Many women poets and writers carry the water theme. Perhaps we are magnetically drawn to one another here on WP due to our similarities in personalities. While this is part of it, I believe there is more to it than that. As women we are vessels, living chalices created to carry life. Without water, we would be without life. Water is also by nature healing & cleansing.
The Sacral or second Chakra governs creativity, sexuality and duality. The energy of the right to feel is expressed here. The element of the sacral chakra is water. Writer’s must tap into this chakra, at least to some degree, to be able to create. Some spiritual streams consider this chakra the first feminine chakra, the root chakra being the first masculine chakra.
Our bodies are comprised of roughly 70% water. A pregnant woman to me often looks like mother earth. Interesting that our planet is also roughly 70% water. The salinity of amniotic fluid, I have been told, is similar to the levels found in the ocean.
There is great mystery of the oceans, so much more is understood of outer space than what lies beneath our own living waters. Perhaps this great mystery also beckons to us. Women also hold the energy of the mysteries, creating in the void and darkness new life from the womb. Sex is part of this mystery, required in the meeting of the gametes to create new life. As such, water is very sensuous and often the setting for many sex scenes (the beach, the shower, the hot tub…).
Taking things a step further, water is both life giving and life taking. The fluid is needed to sustain life and yet too much can take it from us. Creation and destruction all in one. For many women, we do not know our power. Yet with a strong wind, the calm waters can be easily whipped up into white capping swells. Enough of a change in the foundation of the earth and tsunamis are formed. Excess energy floods. Lack of energy forms deserts.
For these reasons, I believe women in touch with their sexuality, creativity and femininity often carry the water theme throughout their work.
__/|\__ Ananda & Metta
Even without meaning to, I look back over the past 11 months and see the water theme consistently; more than any of the other four elements. In fact, my first post had a water theme, featuring my power animal the Osprey, a bird of prey that is associated strongly with the sea. Many of my favorite movies have a strong water theme… C’est la Vie!