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Different Types of Water and Their Magickal Uses

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Creeks and streams:  Purification, harmony, cleansing

Dew:  General health, eyesight, beauty. Dew is said to be especially powerful if gathered at dawn on Beltane.

Fog and mists:  Creativity, balance, partnerships

Ice:  Transformations, balance, creativity

Pond or lake water:  Peace, contentment, relaxation, self-reflection.

Rain water:  Energy, protection, cleansing.

The first rain that falls in the month of May is considered sacred to

the Water Witch

River water:  Cleansing, moving forward, protection

Seawater:  Health, magickal power,

manifestation of goals. An old Welsh belief states that a spoonful of

sea-water a day will ensure a long and healthy life.

Snow:  Transformations, balance

Spring water:  Growth, holy water, cleansing, protection, prosperity

Swamp and waste water:  Banishing, binding

Waterfalls:  Power, energy, success

Well water:  Healing, wishes, intuition

Beaches:  Rituals, spells, fascinations, meditations

Harbors:  To promote abundance and prosperity; to serve as an aid in banishing things

Riverbanks:  To increase personal power

“I was born in Venezuela. I moved here two years ago. I want to be President of Venezuela to change things and make better the world. Did you know that sometimes in Venezuela people shoot each other on purpose? I will change that. Also there will be rules against pushing people or thinking bad thoughts about people. I will make a rule so that there will not be too much cutting or killing of trees. And there will be a rule against killing too many animals because animals eat insects, and we can’t have too many insects. I will also make sure that we don’t waste water or food. Or if there is food left over, we have to be sure to put it in the trash. I can’t be president now because I’m only eight. But I did skip first grade.”

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Why prairies matter and lawns don’t
Lawns – those myopically obsessive (and evil) urban, suburban, and increasingly rural monoculture eyesores that displace native ecosystems at a rate between 5,000 and 385,000 acres per day* in favor of sterile, chemically-filled, artificial environments bloated with a tremendous European influence that provide no benefits over the long term; no food, no clean water, no wildlife habitat, and no foundation for preserving our once rich natural heritage. And there’s the unbearable ubiquitousness of mowing associated with such a useless cultural practice, which creates a ridiculous amount of noise pollution, air and water pollution, and a bustling busyness that destroys many peaceful Saturday mornings. The American lawn is the epitome of unsustainability.

Read the rest at The Roaming Ecologist.

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Imagine if you had to walk two miles to get drinking water for your family every day. That’s what many of these children in Zambia have to do three times a day. They have dreams of going to school. 

EVERY CHILD DESERVES CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING WATER. THINK ABOUT THEM WHENEVER YOU WASTE WATER!

More children die from diseases caused by unsafe water than HIV/AIDS and malaria combined. It’s tragic that 1,600 children die every day (READ IT AGAIN, 1600 CHILDREN DIE EVERY DAY) from diarrhea because they lack something as simple as clean water.

Scarce, dirty water also locks people into poverty. Clean water not only gives life, it makes it possible for kids to attend school, for families to provide adequate nutrition, and for communities to prosper.

7 Ways Vegans Are Saving the Planet

1. Protecting Our Waterways

Because animals are so densely packed on today’s industrial farms, they produce more manure than can be absorbed by the land as fertilizer. The runoff from these facilities often leaks into nearby rivers and streams.

2. Halting Habitat Destruction

According to the Center for Biological Diversity, reducing meat consumption is one of the best ways to save endangered species.

3. Saving Water

Animal agriculture uses a whopping 56% of water in the United States. In fact, just one hamburger requires 660 gallons of water to produce—the equivalent of 2 months’ worth of showers.

4. Preventing Deforestation

Animal agriculture is culpable for nearly 91% of Amazon destruction, according to The World Bank.

5. Saving the Oceans

As far as we’re concerned, any fishing is overfishing; however, a census of marine life completed in 2010 estimated that over 90% of large fish had vanished from the oceans, primarily because of overfishing.

6. Protecting Wildlife

Thousands of wild animals, including bears, coyotes, and foxes, are killed because they are seen as a threat to the livestock industry.

7. Battling Climate Change

Climate change is easily one of the biggest issues threatening our very existence on the planet. By ditching meat and other animal products, everyone can significantly reduce their carbon footprint.

Clearly, leaving meat off our plates is the best thing we can do for the planet. For more information on adopting a sustainable vegan diet, click here.

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