Water is essential to life, covering around 70% of the surface of the earth. We are reputed to have come from water and it makes up about 60% to 75% of our bodies. It is present on other planets and even been detected in interstellar clouds.
With fire, air and earth, water is one of the four elements, symbolically linked to the unconscious, feelings, intuition, imagination, the eternal and the soul. It is well known that the close presence of water is an aid to psychic experiences and to physical mediumship.
In addition to the above, most of us have been aware of the uplifting effect of water, whether walking beside a lake or river, or by the seashore. It is a marvelous magical substance that gives us life and can also both energise and soothe the mind.