Photos and Words by Sydney Walsh
On the first Saturday of every month the Sacred Water Tribe has a water ceremony to honor the water in the human body and the water on Mother Earth. The ceremony is led by Kristin Bauer, a certified Hado Instructor who teaches the truth about water. Water makes up 70-80% of the human body on a cellular level and 99% on a molecular level. Humans live on a planet that is 75% water. Thus, the Sacred Water Tribe believes that it is integral to the functioning of the human body and to the planet that we have a deep understanding of how water works. They believe that water is what connects us and that water is sacred.
Bauer was taught by Dr. Masaru Emoto who used crystal photography to prove that water is influenced by surrounding energy. Indigenous tribes have shared this knowledge for many years, and in return the Sacred Water Tribe donates money to various Indigenous tribes to repay them for the murder, enslavement, and near extinction they went through, as well as the current discrimination they face.
By creating a mandala, or a sacred geometrical pattern of shells, crystals, and flowers in the sand, with a water vessel in the center, people gather to play music and meditate around it. The water becomes highly charged and is then returned to its original source while sharing Ho’oponopono in a song form. Ho’oponopono is a Hawaiian practice of forgiveness, which allows people the opportunity to make right any actions, thoughts, or energy they have created that was received by the water and thus reflected back as anything other than peace.