The Adventures of Vox Lumina

Rediscovering the lost world of Orga

Water needs our love- We need to love water November 14, 2013

Water is going through a difficult time.  It has been a long road waiting for a radical breakthrough in consciousness.  Not the consciousness of water itself, but the consciousness that most people have about water.  Again and again, for a long time now, water has been used (and abused) for man’s bidding- to flush away toxic waste, to carry his barges full of commerce, to force gasses up from the bowels of the earth- so that we may have clean homes, expanding businesses, and cheap fuel. Water does our bidding and gets polluted in the process.  Irreparably so?  Only time will tell.

What can we do in the meantime?  What can we do to change the tide?

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Water needs our love.  And we need to love water, to treat water as the incredibly beautiful, intelligent and phenomenal being that it is.  We need to talk about water with others, share images of water’s beauty, write poems and songs in water’s honor, celebrate THE GIFT of water always.  With this we can raise the vibration from utilitarian and functional to sacred and spiritual, and an alchemical transformation of consciousness begins….

I do believe that some day, hopefully soon, we will be beyond all this flushing and polluting and fracking nonsense and water will be our teacher and our inspiration. And when we think back to how terribly we treated her we will be so glad we changed our ways.

I look forward to that day and I celebrate that possibility with all of my heart.

In joy,

Vox Lumina

 

What Water Does: Needle Ice February 6, 2013

Ice Needles

Ice Needles

This is another amazing form of crystallization that water does when it freezes.

What a gift it is when we get to see the form inside the beautiful mysterious musical movement that water IS.

I’ve been observing this phenomenon for a long while now, coming upon it in the woods in the right weather and it always delights me. It makes me wonder what happened in the cold night with the water and the soil. What were they doing? What kind of conversation were they having? And from where did the cold wind come? What kind of feeling makes water move this way? Why the drawing up and freezing in the moment? And always that great mystery- what is it like to change states, to go from liquid to solid?

Clarification: this is not a sublimation. It is liquid water turning to ice, but continuously, growing and growing upon itself. It’s water dewing and then freezing as it’s happening. AND making a completely new, structural columnar solid form. WATER! AMAZING!

Voxylu’s Haiku:

soil’s long warm exhale
frozen in the pre-sun chill
water lifts for light

This is: Frost Heaving, a natural phenomenon that makes “Needle Ice” which “occurs when the temperature of the soil is above 0 °C (32 °F) and the surface temperature of the air is below 0 °C (32 °F). The subterranean liquid water is brought to the surface via capillary action, where it freezes and contributes to a growing needle-like ice column.”

In other words, two different temperatures meet and mix and dance and MOVE and GROW and in water create an experience and change that looks like this beautiful thing: (see photo above)

So, since we are now together building and learning and expanding our visual and verbal language of natural phenomenon/things of natural beauty and natural wonder that we all treasure and share in common value as neighbors and inhabitants of Earth-Orga blessed to behold this Beautiful Life, look at this:
There are other people in other places, other cultures in other lands which ALSO have a name for this thing, this experience, this natural phenomenon.  They call it:

“frost pillars” (“Säuleneis” in German),
“frost column”, “Kammeis” (a German term meaning “comb ice”),

“Stängeleis” (another German term referring to the stem-like structures),
“shimo bashira” (霜柱 the Japanese term for “ice needles”),

or “pipkrake” (from Swedish pipa (tube) and krake (weak, fine)….” [3]

(quotes from and for more information go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Needle_ice)

 

 

 
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