Why is water so essential? Here are just a few reasons:
- Your body is 75 percent water
- Your blood is 82 percent water.
- Your lungs are 90 pecent water.
- Your brain is made up of 90 percent water.
In fact, water plays a role in nearly every function in your body, from regulating temperature and cushioning joints to bringing oxygen to cells and removing waste.
And yet so many people today are dehydrated.
In my work as a holistic practitioner, too often, I notice symptoms of dehydration in clients who come to me. While the answer may seem as simple as ‘drink more water’, it goes well beyond that. In this article I will share the physical AND emotional reasons we may be dehydrated and how to use the healing power of water to create your best health.
Kevin’s Story – Chronic Fatigue, Abdominal Pain and Dehydration
I would like to share the following story:
Kevin (not his real name) came in for a session. In my practice, I try to get to the root cause of the painful, scary, or stressful experiences that manifest as symptoms, such as physical pain, stress, or anxiety. In Kevin’s case, he had been diagnosed with chronic fatigue and was experiencing symptoms of exhaustion, dehydration, and abdominal pain.
Upon asking Kevin what he loved to do, I learned that he had lost his passion. He felt stuck and depressed. An airline pilot for almost 30 years, Kevin was feeling bored in his job and in his life. He yearned for something more – more meaning, more excitement. Instead of ‘living’, he felt like he was ‘going through’ the motions of life.
But he was afraid to leave his safe, well-paying job for what he ‘really’ wanted to do – travel writing.
Using Neuro-Emotional Technique™ I found that Kevin experienced the emotion of low self esteem at five years old when his parents divorced. Because the five-year old part of him did not have the tools and ability to deal with what was happening at the time, his subconscious mind (which operates under the survival mechanism of fight or flight), stepped in to protect him.
As a 50-year old man, every time Kevin thought of leaving the job he didn’t like in order to pursue what he truly loved, he was reacting as the five-year old part of him with low self-esteem.
He was essentially stuck, disconnected from his free will (power of choice).
As I worked with Kevin to access the subconscious emotions that were blocking the flow of energy throughout his body, we learned something interesting. The emotion of low self-esteem actually blocked the flow of energy in his stomach, kidney, and bladder meridians. In Chinese medicine, a decrease in energy in these meridians can lead to exactly the symptoms Kevin was experiencing.
In Kevin’s case, he was filled with so much low self-esteem, it was being expressed as digestion and protein metabolism challenges, which led to hormonal imbalances and fatigue. He was drinking what seemed like a lot of water, yet he was still dehydrated.
After a few sessions, Kevin was able to reconnect to his will and release the subconscious pattern of low self-esteem. Kevin consciously reconnected to his passion and he began to take action on pursuing his dream as a travel writer.
Today, just one year later, Kevin is doing what he loves.
He is no longer experiencing chronic fatigue, abdominal, or dehydration. Connecting to that five-year old part of him and ‘releasing the subconscious, hidden emotion, if low self-esteem allowed him to transform his life.
How water affects your thoughts
Many of you may be familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto. A doctor of alternative medicine and visionary researcher, Dr. Emoto found that human vibrational energy (thoughts, words, ideas and music) affects the molecular structure of water.
We know from Dr. Emoto’s work, that we have the power to transform the structure of water through our thoughts, words and actions. And at the same time, how you hydrate your body – the quality, quantity, and frequency of the water you drink – has a direct effect on your health.
After a treatment session, I advise my clients about the basics for optimal health. These are essentially acts of self-love, teaching us that we can create balance in our lives by taking self-responsibility in the areas of water, food, rest, exercise, and owning your power.
For someone like Kevin, however, drinking plenty of high quality water would not have hydrated him sufficiently, unless he corrected the imbalances created by the five-year old part of him that experienced low self-esteem. The Neuro Emotional Technique™ helped free his body to heal and his life to transform.
So we can see that Kevin’s thoughts (his subconscious emotion of low self-esteem) affected his body’s ability to use water.
Let’s take a closer look at this.
We know that your thoughts affect the structure of water. And we also know that your body is made up mostly of water.
So when you have negative thoughts, the water in your body loses structure and begins to reflect those negative thoughts. Similarly, if you have positive thoughts, the water in your body reflects positive thoughts.
The water is a mirror.
Water doesn’t think, it just reflects. It’s a conduit, carrying information, no matter what that vibration is.
Now let’s take a look at your brain--- it’s 90% water. The thoughts you have are either conscious (you are aware of them) or subconscious (you are not aware of them, they are instinctual). So even if you have the best intentions to think positive conscious thoughts, you could have an experience that triggers a negative subconscious thought.
The subconscious can send you into a reactionary pattern, just like Kevin reacting as the five-year old with low self-esteem.
While his subconscious mind is only doing its best to protect him, the water in his brain and body are now reflecting the negative emotions of low self-esteem.
When you are in a subconscious protective mode, there is a reactionary pattern causing an immediate impact on the molecular structure of water. Your subconscious mind causes the experience to freeze and expand, creating a gap between the conscious and subconscious mind and causing cells to break down.
The Neuro-Emotional Technique™ bridges the gap, creating harmony between the conscious and subconscious mind – allowing your body’s natural healing mechanism to flow, transform, and regenerate.
We can see this before and after a session, if blood cells are viewed under a dark cell microscope, they go from a state of dis-ease, to a state of health.
So what type of strategies can we develop, to transform those reactionary thought patterns that are affecting the water of the body?
Strategies to transform reactionary subconscious thought patterns
In my spiritual practice, including QiGong, I have been taught the following philosophies that we can use to purify reactionary thought patterns:
- Expect a reaction. Every choice we make and action we take has a consequence, so expect some kind of reaction. Watch for it, stay conscious and be the witness.
- Stay neutral. In the reaction, stay neutral. When you are in the moment of any exerience, you have endless possibilities. We often don’t realize all of the options we have, so do your best to hold a feeling of neutrality in your heart. In this way, you can be authentic in expressing yourself passively or actively.
- Stay present. When you stay neutral and listen to your heart, you are able to observe and witness the reactionary patterns of your body, life, or relationships. The water in your body will flow as freely and fluidly as you do.
When your subconscious mind knows you have the tools and ability to deal with the situation, it is like water melting. You are able to detoxify from fear, anger, rage, addictions or low self-esteem.
Just like water, our life goes through this constant cycle of solid, liquid, and gas.
When we expect a reaction, stay neutral, and stay present, we are playing the game of life …where life becomes an adventure and where the water in our bodies reflects the healing power of infinite love and gratitude.