Waters of Life

And may those cleansing waters
of life, wash us
free from our fears -

and as those pouring rains
fall upon the earth
purge its pains

banish sickness from the heart
as we learn to let go
release, surrender

our egos, and the beliefs
that have trapped us for too long
and kept us apart -

the time is here, 
to remember our wholeness
and unity beyond the labels

separation, no more
may we stand together
in integration

of All
united at last
as One

The “Water Song” in this video came to me one day at the river. For those who don’t speak Spanish, I sing three verses; one for the river, one for the ocean, and one for the rains. The theme is cleansing and purification, as we connect to the water in its different forms.

I then go on to talk about “integration”. For me, this is the purpose of my spiritual path. To connect deeper with everyone and everything around me – no matter our superficial differences at the surface. That’s one of the reasons why I’m enjoying, increasingly, to play my music in different venues. To mingle with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and viewpoints. To feel different energies. To appreciate and to witness all that is part of this melting pot – of existence.

I’ve also just been reflecting on the nature of water – how it can change form, from flowing streams to the ocean, evaporating into the sky, falling as rain in another land, freezing and becoming ice that will later melt and flow back to the sea. Appearing differently, but in the end, the same.

Is this not the case with all elements? And we, ourselves, in our own bodies… are mostly water.

On the topic of water, I’d also just like to mention an environmental issue that’s been on my mind and heart lately. Here on the Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica, where I call home, we have been experiencing what’s known as a “ride tide” for months this year. It’s an algal bloom, but its occurrence is becoming more frequent, and is being grossly exacerbated by human impact from pollution. It can be quite dangerous for marine life and humans alike – causing respiratory diseases, infection, skin irritation, nausea… the smell emitted is also a neurotoxin, causing headaches and dizziness.

You can read more about the issue, and sign a petition on Change.org to bring matters regarding human influence on red tides, to the attention of the Costa Rican government (scroll down on the page for the English version).

Let us protect the waters of this planet… the waters that are an integral part of our own selves. For we are one.

Thank you so much for your support, and I wish you a beautiful day.

~ Cara

Published by Cara Amy Goldthorpe

Entrepreneur, earth warrior, storyteller and lawyer, with a mission to promote ways of living more harmoniously with nature and with each other.

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