Making up over 71% of the Earth’s surface, water is all around us. Giving our planet its blue color because of the huge amount of its space it occupies, it seems strange that we named Earth after the substance that makes up less than 30% of its mass.
Water is taken for granted by many western civilizations and deemed as incredibly simple. Without providing any smell or taste and existing as an entirely transparent substance, the internal properties of water are easily overlooked.
Ignoring the fact that living on a planet with an abundance of our main life source, we often treat water wastefully and often disregard it. But do we really know everything about it, or does water hold its own mysteries that we have yet to discover?
The influx of capitalism into society has given humanity the false impression that water is a substance that can be profited from. What claim should humans have to water that allows it to be bottled and distributed, and what right do we have to deny it from those who cannot afford its enforced price?
As the building block of nature, everyone has a birth right to regular access to water, the same as their right to air. When bought from a supermarket or flowing out of your tap, it’s easy to look at water as something simple. Without thinking, we forget that water is the source from which life, including the human race, was born. Recent studies have shown that water may have more to it than meets the eye. Under inspection from microscope, famed Japanese scientist Dr Samaru Emoto claimed that water possessed consciousness and that human behavior could affect the way it behaved. By using laboratory methods to freeze water in 1000th of a second, he studied the crystals that were formed. Through this, he realized that water, as a unified consciousness, possesses the ability to comprehend information that is presented to it.
He theorized that water would present in the form of different ice crystals when provided with different stimuli, be it music, art or language. He believed he proved his theory when presenting two different glasses of water from the same source with linguistic stimuli. On the first glass he posted a label reading ‘thank you’ and on the second, a label reading ‘fool’. To his amazement, the first glass produced beautiful 6-pointed crystals, whereas the second glass produced only fragments.
Whether or not this proves water has a consciousness, or whether other aspects such as chlorine levels come into play we’ll leave for you to decide. It is undeniable, however, that water is one mystical element that shouldn’t be taken for granted.