Thiel: Project and receive the power of positive thinking

Dr. Masaru Emoto, from Japan, wrote a book, entitled The Hidden Messages Of Water, that I feel is important and should be mandatory reading for our developing minds within in our school system.

His premise in writing this book was that our consciousness, intent and emotion can have a direct effect on other living organisms. He found that, what we feel and believe can be projected to those around us.

His research was limited to the study of water in the environment of different states varying from gratitude to hatred.

In his book, he photographed ice crystals of water that were exposed to such things as love, gratitude, truth, etc. and compared water crystals that were exposed to states and emotions such as hatred, resentment, anger and such.

What was interesting was the positive states presented with a beautiful and entirely symmetrical crystal consistently while the less desirable states produced essentially, a blob devoid of any organization or symmetry.

I first read Dr. Emoto’s book about three years ago. I was amazed but not surprised at his findings. Since then, his experiments have been reproduced dozens of times rendering the same results consistently.

At home, I have a freckle faced eight-year-old girl and a very busy five-year-old boy. I wanted to demonstrate to them the need to choose carefully the words they use and the emotions they choose—those decisions affect not only themselves but those around them.

So we conducted a similar experiment. I encourage you to reproduce the same experiment at home with your children.

Exactly three weeks ago, I called the fruits of my loin into the kitchen.

Our experiment began by boiling and sterilizing three separate preserve jars and their lids.

After letting them cool at room temperature for three hours, we placed exactly one cup of organic brown rice in each of the three containers. We added exactly 1 1/2 cups of purified water and sealed the jars.

On the one jar I wrote “I love you,” on the second jar I wrote, “I hate you,” and the third jar simply had the word “Ignore.”

The instructions to my children were to spend anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds a day looking at the jar and doing as labeled on the jar.

For instance, the ‘I love you’ jar was looked upon with fond memories of love and kindness making sure that they placed themselves in a state of love. I would, occasionally, hear my eight-year-old giggle while gazing upon that jar.

The ‘I hate you’ jar was looked upon with the emotion and memory of things that evoked that state in them (most likely broccoli and chores).

The ‘Ignore’ jar was not to be looked at, thought of at all or even considered for the purpose of this experiment.

Each jar sat exactly six inches from the other on the same countertop away from direct sunlight.

I opened the jars for the first time one morning last week under the watchful eyes of my diligent lab assistants.

The ‘I love you’ jar had showed signs of fermentation with many of the grains of rice producing what looked like small green sprouts.

There was definite growth in the size of the rice and irrefutable signs of life. The amount of rice had expanded to three times its original size.

When we opened the ‘I hate you’ jar, there was a hazy film throughout the water and surface of the water was covered in a film of mould. There was a definite odour to this second jar that was not in the first.

When we opened the ‘Ignore’ jar, there was virtually no change whatsoever.  It was as though we had just placed the rice in the water five minutes earlier. There was, in effect, no change in the water or the rice.

Once my children got over their initial amazement and confirmation that their father was not crazy, we spoke about the applications of this experiment.

Essentially, I told them that it is imperative when we select our words and our thoughts not only are we directly affecting all living things, we’re most profoundly affecting ourselves.

I learned one valuable lesson by doing this experiment—all things that we choose to give our attention to, would be directly affected by how you choose to give our attention to those things, be it the way we raise our children, the way we tend to our health or a relationship, or just simply our future.

In essence, as human beings, we also project and receive. It’s nice that we have the power of choice.

Markus Thiel is a chiropractor practicing in Kelowna.  Questions and comments may be sent to


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