Simply Nahala

Writer. Photographer. Soul Traveler.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Emoto Experiment

Masaru Emoto (July 22, 1943-October 17,2014) was a Japanese researcher and alternative healer who performed many experiments involving water molecules. He is well-known for his rice experiment where he placed cooked rice in three containers with distilled water. He labeled the containers accordingly, "you're an idiot," "thank you," and "ignored." For 30 days, he would approach the jars and say the labels out loud except for the jar marked "ignored."

The results were fascinating. The container labeled "thank you" barely changed, while the others negative in nature became moldy and rotten. After looking at the water crystals under a microscope from each container, he found that the water with "thank you" had formed beautiful geometric crystals while the other two had malformed shapes. His conclusion was that water plays an important role in the human body and to life on earth. Emoto's book, The Hidden Messages of Water articulates how positive thoughts, words and feelings can create beneficial outcomes in the physical world.

I was so fascinated with this experiment that I decided to do it myself using filtered tap water. My findings were in line with many others that have performed the experiment. I did find it interesting however, that the jar labeled "thank you" turned pink, which is the vibration of love. Most of the time, I spoke to the jars mentally, not verbally and would often tell the "thank you" jar "love you." Below are photos of the jars after 30 days:

You're An Idiot

Thank You


I'm all for attaining a positive outlook, yet life can get challenging and uncomfortable. Sometimes all that comes to mind is WTF when life gets tricky. Thinking I should be more positive when I'm not feeling that way can be more self-defeating. We all have unique stuff to work through and lessons to learn. A book that really helped me find hope at a time when I was extremely discouraged is Mindfulness: An Eight Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.

Cultivating mindfulness takes a commitment to oneself and practice, while at the same time having self-compassion. Observation without criticism. My thoughts and feelings are my most helpful navigation tools. By taking some quiet time with myself, I'm able to get clarity about my life. It's an opportunity to connect with my body, notice any sensations, and accept my thoughts and feelings in a kind and compassionate way. It's something I look forward to each day, especially when things seem off-kilter.

Much Love,


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