Yesterday a wonderful wise being called Dr Masaru Emoto died. His groundbreaking research inspired many people around the world to live more consciously, myself included, and I wanted to share with you today some of his wisdom, which I hope will inspire you to live a kinder life.
In Dr Emoto’s pioneering research he studied the effects of negativity on water molecules and found that when harsh and negative words were directed at a jug of water, and the water was then frozen, the crystallized water molecules that he photographed were misshapen and malformed. Conversely when he directed words of love and kindness to a jug of water, froze the water and photographed the water crystals, he found that the crystals became breathtakingly beautiful as they took on the vibration of love.
To see this check out this amazing video where you can see the power of positive and negative words on water.
So how does this affect us?
Our bodies are made up of approximately 70% water. Each and every time we direct negativity to ourselves such as ‘I’m too fat/ugly/I hate my body’ etc, the water molecules in our body become negatively impacted by that. And yet when we tell ourselves we are beautiful, that we love ourselves, the water molecules in all our cells transform beautifully to reflect this vibration of loving kindness.
In our society there is a growing tendency to compete against one another with our bodies and looks, and women are unfortunately our own worst enemy for this. If we do not look like the perfected and enhanced images we see in the media we beat ourselves up, go on harsh diets, over-exercise, or simply continually criticize ourselves and fill our heads with negativity. But do we ever really consider what this is doing to our consciousness and our cells?
How much kinder would it be to gently encourage ourselves to take care of our bodies through nourishing food, fun exercise, and to enjoy treats as part of a balanced life? How much more comfortable in our own skin would we be if we could look at ourselves through a filter of love and tell ourselves how amazing we are, and to take comfort in our body that continues to get us through life, doing the best it can?
While we may think piling on the self-criticism will make us not eat that extra cake/packet of crisps/whatever it is you reach for when you comfort eat, in reality all it does is make us feel not good enough, and then eat to make us feel better, and then be filled with self-loathing. Ever wondered why it’s called comfort eating? It’s because of all the limiting thoughts we tell ourselves about how we’re not good enough and that we need to be a certain size/shape; it’s no wonder we reach for a sugar or carb hit to make us feel better. But it’s always short-lived and the cycle usually begins gain.
It’s time to break the cycle. If we have our health and our mobility we are blessed. If we can learn to cherish ourselves as wonderfully work-in-progress beings doing the best we can, how much easier will it be to support rather than criticize ourselves. There is only one of you; and as this unique spark of creation, surely you are worth some self-kindness, love, TLC and support?
You can read more about Dr Emoto’s amazing work by checking out his books and website, which also encourage drinking mineral rather than tap water, and help us to see that water in all its forms deserves our love and respect.