Healing Water Day
According to an ancient Slavic tradition, the bright holiday of Vodosvet is celebrated on the 19th January. At this time, the Sun, Earth and the centre of the Galaxy are positioned in such a way that an energy channel opens up. This energy changes the structure of water and everything that is made from it. Open sources of water become healing, or, as they used to say, living. This day was calculated thousands of years ago – it is the 25th day from the birth of the Sun.
A Slavic Celebration
The ancient slavic people celebrated this holiday near to any reservoirs of water. The men cut holes in the ice and the women decorated it with all kinds of ribbons and colourful patches, glorifying Mother Voditsa and throwing wheat grains into the hole. According to the custom, it was a tradition to swim in the water hole, but if you did not have enough courage, you could draw living water from a reservoir and pour it over yourself in a warmer setting. After everyone has bathed, they all got together and continued the holiday with tea and wishing each other good health.
On this day, the water possessed magical powers – and for everyone that touched it, it bestowed health, cleansed and could cure diseases. This fact was also subjected to scientific study and the conclusion of the scientists was as follows: water collected from open sources on January 19th changes the acidity and taste. It has a beneficial effect on the immune system, provides antioxidant protection, improves metabolism, increases blood pressure and helps heal wounds and burns. Magic? Rather, it is the natural property of water to absorb information, which on this day is poured into the Earth in a powerful stream.
Origins and History
The word “water” itself comes from the word “Veda”. Since ancient times people have attributed the properties of accumulating and transmitting information to it, which means that with one touch it can restore or destroy a person’s bio field, depending on its condition. Our ancestors generally paid a lot of attention to water and its healing power – they knew that rain was a sign of fertility and a healthy harvest and they understood that health depends on the quality of water. Even in many fairy tales, water was resurrected and killed, and other miracles were performed too.
So they celebrated the Waterfall! Those who were not afraid, swam, collected water for the sick, washed their children with it and simply left it in reserves, as it was believed that it retains its magical properties for a whole year. Household men filled their home wells with magical snow so that the water in them would be clean and fresh.
It can be seen that the customs of Vodosvet are very reminiscent of the Christian holiday of Epiphany. So it is, with the emergence of Christianity that the name of the holiday was changed, but the essence and traditions were preserved from ancient times. After all – it is a natural phenomenon and the water in the reservoirs have changed and will change on this very day, regardless of your faith. Under different names, this holiday is celebrated by all the inhabitants of the Earth.