Karen Goodson Holistic Therapist


An ongoing series of informational entries

The Power of Water

November 2017

The Healing Power of Water

Some of my clients wonder why I give them a glass of water to drink during a session, why I regularly remind them to drink plenty of water or why I recommend taking Himalayan or rock salt baths…

Why is that? What is water good for?

Our physical body is up to 60% water, 75% at birth, and needs water to:

• transport oxygen and nutrients around our bodies

• get rid of waste

• control our temperature

• enable our digestive system to function

• keep our skin healthy

Our Brain is up to 75% water and needs water to:

• focus so that we can absorb new information

• boost our memory to retain new things we learn

• combat brain fatigue and brain fog

• avoid headaches

• address sleep issues

• balance our mood

What interests me the most, however, is that, according to Dr Masaru Emoto, water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness.

“We all learn valuable life lessons at our own pace, but there is one basic truth we all learn early. Positive, compassionate words comfort and heal; negative words and insults hurt. Until recently, we knew this only because we could feel it. Now we can actually see it. 

Thanks to the experimental work of Dr. Masaru Emoto, we can look to water, and its frozen crystals, to confirm the healing power of beautiful music, positive thinking, uplifting speech, and prayer.”

Dr Emoto exposed bottles of water to different words and pieces of music and captured images of the water crystals, before and after.

As you can see, there is a marked difference between the positive words and those with negative intention.

Dr Emoto’s work was featured in the film ‘What The Bleep Do We Know’ and an excerpt can be seen below:

So, what does this mean to me?

I believe we should take great care over the messages we give ourselves; whether it is through the words we say, what we think or how we treat our bodies, we are communicating through vibration. The Law of Vibration states that

“ …anything that exists in our universe …consists of pure energy or light which resonates and exists as a vibratory frequency or pattern. … These vibrations will set up resonance with whatever possesses identical frequency. In other words, your thoughts are inseparably connected to the rest of the universe. "Like attracts like".

What can I do about it?

Some people routinely bless their food and water. Others stick labels with words such as love, gratitude or happiness on their water filters or drinking glasses.

I am making time to be consciously aware of what I eat, drink and think; noticing when something negative pops up; thanking it and deciding to create something more positive and loving.

Most importantly, I am taking responsibility for my thoughts, feelings and emotions; I create them, I feed them and I can equally release them and choose to love and nurture myself.

Did you know that Dr Emoto came to The Isbourne in Cheltenham in March 2013? Janie Whittemore tells the tale…

‘I had always admired the work of Masaru Emoto, and had all his books. When I was running The Isbourne Centre and looking for speakers, I thought how wonderful it would be if we could get him to Cheltenham. Looking back now, how lucky were we that after the initial enquiries and all necessary arrangements were made, it came to pass! We hired Cheltenham Town Hall for the event as the interest was, of course, enormous. Dr Emoto was the most charming man, very kind, humble -and funny!

We had planned to have him return in 2015 with his latest research, but sadly the event had to go ahead without him. His researcher scientist, Dr Nemoto came in his place with up-to-date research and more information on the properties of water – including a connection with Gerald Pollack’s new book, The Fourth Phase of Water. 

Here’s a YouTube clip of Dr Pollack explaining: Gerald Pollack and Emoto theories linked

Since his death in October 2014, Dr Emoto’s amazing work with water memory is now being increasingly recognised globally - along with the Emoto Peace Project and Hado Schools, due to the efforts of so many. His legacy lives on.’

Kindred Spirit article -

Dr Masaru Emoto with Janie Whittemore - 2013

Karen Goodson Holistic Therapist

Soul Plan readings and transformational therapies, Energy healing using Atlantean Aquarian Paddles and Theta Healing.

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How I have retained my sanity during lock-down

August 2020

Getting up early

I like to get up at around 6am every day. I find that getting out of the house early to walk my dog enables me to feel free, fleetingly, simply because it is deserted at this time of day. I love to take time out to watch the sunrise, absorbing the wonderful colours in the sky, feeling that connection with the wonder of life and the light that supports all.

I love being the only person awake in my household; I consider these two hours my sacred time. It challenges me greatly to have anyone invade this time and space.

Connecting with nature

Walking my dog means that I feel a close connection to nature as I walk around the fields or by the river where I live. I feel his joy as he rushes through the grass, delighting in the physical sensations as he dashes through grass so tall that it is difficult to see him.

I take the time to enjoy the breeze on my body, feel the warmth of the sun on my face; I absolutely love walking in the rain, connecting with water as it penetrates my clothing to touch my skin. I love to walk barefoot on the grass in my garden, really feeling that connection to our wonderful Mother Earth.

I have discovered a desire to nurture plants and am growing vegetables, delighting in watching the transformation from seed to sprout to plant to blossom to the production of fruit or vegetables. A whole new world of pests and predators in the garden has opened up to me and I am now learning about permaculture.

Permaculture is not just about growing things; it is about creating sustainable community and society. Something I intend to further investigate over time.

Giving myself permission to rest

The stress and anxiety triggered by the virus and lock-down is exhausting. Holding space for our loved ones while they are struggling with the imposed restrictions to their lives can also be draining. My children are teenagers, and to be told they cannot socialise for an extended period, causes great distress.

I have the habit of constantly ‘doing’ rather than ‘being’. One of the things I find most liberating is that I can take a nap if I need to. . My children will not starve. Their social lives will not suffer. The world will not end.

Creating a structure for my day

Limiting social media to short periods of time and not allowing myself to be drawn down the rabbit holes of what is true; not true, what is real, not real; focusing on my own reality and not someone else’s need to create drama is such a blessing.

Sticking to a routine at the start and end of the day is essential. I need the freedom and flexibility of doing something or nothing during the day otherwise I will rebel and do nothing…entering the self-sabotage zone again. Having structure within which to rebel, helps me greatly.

Taking exercise

I know that it is important to maintain our physical bodies through exercise and I used to think that walking my dog was enough to tick that box. I have some resistance to exercise which I know is self-defeating but self-sabotage seems to kick in when I allow it. 

 I started off deciding to do some short burst high intensity training. I figured that if I only need to do this for 7 minutes a day, that is great. That works well if I do it straight after the dog walk but if someone else is up before I can do that, my schedule is ruined up and I do not do the exercise.

I started doing chi kung in the garden because at least that space is mine; this works well when it is a sunny day but is no good in the wind or the rain. Lack of floor space is a big issue in a house full of clutter (clutter is a whole other topic) so I tried doing some stretches on my bed. Unfortunately, I end up snoozing if I go anywhere near my bed….


Being forced to stay at home means I am unable to avoid seeing the clutter and mountains of stuff in the house. My children tell me what a terrible mother I am for not cleaning and tidying up properly what is basically their mess!!! Other mums do. Well I’m not like other mums. My feeling is that they are old enough to take part in cleaning so creating boundaries around housekeeping has been liberating for all of us.

My son has taken on responsibility for various jobs and my daughter agreed (under pressure) to take on another. He is doing an amazing job transforming the kitchen and the living room, creating his own rules for dish-washing, recycling and keeping clear surfaces which for the main part everyone respects. My daughter is still a work in progress shall we say.

As for me, I am gradually de-cluttering my stuff; not only my physical stuff but releasing any emotional stuff that is ready to go. How liberating is that!! Just the housekeeping bit alone, releasing myself from the slavery of being the mother who does everything for everyone is blooming brilliant.

Healthy Eating

Well, I am always working on this. I am going through all sorts of phases, trying the keto way of eating…that is way too difficult to maintain. Eating mainly vegetables, with plant-based protein makes me feel good but, again, it requires so much planning and preparation. 

Thus, I find myself in a state of imbalance. It is a core part of my being to eat anything that my kids may waste. As hard as I try, it is automatic. It means I give power over my own healthy eating to my kids. This habit drives me nuts, but it must be leftovers from my own childhood, being raised by parents who experienced rationing. So… this is a work in progress for us all.

As for trying to home educate, work, grow a business, create community…. I will leave this for another time…

Karen Goodson

Spiritual Counsellor/Guide/Mentor/Coach

Healing for the Soul

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