In many religions and spiritual practices, the idea of water is very prominent in their beliefs. The very sight of water can mean both good and negative things according to some beliefs.
In a good light, the sight of water can symbolize a cleansing of the soul or even represent the divine of a person’s soul. It can signal a time in a persons life where all bad things have been erased allowing a person to start over and be a better person. It can be used to represent life and a living healthy. In the religion of Shinto tribes, water is a source for a person to clean ones self and drink just right before they make their way to a sacred place of worship.
In Hinduism, the sight of water and bodies of water, really comes to them as very spiritually significant. Because of it’s significance in their religion, funeral rites usually take place near bodies of water to help rejuvenate the dead persons soul and spirit. In hinduism and many other religions, water is the very essence of life, it’s what keeps a person clean and nourishes the person’s soul.
Another point to come across, is the fact that some religions fear the sight of water since it’s representation can also mean an impending flood or other natural disaster.
Whatever a religion sees in water, it’s guaranteed that without water, there would no life on this planet. So appreciate it and cherish it because it’s what keeps us going.