Thursday, 21 January 2010

Water – Mirror of the mind?

Another post on water. However, this one is a bit different, as you will see. It might be a bit hard to comprehend from a layman’s point of view but if you have some background in mystical or metaphysical studies, you might be able to understand it better. However, how true is this? You will have to judge for yourself. 

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Water is literally everywhere, and we are 70 percent water. But for one man, water is a mirror of the mind. This fascination with Adam’s ale has led Dr Masaru Emoto to conclude that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, our emotions and our words. 

Water, in short, has emotions. It shows the healing power of love and gratitude, says this doctor of alternative medicines. 

The 63-year-old Japanese has spent many year studying water and has written two books on, well, water, which were on the New York Times bestseller list. 

Among his conclusions: 
‘Different’ water form different crystals. Water from natural sources, such as natural springs, underground rivers and glaciers, have complete crystals. 

Interestingly, tap water fails to form complete crystals, perhaps due to the added chlorine, he thinks. 

One experiment he did was to expose water to music. Classical music yielded well-formed crystals with distinct characteristics. But water exposed to violent heavy-metal music resulted in fragmented and malformed crystals at best. 

Extending the experiments further, pieces of paper with certain words were wrapped around bottles of water with the text facing inwards. Positive messages such as ‘thank you’ led to beautiful hexagonal crystals. 

But water responded to negative words such as ‘fool’ by producing malformed, fragmented crystals. 

Dr Emoto’s idea to link water crystals to emotions came about 12 years ago, when he pondered over the fact that no two snowflakes are exactly the same. 

If he could freeze water and look at the crystals, each should be unique. He got a young researcher in his company to start experimenting. After two months, success came in the form of a photograph of a beautiful hexagonal crystal. 

Since then, Dr Emoto has captured pictures of thousands of water crystals formed from experiments and published several books on the effect of words on water. 

‘The vibration of good words has a positive effect on our world, whereas the vibration from negative words has the power to destroy,’ he wrote in his book, The Hidden Messages In Water. 
This book, as well as The True Power of Water, have made it to the New York Times bestseller list. Several books have been published in 32 languages. 

What lessons can be gleaned from our relationship with water? 

Dr Emoto said the most beautiful and delicate crystal he has come across was formed by water exposed to the words love and gratitude. 

‘If we fill our lives with love and gratitude, this consciousness will become a wonderful power that will spread throughout the world. And this is what water crystals are trying to tell us,’ Dr Emoto says in his book. 

Dr Emoto is a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University’s department of humanities and sciences with a focus on international relations. In 1992, he received certification from the Open International University as a doctor of alternative medicine. 

In an interview, he said: ‘We are all water. Study water, learn about water, then you’d understand yourself well… water is a mirror of our mind.’ 

Dr Emoto has also written about the effects of prayers on water. In 1999, he gathered 350 people on the banks of lake Biwa, a lake in Japan which was badly polluted. The purpose was to chant prayers to clean up the lake, and also for world peace. 

According to Dr Emoto, following the session, the lake’s putrid algae – that appeared each year and caused a stench – did not appear that year. 

He said: ‘I didn’t have any interest in religion before, but after studying water, I believe in the existence of God and the power of prayer.’ 

All energy is created by people’s consciousness.’ He said. 

Whatever one’s opinion about Dr Emoto’s perspective, one cannot help but be enthralled by the photos of the stunning and beautiful water crystals formed from natural sources or which have been exposed to positive influences. 

Will the pictures also provoke us to consider the impact of our thoughts and emotions and how they can be used to hurt or to heal? 

-Author Unknown 

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