Janie Pfeifer Watson, LCSW, LMHP Gr(attitude)
I am often amazed by the synchronicity of things. After our newsletter came out last month regarding the idea of using Gratitude to transmute our negative thoughts and patterns into positive thoughts and patterns, I came across the book, The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto. I was amazed by this book as it was about the research Mr. Emoto has done with water molecules where he freezes the water and takes pictures of the water crystals. He has shown through this work that different words, music, pictures and thoughts can actually change the crystal molecule of the water. Since we ourselves are 70% water, this has a strong implication for the life we live and our own ability to heal our spirits and our souls. Not only that, consider what it means as we expand outside of ourselves and look at our world and our polluted waters.
Mr. Emoto took words and taped them to the containers of the water and showed before and after pictures of the water crystals. What he found was that the words, yes, merely the typed words changed the form of the water crystals. The words were both positive and negative. There was an immense difference in the water crystals that said, “Let’s do it” versus the command “Do it” which showed a deformed, incomplete water molecule. He found that the words of “gratitude” and “love” had the most profound impact in creating the most delicate and finely formed crystals, whereas words that were negative such as “you fool” or words that said “Do It!” made very dark, deformed crystals. According to Mr. Emoto, the written words themselves actually emit a unique vibration that the water is capable of sensing”. (Pg 43.)
Now, mind you, we are merely talking about the words being typed and taped onto the containers. Mr. Emoto states that words have a vibration in themselves, which the water molecules are capable of sensing. He exposed the crystal molecules to the words “thank you” in many different languages with the molecules responding by showing similar hexagon crystal molecules. It is an experiment showing the power of words and that “the vibration of good words has a positive effect on our world, whereas the vibration from negative words has the power to destroy.” Other research showed that water that was ignored, versus given negative words, was even more deformed.
He also showed through his research that tap water that includes a dose of chlorine destroys the structure found in natural water, whereas natural water has complete crystal structures formed. Water that was exposed to classical music showed well-formed crystals, whereas water that was exposed to violent heavy metal music resulted in malformed and fragmented crystals.
His most powerful words were “love” and “gratitude” and he went on further to state that it is the gratitude part that is really significant, as it seems to be the word that is most powerful. Love is a more active energy with the act of unconditional love being more an act of giving. Gratitude is a more passive energy that takes us to a place of having received and sets up receiving it most joyously. If placing the words of gratitude on the outside of the water container changes the crystal molecules of the water, then what is happening inside our own bodies that are 70% water when we are living in a state of gratitude? It seems that this could be quite profound. And so as you work towards your own healing, catch yourself when your attitude needs to shift to find the “gratitude” in the moment.
“When you become the embodiment of gratitude, think about how pure the water that fills your body will be. When this happens, you yourself will be a beautiful, shining crystal of light.” (The Hidden Messages in Water).
The Hidden Messages in Water is available at Life’s Garden.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner
- Janie Pfeifer Watson, LICSW, is the founder and director of Wholeness Healing Center, a mental health practice in Grand Island, Nebraska with remote sites in Broken Bow and Kearney. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of areas, including depression, anxiety, attachment and bonding, coaching, couples work, mindfulness, trauma, and grief. She views therapy as an opportunity to learn more about yourself as you step more into being your authentic self. From her perspective this is part of the spiritual journey; on this journey, she serves as a mirror for her clients as they get to know themselves—and, ultimately, to love themselves.
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