Saturday, March 12, 2016

March 12, 2016 - Emotional Tides

This ledge is actually quite high.  We had a lot of rain, and it filled up all the nooks and crannies in the rocks.  But then the sun came back, and everything sparkled like gems once again.  The water takes on the mood of the sky.  If the sky is happy, the water is deep and blue and dreamy.  If the sun is shining, the water is sparkly and glittery.  If the clouds come in and are grey and threatening, the water is dull and cold and almost black.  If it storms, the water is in turmoil.

Reflections of the sky.

It’s no wonder, then, that many ancient religions associated water with emotions.  The way emotions come and go and wash over us and completely consume us is very similar to how water behaves.  Baptisms are designed to rebirth a person in a new faith and wash away their old beliefs, and they often come with great emotion.  Clearly, the ancients realized the nature of water and its capabilities.

When great emotion washes over us, we often cry and our tears are salty.  They are the ocean in miniature.  All those millions of years ago when we crawled out of the ocean and enclosed it within our bodies instead of dwelling within it, little did we know that we would take the tides with us.  How could we have known?  How could we have foreseen that the element of water would leave its indelible mark on us forever?  How could we have known that the magic would be passed on to us?

Just as the ocean mirrors the sky, our eyes mirror our emotions, and we are all adept at reading other people’s eyes whether we want to admit it or not.  We can take one glance at someone and know a great deal about them.  The ocean confers this ability.  It is our emotional birthright.

The next time you go to the ocean, pay attention to those tides and see if they don’t mirror the waves you constantly feel within.  You can’t escape the ocean.  You are Her creature.

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