World view, inspiration, self-help
The Power of our Thoughts.
Every person has the power to think good or evil thoughts and thoughts have a profound influence on our and other peoples well being. I once attended a seminar where my trainer used a simple test to illustrate how thoughts can have a powerful effect on another person’s mind and body, even at a distance.
He asked for a volunteer stand at the front of the room with his back to the audience. He then did a muscle test (Kinesiology is another word for muscle testing), by having him say “Love”. The result was a strong muscle response. Then he asked the volunteer to say “Hate” and again he did a muscle test, which showed now a weak response. (Muscle testing is usually used to access the internal computer and the body will show muscle weakness if something bothers it and muscle strength if something is true or healthy for the person)
After making sure that we were ready for the demonstration, our trainer instructed the volunteer to keep his eyes closed and his mind clear. He then instructed us the audience that when he give the thumbs-up signal behind his back, we should silently send positive thoughts to the volunteer, such as “I love you”, or “You are wonderful”. If he gives the thumbs down signal, we were to think negative thoughts about the volunteer, such as “You annoy me”, or “You are disgusting”. At his thumbs up we did send positive thoughts and he did a muscle test, which resulted in strong muscle response. Then he gave the thumbs down and we did send negative thought energy to the volunteer. The trainer tested the arm again and his arm was weak. The test was done with different volunteers and all had the same results. The recipient of the different thoughts always also reported that they felt “well” when the audience did send positive thoughts, and somehow “unwell” or irritated when the audience did send negative thoughts. The muscle test only highlighted the result, but everybody can feel if there are positive or negative energies.
Think about your own examples. Perhaps you remember a time when you were sick and lots of people did send you their love and well wishes, or on your birthday when lots of people think on you in a positive way. I literally tend to feel elated on my birthdays as the thoughts of my friends and family lift me, even though most of my family and friends live in Europe whereas I am here in Australia.
So thoughts have an effect. If our thoughts have such a powerful effect on others, they also have such a powerful effect on ourselves and we can imagine that if we want a happy, healthy outer life we first have to start with building it within ourselves.
In the book “The Emotion Code” written by Dr. Bradley Nelson, he states: “Medical research experiments have repeatedly shown that there are measurable positive effects on the body when we feel love and appreciation toward someone else. The same beneficial affect occurs in your own body when you are on the receiving end- when love and appreciation are being broadcast toward you.
Scientists have discovered that the electromagnetic signals radiating from your heart are actually detectable in the brain waves of another person. “
Just imagine if more and more people would nourish love in them and send it to others and also adapt their action to live in a way to enhance other people’s physical, mental and spiritual happiness. What positive effect must that have on our surrounding and the world as a whole? We can literally start changing ourselves and others in an uplifting way.
The awareness about our responsibility we have concerning our thinking became also much clearer through the wonderful contribution of a Japanese scientist, Masaru Emoto, which enhanced our understanding about the energetic world we live in.
His book entitled “The Hidden Messages in Water”, details Mr. Emoto’s research into the crystalline structure of water. Mr. Emoto and his colleagues found that water droplets would form widely different crystalline patterns or “snowflakes” after being exposed to different kinds of music and then frozen. Exposure to acid rock music, for example, would result in a much disrupted crystal, while a Mozart symphony would result in a beautifully formed crystal.
He also took examples of “healing waters” like the Water in Lourdes (France), which showed a beautiful crystal.
Taking their research further showed that by writing different words or phrases onto a piece of paper, and then taping the paper to a vial of water and leaving it overnight, different crystalline structures would result.
The phrase “I love you” would invariably result in a symmetrical, well-shaped and beautiful ice crystal, while the phrase “I hate you” would result in a very asymmetrical and disrupted crystal.
The most intensely beautiful ice crystals of all were formed when water was exposed overnight to the phrase “Love and Appreciation”. Remember that your body is over 70% water. In the end everything you intend for another person, will have an effect on yourself. Also realize what effect this must have if you are angry for many days or weeks, how this must effect the water (blood) in your own body?
Can you see how important it is to maintain thoughts of positivity instead of negativity?
Here is an example from Masaru Emotos water crystal photos. Please visit his website to find all images I refer to in this blog. www.masaru-emoto.net/english/water-crystal.html
For all the people who are careful or scoff and laugh about “finer” things they cannot grasp with their physical means, here we have material proof. More and more scientists agree nowadays that everything consists of light, vibration and information. If we realize that our thoughts have such a big effect on our surrounding, on others and ourselves we will strive to think and do only good.
Message from Water
In his book “The Messages from Water”, Masaru Emoto describes an interesting school experiment with two glass jars filled with boiled rice: the children of a primary school showered thoughts and words of gratitude on one jar, the other they treated with rejection and the derisory “You fool!” The result: the rice in the jar to which the children said “thank you” had a golden-yellow color, was almost fermented and had a pleasant malt aroma. The rice in the glass to which the children said “You fool!” was black, rotted and had a beastly stench.
Masaru Emoto’s experiments in treating samples of water to music produced similarly remarkable results. Water that was treated to classical music formed the most beautiful crystals. On the other hand, water that was treated to a heavy-metal track and its foul lyrics formed no crystals.
But the most astonishing experiment of all was when Emoto froze and photographed a sample of water from his home town, Shinagawa, Tokyo. No crystal images could be seen on the developed picture. This was obviously poor quality water. Now he asked 500 of his students, who lived all over Japan, to send good thoughts to the same water sample, which he placed on his desk on 2nd February 1997 at 14.00 hours, so that it might be purified. The result was astounding: the next photograph of this water shows a beautiful crystal formation!
Many research results show clearly that thoughts do have an effect, which has not been reckoned with up till now. To explain such an effect, one must assume that thoughts consist of something, thus are not a nothing, since where there is an effect there must also be some cause, otherwise there could be no effect. And so it should now be assumed that the thoughts of human beings are not merely a brain-bound manifestation, but reach beyond the personal circle of the person without being limited to a locality or impeded by distance.
The observations, recognitions, investigations and experiments described above speak clearly for the fact that thoughts go out as "works" from us human beings, and as such affect the material world - in an upbuilding or destructive manner, always exactly according to our volition.
Many books on the strength and power of thoughts have already been published. Especially informative explanations about this interesting and important subject are offered in the Grail Message "In the Light of Truth". You can not only learn that thoughts have an effect, but also how they develop, how they work, what laws they follow and what this means for the individual human being as for the entire human race. In addition, the book gives helpful hints on how each individual can deal with his thoughts so as to be able to lead a successful and happy life. What is remarkable in this connection is that in the Grail Message the fact of the effect of our thoughts, which found proof only recently through the afore-mentioned investigations, has already been demonstrated more than 80 years ago.
THE MESSAGES FROM WATER
THE WORK OF MASARU EMOTO
"By showing me this you have complicated my life", was the comment of a man when he was introduced to the work of Masaru Emoto. Generally, people believe that thoughts are "duty-free", that they have no value or power in themselves, and that responsibility only arises from the outwardly expressed word or action.
Have you stood in a crowd and felt someone's eyes "boring" into you? You turned round and caught that someone, known or unknown to you, indeed staring at you? Or have you been the one caught staring? What pressure, what influence alerted the person being stared at? You may have been to a place for the first time and had strange feelings about the place, either pleasant or unpleasant. Later, you learn that some event synonymous with your feelings occurred there maybe even a long time ago. Yet it has left its stamp on the place, has conditioned its atmosphere, and you perceive it clearly, especially when you are not expecting it and have no preconception of it. Could what "does not exist" and is therefore "harmless" in itself, exert such a pressure?
Apparently yes or so the pictures of the crystals suggest. They reveal that human thoughts and words are real and potent enough directly to influence water and profoundly affect, for good or ill, its quality.
It was this logical conclusion suggested by the photographs of the crystals that caused the man quoted above utters his lament. His life had become "complicated" because he could no longer live as before, with the attitude that his thoughts are "duty free" and his words have no intrinsic value, outside the meaning that he gives to them. He was forced by the evidence of the water crystals to accept greater responsibility for the happenings in his life than he was previously inclined to.
Dr. Emoto, a Japanese healer and scientist, has developed a technique of capturing on film the response of water to various influences. By taking a photograph of an ice crystal of a selected water sample, using a microscope, Dr. Emoto is able to capture what seems to be intelligent reaction of the water to its experiences. He has shown that water not only reacts characteristically to pollution and other physical influences, but also to subtler influences of words, music and even thoughts. Generally, benevolent influences evoke beautiful crystals that seem accurately to express the nature of the influence. While malign stimuli are unable to form crystals at all and rather result in forms that are as unpleasant in appearance as the stimuli themselves.
Dr. Emoto carries out this work under laboratory conditions. He takes a photograph of the crystal formed when a sample of neutral distilled water is frozen. A clear crystal does not usually result, but an indeterminate assembly of the molecules, which have not been clearly organised by any impression. This serves as a base from which to observe and verify subsequent changes to the structure of the water crystals.
Then he subjects the water, contained in a small phial, to a specific influence - words, picture, music or prayer. He inscribes the word or words on the phial directly, or on a sticker fixed to the phial. The picture he wraps round the phial, while with music he places the phial between two loudspeakers. The phial is subjected to the particular influence for at least 30 minutes, and then the samples are titrated into Petri dishes and frozen. Subsequently the samples are place under the microscope in a cold room and photographed at high magnification. The resulting pictures are always striking.
The surprise they evoke is usually because they are true to our expectations of them in terms of values even though the crystals are not fashioned directly by human hand. That which we generally accept as good, comes out looking beautiful and symmetrical while what we would judge as bad or even evil does not form crystals, but rather chaotic patterns ranging from the merely unpleasant, aesthetically speaking, to the hideous. In between these two extremes are various degrees of flawed beauty reflecting the imperfections of otherwise benevolent influences.
In this regard it could be useful to mention that pure natural influences evoke beautiful, wholesome hexagonal crystals, as do the good thoughts and words of human beings.
Emoto`s work which is taking the Western world by storm shows that our thoughts, words and actions have a potency of their own, regardless of our real intentions. And this potency affects the water around us in profound ways. It is as though the natural substances around us record everything we think and do, in a way that makes us the prime beneficiaries of the results of our own expressions. One need only consider that human and animal bodies consist mainly of water ( approximately 66 percent) to realise that what we think and say, by virtue of this effect, powerfully influence our well-being and that of the person to whom the words are directed, and even others who may just happen to hear them. By extension, it is not hard to imagine that the other elements in nature may absorb and react to these influences as well, recording them in an as yet undetected fashion.
The implications for the quality of life are far-reaching. Man can do more than he does presently to improve the quality of his life. It could be inferred that we are not nearly as restricted as we have hitherto thought by how much money we may have, or how much access we have to various material resources and opportunities. Rather the major restrictions to the quality of life may lie in the direction of what comes out of us, what degree of self-discipline and refinement of thought and expression we are prepared to cultivate in natural consideration for our neighbour.
One need only think of children, and the words to which they are often subjected to begin to sense the magnitude of the responsibility that is largely ignored by adults. Very often we scold them with cruel words in the hope of making a beneficial impression on them. How different is the impression when considered from the viewpoint of Emoto`s work, which is nothing contrived, but rather a series of keen observations of natural processes that have been active even before the advent of man in his immense universe. Our hard words can often directly contribute to ill health and the unhappiness of those to whom they are directed, whether child or adult.
Emoto`s observations have a value in themselves, in that they help people become aware of the power and effect of their everyday activities of thinking and speaking. Beyond this, these observations can also provide clues to understanding the inherent lawfulness of the universe in which we exist. From this, basic life principles can be discerned which will prove to be valuable guides to man, so that his activity may be of a more wholesome and goal-conscious nature than it has been so far, in all walks of life.
Already, these perceptions lead to a new understanding of old wisdom. "It is not that which enters a man`s mouth that defiles him, but that which goes out from a mans mouth." How much clearer does this saying of Christ become in the light of these new perceptions. For indeed the effect of thought and speech on the body's moisture will have an incisive influence on the state of the body's health. In particular, the role of the blood is relevant here. It consists of an even higher percentage of water than the rest of the body, and, as the main transport medium, plays the key role in the overall condition of health in the body at any time.
Furthermore, when Christ spoke of it being "more blessed to give than to receive" we can infer that by giving, in the form of thoughts, words and deeds born of goodwill and where relevant, heartfelt gratitude, we earn more blessings for ourselves than we get from receiving gifts of whatever kind. For when we "give" in the true sense of the word, our goodwill and gratitude may directly affect ourselves and our own surroundings in an uplifting and beautifying way. The blessing lies in the reciprocity of our thoughts and deeds, which is implied by the crystals. This uplifting and refining effect of our nobler expressions may not manifest in its full strength immediately, though there will be certain immediate benefits, but it is conceivable that with time a significant momentum could accumulate that could work most powerfully and effectively to change and uplift man and his environment. The inverse would also be true, the destructive expressions of man arising out of malevolence of one kind or another would, it seems the crystals tell us, have a cumulative effect of a similar nature. This would lead to correspondingly unpleasant and disruptive conditions that would bring much misery and suffering to men. In the course of time such negative influences could become so mighty and lead to catastrophes of such magnitude that utterly dwarf their apparently insignificant beginnings. Consider what disaster can be unleashed by an avalanche, which however, is made up of innumerable innocuous snowflakes. The words "small causes, great effects" and "what a man sows that shall he reap" seem to be especially relevant here. In the light of the spate of natural disasters of increasing frequency that characterized most decades of the last century and continue unabated in the new century, the thinking man is urged to ask what proportion of the upheavals can be ascribed to "blind chance" and what proportion to the effect of the violent and frequently malign emotions he indulges in the illusion that his thoughts are "free" and are without any effect on material substance.
Masaru Emoto is certainly of this opinion and through the Internet he frequently organizes joint prayer sessions of love and gratitude targeted at polluted waters in various parts of the world, as well as at events requiring the compassion of man for his fellow man in need.
Many events in the world today are putting pressure on man to change and expand his worldview. The discoveries of Masaru Emoto amongst others can serve to point us in a direction in which we can become aware of the intimate connection between man and the universe; a connection that indicates a far greater responsibility for the weal and woe of our environment and or destiny than we have up to now been prepared to conceive of and accept. Such acceptance of responsibility and the appropriate adjustment to it in goodwill may mark the beginning of a new and more peaceful era of man's existence on this earth.
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