Main Topic: Make people aware of the importance of water in our lives
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Maria Renee Simon Sacred Waters Main Topic: Make people aware of the importance of water in our lives Supports: * Water is vital in our diets * Sacred water can heal, bless, purify and revive * Everything is related to water and the world has the same water it had million years ago Essay: Water is so sacred because it purifies, rejuvenates, cleanses, and heals. Spirits occupy the waters and require respect or esteem. From the droplets in a baptism to the scattering of ashes on a holy river, water blesses and shapes human lives. From drinking it to praising it, how we use water can tell a lot about our culture and religion.
The same water that the dinosaurs drank millions of years ago falls from the sky today. The Earth is as moist as it was many years ago. We can see how water represents the cycle of life. The body thirsts and without water nobody can live at all. Water is very important in our diet because it regulates our temperature. People who exercise a lot have the need to drink more liquid in order to regulate temperature. Another role of water in our body is to transport oxygen and nutrients through the blood. Our body needs water in order to survive. When we drink water our body is able to conduce chemical reactions and have lubrication of joints.
The Maya believed natural wells led to the underworld. Blessed water can be found in River Jordan, the wondrous spring at Lourdes, a Shinto ceremony in Japan or a simple baptism in Greece. All around the world our cultures are represented by the way we use the sacred water. Traveling the world can show you the many ways different cultures relate to water. The relationship of a group of people with water can vary from offerings alongside the sacred Ganges in India to waterfall rituals in Japan, Laos, and Haiti. Water influences our lives. We need to drink water to stay alive, we need water to have spiritual rebirth, and we need water to join the paradise of the world. Water takes an important role in a human being.
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