“It may be that the intelligence of water is waiting for us to look at it.”
Phillip, a landscape designer and naturalist, quotes the great Sufi, Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927,) “There is one Holy Book, the sacred manuscript of nature, the only book that can enlighten the reader.” Phillip begins our interview with the observation, When we escape from our perceptions and rise above lack and fear…then a lot more magic becomes available. He adds, The majesty of nature is to help us find the majesty inside.
Phillip started visiting the Sierras more frequently in the last few years, inspired by a friend, who, close to 70, decided to hike the Pacific Coast Trail on her own. I experience an expansion of consciousness when I’m floating in a Sierra lake. Things that were compartmentalized and divided start becoming fractal and structured. There’s been no human intervention here and the raw elemental energies demonstrate what they do! He describes ecology in Hazrat Inayat Khan’s terms as “The circulation of Spirit through the veins of nature.”
At these elevations of six to eight thousand feet, I find the native ecologies with their biodiversity of plants, birds, and predators, mirror the beauty of the Garden of Eden. There are just a few enclaves left that are fully functional, so you can experience something there that you can’t experience anywhere else.
Phillip shares that plants talk to him. “Hey you, you can see us, you can hear us, come here!” The plants are concerned, Phillip continues, old trees are concerned about what’s going on. They helped me decide to make a stand and be a protector. As we draw excessive amounts of water for our consumer culture, we are drawing the capillary sustenance from those natural environments.
The more I study water, such as man-made spiral flow forms that try to replicate the movements of a river to purify water, the more its mysteries deepen. Dr. Masaru Emoto1 demonstrated that water has a capacity to respond to its environment, a capacity for memory2.
Luther Burbank (botanist, horticulturalist, and agricultural pioneer, 1849-1926) realized that plants have feelings. How? They don’t have a nervous system or a brain. What they have is living water.
What holds consciousness? How do we get nerve responses that flash throughout our whole body in a microsecond? How do we have a sense of self that extends beyond our skin?3 Where is memory stored?
When I go up to the high mountains, stars shine bright and pristine. What is the relationship between all living things and myself? If mystics are right about a unified field, how would that field be held?
In July the lakes are not frozen, but sculpted bowls of granite holding water. There is a new theory that water responds to light4. For example, bright stellar light such as the Milky Way, could be encoded in the water.
What comes out of our faucets and taps is known as Bulk Water. Natural water, known as Structured Water, by contrast, has memory and in that memory, vitality spiraling unrestricted, responding, eddying, constantly winding and unwinding, water purifying itself.
Scientists are now confirming these higher functions of water.
2. There are many water memory experiments on YouTube, including one by Nobel Laureate, Luc Montagnier.
3. I found Dr. Adam D. Wexler’s TED talk, The Bridge Between Water and Life, shed interesting light on this.
4. Dr. Gerald Pollack’s TED talks include the influence of light on water.
Whipping wind and rain
hammering and echoing
in bending trees, clattering
on skylights, lashing
rooftops and power lines
with bounteous ease.
like the trough of a wave
before belting onto fence
and balustrade. Pelting
decks, a steady rumble
pregnant air to spring
a rush of streams—
all is flow, all is awe,
while we shelter from the squall.
Revel in these powers
that holy earth displays—
our mountains of denial
taller than the Himalayas.