If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in Water. – Loren Eiseley
What is the Oracle of Water? I am the oracle and so are you. An oracle is basically defined as a person through whom a deity is believed to speak. Unlike the famous Oracle of Delphi, one does not need to be formally initiated as a High Priestess nor inhale toxic vapors from underground chasms to reach or communicate with the divine, or to speak the truth of the divine that resides in nature and in all of us. For indeed the word oracle comes from the Latin orare – to speak.
Words, like water, have strange power. They can slowly, carefully trickle and form shapes and carve out paths from solid rock. They can surge like a destructive deluge and lay waste to one’s feelings and dreams or very life. What we say, what we speak, has power and can actualize. Many people have forgotten this.
We ourselves consist mostly of water, as does our home and mother, planet Earth. Starhawk says in her book The Earth Path, “Meditating by a lake one day, I heard the water say to me, All water is one – one wholeness, one awareness. All water is continuously aware of all other water in the world.” We humans are likewise connected. We can learn from each other and we can learn from water, that most magical of elements, that vital and life-giving (or life-taking) substance. Many of the earliest deities were those of the oceans, the rivers, the rain – all that sustains our bodies, our crops, our animals, our home. Starhawk continues, “…water knows. Water spirits, water Goddesses and Gods, however we want to name that intelligence that is so different from ours – something knows and feels when we approach with love and respect.”
Water is sacred. Water knows. We are all oracles of water.
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