We all know the basic three forms of matter: solid, liquid and gas. When solids get hotter melt and become liquid, hotter and it turns to gas. Conversely you if you cool a gas, it becomes liquid, and chill a liquid, it becomes solid. Water becomes ice. But that’s not bad.
You can’t drink ice or swim in it, but you can walk on it or slide over it, you can pick it up without a container, it will hold it’s shape. It can share the cold or, technically, take away the heat from something that is too hot. (I burned myself while making supper tonight and am really appreciating the way ice sucks the excess heat out!)
Each form has an advantage, and the solid form, the coolest form, is easiest to grasp. In physics we learned that when things cool the molecules get closer together and more organized. Thinking, as above, so below, as within so without, Do we do that? We know that the beautiful crystal clarity of ice occurs when it lies still in the cold. When it is in motion during freezing, it’s not clear. Dr. Emoto photographed water frozen after having been exposed to different emotions and concepts and the crystals that formed in the presence of positive emotions showed much more cohesiveness and what most people consider more beautiful forms in response to thoughts of love and gratitude than anger and fear. Dr. Emoto says that the water has memory. Do his photos of frozen water show the form they are storing as freezing strawberries are preserved when they are frozen, to be released and enjoyed later when they are thawed?
Let us appreciate all forms water (or matter) comes in, and the way the various forms can help and teach us. We can learn to come together in a clear, and organized way that displays our most perfect form. We can hold our shape solidly, and resist pressure. We can try to reduce the heat (and chaos) in situations when too much loose energy is driving us apart. Seasons turn, and we need different lessons at different times. Let us be open to the positive teachings of ice.