April 26


Diving into Healing Waters: A Refreshing Journey to Physical and Spiritual Well-being

By IsayaBelle

April 26, 2024

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You might remember me talking about the three main healing modalities (besides all the conventional medicine stuff, of course) I am implementing in my life: Rest, Food and Water.
Now, I have cancer. So my situation is a little specific. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can catch up here: https://isayabelle.com/the-wise-goddess-takes-up-cancer

And still…

Maybe this applies to you too?

Today, let’s talk about water.

In a world where healing methods range from the traditional to the downright wacky (yes, I'm looking at you, goat yoga), there's one age-old remedy that stands the test of time: water. That's right, good old H2O isn't just for hydration any more; it's your ticket to both physical rejuvenation and spiritual serenity. So, grab your swimsuit and a sense of humour, because we're about to dive head first into the world of water healing!

Water Basics

Let's start with the basics: drinking water. Water plays a crucial role in virtually every bodily function, from regulating temperature to flushing out toxins, from keeping your skin glowing to ensuring your internal plumbing runs smoother than a buttered-up slip 'n slide. Without enough water, things start to grind to a halt, leaving you feeling sluggish, foggy-headed, and about as lively as a wilted houseplant.

We've all heard that we should be chugging down those eight glasses a day… and by the way… that's pure BS.

The recommended amount of water your body needs is: 35ml per kilo, or one ounce of water for every two pounds… So it really depends how big of a person you are. You may count in glasses if you wish… But make sure you choose the right size of glass!!

Also… what counts as water: regular water (tap or mineral, non-sparkly!) and herbal tea.

Voilà… Nothing else. No tea, wine, beer, soft drinks or coffee, or anything else. Those are drinks, yes, but do not count in your daily recommended intake.

Now, for me, and this came as a huge surprise, since I’m overweight… It means I was drinking roughly HALF of what my body needs… Oops!

Some experts suggest that a more personalized approach to hydration is necessary. For example, people who are more physically active or live in hot climates may need to consume more water to replace fluids lost through sweating. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as kidney disease or heart failure, may require adjustments to fluid intake under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Of course, now that I’m course correcting my intake, it means I’m running to the toilet twice as much…The more water you drink, the more bathroom breaks you get, and who doesn't love a good excuse to escape a boring meeting?

Which is actually the point!! Did you know water is mostly a detoxifying elixir? Picture yourself sipping on a glass of water, imagining it washing away all those toxins lurking in your body like a tiny, clear superhero. 

But wait, there's more! Water is magic even without drinking it! Ever heard of hydrotherapy? It's not just for fancy spas any more. A good soak in the tub can do wonders for sore muscles and stressed-out minds. Add some Epsom salts (o Himalayan) and essential oils, and you've got yourself a DIY spa day that won't break the bank. Just be sure to lock the door and put up a "Do Not Disturb" sign unless you want your family barging in asking for shampoo.

Now, onto swimming. Whether it's the salty waves of the ocean or the serene waters of a mountain lake, there's something undeniably therapeutic about being buoyed up by water. It's like a big, wet hug for your soul. Plus, if you're lucky, you might even spot a dolphin or two, and let's be real, dolphins are just underwater puppies with fins.

When plunging our bodies in water, there is also an exchange of molecules (and energy) with said water, whether it is that of thermal healing waters or salted waters where we all originated.

And what about breathing in the sea air? Ah, the ions! Some say they have magical healing properties that can cure everything from a bad mood to a stuffy nose. Whether it's science or placebo effect, who cares? If taking a stroll along the beach and inhaling deeply makes you feel like a zen master, then go for it. Just watch out for seagulls with questionable aim.

Now, let's talk emotions and the spiritual stuff. Water has a way of mirroring our inner turmoil, like a liquid therapist that reflects back our feelings. Ever notice how a good cry in the shower can make you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders? Or how staring out at the ocean can put your problems into perspective, making them seem as small as a grain of sand? Ever notice how a dip in the ocean can wash away your worries faster than you can say "surf's up"? It's like water whispers, "Hey, it's gonna be okay." Whether you're soaking in a hot spring or simply taking a mindful walk by the river, incorporating water into your wellness routine can offer profound benefits for both body and soul. Water isn't just for quenching your physical thirst; it's also your soul's hydration station. That's the power of water, baby! It's like a liquid hug for your spirit, reminding you that everything's gonna be alright, even when life's waves are crashing all around you.

Some ideas… to dive in deeper!

1. Hydrotherapy Pools: Hydrotherapy pools are specifically designed for therapeutic purposes, often found in rehabilitation centres or spas. These pools utilize warm water and various water jets to provide gentle resistance and massage, aiding in the recovery of injured muscles and joints, reducing pain, and improving circulation.

2. Cold Water Immersion Therapy: Also known as cold water therapy or cryotherapy, this practice involves immersing the body in cold water, typically for a short duration. Advocates claim that it can reduce inflammation, speed up recovery after intense workouts, and boost the immune system. However, it's essential to approach cold water immersion therapy with caution and seek guidance from a healthcare professional, as it may not be suitable for everyone.

3. Watsu: Watsu is a form of aquatic bodywork that combines elements of massage, stretching, and joint mobilization while floating in warm water. Practitioners gently support and move the recipient through the water, promoting relaxation, stress relief, and increased flexibility. Watsu sessions can be deeply soothing and may help alleviate chronic pain, anxiety, and trauma.

4. Ocean Sound Therapy: Some practitioners believe that listening to the sound of ocean waves can have therapeutic effects on the mind and body. Whether through recorded audio tracks or immersive experiences by the seaside, the rhythmic sound of waves is said to induce a state of relaxation, reduce stress levels, and promote better sleep.

5. Water Meditation: Water meditation involves focusing on the movement and qualities of water to achieve a meditative state. This could include observing the flow of a river, the ripples in a pond, or the sound of raindrops. Water meditation can help calm the mind, increase mindfulness, and foster a sense of connection with nature.

6. Saltwater Therapy: Saltwater, particularly from natural sources like the Dead Sea, is believed to have therapeutic properties due to its high mineral content. Floating in saltwater is said to improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, promote relaxation, and relieve muscle tension. Some spas offer saltwater flotation tanks or floatation therapy sessions for these purposes.

7. Water Rituals and Ceremonies: Many cultures around the world incorporate water rituals and ceremonies into their spiritual and healing practices. These may include rituals like water blessings, purification ceremonies, or rituals for releasing negative energy. Water is often seen as a symbol of renewal, cleansing, and transformation in these traditions.

8. Water-Based Aromatherapy: Combining the benefits of water with the therapeutic properties of essential oils, water-based aromatherapy involves diffusing essential oils into the air or adding them to baths and showers. Certain essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile, are known for their calming and stress-relieving effects, enhancing the overall healing experience.

The Spiritual Side of Water: More Than Just H2O

On a more spiritual way, water can be informed, aka water that's been given a little extra oomph. No, we're not talking about adding a splash of lemon or a sprig of mint (although those are delicious too). Sound a little out there? Maybe. But hear me out. "Informed water" is a concept that has gained attention in alternative health and wellness circles, particularly within the realm of holistic and energy-based therapies. The idea behind informed water is that water can be "programmed" or "charged" with specific intentions, energies, or information, which are then believed to influence the properties and effects of the water when consumed or used for various purposes. Proponents of informed water claim that by programming water with positive intentions or energies, it can enhance its healing properties, promote well-being, and support various aspects of health, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

One of the first people to advance these theories is Dr. Masaru Emoto. He was a Japanese author known for his controversial claims regarding the effects of human consciousness on the molecular structure of water. His theory, often referred to as the "water memory" or "Emoto's water crystal" theory, gained widespread attention through his books and lectures. His theory of water memory proposes that human consciousness can influence the molecular structure of water, leading to changes in its physical properties. He basically claimed that human emotions, thoughts, and intentions could influence the physical properties of water. While the idea of water memory remains popular in alternative circles, it is not supported by mainstream science.

There are various methods proposed for charging water with information or energy. These may include spoken or written intentions, visualization techniques, exposure to specific frequencies or music, placing water near crystals or other objects believed to have energetic properties, or using devices designed for water structuring or imprinting. I use these beautiful water bottles which actually do everything for me!

You can find them here: https://i9living.eu/, together with more information about them! (I believe they ca also be found on some very famous online shop!)

Informed water, juts like regular water, can be consumed as drinking water, used for cooking, bathing, or skincare, sprayed as a mist for aromatherapy or energetic cleansing, or added to other products such as cosmetics or homeopathic remedies. Some practitioners also use informed water in energy healing practices, such as Reiki or crystal therapy.

In conclusion, water isn't just for drinking and swimming; it's a powerful tool for healing, both physically and emotionally. So, if life has you feeling like you're drowning, remember that sometimes, all you need is to dive into the healing waters and let them wash your worries away. And who knows, you might even emerge feeling like a mermaid or Aquaman. Water is the ultimate liquid miracle. Whether you're quenching your thirst, soaking in a hot bath, or meditating by the ocean, water has a way of nourishing, healing, and transforming us in ways both big and small. So, the next time you reach for your water bottle, take a moment to appreciate the magic within. After all, you're not just drinking water; you're tapping into the very essence of life itself.

I, for one, will have a drink to that! Cheers! 🌊💧

So much for today ...

I would be so happy to hear from you about all that.

Thank you in advance for your comment.

See you soon, for my next online adventures!

Until then I send you love, light and gratitude.


PS: Now… Maybe you feel like you want to support me in my cancer healing journey?

I am OK (and grateful!) for receiving any Reiki, Prayers, Light, Love, Hugs or any other healing modal sent with pure intentions and love. As far as advice and "recipes" are concerned, please ask me before you download your knowledge, links or recommendations onto me. Overwhelm is lurking already…

On a very practical way, because I’m focusing on my healing, I have less time and energy for promotion… and less money coming in… So one way to help and support me is to actually buy something from me!

You can find some of my Goddess Connected programs here: https://isayabelle.com/the-magic-goddess-online-programs

And the info about my Sacred Retreat in Greece in September here: https://isayabelle.com/sacred-retreat-in-attica-greece

Please also bear in mind that I am reclaiming my journey and that my solutions and my path are mine and mine only. They are not intended to be a guide or a list of advice, a handbook or manual or any kind, least of all medical. This is just me sharing my journey.

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