OPTIMISMThe optimist in me says that the ‘oceans are clear and blue’, all mountain streams are fresh, rain water is pure and that the glass of water is always full.

The pessimist in me never swims in oceans, lakes, canals, public swimming pools or rivers and buys a very good quality water filter for use in my own kitchen, bathroom and garden!

Whether you are optimist and view a partly filled glass of Water as half full, or a pessimist with a half empty glass of water, you always want your Water to be Clean.

You want to be able to swim at the beach party, shower and make a drink without risking your health. We all want this – all of us on this ‘blue planet’ – all the Whales, Dolphins, Fish, Birds, Plants and every other creature needs clean water to be healthy.

As we steadily pollute the land, sky and waters around us, we damage this planet. The sure ‘slow kill’ of most pollutants often goes un-noticed, unlike an oil tanker disaster where the destruction of marine life can be photographed for the World’s front pages.

I am still an optimist. There’s an old saying that ‘optimists tend to make things happen whilst pessimists tend to allow things to happen’. For things to get better, we need to believe they will whilst designing and implementing balanced progress.

“We are what we think we are and we become what we want to become”

Once we knew a sea full of fish with no fishing quotas needed – now we land on Mars wanting to find life thus water there. We need to look after the water we have on this planet. We need to be thankful for how far we have come and be positive about how far we have to go.

I believe that both optimism and pessimism are self fuelling and become in themselves, self fulfilling prophecies. If people think that things will get better they surely will. Our home, this small blue-planet, needs to be a better ‘home-sweet-home’ for its wide ranging group of inhabitants. We can learn thus make it better or ignore life’s lessons and make it worse.

Waves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

Harrogate Spa Water rings WoW

Spa WaterI had a fine chat with Melanie Wood at Harrogate Spa Water a while back about the way World Water Charities and Spa Water Producers could match their messages to promote the very survival of ‘clean water’, whether from a spa or from a reservoir.

Clean spa water remains well ‘protected’ as its sale produces a direct income, but all water, whether located in the seas, lakes, streams, wells, rain and rivers contribute to income – so long as the waters remain clean.

Achieving a World United front on issues can be hard, but “Clean Water” is not up for any debate as all life uses it and need it! So what criminals pollute it?

We are not alone – we share this ‘Blue’ Planet with essential lifeforms that call all waters, ‘Home’. If Humans had lived in rivers and seas all the time, would we have worked out a way of dumping our rubbish onto the land to have it washed back into our home? Would the Waters of the World be clean because they were ‘our’ home? Hmmmmmm, yes, I think so.

We’re just “dumping on our neighbour creatures” because they don’t dump back on us, and it is easier and cheaper than having responsibility for our own waste thus allowing more (short-term) profit.

The back wash is on one’s own doorstep and blaming our mums, dads, grandparents and great grandparents is wasting time. Those realising the need for all water to be clean need to get together NOW, otherwise our children will rightfully be able to blame us for doing nothing.

Whatever country you are in, whatever life you lead, you depend upon water being ‘fit’ for your use. Water needs to be ‘fit’ for all plant use because you need oxygen – and remember that the majority of oxygen available for breathing comes from plant life in the sea, not forests! It is great to contribute to some “Plant a Tree” campaign but as you draw your next breath, say the biggest thank-you to the billions of microscopic plants fighting for their life thus YOUR life throughout the World’s Oceans for unless they have clean water, your days are numbered lower!

Do what you can out there to keep muck production to a minimum. We all produce muck but we can process it responsibly and keep it clear of the global water supply where we can control and monitor its cleaning. Do what you can to change production methods to lower pollution and tackle the pollutants you produce by way of controlled, waste management within land-based facilities.

Dead Planets don’t make “Home Sweet Homes” so please do everything you can to fight for a healthy today and tomorrow on an un-polluted Planet, regardless of your beliefs and origins. If we muck up the environment on this one planet, no amount of fighting or peace-keeping will be of any use to anyone.

Further reading
Pixyled Publications produce a series of gazetteers on wells and springs and an excellent bibliography covering the subject. Here are the links to some of their ongoing international research into holy wells and healing springs: