We watched What the Bleep do we Know this weekend and the most fascinating part of the movie (I have to admit that while I attempted to understand what they were saying, I only grasped the most obvious stated observations of quantum physics) was the segment when the Protagonist, brilliantly acted by Marlee Matlin stumbled upon a exhibit of by the Japanese philosopher and scientist, Dr. Masaro Emoto.
Dr. Emoto has spent his life studying the properties of water at its most minute level, taking pictures of crystallized water molecules derived from various states of being. His discoveries are breathtaking and almost otherworldly.
The premise is this: when water is exposed to “hado” defined as: “The intrinsic vibrational pattern at the atomic level in all matter. The smallest unit of energy. Its basis is the energy of human consciousness.”
Or perhaps in a word that we might also be able to relate to: “aura” – which could be defined as one’s personal energy, or chi or whatever your wish to call it.
When hado is turned into intention through thought or language (as I interpreted it) and then exposed to water it crystallizes differently making beautiful and symmetrical patterns based on hado of kindness, prayer, beauty, Mozart, etc., but uncannily, when the water was exposed to hatred, meanness, ugliness in thought or intentions (and apparently heavy metal music) its molecules created distorted and chaotic fragments that most would deem ugly and without any semblance of beauty.
(On the left water labelled ‘angel’ and on the right, ‘demon’)
Throughout mankind’s history, water has played a central role in our spiritual, physical and emotional well-being. We use water to hydrate, cleanse, replenish, renew and refresh. Without water we cannot survive and of course, water is used in the holiest of sacraments in many religions. According to the bible, when God became so angry at his creations, he used water to destroy mankind and clean the earth of its evil, and of course we all know that a rainbow (God’s promise) is merely light reflected through water. Water makes up 2/3 of our body’s chemistry and the earth is covered in water. We are the big blue marble in space. When seeking life outside our planet, the main molecule we search for in determining life is H2O. The examples of water’s importance to life are endless.
It would be safe to state emphatically, that water is the essence of our being, perhaps the most divine gift bestowed to mankind – and apparently it has a message to tell us.
Dr. Emoto’s studies of water tell us that on the molecular level, our inherent well-being can be determined, even affected and changed by our hado – or vibration, our energy, our aura if you will. Through meditation and reflection of the positive we can disrupt and rearrange our inner molecules to create beautiful patterns of symmetrical organization. Our own body could in essence rehabilitate itself and become a temple of perfection should we reflect well and kindly by thinking good and kind thoughts.
But his philosophy doesn’t end at the tip of our nose, like most philosophers, Dr. Emoto wants this school of thought to change the world by using the universal property of water. If by thinking positive and offering thanks and love to simple h2O we can change its molecular patterns, image if on a global scale we all did this what kind of positive hado might be able to create?
The school of thought on meditation (whether it is mass prayer, thinking positive or blessing and thanking water) is the same: make the world a better place.
I have contemplated this message in various forms throughout my life. The only negative caveat to all of this is that one person alone can not fix the world’s ills. Just like the hydrogen atom needs the oxygen atom to create water, working together as a people to make the world a better place is also necessary.
What is water trying to tell us? And are we willing to listen?