Posted on January 12 2015
When I began to design my new opal and diamond drop shaped pieces, I did it with this quote by Rumi in mind, “You are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in one drop”. If you think about the shape geometrically, Pear shapes start small at a point and become round and circular. So, reflective of the quote, we are a small part of everything, but everything at the same time. We are a single thread weaved into the giant quilt of life. In this design, I kept in mind the representation of water. And we are almost entirely water, Approximately 70%. At birth we are 78%, and the rest, if you're asking me... star dust. Ha!
Symbolically, water is often viewed as the source of life itself as we see evidence in countless creation myths in which life emerges from primordial waters. It is also the symbol of fertility considering birth wouldn't be possible without water. Ancient Egyptians saw the Nile River as the birth canal of their existence. According to Taoism, water represents wisdom in the way it takes on the form in which it is held and moves in the path of least resistance. Also, symbolizes emotion, intuition and the interconnected flow of energy between all things alive. The role of water in our lives is paramount, and we tend to forget how significant it is. The way we treat water, including water we are about to drink is something most people don't think about. Did you know that your thinking, feeling, and your vibration can change the properties of water? If you haven't read it already, or touched on the concept, I highly recommend “The Hidden Messages in Water”. You will be blown away by how powerful you are, it might possibly wake you up. Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that by sending water different thoughts, words, and feelings separately in a controlled environment you could change the properties. And it is visible in the frozen water crystals looked at under a microscope. Go ahead, check it out. The book is here: http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Messages-Water-Masaru-Emoto/dp/0743289803 // and you can view a gallery of the crystal photos with their influencers on his website here: http://www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html
I won't forget to mention simply the way water feels on our bodies. The way you can just dive into the ocean and disappear under water, coming up for air feeling so cleansed and nourished. It’s a feeling that cant be replicated. I encourage you to begin to look at water differently, and acknowledge its beauty and significance in our lives. Honor it, and treat it well. Because it is you!