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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Water Crystals and Gratitude

Last night, at our typical Friday night gathering of friends for a meal and making music together, we started off on a topic of discussion that, frankly, AMAZED me.

Our friend was telling us about a researcher he had read about, Dr. Masaru Emoto, who has done quite a study on crystals formed in water under different circumstances.

Before you yawn and get glassy-eyed at the thought of an impending science lesson, though, I can promise you this is going to be a truly, truly incredible revelation and well worth a few minutes to read!  And not at all math-y or science-y.

Anyway, this Dr. Emoto took several water samples from various locations such as rivers in big cities through to the purest spring water at Mt. Fuji. After freezing them and viewing them under a powerful microscope, he noted that no crystals (at all) formed in the 'city' water, but the purer the water was, the more complex and beautiful the resulting crystals were.

That, in itself, would be interesting, though, really, not surprising.  The closer 'natural' water sources were to people and the waste and pollution they create, the less lovely or even existent water crystals were.  Even in natural flowing rivers.  Yikes.

But he didn't stop there, and this is where the story takes a really amazing turn.

Dr. Emoto then took those same water samples and exposed them to various things.  What things, you ask?  Well, music, kind words, hateful words and gratitude.  Interesting, huh?

And the results were absolutely mesmerizing.  Water samples that showed absolutely no crystals on their own, suddenly 'bloomed' when exposed to lovely music and kind words.  Conversely, the purest waters, which crystallized on their own, suddenly would not crystallize at all if they were exposed to heavy metal music or angry, ugly, hateful words.

But do you know what kind of words had the most impact on crystal formation?

Words of gratitude.

It didn't matter what language, either. . .any words of gratefulness and thankfulness spoken to the water samples, even if those samples would not grow crystals under other circumstances, would produce the most stunning of water crystals when simply shown gratitude.

Isn't that amazing?

Proverbs 18:21 says that "death and life are in the power of the tongue."

What if that were more true that we could ever fathom?

Note: Dr. Emoto's findings have not been scientifically substantiated or disproved.  I don't know if his data was biased and erred, or whether it could be replicated in a double blind study elsewhere.  But it's an interesting concept to mull over at the very least, isn't it?

(photo courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net and can be found here)

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