Have you ever contemplated the meaning of water ?
Water is one of the five elements, one of the building blocks of the universe. According to the myth of creation, water was born out of fire, and water is the mother of earth. Energetically water is related to the kidneys, and the emotion associated with water is fear. Water is symbolising attachment – like a flood of water, but at the same time it stands for detachment – like drops of water slide of the surface. Water is the symbol of emotions, and the unconscious, signified by the lotus flower rising above water, the symbol of desire and attachment.
Water stands for purification – as in baptism. It washes off all the attachments,desires and negative energies. Water stands for life, or rather fertility, because it can be seen as vital for all forms of life. It’s aspect is the feminine and it stands for healing.
The river is a symbol for the flow of life, as is the ocean a symbol for strength and power. The ocean is also a symbol of consciousness. In Taoist tradition, water is considered an aspect of wisdom. The concept here is that 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 we may all aspire to mimic.