When Water Listens in to Our Thoughts, Our Moods.

posted Dec 12, 2014, 4:48 AM by David Salter   [ updated Dec 12, 2014, 5:27 AM ]

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Have you ever wondered if the words you speak may affect the coffee, tea, water you drink or how a blessing may affect your food? In his 25 years of research,  Dr. Masaru Emoto, a graduate of the Yokohama Municipal University in Japan, has studied the effects of speaking kindly, praying, or playing music  over one glass of water and speaking harshly over a second container of water before samples of each are frozen.

Then in a cold room, using a microscope and high-speed photography to examine molecules of the ice, he found the water addressed with kindness, formed beautiful crystals in colourful snowflake patterns. The water treated harshly grew ugly, distorted patterns in their crystals.

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You may have seen Dr. Emoto’s work featured in the movie, “What the Bleep Do We Know? showing us the infinite possibilities in everyday reality. He lectured and demonstrated his research around the world, emphasizing that since our bodies are comprised of 70%-80% water,  our words may profoundly affect others, ourselves, and the ambient environment.

Dr. Emoto passed on this autumn.

In his lectures, he often shared his concern about how harsh words may affect children who come into the world from a familiar, watery home. He has worked for world peace through the children’s Emoto Peace Project. The Japanese have a word, eho, meaning lucky direction. Perhaps focused and steadfast would also stand with direction toward something within the human soul. In The Secret Life of Water, Dr. Emoto writes:

 “Water, earth’s most precious commodity, speaks for what is in our minds and awakens memories in the subconscious. The beautiful crystals resonate with what is pure and sacred deep within us.” But he also writes that, “sometimes fantasy is the best way to get a clear picture of reality.” Scientists point out that it may be true that positive thoughts make a better planet, but not because those thoughts affect water.

Dr. Emoto has had his detractors, skeptics saying his research violates “The Laws of Science”, in spite of his having put it to the test of double blind studies. Some critics now concede the research may have validity and that the results are stronger than originally thought. Even if the work ultimately does not hold up to the rigors of scientific examination, the philosophy of being kind and positive can only help the world be a better place for everyone. 

When asked how he first connected to water, Dr. Emoto said that once, when playing on a beach, he was carried out to deeper water where his threshing arms caught the attention of a sailor. Back home his mother taught him that he “could float if he lies on his back and lets himself be carried in the arms of the water”.

Dr. Emoto believed that going with the flow of life “in the spirit of water” through crystals “brought moisture back to the dried  up souls of those living in the harshness of modern society and replenished the brilliance of life to individuals and society.”

Thanks to Masura Emoto, we may have touched the borders of a new reality. Maybe he had read Khalil Gibran’s words, “…every day I discover a new region within my soul.”

He would have us be mindful of the new regions we reach with the words we speak  - or write on paper held over water, tea and coffee, our food, our children’s play.

In his book, “Messages from Water and the Universe”, he wishes “all people to know the messages of water and live a life of love and gratitude.” Rest in Peace, Dr. Emoto, and thank you.

            By Robina Salter December 12th 2014