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  • Writer's pictureHeli Jutila

About Water symbolism

The symbolism of water has a universal undertone of purity and fertility. It is viewed as the source of life itself.

In Taoist tradition, water is considered an aspect of wisdom. Water takes on the form in which it is held and moves in the path of least resistance. Here the symbolic meaning of water speaks of a higher wisdom.

Water meaning deals with intuition, psychic perception and dreams. What happens under the surface of water is a mystery to the unaided eye. It’s much the same with human emotions. Water reminds us to dive beneath the surface of our feelings and use intuition for better understanding.

Water is a sacred symbol of healing, cleansing and renewal. Water washes off the grime…not just mud, but also the crummy stuff that clutters in our hearts. Water can energetically cleanse us inside and out!

One of the most beautiful lessons water can teach us his how to be flexible and embrace change. It can carve out mountains to make its way forward. Water reminds us to go with the flow no matter what the situation.

“Water does not resist.

Water flows.

When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.

Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.

But water always goes where it wants to go,

and nothing in the end can stand against it.

Water is patient.

Dripping water wears away a stone.

Remember that, my child.

Remember you are half water.

If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.

Water does.”

~ Margaret Atwood

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