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Water Gratitude

Water is more valuable than gold, more precious than platinum, and more necessary than food. We can go without food but we cannot live without water. More sought of than oil, and becoming more and more scarce; rivers and lakes that formerly filled with water are now going dry. Water tables are lowered. Wells are sent down deeper and deeper and yet they go dry. And when we do have rain it often comes at the wrong time and in excessive quantities that lead to mudslides and floods with precious rain water running away from us. Water is being shipped from Lake Superior to the Middle East. We are facing a crisis of great proportions as drought spreads across our planet.

 

We need to become water wise.  And most of all we have to learn to be grateful that we have water, the sacred river of life that we can drink, cook with, wash with and use for our daily necessary chores.

 

I live in a place where I just have to walk into the kitchen or bathroom, turn on a tap and get hot or cold clean water. That is not the universal planetary experience. So I know how wonderful my present water situation is.

 

I am very grateful for this since I once lived in Central America on a mountain top where I had to get water out of a stream in a bucket and carry it up to my bamboo hut. And this kind of water experience is the quality of life many people experience. In Central America women wash their clothes in the same water they carry home to their houses to drink from.

 

I live in a place in Florida where I can use clean water for flushing my toilet. That is in itself a wasteful use of fresh water that can and will be modified as water resources become scarcer. The same function could be done through compost toilets or use of greywater for flushing. Yet I do not even have to think about it. If I have a lawn I can use precious good fresh clean water to water that lawn with a wasteful sprinkler system if I want to. Or wash my car or even to sweep my sidewalk. We even let our toilets run or faucets leak, wasting precious water. In an abundance water area my water use options are my own choice. In the state of Florida where I live, water is not rationed. But is it being rationed in places like California. Changes are coming.

 

And that water crisis is the driving force behind the WaterGratitude programs of the International Gratitude Empowerment Institute. We need to see water as the sacred river of life for humans as well as all of the life forms on our planet. We must protect and guard each precious drop and stop taking water for granted.

 

One of the first stages of Water Gratitude is to learn more about water, weather and climate.

 

The world climate is changing and droughts are marching across what was once water plentiful landscapes in many places.

 

Next we need to see how water levels worldwide are changing.

 

We need to learn about climate change. As the Arctic ice melts due to climate change, weather patterns worldwide have changed. Farmers can no longer depend upon the former cycle of rain. Years of drought are followed by storm inundation and flooding. Oh, you say, well the oceans are rising due to the melting of the ice. That means there is more free water. Unfortunately that water is salt water.

 

And our streams in every country that is trying to industrialize are getting more and more polluted. We are facing a multi-whammy. More and more floods, droughts, countries being drowned out from salt water rising, washing away of shorelines where most of our cities are located. Hurricane Sandy showed us that. And as the water rises countries like Bangladesh and the Pacific Islands continue to loose territory to the rising waters.

 

What do you do if you are in another country? You might want to take this opportunity to start a business in your country that provides water-oriented products and services. Start a water bottling service. Deliver water to the homes of people who can’t get to water stores. Adopt and teach water harvesting methods. Start a vetiver nursery. Start a tree planting business to help plant your hillsides so they don’t flood when it does rain. Become a well digger. Get involved in marketing drip irrigation systems which have less water loss due to evaporation. Sell water storage tanks and materials. Now is the time to get in on the ground floor.

 

Then we need to study our local area for what is happening.

 

If we are in a country like the USA it is easy to get together with others in the community to form a study group or a task force or even a non-profit organization to be proactive in the impending water crises.

Check with older residents about how the depth of wells has changed, or how wells have become contaminated with pesticide runoff, by fracking, etc.

Then we may need to connect with our local water supply company to find out what their backup plan is if rains do not come or storage of water when it rains. We may need to become pro-active and develop our own water backup plan if a drought comes. We can install a water machine that pulls moisture from the air such as the Israeli water generator.

 

We have to find new ways to conserve the water we have and ways to ensure that the rainfall we do get falls on ground that it is covered by vegetation. We must find ways to ensure that we have grass waterways in our farm fields, that we use hedges such as vetiver to stop the fast unfettered flow of water.  We have to find better ways of irrigation such as drip irrigation systems instead of water wasting sprinkler systems.

 

Find out new ways of growing food that use 1/10 the present water systems use. Find out how you can create a hydroponic garden in your back yard. Or develop a complete food system using aquaponics systems that let you recycle and reuse your water.

 

And most of all, each time you drink water, learn to daily express your gratitude to the sacred river of water in your life, the irreplaceable fresh water. By showing your gratitude daily, you will find ways to increase the preservation of sweet, clean rainwater.

 

Not only do we learn to be grateful for the water itself but we begin to treat the organisms that live in our waters with respect. We fish responsibly. We do not overfish the oceans. We observe the law of fisheries regulatory agencies. We use the water responsibly as boaters and water sports users. We practice catch and release if there is no real need for quantities of fish for food. Fish we catch that are injured are taken and given to homeless shelters, women shelters and churches.

 

We practice catch and release carefully to save fish lives. We obey the laws of fish catch numbers as well measure the fish we catch and only keep the sizes designated. We do not litter our waterways. We take opportunities that come to clean the litter left by others. We join groups that are focused on conservation of water resources.

 

We fight water pollution and join groups seeking to regulate the non-point polluters as well as companies and groups that pollute our waters. We support politicians who support water issues that matter to us. We use both public and private waters responsibly and with reverence for the wonderful blessings our waters give us. We are grateful for so many wonderful places to enjoy water from fishing to boating to all water sports.

 

Some of us may even want to get involved in a fish tourism business. Responsible fish tourism owners are a vital link in the protection and conservation of our water resources.

 

Fish tourism business owners are on the front line and often have great control. When taking fishermen on tours they can teach their customers how to catch and release the fish immediately. They can ensure that no laws are broken by making sure only legal limits of size and catch numbers are taken on their boats.

 

They can boat safely without disturbing protected areas. They can make sure they do not fish in areas closed to catching. They learn which species are endangered and do not allow their customers to take those fish. They learn how to handle the catches so fish that are returned to the water have the best chance to live. Fish tourism provider are a vital link in the successful protection and care for our wonderful water resources.

 

The Water Gratitude Division of IGEI will be offering a wide variety of seminars, workshops, programs, products and services on water as our most valuable resource

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GE 1379 - What is Water Gratitude? US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1380 - Why should we be grateful for water? US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1381 - Understanding the Water Cycle

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GE 1382 - World water supplies are dropping

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GE 1383 - The world is becoming hotter US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1385 - There will be wars for water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1384 - Droughts are in our present and our near future US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1386 - Meditations for Water gratitude US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1387 -  Affirmations for Water Gratitude US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1388 - Effect of water shortages US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1389 - The true cost of water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1390 - Fighting over water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1391 - Is clean water a right or a commodity? US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1392 - How to start a water business US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1393 - Some water businesses you can start US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1394 - How to get help to develop a water business US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1395 - Marketing your water business US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1396 - Drip irrigation - the water saver US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1397 - The Israeli water generating machines US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1398 - Water harvesting US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1399 - Digging and maintaining a pond US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1400- Fish tourism as a water business US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1401 - Using water gratitude as a core basis for your water business US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1402 - Water resources & technologies you can tap US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1403 - Backyard aquaponics for saving water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1404- Urban agriculture based on low water use US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1405 - Water treatment systems US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1406 - Handling your household water supply US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1407- Getting clean water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1408 - Conserving water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1409 - Protecting water sources US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1410 - The problem with our aquifers US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1411 - Recharging our groundwater US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1412- Lowering household water usage to sustainable levels US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1413 – Supporting water projects in developing countries US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1414 - The unique qualities of water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1415  -  How the earth got its water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1416 - New Water Technologies for a Hotter World US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1417 - Alternative Energy Sources for Water Supply US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1418 - Small Scale Water Treatment Systems US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1419  - The problem of sea water infiltration into freshwater aquifers US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1420 - The desalination solution US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1421 - Reforestation for rainfall retention US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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GE 1422 -  Systems for transporting water US$15.45 Discounted Price for IGEI members $12.36
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IGEI is a Social Enterprise Corporation

Our Mantra - Always Be Grateful! Always!

The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute  (IGEI) is a social enterprise corporation that has social benefit purposes. The International Gratitude Empowerment Institute (IGEI) sells products and services for creating a gratitude immersion world. In addition to our profit motive, we are creating a gratitude immersion worldwide community based on the Way of Success through Gratitude.

The Way of Success through Gratitude includes these gratitude components:

 
  • Gratitude Healing Ways

  • Gratitude In Business

  • Gratitude & Spiritual Healing

  • Gratitude Communication Skills

  • Earth Gratitude

  • Society of the Faith Master

In addition to our profit motive, it is a social purpose corporation with these additional social benefits and goals:

 

1) Community: To create and provide an environment for low and middle income people to learn how to work together positively by teaching personal self-esteem building and how to build self-esteem in others, thus developing a community based on faith and gratitude resulting in a gratitude immersion culture.

 

2) Youth: To empower girls and women through special programs including sports and entertainment projects for self-esteem building and character development. To enable them to have a superordinate goal of giving to the world with no expectation of personal return such as tree planting projects to fight climate change. To use gratitude in sports to give strength to women and girls to heal from sexual abuse and domestic abuse.

 

3) Entrepreneurship: Develop social entrepreneurship projects through micro-financing of small and medium-sized enterprises including entrepreneurial training programs.

 

4) Technology: To teach skills to minorities, women and youth to become Mobile Entrepreneurs through technologies such as Skype, webinars and podcasts anywhere in the world. Today’s entrepreneur needs to master these skills even if they have a brick and mortar outlet for their business. We will teach them how they can use these new technologies to build their business.

 

5) Spiritual Development: Through our self-esteem building programs we will increase personal fulfillment, enable people to create peaceful loving relationships. When we build self-esteem, we build a person's spirit. Spiritual development is the key to bringing us all together to work and live together in a peaceful world. Spiritual development in our workforce makes people want to be productive, to be creative and to give their loyalty to each other and their employers. Without spiritual development it is difficult for people to lead productive, happy lives.

 

6): Spiritual Therapy Programs: Many people understand how important it is to build the self-esteem of young people and working age people. But many people don't understand the needs of the Elderly, Disabled and Wheelchair Rider populations. Some see them as unimportant or nonproductive. But many people don't understand how they feel and the benefits we all can gain from them. The fact is, in the IGEI Gratitude Immersion World, we understand that these populations have a great deal to offer. The fact is they have much they can learn, much to feel, and much to share which can help us understand gratitude in many ways.

 

There are many stories of people who are not in wheelchairs but are bedridden, who make their families' lives happy by their cheerful, loving, giving, and self-esteem building personalities. Everyone has something to give. But the fact is, no one can give from an empty dish. No matter where you live there are others around you who need positive energy. How do we give them a way to build their own self-esteem so they can give to their world?

 

Through spiritual therapy you will learn how to use gratitude as a power to build your own self-esteem and reach out into the world to give to others. One way is by being in the outdoors, fishing and being close to nature where you rebuild your wholeness. By creating intergenerational volunteer programs you practice the gratitude skills you are learning. We share with them the spiritual therapy programs of IGEI.

 

Spiritual Therapy is a spiritual healing method that focuses on the rebuilding of inner wholeness. Techniques include gratitude practices, self-esteem building, meditation, affirmations, and reprogramming your subconscious mind. These techniques are based on repetitive actions and interactions, building new connections in your brain, to help yourself and others to grow, become more creative and develop spiritual health. Rebuilding your self-esteem is a vital part of spiritual therapy because high self-esteem is the basis of wholeness.

 

Spiritual therapy is best performed in nature because in nature you are able to reconnect with Mother Earth, become grounded and feel the energy around us. Our original way of life was immersed in the natural world. Once cities formed when agriculture developed, the clearings of civilization through the development of urbanization separated us from our connection with the earth. Spiritual therapy through fishing is designed to reestablish that connection.  Water Gratitude includes fishing as an important ecospiritual component of IGEI. Fishing teaches people to hope, to keep trying over and over again.

 

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