The Book explains the research performed by Dr. Masaru Emoto in Japan. By writing both positive and negative messages on different water samples from the same source, the water appears to “change its expression”. Dr. Emoto developed a technique using a very powerful microscope in a very cold room along with high-speed photography, to photograph newly formed crystals of frozen water samples. Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. He found that water from clear springs and water that has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.
The implications of his research creates a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health. Dr. Emoto has been called to lecture around the world as a result and has conducted live experiments both in Japan and Europe as well as in the US to show how indeed our thoughts, attitudes, and emotions as humans deeply impact the environment.
Dr. Emotos book, The Hidden Messages in Water, further explores his revolutionary research. Since humans and the earth are composed mostly of water, his message is one of personal health, global environmental renewal, and a practical plan for peace that starts with each one of us. The implications of this research create a new awareness of how we can positively impact the earth and our personal health.
“Half of the earth is water; our body is three-quarters water. Water represents the interface between the 4th dimension in which we live and the 5th dimensional sphere of our soul. Many studies have shown subtle effects of healers upon hydrogen bonding and infrared absorption of water. None of these scientific studies can compare with the beauty and clear messages shown by Dr. Emoto’s elegant work. The impact of thought and beauty has never before been demonstrated so well.”
It wasn’t hard to make a connection between “The Hidden Messages in Water” and growing up in an environment where you are not a welcome member of the family or working in an environment that is just as caustic. Even if you don’t buy into Dr. Emotos theory, I couldn’t argue with the fact that I felt different than other people who said their parents were supportive and nurturing. I felt broken.
The Messages I grew up with were defeating.
“You’re going to have to learn to suffer if you ever want to be pretty”
“People just feel sorry for you, that’s why they said you had pretty hair”
“Don’t eat that, you certainly don’t need any more food”
“Why aren’t any of our kids successful”?
“No, You’re not cold”
“You know we never really liked your hair like that”
“You should just get a job as a school secretary, that way you’ll have the summers off”
I could go on and on, but you get the drift. I realized I had been working in the same type of environment. Nothing but negative messages, even though I was good at what I did. I was just an anomaly in the environment….kind of like my family.
I had to take a good hard look at myself. I was incredibly quick to anger. Waitresses, store clerks and even my husband and kids better beware. I hurt all over, physically. I got sick constantly. I was on antidepressants.
I didn’t like what I saw and I never liked what I felt.
My conclusion; in order to change me, I had to change my environment. First the things I can control, then those I don’t.
I had to get out of the line of work that I was in. The Non Profit agencies I had been working for were terribly caustic. I was making good money, but the environment was killing me. I decided I wanted to be happy instead of paid well. I set out on a plan to separate from the agency I was with. In retrospect, I just wish I would have had the forsight to plan what I wanted to do instead of Non Profit…..I was a bit lost for a few years.
Next, I had to set up the proper boundaries for my Narcissistic Mother. I didn’t know how to do that. So geographic distance became my only key. Just stay away from her as long as possible. Now, I had to find a way to fill my innate sense of obligation to care for her and my own preservation. See, when you’re raised by somebody who has no empathy for anyone else, you are keenly aware of it’s ugly nature. So I couldn’t shake my sense of empathy for the biggest bully in my life. It was a tough balancing act and if I knew then what I know now, I would have walked away and never looked back. I learned to time my regular phone calls to her (this was just to keep her from having a fit) so she’d be busy or just walking out the door. Still, in the very forefront of my mind, I knew I would never be free until she died and for some reason the women in my family seem to make to almost 100 even with a bad heart.
Consciously, I began to choose very carefully what I read, what I listened to and who I talked to.
Reading Material: If I scan the page (or paragraph) and the only words I can quickly identify are negative ones i.e. evil, depression, hatred, childhood trauma, etc, I knew this wasn’t going to educate me, it was just going to allow me to wallow in a pit of misery I was already too familiar with. I sought out reading material that was filled with solutions AND contained the words that would (subliminally) make and keep me happy. I am a fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer and Dr. Karyl McBride. Any time I was in a book store you could find me in the self help aisle…..or the cookbook aisle.
Music Therapy: When I was younger I’d run with music, when my joints begged for respite I walked with music. Seven years later, I’m still doing it. Every day, at some point, I spend 45 min to 1 hour outside with my iPod and earbuds plugged firmly into my ears. The only thing filling my head was music that made me happy. Music I could dance to, music I could sing to and music that reminded me of something good in my life. It gave me time to process any situation in my life. All with an underlying message of happiness. My playlist changes all the time and I never grow tired of it. I think of it as my internal thermostat, I can dial it up or dial it down, whatever I need. I got more out of my iPod than I did in thousands of dollars in therapy. After my mother died, I had Lady GaGa in my ear and I honestly believed I was on the “Edge of Glory”.
Friends are chosen very carefully now. There’s no such thing as an obligatory relationship in my world. I feel empowered to “just walk away”. Family? I don’t have a relationship at all with my brothers, they never wanted a sister anyway and now I don’t have to hear anyone telling me that. My kids? I’m very close to my Son and his lovely wife (he’s a lucky man), but my daughter is much like my mother and even though it hurts not to have a close relationship with her, it’s better for me that we have our distance.
I am no longer quick to anger, I haven’t taken out a store clerk or waitress in YEARS!
I’m no longer afraid of the learning process. I LOVE learning new things….there are no longer punitive repercussions if I don’t always know the answers. I even told my husband the other day, I think I wanted to get a piano and try that all over again.
I look at life now as a series of moments all strewn together. Stay in the present and appreciate the fact you’ve made it another day on this earth to do something worthwhile.
I’m not afraid of people disliking me any more.
I have a GREAT playlist that keeps me interested for hours on end.
I haven’t taken an antidepressant for a year!
To leave you with a positive thought….Mr. (Sir) Paul McCartney
- Water, Consciousness & Intent: Dr. Masaru Emoto – Please, also consider the fact that our own bodies are mostly water and our feelings affect water! ~J (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Is this your Mother? Dr. Karyl McBrides check list for Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- The Power of Your Thoughts (masterytosuccessblog.com)
- Blinding me with SCIENCE (carrpartyoffive.wordpress.com)