The egg is a primordial structure— Nature’s gestation vessel. Many ancient cultures used egg-shaped vessels for storing food and water.
Chapter 6 of the second edition of Dancing with Water discusses the shape of an egg as an expression of the energy of creation—based on the golden ratio. This ratio is found everywhere in the realm of things that grow and unfold in steps, from the pattern of the seeds in a sunflower, to the spiraling pattern of a pine cone, a sea shell, or a galaxy. Also referred to as the divine proportion, it appears clearly and regularly in all living things.
The golden ratio (1.618…) creates a spiral reminiscent of the shape of an egg. An egg is an infinite gathering of golden ratio spirals (right). As Nature’s gestation vessel, an egg focuses creative energy– tuned to the harmonics of reception and creativity. The shape of the egg is also the essence of the feminine. Within the egg, energy is continually renewed and refined.
Using an egg-shaped ceramic vessel for water
When the shape of the egg is combined with an earthenware (ceramic) vessel, water’s receptive potential is maximized. It reaches its most refined energetic state in perfect balance and equilibrium.
Within a porous ceramic, egg-shaped vessel, water is allowed to breathe—which keeps water cool. Cool, dense water at the outer edges sinks to the bottom, forcing warmer water to rise up the center. The process ensures constant cooling and it enhances the continual circulation of energy where no stagnant area exists. As water circulates, water molecules assume a tightly packed, organized network. Gases retreat into molecular cages formed as water becomes a liquid crystal.
The egg has both a masculine and a feminine pole. The masculine pole is the narrow end; the feminine pole is the broad end. Depending on which end is placed downward, egg-shaped vessels will produce either feminine (yin) water or masculine (yang) water. Yin water is most beneficial for regular drinking. It supports the creative forces of regeneration and healing. Yang water is more aggressive; it is good for short periods of fasting/cleansing and detoxification. Yang water is also ideal for plants.
Placement of water inside an egg-shaped vessel will structure and refine water—even cleanse it with time. The process will proceed more rapidly if you use one of the structuring methods mentioned in the book, Dancing with Water. Add salts to balance the minerals, stir or vortex the water to give it basic structure; then place it in an egg-shaped container. Cover and leave the water-filled egg in a quiet location away from electromagnetic fields and high traffic. The longer it is left, the more refined the water becomes.
Input during Gestation
The water within an egg-shaped vessel is a developing life form. It is more receptive than at any other time. This is a perfect opportunity to add information to water using any of the methods mentioned in Dancing with Water. Singing to the water or playing healing music during this time is very powerful. Your focused attention/intention is also paramount. This process may ultimately create some of the most potent water medicine ever conceived. It is also important that water remain still and in darkness during this period of gestation. In the following video, MJ Pangman discusses the importance of these factors.
There are a number of egg-shaped, ceramic containers on the market. Most of them have been designed so the narrow end points downward. This produces yang water – not recommended for regular drinking. The authors of Dancing with Water have developed an egg-shaped stoneware vessel called the Water Cradle. Watch the video, below for more information and how to use it.