on area. If you’re in a highly polluted area, you might want to filter that water as well. So just making sure that the water that you’re putting on doesn’t have any toxic chemicals, has no pathogens. Cause there are anaerobic microbes that don’t serve us, of course. As long as we have a balance of 80% to 20%, we should be okay. The 80% providing us with the immune system, the defence towards illnesses and diseases. And it’s the same for plants. If we start to treat ourselves like we treat plants, this is where we can really start to understand that their health is our health.
I want to say that again: the plants’ health in our garden that we’re growing, that we’re going to be consuming, whether it’s the leaves, the fruit, the flowers, the roots. The healthier, more nutrient-rich, hydrated, fresh, life-giving water, the more we will be healthy. This is the connection and I think if we scan right out of the globe, we’ll see that that is the same on the planet. And right now, our human health is out of balance. There’s a lot of illnesses, a lot of obesity. We are not a healthy race right now compared to our environment, with species dying, environments collapsing. Look at the coral reefs and all that, the oceans acidifying.
We’re all out of balance and the sooner we focus on both, ultimately ourselves and the planet, it will come back to a thriving oasis. I really believe that we can get there.
The final thing I want to share about water is, a while back I wrote a book called ‘Is Your Fork In Tune?’ And I studied the science behind our beliefs, the science behind how we think, how our thoughts affect out beliefs which affect our emotions and can affect our reality. And what I also discovered on this scientific journey was the amazing Dr. Masaru Emoto, who has now passed. He started some scientific research on the structures of water. Definitely, if you can read the book ‘Hidden Messages In Water’ by Dr. Masaru Emoto, and in it it talks about how we treat water. The structure of water changes by putting messages in the water.
And what I mean by that is your intention. Saying words to the water, saying “I love you”, “thank you”, “I’m so grateful”, “This water is amazing.” Just positive affirmations into the water changed the crystal structure, the crystals were more fabulous, as compared to the structures when there was negativity. “I hate you”, “you’re horrible”, “you’re disgusting”, negative vibrations into that water, the crystals didn’t formulate as well and they weren’t as fabulous in comparison. Which suggests that we can do the same with us.
We as humans get affected by the full moon just as the tides get affected because in my mind, we’re 70% water so we’re affected by the cosmos, as the water is affected in biodynamics. Depending where the planets and the moon and all that are affects where the water and the energy is in that plant. Whether it’s in the roots, the leaves, the flowers, or the fruits. Anyway, you get the idea.
So where the water is is really, really important. And so talking to ourselves in a mirror, talking to the water that we’re drinking. “I love you”, “Thank you”, “I’m healthy”, “This water is helping me become healthier and stronger.” Saying those things into the water as you’re drinking them, being in that kind of vibration will help be in the vibration of a more positive – create your crystalline structures inside your body to be more healthy, is the theory, is the hypothesis.
The same goes as I’m here contemplating with the plants. So in biodynamics, which I’m only at the beginning of my journey of learning more about biodynamics, you can imagine and there are research – I will be looking more into it on this journey of the Living Supplement Garden – that when you talk to plants, they really respond. In fact, I have a friend who plays music using this machine to connect to a plant, she’ll play music with her flute to a plant, and then the plant plays a song back, which is pretty amazing. Phenomenal. Magical.
I encourage you the next time you water your plants that you really look into where is this water coming from? Perhaps you potentially want to actually get it tested. You want to make sure that it’s sort of balanced if not more on the alkaline, more oxygenated water. You want to make sure there’s no chemicals that are affecting the water, like chlorine and even fluoride. We know that fluoride helps teeth but consuming fluoride doesn’t really help our body be at its optimal health. There’s diverse opinions on that. I think water, in it’s purest form, when you – if you’ve ever had the opportunity to be out in rural bush nature and you get to drink water from a running river. We all know that the river, when it’s alive, it gets to be aerated. Just the running across the nutrients, the minerals of the rock and the riverbed, that clear water and you drink that, it’s so revitalising. It’s so powerful.
That is this week’s episode. Have a look at what water you’re using and really start to think, start to talk to your water, talk to your plants, talk to yourself for optimal health. Positive reinforce yourself with positive affirmations and positive thoughts as much as you can. It is a mind management process that I’m constantly working on and I really believe it’s part of the optimal health process. As well as being interactive with your garden, being positive to that. I often talk to my plants when I go around in the morning. I say “Good morning!”, I touch a leaf, I really like to communicate with the plants as well.
That’s this week’s episode, beautiful Thrivers! I really, really appreciate your subscriptions. Absolutely amazing! The Living Supplement Garden is about to start to launch, we’re going to have more information about growing your own Living Supplement Garden so stay tuned. And you have a magical day! We’ll see you in a week, bye!