My gratitude for the wonders of water is unending, not only for its healing properties in the body but for its ability to help sustain life on planet earth and throughout the universe.
One of the most inspiring books about water I have ever read is The Hidden Messages in Water by Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto.
I first read this book many years ago and it inspires me every time I open it—as I did again recently.
Through the use of high-speed photography, Emoto discovered that molecules of water are affected by our thoughts, words, and feelings.
To put it simply, he found that water that was exposed to positive words and thoughts revealed beautiful, snowflake-patterned crystals with brilliant colors.
In contrast, dirty water or water that was exposed to negative thoughts or words, formed asymmetrical or jagged crystal patterns with dull colors.
When we consider the fact that about 70 percent of the adult human body (as well as the earth body) is water, it is easy to also understand how the quality and energetic value of water can affect human health.
Water, carried by blood and bodily fluids, is the means by which nourishment is circulated throughout our bodies.
We also know that water is involved in every single function of the human body and is the vehicle for removing toxins. When water in the body becomes stagnant, blocked or deficient, the body suffers and eventually dies.
Beyond the physical properties, water also transports energy and information, and this is where the potential for healing is unlimited.
I believe Emoto’s experiments with crystal photography give us just a little glimpse into how the energy of our thoughts and feelings can affect our bodies and the earth because of our water composition.
One of the most intriguing aspects of Emoto’s work with photographing water crystals revealed the healing power of love and gratitude.
He discovered that when the words “love and gratitude” were directed toward water, the most beautiful and the most intricate water crystal was formed.
Interestingly, further experiments revealed that the gratitude vibration was even more powerful and had a greater influence on crystal formation than did love.
When Emoto saw the photographs he had taken, it changed his life from that moment on. In his book The Hidden Messages in Water, Emoto concludes:
“What the world needs now is gratitude. We must begin by learning what it means to have enough. We need to feel gratitude for having been born on a planet so rich in nature, and gratitude for the water that makes our life possible. . . .
“If you open your eyes, you will see that the world is full of so much that deserves your gratitude.
“When you have 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.” [p. 81]
It is easy to feel gratitude when all is well and we are feeling happy and peaceful. But most of us know these are fleeting moments.
I think most will admit that the nature of life involves constant change and struggle. There is no escape. All life is struggling to survive in varying degrees of difficulty.
However, even in difficult times, there is always something to be grateful for and we can learn to cultivate an attitude of gratitude that can help us weather the storms of life.
I have found the best approach is to take a few minutes to sit and simply allow myself to be aware of what I am thinking and feeling, whether pleasant or unpleasant. If I am restless or uneasy, I might count my breaths to help calm my mind.
I am not trying to change or resist uncomfortable thoughts or feelings, but rather to simply be aware of their presence. The more accepting I am, I find it is somewhat easier to welcome an appreciation for any number of things.
To gain a bigger perspective, I like to periodically remind myself of the following facts, which are widely circulated on the internet:
Editor’s note: We have tried to verify most of the above facts, and even though there are some discrepancies from various sources about the exact numbers and percentages, we believe they are close enough to be real and inspirational.
Inspirational videos on this topic:
Masaru Emoto; The Hidden Messages in Water; 2005.
Further reading . . .