Have you ever taken the time to stop and watch water come to the boil?
I have a clear glass kettle that brings water to the boil even faster than pots on the stove (which as we know, boil very slowly – if at all – when we watch them!), and lets you see the whole process in motion.
There is a lovely sequence of events that happens, and a science to it.
What is the science of bringing water to the boil?
The only difference between ice, cold water, hot water and steam is the temperature, and the rate of vibration of the water molecules.
If we add energy to a body of water (or any body), the rate of vibration of the particles increases and the particles spread further apart, creating more space between them.
The boiling point of water is the point at which the liquid water molecules are vibrating so fast that they spread apart to become a gas.
So, we have a body of water – introduced into and held by the kettle (or watched pot).
We add energy to the system, via electricity, which is converted into heat.
The heat energy increases the rate of vibration of the water molecules.
Firstly we see this as an increased movement within the body of water. This actually has a scientific name – Brownian motion – which describes the fact that as water molecules heat up, they move around faster.
Then we see tiny bubbles start to form, which are small spheres of water molecules moving so fast they have expanded from the liquid state to become a gas, and joined together.
These spheres rise to the surface because they are lighter than the denser water molecules, and are released from the body of water into the body of air above it, where they merge with other gases and other particles of that vibration.
As the heating process continues, the energy of the water rises, and more and more spheres form, and the spheres become larger and greater, and join together to form even grander spheres, and the water moves faster and faster, and soon the whole thing is one joyous whirling mix of water and steam and air.
And if the kettle had a whistle on it, it would be singing with joy!
What can we learn from watching water boil?
When water is asked to heat up, to raise its vibration and come to the boil, it does not resist.
Imagine if it did! That watched pot would never boil! Indeed, if those molecules of water dug their heels in and refused to move faster, even decided to go slower out of spite, we may well watch the water turn into ice!
Why does water accept its natural evolution; what it is called to do and be?
Why does water allow itself to be filled with energy, to join with other molecules of water as a bubble of gas, and to rise and be released from the body it comes from, knowing they are always connected, and part of the one whole?
And why don’t we?
If we take the time to watch water boil, we create the space to allow ourselves to feel this process happening in our own bodies.
We can feel that as our energy rises, we become lighter and clearer, and our particles move at a higher rate of vibration, spreading further apart, creating spaciousness in us.
And we can feel that the same process happens in people as a whole. As we vibrate at a higher rate, we create movement and spaciousness within each of us, and within all of us as a whole. Some of us expand so much and rise so high that they can move to another plane of life – one just as real but not seen with the physical eye or heard with the physical ear, only felt.
As more and more of us are inspired by the light and spacious ones above, we too vibrate at a higher rate and our particles expand. We come together to form spheres of people, all vibrating at this higher rate, and as more and more of us rise, we magnetically pull the others, inspire the others, to arise with us.
And one day soon we will all be joy-fully moving together, rising together as one body to the next plane of vibration in which we are held, to begin the joy-full process again.
by Anne Malatt