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The Ocean Within Us: Nourishing Our Bodies and Minds with Celtic Sea Salt

Updated: Nov 19, 2023



Salt and Water: the Essence of Life


Before coming to a Reiki or Energy alignment session with me, I ask my clients to drink at least a litre of water, and to also to place a crystal of Celtic salt on their tongue. Here's why...


It's simple.....Salt water carries the electrical signals that makes life possible.

When salt is added to water, it breaks apart into individual freely moving particles called ions which carry an electrical charge and allow the water in our bodies to conduct electricity. It's how our body uses salt water to send the electrical signals that causes our heart to beat.




The body contains around 250g of salt, and to be sure it's supply of salt and water is just right it has controls in place. The brain sends signals to the kidneys to retain or excrete sodium as needed, and when dietary salt is in short supply the body can conserve nearly all of its sodium, dramatically reducing the amount excreted in urine and sweat.

If you remember that water always follows sodium, you will understand why your skin is dry and your urine concentrated when you are dehydrated and conserving sodium. Salt needs water in balance, which is why when we eat an excess of salt we become thirsty.


Excesses or deficiencies disrupt the delicate balance of our internal energetic pathways. It is crucial to be mindful of the amount and type of salt we consume. Excessive refined salt intake can lead to physical imbalances, affecting blood pressure and cardiovascular health. Similarly, too little salt can disrupt the intricate dance of neurotransmitters in the brain, potentially impacting cognitive functions.


As we delve deeper into the sanctum of the mind, we discover that salt is not just a companion to our physical well-being but a guardian of cognitive alchemy. Sodium, a key component of salt, is a neurotransmitter that plays a pivotal role in transmitting electrical signals between nerve cells. This process is fundamental to cognition, memory, and overall brain function. The delicate dance of sodium ions ensures the synapses, the bridges of thought, are fluid and responsive.

In the tapestry of human existence, salt is a divine thread woven with precision. It's importance extends far beyond enhancing the flavour of our meals; it is the alchemist's elixir that balances the internal ocean within us.


The Ocean Within


Most of us know that our bodies contain around 70% water, and our brains around 90%. But did you know that around O.4% of our body comprises of sodium chloride, and at a concentration pretty much equivalent to that of seawater? We are literally composed of energy, water and salt, and together they form the ocean that carries the life force,through our body, promoting vitality and balance.

Every cell within our body is connected through extra cellular fluid. It is the medium through which nutrients flow and through which energetic signals are transmitted.




The research of French scientist René Quinton (1866-1925), known as the Father of Marine Therapy, showed the similarity between the ocean and the internal fluids of our body. He also showed that isotonic seawater could be used instead of blood plasma. That is how similar the two compositions are.

Seawater, reduced to isotonicity, has a chemical composition similar to blood plasma. His findings showed that living beings remain true marine beings, whose cells continue to live in the same aquatic conditions that primitive cells lived and that illness appears due to the alteration in balance of this essential environment.

His theory, put into practice, contributed to saving thousands of children's lives with the use of marine plasma. This was abandoned by modern science, we can only assume because it did not make millions for the big pharmaceutical companies.


“Basically, there are two oceans of water in the body: one ocean is held inside the cells of the body and the other ocean is held outside the cells. Good health depends on a most delicate balance between the volume of these two oceans. This balance is achieved by the regular intake of water, potas-sium-rich fruits and vegetables that also contain the vitamin needs of the body, and salt. Unrefined sea salt, which contains some of the other minerals that the body needs, is preferable.”

— ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj



Salt gives water the ability to conduct energy. The ocean (like the extracellular fluid in the body) is a dynamic living crystal continually exchanging energy and information with its surroundings.

Our bodies are also a symphony of energy, pulsating with life force. Sodium and chloride and the vast array of other mineral salts such as magnesium, sodium sulphate, potassium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium phosphate, iron phosphate are all essential for cellular function, nerve communication, and muscle contraction. They are the conductors orchestrating the One Song of electrolytes that maintain the balance of the body's internal ocean




Why we Need to Eat Unprocessed & Unrefined Salts


Sodium is the third most vital element needed for life after oxygen and water. and is required to get glucose into the blood and to get water into our cells. But, taken with chloride only, as in refined table salt, is dangerous for our body,


So here's the thing, our body's need the full spectrum of minerals which are available in salt. But, Refined Table salt is not balanced and causes huge problems in our cells by allowing them to absorb too much sodium, thus causing many problems in our body including high blood pressure and malfunction of those little sodium ion pumps! Actually,

Sodium chloride by itself is so strong that is can also kill the taste buds. That's why so many people pour table salt onto their food, it's because they are unable to taste the food any longer without it.


Salt needs to have the full spectrum of minerals to be balanced. We have already established that the salt concentration in our body is equivalent in concentration to that of the ocean, but sea water is not just composed of sodium and chloride, it is made of up of 92 minerals. Of that 30% is sodium and 50% is chloride. To make table salt, Man scoops up the top layer of these 2 minerals, leaving the other minerals behind because it's more expensive to harvest these. A caking agent such as aluminium is then added so that the table salt flows freely, then it is bleached to look white and ....Voila!....it creates the salt most people add to their food. But this is also the salt used for for the production of chemicals, the production of caustic soda and chlorine; it is also used in the manufacturing processes of plastics and many other products




In comparison, The addition of unprocessed and unrefined Celtic salt invigorates the water in our bodies. It includes all of the minerals and it introduces influences from the ocean essential to our well-being. Unprocessed sea salt contains all the natural elements—in the same proportions that are in the ocean. Often unprocessed salt is the only way for our bodies to get some of the rare elements, since our diet no longer contains the complete spectrum of minerals due to depletions in the soil. The composition of the minerals in the water of the body are not only sodium, but a natural balance of potassium, calcium, magnesium, and a host of other essential minerals. In fact, it is the ionic charge across the cell wall between sodium and potassium, often referred to as the sodium pump, that creates the electric charge that accounts for life itself.


So How Do We Stay Hydrated and have Enough of the Right Salt?

It has become common, due to marketing and advertising, for people following a fasting diet and some athletes, to buy expensive electrolytes, but in fact dissolving unprocessed salt in water is far superior to the man-made solutions on sale.

A drop or two of Homemade Sole water using unprocessed Celtic sea salt or Himalayan Pink salt will enhance your drinking water and bring balance to your own internal ocean. It is cheap to make and a great way to rehydrate the body. Click here for how to easily make it yourself.




Another way to stay hydrated and to get all of the electrolytes and minerals your body needs to stay balanced is simply to take one crystal of Celtic sea salt before a glass of water up to water 5 times a day. Celtic Salt is a hand harvested sea salt that has no added chemicals but naturally contains 82 minerals in itself. Celtic salt also contains 3 types of magnesium. Magnesium is a water hungry mineral, which is why Celtic sea salt is damp, it soaks up moisture from the atmosphere. It is unprocessed and un bleached, which is why it is grey in colour. This reason it's so good for our body is that the magnesium in the salt helps water get into our body's cells. Taking a crystal of Celtic salt on the tongue before a glass of water a few times a day is the quickest way to hydrate a body.


“As a rough rule of thumb, you need about 3 grams of salt—a half-teaspoon—for every 10 glasses of water. You should take sea salt throughout the day. If you exercise and sweat, you need more salt. In hot climates, you need to take even more salt. In these climates, salt makes the difference between survival and better health and heat exhaustion and death. Warning! You must at the same time not overdo salt. You must observe the ratio of salt and water needs of the body. You must always make sure you drink enough water to wash the excess salt out of the body. ......Those in heart failure—or kidney failure needing dialysis—MUST consult with their doctors before increasing their salt intake.”

Ref; ABC of Asthma, Allergies and Lupus by Dr. F. Batmanghelidj





Salt as an Energetic Cleanser:

In the realm of energy healing, salt is revered not just for its physical attributes but for its profound cleansing properties. It has been used for centuries across cultures as a purifying agent, both for the body and the spirit. Consider the ritual of a salt bath. Epsom or Celtic salts are my personal favourites, maybe with a few dried rose petals and a drop of Omani Frankincense Essential Oil. The warm water infused with salt envelops your body and acts as a conduit for releasing stagnant energy. The salt dissolves physical and energetic impurities, creating a harmonious balance within. This ritual transcends the physical realm, delving into the cleansing of emotional and spiritual blockages. Salt, in its crystalline elegance, absorbs negative energies like a sponge, leaving you energetically rejuvenated. It serves as a bridge between the earthly and ethereal, grounding you in the present while cleansing the energetic residues of the past.




Why Dance in the Rain?


Ions in the air, especially negative ions, are a requirement for life, and without them we are unable to absorb oxygen from the air. Too many positive ions in the air causes anxiety, breathing problems and fatigue.

When natural balance exists and provides a dominance of negative ions, all life flourishes. Water breaks ionic bonds in salt and releases a field of ions that energise living matter. The air after a rainstorm is highly charged with ions. It absorbs oxygen, nitrogen, and other gasses as it falls. It is one of the reasons plants become more vibrant after rain.

Recently I was caught in an unexpected torrential rain storm on the way to visit a waterfall with a friend on an otherwise warm day in Cyprus. Although we were soaked through, it was invigorating at the time, and I felt extremely energised for the rest of the day.

Salt is not just a seasoning for the palate, but a sacred tool for cleansing, balancing, and energizing our body. Embrace the alchemy of salt with reverence, for it is a key that unlocks the gates to a harmonious symphony, one songof mind, body, and spirit and the balancing of our internal ocean. #onesonghealing #celticSalt #salt #reiki #energyalignment #embraceTheEssence #SaltAlchemy #HolisticWellBeing #EnergyHealing #MindBodyBalance

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