The Cosmic Origins and Spiritual Significance of Water   Leave a comment


Healthy Living Series: Water-Part One

by Stan Sauerwein

Pure Leadership News is delivering a healthy living series on the subject of water. 

Is there enough fresh water for all 7 billion of us?

Perhaps take a moment and answer this question to yourself before reading on.

All life on Earth is dependent on this miraculous Sacred Element. Individually, the amount of water we require every day depends upon a variety of factors like current weight, how much we exercise, the temperature where we live and even our gender. A man in Canada, weighing 90kg who spends most of his workday at a desk and doesn’t regularly exercise, can still require nearly three liters of fresh water daily. His petite female co-worker weighing 40kg on the other hand, may need as little as one liter. Having an idea of how much water we need every day makes the quality and the quantity of available water an obviously important topic to each and every one of us. Yet, for the most part, and despite that importance, people are often completely ignorant when it comes to answering the question we’ve posed.

We’re often being encouraged to move into fear when it comes to water. Every day we face a barrage of dire predictions about shortage from our media. Our governments and our scientific institutions, want us to believe that there is an inevitability of looming disaster when it comes to water. They say the water on Earth is being turned into a noxious soup of toxins everywhere and that sources of pure, clean water are drying up. We’re being told the Earth’s quotient of fresh water is declining, even disappearing.

Could that be true?

There is no doubt that industrial nations in particular are polluting the Earth’s water far more than they should. We agree that every action we can possibly do to minimize such pollution should be undertaken. We think, as evolved spiritual beings, it should be done because we know water is sacred.

Indigenous peoples, the ‘Earth Keepers’ among us, have always believed this.

In the Māori culture for instance, water is considered the foundation of all life. This is reflected in their traditions which speak of te taha wairua, often translated as ‘the spiritual plane (of existence)’ that they believe lies behind and within the world of normal experience.

In traditional Māori knowledge, wai (water) is classified in a number of ways, including three of spiritual significance:

– waitapu – sacred water used for ceremonial purposes,

– waimāori – pure water, water rich in mauri, used for cleansing and for ceremonial purposes, and,

– waikarakia – water for ritual purposes.

The Māori who consider themselves the taiki or guardians of the Earth, have a view of the world that does not separate spiritual aspects from the physical practices of resource management. Māori believe all elements of the natural environment (including people) possess a mauri or life force and all forms of life are related. Māori see themselves as part of the environment, belonging to it and complementing other entities. The interconnectedness of all things means that the welfare of any part of the environment will directly impact on the welfare of the people. Tamper with or destroy any part, and you weaken the whole. Because the Māori believe water from different sources has different mauri, they oppose even the mixing of water from different sources. Any pollution of water is therefore strictly forbidden.1

Should you investigate indigenous attitudes about water as we have, you will discover indigenous peoples the world over share core beliefs. Whether it is the Lakota Sioux, Quero Apache, Kenyan Kikuyu, or Australian Aboriginal, they share a belief the earth is sacred, as is everything which lives in or upon it. As with the Māori, all believe everything is related and connected inextricably to all there is. To them, water is therefore sacred.

We owe our sentience to water

We know we derive our sentient nature from water. Human cells consist of 65-90% water. The high water content is why dolphins are sentient as well. According to a study done by the Naval Systems Center in San Diego, dolphins are 37% water, but they have a high blubber content which is also mostly water.2

When food is in short supply, the animals convert the fat stored in their blubber into energy — and water. That’s because though they live in the ocean, they cannot live on salt water any more than we can. They get most of their water from the food they eat.3

We are more fortunate on the score. As beings of high vibration know, we can purify non-drinkable water energetically (we’ll provide some of the ways to do that in a future article). And, when we read fear-based information about pollution, we recognize the water analysts usually fail to add the fact the Earth is constantly undergoing a natural process of purification.

The world has roughly 7 billion people. A failure by some governments to provide their citizens with the infrastructure to access water means having pure, safe drinking water is a daily challenge for 1.1 billion of us.4 The fact remains most of us have access to water within a kilometer.5 It is by no means in short supply. It may not be flowing to where we live, but it is accessible even in arid desert environments. The Earth’s surface is 71% water. There are 1.4 billion cubic km of it on Earth.6

So where did all our water come from?

Water has been on Earth since the beginning. The oldest rock on earth is said to be 4.28 billion years old.7 The water we drink today may be even older than that. Though scientists don’t agree on the precise age of our water beyond a range of 4.3 to 4.5 billion years old, they do agree that all the water on Earth was delivered here when Earth was formed, or shortly thereafter.

Scientists suggest water was delivered to the Earth when it was formed or somewhere around the first 100 million years or so, having been created hundreds of millions or even billions of years before the solar system itself.8 The water around us is therefore practically original equipment.

A senior astrophysicist at Harvard University’s Center for Astrophysics named Gary Melnick has spent his life trying to understand how water is created. Using the European Space Agency’s Infrared Space Observatory (ISO) he has discovered water is being formed at an astonishing rate. Melnick pointed the telescope at the shining middle dot in Orion’s sword and determined it was not a star at all, but a glowing cloud of gas and dust now called the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. At this spot, thousands of new stars are condensing out of the hydrogen gas at once. As the stars coalesce and collapse inwards upon themselves, they send shock waves through the cloud containing loose hydrogen and oxygen. The shock wave causes the molecules to slam into each other and create water.

You’ll find the Complex in the constellation of Orion between 1,500 and 1,600 light-years from Earth. It is hundreds of light-years wide. Because of its sheer size, some parts, such as the Orion Nebula, can even be viewed with the naked eye. The Orion Nebula spreads several degrees from Orion’s Belt to his sword, about 24 light-years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times that of the Sun.

The implication of the energy in Orion and its affect on Earth are explored in Jas Malcolm’s newest book The Cosmic You. We won’t preview that amazing new work here. However, as Melnick and other astrophysicists have determined, the star nursery of the Orion Nebula is a ‘water factory’ making the equivalent of all the water on Earth 60 times a day. That is spread over an area 420 times the size of our solar system. Just how wide is that? According to NASA, the Voyager 2 spacecraft which is travelling at 42,000 miles per hour, took 12 years to travel half the total width of the solar system.9 To cross the Orion ‘water factory’ we describe, would take Voyager 2 more than 10,000 years! It’s logical then to realize there aren’t buckets of water floating about in the Orion Nebula. It’s more like a fine mist. But the point is water is constantly being created out there. In fact, ‘space’ is filled with frozen water.

On Earth, our scientists suggest, the water we drink is the same water we’ve always had. There is something more important to know however. That’s the fact there is more water in the Earth than on it.

That is an amazing tidbit of information few of us realize isn’t it? The Earth has tremendous volumes of water within and it uses that water to renew its surface content. To understand how that’s possible, you first have to realize water comes in four forms, not three. Most of the water in the Earth is not the water we’re familiar with on it.

You probably recognize three water states – ice, liquid and vapor. But here is some detail about a fourth. As much as 10 times the amount of surface water contained in Earth’s oceans is locked within the rock of the Earth’s mantle in water-infused hydrated or hydrous minerals. In other words, this fourth form of water has been baked into the very molecular structure of the rock.10

There is a mineral along the ocean floor called olivine. When it reacts with sea water, it forms a green stone called serpentine.11 Some of you may have kitchen counters made of serpentine. When the ocean floor is “subducted” this serpentine is forced into the Earth’s interior taking its water, polluted and otherwise, with it. Under the intense pressure and heat found 410 km below the surface, one of the hydrogen molecules in that water peels from the H20 molecule leaving the OH and the H to wiggle between the molecules of the rock existing in the mantle. When the intense pressure within the Earth is released, through events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, the OH and hydrogen recombine and re-emerge again on the surface as water.

And just as amazing is the fact the Earth is cleansing itself with a new kind of water. That is explained in Change is Natural.12 This new water has been discovered at a rift in the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. What makes this water special is the fact it has an additional molecule of oxygen. This H2O2 should not be confused with hydrogen peroxide because the bonding angles are different. This water is incapable of being polluted and, and this is exciting, it purifies every molecule of water it comes in contact with. As this water began to be emitted from the Earth some three years ago its diffusion has resulted in a constant and continuous purification of the waters of the world. You can avail yourself of the purifying potential by saying out loud ‘H2O2’. Take a moment and calibrate how you feel. Now say the expression ‘H2O2’ out loud and calibrate how your energy field has just changed. Do it often and pass it along to your loved ones and friends.

More good news

The sub-surface of the Earth is going to be generating much more new fresh water during the next couple of years.

The Earth also provides an immense quantity of “biological water” – that’s the water within all the plants and living creatures and the water contained within the biosphere as well. The water contained in the vegetables and fruits you consume is of superior quality. The plants’ roots filter pollutants from the water so one of the best sources for naturally purified water is fresh raw foods – fruits, vegetables and greens. Depending on the type of plant, the water content in most fruits and vegetables accounts for approximately 70 to 95 percent of their weight.

So let’s pose that question again. Is there enough fresh water for all 7 billion of us here on planet Earth? Our answer:

  • The universe is always generative as shown by the example of Orion’s generation of water. The Earth, as a living being, is generative as well.
  •  The Earth has 10 times the water contained in its oceans within the rock of its mantle and it uses that to refresh the water on its surface through events like earthquakes and     volcanic eruptions,
  •  The shifting plates of the Earth are actually constantly undergoing transfer of water to the mantle where water is cleansed,
  •   The Earth is creating a non-pollutable source of new water which is purifying all the waters of the planet,
  •   The Earth is going to be generating even more new fresh water into the water table these next couple of years,
  •   The biosphere is filled with water and naturally purified water is readily available in raw fruits, vegetables and greens.

The right answer to our question is “yes”. There’s enough water for all of us on Earth and there always has been. Living in fear about the availability of water is simply unnecessary.


1 – For a complete explanation of the Māori beliefs about water you may wish to visit the New Zealand government reports explaining same at:

2 – Hui, Clifford, “Seawater consumption and water flux in the common dolphin delphinus delphis”, Chicago Journals, Naval Oceans Systems Center, San Diego, 1981.

3 – You can read more about how dolphins drink water at

4 – Human Development Report, 2006: Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis, UN Development Programme, 2006, pg 2. (A word to the wise: this report on water and poverty is available as a pdf but it is 422 pages long.)

5 – ibid, pg 35.

6 – U.S. Geological Survey, The Water Cycle

7 – Kerr, Richard A., “Geologists Find Vestige of Early Earth – May be World’s Oldest Rock”, Science, September 26, 2008, vol. 321, no. 5897, p. 1755

8 – Fishman, Charles, The Big Thirst, Free Press, New York, 2011

9 – Voyager: The Interstellar Mission, Neptune, NASA, 2011.

10 – Peacock, Simon and Ilyndman, Roy, “Hydrous minerals in the mantle wedge and the maximum depth of subduction thrust earthquakes”, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 26, No. 16

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12 – Malcolm, Jas, Change is Natural, Pure Leadership Inc., Calgary, pg. 405


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