Life is precious! We forget how fragile it is until we hold a newborn baby in our arms. Science reveals that we start out as ninety-nine percent water as a fetus and arrive in the world as a ninety percent bouncing water baby. In the end, the odds are if we die of old age we’ll level out around the fifty percent water mark.
In the book The Hidden Messages of Water by Masaru Emoto, the author tackles the mysteries of water. Emoto elaborates on the fact that water is an energy transporter for nourishment as it’s circulated throughout the body. Taking it a step further, the author says, “I long wondered if it might be possible to find physical evidence of the ability of water to memorize information – might there be some way of seeing it with the physical eye? And one day I casually opened a book to words that jumped off the page: ‘No two snow crystals are the same.’”
In his research Emoto studied water from many locations. He revealed, “The water of Tokyo was a disaster –not a single complete crystal was formed. Tap water includes a dose of chlorine used to sanitize it utterly destroying the structure found in natural water. However, within natural water, no matter where it came from –natural springs, underground rivers, glaciers, and the upper reaches of rivers – complete crystals formed.”
In the aftermath of the research, Emoto and one of his researchers decided to test the effects of music on water. Following the past experimental preparations (too numerous to detail here), they put a bottle of water on a table between two speakers and exposed it to a normal volume individuals would set for music. Emoto said, “We first tried distilled water from a drugstore. The results astounded us. Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, with its bright and clear tones, resulted in beautiful and well-formed crystals. Mozart’s 40th Symphony, a graceful prayer to beauty, created crystals that were delicate and elegant. And the crystals formed by exposure to Chopin’s Etude in E, Op. 10., No. 3, surprised us with their lovely detail. In contrast, the water exposed to violent heavy-metal music resulted in fragmented and malformed crystals at best.”
If music could affect water crystals, Emoto wondered how words might affect it. Their experiment did not disappoint. He and his research assistant tested the water by placing the word “thank you” on a glass container. Emoto noted, “Water exposed to ‘Thank you’ formed beautiful hexagonal crystals but water exposed to the word ‘Fool’ produced crystals like the water exposed to heavy-metal music, malformed and fragmented.”
So how does this effect you and me? Considering we are “water babies,” our environment and self-expression has the capability to alter our mood, perception and belief system. We reflect the people we surround ourselves with, the music we listen to, the social media we expose ourselves to and the self-talk streaming through our heads. Emoto summed it up after viewing one particular photograph, “It was the most beautiful and delicate crystal that I had so far seen—formed by being exposed to the words “love and gratitude.” It was as if the water had rejoiced and celebrated by creating a flower in bloom. I can say that it actually changed my life from that moment on.”
We all know words have an enormous influence on the way we think and feel, but Emoto’s research gives us physical proof of the changes occurring in water molecules through stimuli such as music and language. We can monitor our environment through self-awareness and learn to fuel the core of our being with love and gratitude. Happiness comes from within and is highly contagious to those we connect with daily. Take time today to listen to some Beethoven, Mozart or a little Gregorian Chant!
Originally published in the Bay City Tribune on Sunday, October 29, 2017.