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Water: Power and Grace

Searching For Truth: A Blog by Sherri Smith


The element of Water commands respect; in my teachings from a great African Elder I have learned the power of surrender, relinquishing control and opening to a greater wisdom than my own limited thinking. Of all the elements, it has the ability to persevere and no power can prevent it from reaching it’s destination. It’s qualities are yielding, resilient, cleansing and all-conquering. Water extinguishes Fire, washes away the Earth, finds a path beyond or around Mineral, corrodes Iron until it is dust and saturates the atmosphere until the Winds diminish. Water never attacks or consumes, it conquers by yielding.

In embracing the qualities of water we are able to heal ourselves and the Earth; using this element for our cleansing and purification to bring ourselves and our Earth into the greatest harmony. The gifts we receive in allowing these qualities to permeate our lives and our societies brings peace. We are existing in a society with an excess of fire; all consuming, raging, and destructive. That same element is within us creating the same conditions. We are competitive instead of collaborative. We are rigid instead of flowing.

We were born into a womb of water and our bodies consist of a varying but high percentage of water throughout our lives. It is in the diminishing amounts that begin to create disease. Where there is lack of flow or dams constructed within us, both body and mind, we are blocking the genius and cleansing of this peaceful warrior. It is in the lack of fluidity that creates the dryness of Spirit, bones and organs.

In allowing grace to permeate our thoughts and our bodies, we find peace. With the grace of water flowing through us, we maintain that state of yielding to the ever-changing conditions around and within us. Symbolically, we are a dehydrated culture and our dependence upon it is being challenged in the land of ‘the free’. The Lakota tribe stands to protect the waters of their land and sacred sites and they are imbuing the qualities of water to maintain the resilience of attacks. It is in their graceful demonstration that we can begin to understand what is needed for change. The sacredness of water is an immediate awareness we must embrace, control is being sought on something that cannot be controlled, only honoured. Without water, we cease to exist.


Sherri Smith from A State of Bliss has trained extensively and globally with ancient modalities and traditions to combine the wisdom these teachings into her own unique therapies. We are deeply connected to the natural world and many of the ills of society today are a result of our separation from this. Sherri's commitment to her own journey keep her immersed in teachings, experiences and advancement, in turn providing rich and rare content to her offerings. There is a yearning within each of us to live a greater life. Discover your power, your gifts and your truths.

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