Vi Waln: Without water there can be no life for the Lakota people

ReZpect Our Water: Chanting "Mni Wiconi" -- "Water is Life" -- Native youth and their supporters rallied against the Dakota Access Pipeline at the White House on August 6, 2016. Photo by Indianz.Com

Without Water There is No Life
By Vi Waln
Lakota Country Times Columnist

There would be no life without water. Water is essential in Lakota ceremony. Water is medicine. Ask any Lakota who sun dances or goes on hanbleceya how painful life is without water. As human beings, we should never take our water for granted.

We can heal ourselves with water. When water is transformed into medicine, it will have a healing effect on our bodies. A man shared a vision he had about water at a ceremony several years ago. “Heal the water and everything else will follow,” he said.

On the Rosebud Reservation, a majority of our water is piped in from the Missouri River. All water is sacred. The river water is not of inferior quality. Our prayers and thoughts affect all our water, whether it is inside of us or coming through pipes from the aquifer or the river. Think about it.

Leonardo de Vinci said “Water is the driving force of all nature.” This quote is mentioned in the documentary “Water: The Great Mystery.” This is a video that could help you understand how to change the way you view your water; changing the thoughts we hold about our precious water will make the difference between life and death.

The work of several scientists across the world was compiled to produce this documentary film about water. The concept that water has memory is presented. That is, Water is imprinted with the energy from human emotions.

“We pollute water spiritually, and this happens on a huge scale,” Alois Gruber, an Austrian Researcher said. “The water adopts all of the hatred, all of the malice, the stress, the water is almost dead by the time it enters our body. Understanding the mysteries of water is critical to our survival. Examine water as you have never seen it before.”

Prayer is crucial to your water and good health. “The vibrational frequency of prayer in any language uttered in any religion is 8 hertz, which corresponds to the frequency of the oscillations of the Earth’s magnetic field,” Gruber continued. “Therefore, a prayer pronounced with love creates a harmonic structure in water that is an ingredient in absolutely all foods.”

The late Dr. Masaru Emoto studied water for many years. He provided proof of what the Lakota people have known all along: human thoughts can change the molecular structure of water. Our prayer over water transforms it into medicine. He is famous for his work in determining how human thought and different genres of music can dramatically change the molecular structure of water.

One experiment he conducted involved three glass beakers containing about a cupful of rice covered with water. For one month he said to one of the rice filled beakers “thank you.” The second beaker of rice was told “you’re an idiot” while the third container of rice was totally ignored.

The rice which was thanked every day was fermenting after a month and smelled good. The rice that was told every day “you’re an idiot” turned black. The rice which was neglected turned green with rot.

This “experiment [with rice and water] was an important lesson, especially with regard to how we treat children,” Dr. Emoto said. “We should take care of them, give them attention and converse with them. Indifference does the greatest harm. Numerous experiments aimed at finding the word that cleanses water most powerfully have shown it is not just one word but a combination of two: Love and Gratitude.”

Dr. Vlail Kaznacheyev, a Russian scientist, also spoke about water in the video. He said “with holy water, when it’s poured over sick animals or a dying plant, they revive. Those are the facts.”

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Water transformed through prayer is found in most Lakota ceremonies. The Water of life is also found in the water buckets and drums used in ceremonies. It would have been interesting to see what the late Dr. Emoto would have found in the molecular structure of Water after it had been prayed over in a Lakota ceremony.

Water is our first medicine. Your health can certainly improve when you offer a simple prayer to transform your water. Please make it a daily practice to give thanks for your Water with prayers of love and gratitude.

There can be no life without water.

(Vi Waln is an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota Nation and is nationally published journalist.)

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