Water is the source of life, health, and prosperity. It makes it possible for life to exist on Earth.

Water, H2O, is the liquid that descends from the clouds as rain, forming streams, lakes, and seas, which turn to vapor and become clouds again in a never-ending cycle. Water is a major constituent of all living matter. Your body is 80% water. The surface of the earth is 66% water.

Held sacred

Water is purifying, life-sustaining, and calming. There is still much sacredness associated with water. Consider its use in baptisms, and the burning of the bodies at the ghats, or steps of the Ganges River in India. The ashes are lowered into this holy river.

Historically, many of the Eastern cultures held water in the highest esteem for cleansing and cooling and thought it healed both the body and soul.

We in industrialized, well-fed nations each use an average of 150 gallons of water per day directly; but indirectly we use about 1990 gallons per day. About 1660 gallons are used to grow the crops and meat we eat, and 180 gallons are used in industry to provide us with the products we use.

Purifying water

It is wise these days to purchase a water purifier for your kitchen. There are many on the market in all price ranges. Go check them out at your health food store and get one that best suits your needs. Remember, one of water’s most important functions is to cleanse the system, to flush out toxins. Use the purest water possible to accomplish this. Water is the secret to growing anything, even bacteria and molds.

Uses of water

According to the Colorado Farm Bureau, to produce our food it takes:

  • 150 gallons for one loaf of bread
  • 120 gallons for one pound of tomatoes
  • 22 gallons for one pound of potatoes
  • 37 gallons for one bushel of corn
  • 120 gallons to produce one egg
  • 223 gallons per quart of milk

Households use:

  • 30 to 40 gallons per bath
  • 7 to 9 gallons per minute of shower (up to 90 gallons per ten-minute shower)
  • 3 to 4 gallons per toilet flush
  • One or more gallons to brush teeth
  • 24 gallons to wash dishes by machine
  • 30 gallons to wash one load of clothes
  • In-house use averages 40 to 60 gallons per person, per day

We are each deeply connected to one another, in fact, to the planet, by this colorless liquid, water. We all need water to live.