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To Love Water Is to Celebrate Life: World Water Day

02/25/2015 10:31 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants blossom and bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to children they beam with joy and grow into kind, nurturing adults. Everyone has their own way to show love, it is a creative act of honoring, appreciating and connecting. When we don't show love we see the opposite effect of darkness, violence and despair creep in. Of all the things that connects life on this planet water is perhaps the most important, yet we rarely take time to love water. This is something that we should practice every day. On March 22 people all over the world will gather at local water sources to celebrate, honor and love this precious resource for World Water Day.

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In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. Today, World Water Day is celebrated around the world and each year shining the spotlight on a different issue.  In 2015, the theme for World Water Day is 'Water and Sustainable Development'. This year's #lovewater event is global and local with individuals hosting events in their region to honor water and streamed events online.

UnifyUPLIFT and the Shift Network are hosting a telecast, a globally synchronized meditation, and a live video webcast from the sacred Ganges River in India. Last year there were hundreds of events across the globe where people went to local water sources to celebrate, honor and love water. By gathering this way people are strengthening their resolve to create healing for our waters and thus healing for all of life. Healing starts with community, it starts with a shared intention and collective action.

The Shift Network Teleseminar runs from 1- 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time, with live feeds from water blessings around the world and conversations with global luminaries on the subject of Water. The Shift Network empowers a growing global movement of people who are creating an evolutionary shift of consciousness that in turn leads to a more enlightened society... one built on principles of sustainability, peace, health and prosperity.

At 5:30pm Pacific Standard Time, we go to the UPLIFT Global Webcast which will be linking up with #lovewater ceremonies happening on the Ganges in Rishikesh, in Oakland's Lake Merritt, Los Angeles' Venice Beach and at many other locations around the world.  You can register here. UPLIFT is pioneering globally linked webcasts as a means for people to begin recognizing our shared community around the world. Despite our varied cultural differences we share much in common. Illuminating our collective interests in preserving our planet strengthens the cause for all who are involved.

Then at 6:00pm Pacific Standard Time, Unify will host the Global Moment of Synchronization where everyone is invited to join in a collective field of meditation and prayer to love water, in what we hope will be the largest synchronised meditation so far. There is significant research pointing to the idea that group meditation can effect positive change, and Unify has been hosting globally synchronized meditations since 2012.

This years #lovewater event on #worldwaterday promises to be a powerful catalyst for uniting people to celebrate, honor and take action for our most precious resource, water. Please help spread the word through your networks, join the Facebook Event for updates and register for the online events at Unify. You can read more in a great article by Chip Richards here. Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms, on March 22 let's all love water together.