Cry. Release. Cleanse. Renew.

June 18, 2010

This blog is a result of one of my daily 21.5.800 writing challenges. Learn more about the challenge here.

Today, I cried. A lot.

You’re probably wondering why, but that’s not the point of my blog today. No. Sometimes I cry because I’m laughing so hard that I just can’t help it. Other times I cry because I’m empathetic to the emotions or pains of others. And sometimes I cry because I am experiencing pain or sadness. Regardless of why I cry, though, I notice how exceptionally wonderful I feel afterward, like a drain that had been clogged and now is wide open, ready to take on lots of water, some junk, and some jewels!


Yes, it was a release; one that I apparently needed. I know many people who just refuse to cry. I can certainly understand why. Crying makes us feel vulnerable, like that wide open drain that doesn’t want to get taken advantage of and filled with unwanted stuff. Sometimes it’s easier to remain closed and protected, right? Oh, but that release is so powerful! Imagine all of the new, beautiful, healthy thoughts, people, and experiences you can fill it with?


Just yesterday my daughter asked me why tears are salty. I thought, “Great question!” I couldn’t really think of how to answer, but I tried,  and said, “Well, maybe it’s because 70% of our bodies are made up of water, and just like the ocean’s salt water is healing, our tears exist to heal us.” Now, I know you scientists out there have the right answer (which I would love for you to share with me so I can save myself the Google search), but I kinda liked my answer, and so did my daughter. She loves to cry, to taste her tears, and now she understands how her tears can help her feel better.

That discussion, however, did ignite my interest enough for a search on the healing properties of water and salt. Here are a few interesting tidbits of information I found:

  • The brain is over 75% water, and, when it detects a shortage of available fluids, it implements a water rationing process by producing histamines, which are known to cause pain and fatigue (Yikes! Drink up).
  • Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassos, meaning “sea”) is the medical use of seawater. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin.
  • The salt water healing abilities are profound and well documented. Salt water is an astringent and speeds wound healing. Floating in sea water is an extreme release of tension and stress of the day.
  • Many scientists have become increasingly interested in finding ways to configure water molecules to make them more “energetic”, such as exposing a glass filled with water to direct sunlight for a while or placing a copper or gold object into a glass of water. Such water can be called an “ideal” antioxidant and it is similar to the increasingly rare pristine water of pure glacial melt and high mountain streams. The importance of consuming food and beverages having a high quality water with hexagonal cluster arrangement of water molecules will reflect as a positive impact on our well-being.


Regardless of this information, though, intuitively I believe we understand how water heals. When we are stressed, a shower or hot bath helps us feel better. When we have cuts or colds, we head to the beach for some salt water healing. When our throats hurt we rinse with salt water. When we are tired, splashing our faces with cold water wakes us right up. When we are dehydrated, a nice glass of water balances and energizes us. How about dancing in the rain for a lively refresher? Sign me up. What other examples can you share?

For some more thoughts on water and healing, you can refer to my earlier blog about self-love, which refers to a phenomenal book Love Thyself: The Message from Water III, by Masaru Emoto (more about energized water and hexagonal structures).

So, don’t hold back. Have yourself a good cry; it’s good for you. Let it all out, and then do yourself some more good and drink it all back in with a nice tall glass of water that you’ve energized with your thoughts and words, and perhaps, the sun.

I raise my glass of healing water to you, and to my great cry today!



4 Responses to “Cry. Release. Cleanse. Renew.”

  1. Billy Says:

    I cry everytime I watch the movie Rudy.

  2. KPP Says:

    Hey girl!

    I had a much needed cry just a while ago. But this helped me feel better for it. Thanks.

    • Being En Pointe Says:

      Hi Karty! Thanks for visiting and sharing. Yes, we have to allow ourselves to cry, let go, and be healed by the experience. I’m happy to hear you are feeling better, and I’m looking forward to our visit next week. Many blessings in the meantime!

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