Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Good vibrations bring wellness to water, ourselves

Water scientist presents findings at Sun Valley Wellness Festival

Express Staff Writer

Dissonant messages cause water molecules to take on unbecoming shapes when frozen. Good vibrations turn them into a thing of beauty. That is the word from Dr. Masura Emoto, author of "Messages from Water" and "Hidden Messages in Water," who gave the first keynote address for the 8th annual Sun Valley Mountain Wellness Festival.

Emoto's talk about how positive sentiments make beautiful hexagonal water crystals filled the Limelight Room at the Sun Valley Inn Friday night, following an opening greeting and discussion with Rinpoche Tendzin Choegyal, the brother of the Dalai Lama, His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso.

Emoto, featured in the film "What the Bleep Do We Know," delivered a presentation about his work studying water around the world and what can be learned from its properties as a substance that both floats on water as ice and has the highest specific heat of any other substance. Emoto has focused his work on how water responds to external influences such as thoughts, emotions, spoken and written words, pictures and music. A simple hexagon of frozen water can compare to a snowflake in complexity and beauty or it can be distorted and awkward if it is polluted or the message is hateful.

Emoto's research technique is to capture the structure of water at the moment of freezing. Through high-speed photography, Emoto has shown how both positive and negative sentiments impact the formation of water crystals.

It may be difficult to get onto Emoto's wavelength and accept his theory that thoughts can influence water and have a profound impact on the health of the planet. However, he does have the ear of the United Nations. The day before his Sun Valley presentation and two months after the United Nations declared 2005 to 2015 the International Water Decade with a focus on ensuring healthy and affordable water worldwide, Emoto addressed the U.N. May 26 about consciousness and water.

In any case, Emoto is an advocate for peace in regard to water, both in society and for personal health. Certainly, water that was exposed to the sound of Beethoven's 9th Symphony has a beautiful shape.

"If we listen to music, our water in our body turns to this, too," Emoto said, speaking through an interpreter, emphasizing the power of water to promote heath. The title of his new book is "The True Power of Water."

Emoto's theory is that water is a conduit for psychic information, like one tuning fork to the next if they share the same frequency. Emoto believes out of harmonic resonance comes health and beauty, which is readily visible in frozen water crystals subjected to his experiments.

"Energy cannot be created if there is no resonance," he said, stressing that it is not a matter of volume, but of the quality of the sound that is important. "I can resonate with that very easily."

Much like a snowflake in the most optimal environment, Emoto and his wife, who managed the slide projector, showed stunning crystals photographed after sentiments were transmitted to water in the form of prayers, words and music. The audience filling the room boomed appreciatively in unison to the quality of Emoto's best water-crystal images.

"Of course, even our society works in the same way," Emoto said, asking the audience to join him in singing "do re mi fo la si do."

"If we resonate with other people (it is because we share) the same vibration."

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